Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki as Sam WinchesterJared Padalecki is best known for his role on the small screen as Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) boyfriend Dean on “Gilmore Girls.” Padalecki is currently starring in The WB’s new fall thriller “Supernatural,” as Sam Winchester, the sweet reluctant hero who joins forces with his brother to save their father from unseen forces.

On the big screen, Padalecki was most recently seen in the Warner Bros. feature film “House of Wax,” opposite Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton. He also co-starred with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in “New York Minute,” the Olsen twins’ first studio feature film. In “Flight of the Phoenix,” Padalecki starred opposite Dennis Quaid and Giovanni Ribisi as a passenger on a cargo plane that goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board.

Additionally, Padalecki appeared in the hit film &dlquo;Cheaper By The Dozen,” in a role for which director Shawn Levy specifically requested him. He can also be seen starring opposite Kathy Baker and Hallie Kate Eisenberg in the independent baseball movie “A Little Inside.”

Up next, Padalecki stars in “Cry Wolf,” in which he will play a precocious boarding school student who is drawn into an elaborate hoax involving a serial killer. The film is due to hit theaters in September.

Padalecki currently resides in Los Angeles with his two dogs.