Jared Padalecki Personal Info
- Birth Name: Jared Tristan Padalecki
- Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas
- Date of Birth: July 19, 1982
- Mother: Sharon L. Padalecki (née Kammer) –high school English teacher, East Central High School.
- Father: Gerald R. Padalecki –accountant.
- Siblings: One older brother, Jeff; one younger sister, Megan.
School and Early Career
- Began acting lessons, age 12.
- While at James Madison High School (San Antonio), won, with partner Chris Cardenas, National Forensic League national championship in Duo Interpretation.
- Won 2000 Presidential Scholar Award from the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts in the theater competition.
- Summer 1999, before beginning his senior year of high school, won the very first Fox TV Claim to Fame Contest, including being cast as an award presenter at the first Teen Choice Awards.
- A talent manager signed him as a client at the Teen Choice Awards in 1999.
- 1999, cast in the film A Little Inside, with Hallie Kate Eisenberg.
- 2000, after graduating high school, he moved to Los Angeles, California.
- Almost immediately, he landed the role of Dean Forester on Gilmore Girls.
Notable Movie Roles During Gilmore Girls
- Silent Witness (2000) TV.
- Close to Home (2001) TV.
- A Ring of Endless Light (2002) TV.
- Young MacGyver (2003) TV.
- Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), with Steve Martin; as a bully.
- New York Minute (2004), with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; as Trey Lipton.
- Flight of the Phoenix (2004) (Thriller).
- House of Wax (2005), remake of the Vincent Price Horror, also starring Chad Michael Murray, Elisha Cuthbert, and Paris Hilton.
- Cry Wolf (2005), another thriller, where he met his then girlfriend Sandra McCoy.
- 2005, cast as Sam Winchester in the WB (now CW) show, Supernatural.
- 2007, portrayed Thomas Kinkade in Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage (was Home for Christmas). Now, it’s scheduled for DVD release 11 November 2008.
- j2007, began hosting Ashton Kutcher and MTV reality show Room 401. Similar to Punk’d, the show is named after the room that Harry Houdini died in, and plays tricks on unsuspecting “guests”, with horror/thriller themes.
|2000–||2005||Gilmore Girls||Dean Forester|
|2002||A Ring of Endless Light (TV)||Zachary Gray|
|2003||Cheaper by the Dozen||Bully (Uncredited)|
|2004||Flight of the Phoenix||Davis|
|2004||New York Minute||Trey Lipton|
|2005||House of Wax||Wade|
|2007||Thomas Kinkade’s Home for Christmas||Thomas Kinkade|
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