Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Dmitri Tippens Krushnic who was born on August 20th, 1974 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Growing up, his family was poor; so poor that sometimes they were even homeless.
After he graduated from school, he interned for four months at the White House in Washington D.C,
studied social theory, was a construction worker and more. Then, on a lark, he decided to take an acting class.
That was the beginning of something marvelous.

In 2001, Dmitri married his high school love, Victoria Vantoch. They had two lovely kids, West Anaximander Collins (born in 2010) & Maison Marie Collins (born in 2012).

Who are we talking about?
Yes, it´s our actor, baker and candlestick maker Misha (nickname from a childhood friend) Collins (maiden name from his great grandmother)

Yes, we are talking about you Misha!

Let's share some of your filmography.

Back in 1999, you appeared in Charmed (episode 02.07) as Eric Bragg.

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In 2001, you played the character Sergei Chubais in Seven Days (episode 03.21).

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Also, in 2001, you had a recurring role as Alexis Drazen in season one of the series 24.
(7 episodes: "Day 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm" - "Day 1: 4:00pm-5:00pm" & "Day 1: 9:00pm-10:00pm" -"Day 1: 10:00pm-11:00pm")

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In 2005, you portrayed the character Bret in 3 episodes (12.11; 12.15 & 12.16) of ER (Emergency Room).

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You also played Justin Farris in 2006 in the show NCIS (episode 4.03)

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Morton Brit was a character you played in 2007 in CSI New York (episode 04.01)

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When the first episode of Supernatural aired on September 13, 2005,
it was the start of something special for me.
On September 18th , 2008 the first episode with Castiel aired (04.01 “Lazarus Rising”).

Castiel's introduction was awesome and I wished to see you more often.
My wish came true.
I know in 2020 the show will end with Season 15,
but nothing really ends. We will be #SPNFamily forever.

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While playing Castiel in Supernatural, you also found time to play other roles.

In 2010, you played the character Jacob, who saved the world in the TV-Movie Stonehenge Apocalypse.

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We could see you in Ringer (episode 1.14) as Dylan in 2012.

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In Timeless (2016), episode "Public Enemy No. 1" (1.15), from the creator Eric Kripke, you played Eliot Ness alongside Jim Beaver, who played NSA Agent Neville.

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That just names a few of your accomplishments.

You also make time for conventions so we can spend time with you.

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Credit: PriorStudios

You gave Dr. Chambers your voice for the audio book Tales from Beyond the Pale: The Chambers Tape
With your angelic voice, I really can relax, take a deep breath, close my eyes and let the calming effects of the Aviary work its magic on me.

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You also write poems!
Three of them were published: “Baby Pants” and “Old Bones” in the Columbia Poetry Review Issue 21 in 2008
and “Suddenly” in Issue 32 in 2019.

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Source: columbiapoetryreview

 

With your campaigns like “I wish for this”, you helped more people than you can possibly guess.
You support so many important causes with all the charity work you do.

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Speaking about charity work, you are also the co-founder of Random Acts, a non-profit organization
aiming to conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time.

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Source: randomacts.org

 

In 2011, you started Gish(whes). Since then Gish has broken several Guinness World Records.
Together (Yes, I´m also a Gisher), we changed the world for the better.

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Source: www.gish.com

Here´s to a weird and wonderful Gish 2020, were we will all say again...

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You shared your “Cooking Fast and Fresh with West (& Maison)” videos with us. It's always a pleasure to watch you cook together.

 

In November, we all can buy the book “The Adventurous Eaters Club: Mastering the Art of Family Mealtime” written by Vicki and you.
I pre-ordered and can´t wait to get it!

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Of course, there's a lot more so I could keep writing forever,
but I'll stop so we can get to the birthday wishes for you!

As this is a birthday special, we have wishes from
some of the #SPNFamily members for you, Misha! 

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Credit: @LMRourke (read more about her custom funkos here)

 

Dearest Misha, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our beloved master, commander and overlord.
THANK YOU for teaching us how undesirable "being normal" really is.
Greetings & hugs from Vienna,
Anita Fleischer


Happy birthday, beautiful soul! Thank you for giving me hope during a dark time in my life.
Forever thankful for you.
Jade, from South Africa.

Happy Birthday From South Africa Misha!
Thank you for being the Light, Laughter and Inspiration to so many people. 
This year was my first GISH and it was so much fun.
It's amazing at what you have created.
I wish you all the joy, laughter, Love and Happiness that you can stand and then just a teeny bit more.
Know that you are worth all the love and appreciation from the fans.
Thank you Misha for sharing the light in your soul with us.
Hope to see you in South Africa soon.
Hugs Mags

Have a wonderfully weirdly exciting yet relaxing and exhilarating celebration of the anniversary of the day of your birth.
You have helped me learn to accept that I’m me -weird compassionate and unique.
Happy birthday with lots of love and hugs from Karen xx

What would we do without you in the world, Misha?
Laugh less and help fewer.
That’s why we’re celebrating you today. Happy Birthday!❤️
Amy

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Credit: @britanee_leeann (read more about Britanee and her art here)

Happy birthday Misha, I hope you have an amazing day!!! ♥️♥️♥️
Cori

Dear Misha,You are an wonderful actor and an amazing human!
I wish you a wonderful birthday with much love and fun with all the people you want to be with you on that special day.
I wish you the best for the future and the way you play Castiel is amazing and I love him!
Have an amazing time!
Lovely greetings from Berlin, Mara ❤️

My wish for you Misha is that you stay as lively in the publicity of kind and heroic deeds as you are now.
This one kid with all his challenges, from homelessness to Jensen and Jared pranks,
has managed to truly change the world.
Now; on to politics with ya!
Misha 4 President.
Andria

