Jensen Ackles is an American actor, producer, and director. He is a director on the The CW series, Walker.

Career overview

Prior to Walker, Ackles is largely known for his role as Dean Winchester on the long-running The CW drama, Supernatural. Prior to the series conclusion, his Supernatural Co Star Jared announced his upcoming involvement in another CW series, Walker. He originally was slated to be an executive producer on the series, as he planned to retire from acting while Ackles would play Walker [1], however they decided to switch their respective roles in the series. After Supernatural ended was casted as Solider Boy in Season 3 of The Boys which filmed in early 2021 as the first season of Walker was being worked on. Jared promised fans Jensen would be involved with Walker in the future and on September 23, 2021 it was announced that Ackles would direct episode 2x07 for the series [2].

Personal Life

Born to Donna Joan Shaffer and Alan Ackles on March 1st, 1978 in Dallas, Texas, he's the middle child of three kids. When he turned 4, he started appearing in TV commercials for Nabisco, RadioShack and WalMart. He caught the acting bug because he was mostly influenced by his father, who was an actor in Dallas. He used to watch his father study scripts, and that taught him a few things about the industry. During his later years in high school, he started taking theater classes, where he claimed he was the only "jock" in that department. When he was just a sophomore, a friend of Jensen had asked him to attend a local acting seminar. Two guys, Craig Wargo, and an agent, 'Michael Einfeld', were interested in Jensen's talent and wanted him to go to Los Angeles with them. Although he had planned to study sports medicine and become a physical therapist, he moved to Los Angeles to launch himself in an acting career.

In 1996, he managed to secure guest roles on several TV shows, which included Wishbone (1995), Mr. Rhodes (1996) and Sweet Valley High (1994). Jensen's big break came when he was cast in the NBC soap opera, Days Of Our Lives as Eric Brady. He spent three years in the role.

2005 was an significant year for him as he managed to earn a lead role in the movie, Devour (2005), playing the role of Jake Gray. Jensen also earned the opportunity to work his father, actor Alan Ackles, who happened to play his character's father, Paul Kilton. The movie, however, received mixed reviews from the public. After that movie he joined the cast of Supernatural alongside Padalecki which result in an life long friendship beyond the set.

On May 15th, 2010, he married long time girlfriend Danneel Harris. Their first daughter Justice Jay "JJ" Ackles was born on May 30, 2013.

Jensen and Danneel welcomed twins, a boy and a girl, on Friday, December 2nd 2016, and named them Zeppelin Bram and Arrow Rhodes Ackles. In 2018 he and his wife opened a brewery outside of Austin. [3]

Episodes Directed

Season 2





  • Jensen has directed 6 episodes of Supernatural before so is not the first tim Jared has followed under his lead.
  • Ackles is not the first former Supernatural Co to direct Walker the honor goes to Richard Speight Jr (Gabriel)
  • It was originally announced that Jensen was going direct the seventh episode of Season 2 [4], however after his film Rust was suspended [5] Jensen passed over the episode over to Amyn Kaderali because he wasn't ready for a gun-centric episode so soon after the trauma of seeing Hyaline shot, he said he had a bit of a wobble over shooting a gun scene revealed at Creation con that came after the Rust shooting. Revealing he pushed for his Walker Director Debut to be pushed back to later in Season 2.

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