Supernatural is hands-down one of the longest-running and most interesting TV series on television, and if you still haven’t given it a try, then you should do that ASAP. It’s a show about two brothers who are following their father’s footsteps as “hunters,” fighting against demons, ghosts, vampires, and many other supernatural creatures. Is that not convincing enough? What if I told you the main characters are two very hot dudes (like seriously, their so hot, probably every woman and man fantasizes about them). Well, if those two facts didn’t sell you on the show, then maybe it’s time we get to know one of the main actors from Supernatural: Jensen Ackles. If you’re a fan of the show already, some of these facts might be basic knowledge, but if you’re new to the series. be ready to fall in love. Here are 15 things you probably didn’t know about everyone’s favorite Supernatural brother, Dean Winchester AKA Jensen Ackles.

Jensen Auditioned For The Role Of Captain America
Unless you’re a huge fan of either Jensen Ackles or Marvel, you probably had no idea that he auditioned for the role of Captain America. And according to many websites, he was short-listed for superhero. Different sources, on the other hand, claim that Marvel really wanted Jensen to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that they offered him the role Hawkeye, instead. But, fortunately for all Supernatural fans, Jensen declined this offer because he loves the show too much and he’s fully devoted to it.

We can all agree that starring in a Marvel movie would have done wonders for his career (not saying that his career is bad), and the fact that he declined it because of Supernatural just made us love him even more (if that’s even possible).

He Loves Dogs And We Love Him
There are numerous things that we already knew about Jensen, such as the facts that he’s a good actor; that he’s super funny; that he looks so damn good (like really, really, really good). But one of the things you might not have known is that Jensen Ackles loves dogs! Yes, he even has two dogs himself. We can all agree that that makes him about 100-times more attractive, right? Is he still married, by the way? Just asking for a friend…

Anyways, one of the dogs is a cockapoo (a cross-breed of cocker spaniels and poodles) named Icarus. And Icarus’ younger brother is a Golden Doodle (a cross-breed of golden retrievers and poodles) named Oscar. Seriously, who comes up with these names? We would totally buy a calendar of these fluffy cuties.

If He Was An Adult Film Star…
If he was an adult film star, Jensen said his stage name would be Pudgy Midway. Yes, that’s exactly what he said in an interview for Variety, back in 2007. And thanks to this shirtless picture of him, accessorized with a cowboy hat and denim, we can already think of some adult-film ideas and scenarios. The movie could be set somewhere on the countryside, and Pudgy Midway is working on a field, dressed just like in this photo. Then, another person comes (let’s not assume genders), and asks Pudgy to help him out with something. Well, we can’t write anymore because it wouldn’t be PG-13, but you get the idea.

If he ever wanted to change his porn-star-name, may we be so bold to suggest something Supernatural-related? Like Booty Hunter (get it, because he’s a hunter in Supernatural?).

Jensen Dated Jessica Simpson Back In The ’90s
Back in the late ’90s, when Jessica Simpson became somewhat popular thanks to her debut album Sweet Kisses, she dated none other than our favorite hunter, Jensen Ackles. The relationship didn’t last too long, and Simpson later said that this breakup was her first heartbreak, hinting that Jensen cheated on her with Leann Rimes, an American country singer who guest starred in a soap opera Jensen starred in. When Rimes was asked about Ackles, she told Touch Magazine, “We were friends, but there was no real dating. He’s a great guy, but there was no cheating.” So who do we believe? Well, before jumping to conclusions, we would need to hear Jensen’s side of the story, but the chances of that happening are pretty small, so we should just let it go.

He Almost Got The Lead Role on ‘Smallville’
Before Supernatural, there was Smallville: a TV series that everybody was obsessed with. Long story short, this TV series followed the adventures of the young Clark Kent (in case the name sounds familiar, but you can’t remember why, it’s also Superman’s name). Our dear Jensen Ackles auditioned for the main role and, according to some sources, he almost got it. However, Tom Welling was chosen for it at the end. Instead, Jensen got the role of Jason Teague, Lana Lang’s love interest and Clark Kent’s rival.

