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Originally posted 08/11/2015 05:00PM
The Supernatural actor shared a photo with 2-year-old daughter Justice Jay
Originally posted 08/03/2015 02:20PM
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki will do whatever it takes to raise awareness for Always Keep Fighting, his charity campaign that supports people struggling with depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts.
Originally posted 06/16/2015 01:55PM
Someone forgot to tell Misha Collins that he doesn't actually have wings.
The Supernatural star rappelled down the side of a 17-story building on Monday with an expression that appeared to be equal parts grinning delight and screaming terror – all in the name of charity.
Collins Tweeted prior to his adventure, joking that the endeavor was a "terrible idea."
Originally posted 05/21/2015 08:25PM
If you're still reeling from Wednesday's finale of Supernatural, levity has arrived in the form of a mashup that combines the Winchester brothers with Taylor Swift.
The "Shake It Off" parody stars Hilly and Hannah Hindi of The Hillywood Show, who are delightful as Dean and Castiel, respectively, and SPN alum Osric Chau (R.I.P. Kevin Tran) stars as Sam, wearing a truly spectacular wig.
The video is pretty perfect – a favorite moment is when Dean shakes and shimmies in between two dead bodies while brandishing the First Blade – but the real treat for SPN fans comes at the end of the video, when several of the show's biggest stars make cameos.
Originally posted 05/17/2015 06:35PM
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki has canceled various public appearances due to exhaustion.
Jensen Ackles Teams Up with Supernatural Costar Jared Padalecki to Raise Mental Health Awareness (Plus, What's in Store for the Finale)
Originally posted 05/06/2015 07:30PM
With his charity campaign "Always Keep Fighting," Supernatural star Jared Padalecki raised ample funds for To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit organization that helps those struggling with depression, addiction and suicidal ideation. However, he was most keenly interested in destigmatizing mental illness following the suicide of a close friend.
Thanks to the help of the Supernatural fandom, which continues to thrive even as the show gears up for its 10th season finale, the T-shirt campaign was a rousing success.
Now, Padalecki and costar Jensen Ackles have joined forces. The two have set up a joint, donor-advised fund – "a junior version of a foundation," Ackles tells PEOPLE – to support a variety of like causes that, chiefly, work to help those suffering from mental illness and mood disorders, among other causes. In the future, the pair may even decide to partner up with costar Misha Collins' foundation, Random Acts, but Ackles tells PEOPLE that they're just getting their feet wet with their "junior foundation" for now.
In a chat with PEOPLE, Ackles, 37, reveals his personal reasons for joining the charitable fray and how he helped Padalecki when he "went down a dark road" while filming the third season of Supernatural. Ackles also shares that he, too, has dealt with these issues and says it's not only important to have somebody in your life to listen to you when things get dark, but also to have the courage to reach out and ask for help.
These issues are also germane to Ackles' current plotline on Supernatural as his character, Dean, fights against the Mark of Cain which, without a cure, may overtake him completely. (Yes, don't worry – we also chatted about what's next for the Winchester brothers.)
Originally posted 04/15/2015 09:00PM
"I love the feeling of an old cabin lodge," the Supernatural star tells PEOPLE of his kid-friendly abode
Why Supernatural Star Misha Collins Wants to Build a School in Nicaragua (and What's Next for Castiel)
Originally posted 04/15/2015 06:25PM
Though his nonprofit charity Random Acts, Supernatural star Misha Collins was able to provide rural families in Nicaragua with the means to travel to get the secondary education they'd otherwise be unable to access. However, a school bus was just the first step – this year, Collins and Random Acts have set their sights much higher and are intent on building an entire school complex.
In an exclusive chat with PEOPLE, the actor, 40, reveals why the mission is so important to him and how having two children of his own – West, 4, and Maison, 2, with wife Victoria Vantoch – has altered his perspective when it comes to his charity work.
Collins also discusses his character's storyline on Supernatural and what it's like to work with Jared Padalecki, whose on-set antics are the stuff of Supernatural legend. ("There are times," Collins acknowledges, "when Jared is not somehow molesting me below the [camera's] frame.")
Originally posted 04/10/2015 07:35AM
It's the Supernatural star's favorite space in his home
Originally posted 03/10/2015 04:25PM
Both as Supernatural's Sam Winchester and in real life, Jared Padalecki hopes to save lives.
The actor, 32, has recently taken part in a campaign for To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit organization which aims to help those struggling with depression, addiction and suicidal ideation.
"Always Keep Fighting" is the slogan for his T-shirt campaign which has far exceeded its goal of 1,000 sold thanks to the cause's message and thanks to his passionate fanbase (his face emblazoned on the front of the shirt probably hasn't hurt).
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