This article is just some light entertainment to pass some of the remaining Hellatus time. Every now and again when I feel a little silly, I play a version of the Six Degrees game. I pick one of my favourite shows and try to connect it in six people or less to each of my other favourite shows.  Here are two of my current favourite shows and their connections to Supernatural. The obvious ones, Gilmore Girls and Dark Angel didn 't serve as my link even once! I even realized how closely linked to Supernatural  I am personally - by just a handful of people.

Supernatural and White Collar:

This one has a few connection paths:

(1) The heart-stoppingly beautiful Matt Bomer (Neal Caffery on White Collar) played Luc, romantic interest of (2)Eliza Dusku 's Tru on the show Tru Calling and she also portrayed Faith on BTVS which featured (3) James Marsters as Spike who also played on Smallville which, as we know, featured a young (4)Jensen Ackles as Jason Teague.

(1)Hilary Burton is slated to play on White Collar beginning the next episode and she recently had a baby with the handsome (2) Jeffery Dean Morgan a.k.a. John Winchester

While in an interview, Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer (White Collar leads) burst into a rendition of Carry On My Wayward Son (admittedly, this is weak but was also highly amusing).

Supernatural and Glee:

(1)Neal Patrick Harris was on Glee and is also on How I Met Your Mother which features (2)Alyson Hannigan who memorably played Willow Rosenburg on Buffy, a character who dated (3)Tara McClay, portrayed by Amber Benson also known, in the Supernautral world as the vampire Lenore.

Supernatural, Crossing Jordan and Me!

This one is my favourite six degrees:

(1)Misha Collins guest starred on Charmed which featured (2)Holly Marie Combs as a main character who also interacted with (3) Steve Valentine (guest star) who also acted on Crossing Jordan which starred (4)Jill Hennessey who attended my brother 's high school two blocks over!

It 's actually quite curious how closely tied most everything in the entertainment industry is and I enjoy playing! Obviously, many other shows such as Buffy and Charmed have varying degrees to Supernatural too -  but that felt redundant.

What are your six degrees Supernatural?

Comments  

trina
# trina 2010-08-12 22:29
Ooh, I wanna play. (Goes to hunt around on IMDB) Success! I too can link myself to Supernatural.

(1)Jared Padalecki was in Cheaper by the Dozen with (2) Wayne Knight who was in Jurassic Park with (3) Joseph Mazzelo (he played Tim) who is the son of my dance instructor when I was a teenager.

Another (more direct) way is (1) Richard Speight Jr was in Band of Brothers with (2) Jimmy Fallon who was a friend of my husbands in High School.
EllieMurasaki
# EllieMurasaki 2010-08-13 00:21
That's the way you took to get to Glee from Supernatural? NPH was on Glee. NPH is in Batman: Under the Red Hood. Jensen is one of the title characters in same.

Supernatural to Bones: the first season of Bones has Rachel Miner, Fred Lehne, and Aldis Hodge. Supernatural to Leverage is kind of obvious. Supernatural to Criminal Minds, Fred Lehne was in Firefly with Gina Torres who was a cop on Criminal Minds in the same episode where Mitch Pileggi was the unsub. Supernatural to Big Bang Theory, Misha Collins and Kaley Cuoco were both on Charmed. Supernatural to Vampire Diaries, I hear Gina Torres was on that too. Supernatural to NCIS, um, that one I actually have to think about. Oh, no, I don't, Misha Collins was on NCIS. Supernatural to Stargate SG-1, Samantha Ferris was on there. Um. I think I ran out of shows I watch, unless we count Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. *skims IMDB* Janeane Garofalo was on the Daily Show and is about to be on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior with a whole bunch of people who were on Criminal Minds with a whole bunch of people who were in the ep with Torres and Pileggi, but that's way roundabout, let's see if there's a better one. HA NPH was on the Daily Show. Which provides links to Olbermann, Maddow, and Colbert because all three were also on the Daily Show. WTF IMDB WHY THE SHORTAGE OF LISTED EPS OF OLBERMANN & MADDOW.
elle
# elle 2010-08-14 15:52
Thanks for all the comments - thought we could have some fun with the familiar (and pretty) faces.

Anielle - I too get excited when I recognize faces - I am usually pretty good at recalling their names and resumes (not in a stalkerish way, the info just sticks for some reason - wish it would happen with marketable information!).

Yes, Matt Bomer makes my heart jump! Put the man in that fedora and I full on swoon. And you're right, there a number of ways to connect Supernatural and White collar including both Charles Malik Whitfield and Mark Sheppard, who were both in episodes of White Collar in season one. And there is always the connection through Lost - that is that both Mark Pellegrino and Titus Welliver from Supernatural were each on Lost, which also guest-starred Marsha Thomason who played Naomi on Lost and now Dianna on White Collar.

Completely missed that Adam Baldwin was Jayne on Firefly and on Chuck! Couldn't place him to save my life (I recently watched all Matt Bomer related Chuck episodes).

Joss Whedon has a connection piece to a great many faces and works on television today. I think it'd be awesome if he did an episode of Supernatural.
Deborah
# Deborah 2010-08-14 18:29
Elle, I decided I wanted to see if I could tie Supernatural to the original concept of the Six Degrees game, Kevin Bacon, and was actually able to do it in a number of ways. First, I did it through Jared: Jared was in both Friday the 13th and Christmas Cottage with Richard Burgi, who was in 24 with Kiefer Sutherland, who was in Flatliners and A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon. Then I thought of two that got us there even faster - another starting with Jared: Jared was in Christmas Cottage with Marcia Gay Harden who was in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon; and one starting with Misha: Misha was in 24 with Kiefer Sutherland who was in Flatliners and A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

This was fun -- thanks, Elle!
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-08-15 04:17
Elle, uh-oh, I overlooked this... shame on me! :sad:, but what fun, indeed!

I have seen some of the actors here on other shows (like Amy Acker in Angel), and sometimes I thought 'okay, where do I know this face from?'.

You did it, I will definitely check out White Collar. I goes on my next order with amazon (that is, next month, this month all my budget for this kind of indulgence is spent already.. sniff...)

thanks, girl! Love Jas
Lesley M
# Lesley M 2010-08-15 20:49
Supernatural & Glee

(1) Corey Monteith, who plays Finn on Glee , was in episode 1.02 of Supernatural

(1) Stephen Tobolowsky, who plays the former Glee teacher on Glee, did a movie with (2) Jim Beaver in the late 80's
Lesley M
# Lesley M 2010-08-15 20:50
Also, if you happen to watch anything kinda randomly, you can always work it back to Supernatural.
Whenever I watch anything, a movie or TV show, I often see someone I think is familiar and in 98% of those cases I look them up and find out they had a bit part on an episode 4 years ago...
loz
# loz 2010-08-22 00:17
yeah
there have been heaps of random one off characters from supernatural who have been on other shows like ncis, heroes, criminal minds and heaps of others (those are just the ones i watch)
and SUPERNATURAL TO ME (1) i met misha collins 2 months ago