Misha,
thanks for all of the kindness you've brought into the world.
Hope you have a great birthday.
Gabby

Best wishes on his birthday to the man who should be a role model for all of us, not only because of his commitment.
You don't just talk about humanity, kindness and care like most people do.
You live and teach these principles.
You are a true angel of charity.
Stay as you are & keep inspiring others.
That's the right way to make the world a better place.
A thousand hugs from Janine

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Credit: @EstherDraws  (read more about Esther and her spectacular art here)

Happy Birthday, Misha,
thank you for all the good things you do, gish, random acts and so on.
You are the kindest person I know on this planet, and I've even never met you yet.
I love your acting, your accents and just everything about the way you do your job.
You are so great with your family, I wish more men were like you.
I hope you'll have a great birthday and enjoy all the time with your loved ones.
Thank you for who you are.
Anja

Dear Misha,
Special day, special person and special celebration.
I wish you a very HAPY BIRTHDAY and I hope this wonderful day will fill up your heart with joy and blessings.
Have a fantastic day; celebrate the happiness on every day of your life.
I can’t express with words, how thankful I am for all what you do,
you are a great inspiration for others and me.
Random Acts is a matter of the heart and GISH is not only a hunt, it is a therapy –
I met so much new friends and I learned to show that I can be weird,
wherever and whenever I want.
You make the world to a better place, please don’t stop.
I’m looking forward to see you next year in Rome at the JIBCON and Dusseldorf at the PurCon.
Tina

Have a wonderful birthday.
I wish your every day to be filled with lots of love, laughter, happiness and the warmth of sunshine.
Vera

Happy Birthday ❤️ I wish you much love and happiness.
you are such a wonderful person. Thank you for all the things you did and all the things you will do!
never change yourself! Be who you are! And always be:
M agic
I ncredible
S arcastic
H elpful
A wesome
In Love, Natascha ❤️

A plethora of Happy Birthday wishes from Stephanie,
aka SylvieCat.. lover of SPN, captain of Gish team “MadMenTellNoTales”, and your virtual birthday buddy. (I’m two whole days older!)
I wish you a fabulously blessed year with your loved ones.
Thanks so much for being you.
Stephanie

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Credit @HRZONE2 (read more about HR and his sculptures here)

Misha,
this is me wishin' you the happiest birthday of your life.
You deserve all the love you get!
To me you're a great actor, a wonderful father & a loyal friend.
Keep that up!!
Greetings, Svenja

Happy Birthday Misha,
you deserve the best day with lots of Assbutt, cake and tons of organised disarray.
I hope your wishes and dreams come true from Louise in Liverpool England!
Lots of love to you!!

Misha,
I hope that your birthday is freaking incredible!
You bring so much joy and hope to the world.
I am deeply grateful for the impact you have had on me, personally.
You inspire me to be my genuine self and I am so much more confident in who I am, now.
So, thank you! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and sending you endless love!
Jamie

I wish you a Happy Birthday Misha.
I hope, you have your friends and family with you.
I wanna say thank you, for changing the world and also for changing our lives for the better.
You inspire us, to be a better person.
You make us brave and strong.
I wish you all the love in the world.
Much love to you and your family.
Michi K.

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Credit: @shr2da1 (read more about Sherri and her drawings here)

Dear Misha,
I hope your special day will bring you lots of happiness, love, and fun.
You deserve them a lot. Don’t ever change!
Stay as amazing as you are.
Let’s light the candles and celebrate this special day of your life.
Happy birthday.
Danielle

Happiest of Birthdays to you Misha.
Delilah

Hope all your wishes come true.
Happy birthday.
Bev

Dear Misha,
you're my inspiration.
You helped me to become a better version of myself
because I'm not longer afraid to be "weird" if that makes me happy.
Thank you for that.
I hope you have an amazing birthday with your family and friends my dear angel.
Anahi Leal (Yeya)



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The only thing missing now are wishes for you from me and the whole WFB team.

I know you love the poems from Mary Oliver, so what better to share as a poem Mary herself wrote about birthdays, for your special day.

“Early Morning, My Birthday”

The snails on the pink sleds of their bodies are moving
among the morning glories.
The spider is asleep among the red thumbs
of the raspberries.
What shall I do, what shall I do?

The rain is slow
The little birds are alive in it.
Even the beetles.
The green leaves lap it up.
What shall I do, what shall I do?

The wasp sits on the porch in her paper castle.
The blue heron floats out of the clouds.
The fish leaps, all rainbow and mouth, from the dark water.

This morning the water lilies are no less lovely, I think,
than the lilies of Monet.
And I do not want anymore to be useful, to be docile, to lead
children out of the fields into the text
of civility, to teach them that they are (they are not) better
than the grass.

Mary Oliver ©1992

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This Birthday wish is just for you,
And I hope everything comes true:

Be yourself, we love and appreciate you
Imagine and achieve all you can be
Relax this day and celebrate another year
Take time to look after you, you are so dear
Humor, never lose your sense of humor
Determination you do have that great quality
Attitude, yours is positive and felt by others
Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here, live today and enjoy the year.
Catherine Pulsifer, ©2017


Happy Birthday Misha from me and my pawesome friend Scotch. Enjoy the day with all your loved ones.
Can´t wait to see you next year at Purcon in Germany. You will get your hug then.

Tina

Happy Birthday, Misha!
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Thanks for reading and to everyone who sent me wishes to include here.

Bettina Bier

-Using Words, Telling Stories, The Writer Business-

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