Honestly, we are very curious about how Smallville would have looked like if Jensen had gotten the main role. We’re sure he’d nailed the role, though. But, we have to say that Tom Welling did a pretty good job with that role and it would be hard to top that.

One Of Jensen’s Hidden Talents Is Singing
It’s pretty obvious that this handsome Texas-born actor is pretty talented when it comes to acting. And just as a friendly reminder, he almost got the role of Captain America, which is definitely a big deal because Marvel Cinematic Universe is every actor’s dream come true. Even just being considered for this role is big enough! But, acting isn’t his only talent. Those who really follow Jensen and his work probably know that he’s a pretty good singer. Well, you could have seen that in Supernatural. There are numerous scenes where his character, Dean Winchester, sings in the car or does karaoke. But in case you want to hear more, just Google “Jensen Ackles singing,” and you’ll get a decent amount of videos of him performing. Seriously, he needs to release an album ASAP.

Jensen Is Not A Fan of Thongs
Attention, attention! To all the women (and men) who plan to seduce Jensen Ackles one day (we’re pretty sure there’s a lot of us out there), there’s one thing we found out that you definitely should know in order for your master seduction plan to work: don’t wear thongs. Apparently, he’s not the biggest fan of them, so maybe wear boxer shorts instead? That’s what Jensen finds sexiest. In an interview with People, he said, “The sexiest thing on a girl—when I see it I’m like, oh my God—is these little tight boxers. Don’t get me wrong—g-strings are fine—but those cover a little, to where it’s just enough”.

So ladies and gentlemen, you better finish reading this soon and get going—you got some sexy lingerie shopping to do!

Jensen And Jared Are Actually Friends In Real Life
Sam and Dean Winchester from Supernatural are brothers and are obviously pretty close to each other. But guess what? Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are pretty close friends in real life as well! Sometimes they even compare themselves to the characters they’re playing. In an interview with Telegraph India, Jensen said “I think we do have that loyalty and I can honestly say you know, I’d trust my life with this guy and I guess in relevance to Dean for Sam, I would jump in front of a bullet for him any day and never think twice.” (That was seriously the sweetest thing I’ve ever read.) And Jared’s response to this lovely sentiment was, “Unfortunately for him, he’s stuck with me for life now and that’s important.” Seriously, they are #FriendshipGoals and #BromanceGoals (is that how you use that hashtag?) and we want to be a part of their squad.

Jensen Was A Model Before His Acting Career Kicked Off
The fact that Jensen Ackles was a model before becoming an actor should not come as a surprise. For real, just look at that face and that body—perfection! But the fact that he was only 2 years old when he booked his first modeling gig comes as a surprise! He must have been an adorable 2-year-old. For such a young mode, you could say his career was going pretty well. By the time he was 4 years old, he had already appeared in TV commercials for Nabisco, RadioShack, and Walmart. But there’s a downside to this profession—Jensen revealed that he was bullied and teased in school by his peers for his photos. They would find funny and embarrassing ad photographs and show them to everybody in school. It’s pretty obvious they were jealous of him. At least he gets the last laugh, right?

He Grows His Beard Whenever The Show Is On Hiatus
One of the facts that only die-hard Supernatural fans know is that Jensen grows his beard every summer when the show is on hiatus. He does it for two reasons: first, his wife loves it; and second, he’s not allowed to have a beard during the filming of the show. It’s pretty obvious that this man can pull off both of the looks, but if we had to choose, we’d definitely go for the shaved Jensen… Maybe. The bearded Jensen is pretty hot, too—he looks so macho and manly. Okay, we’re not choosing either of the looks, because it’s impossible to choose one. What do you think, though? Are you team Bearded Jensen or Shaved Jensen? Honestly, I can’t pick, I’m just voting for Team Jensen.

He Wanted To Study Sports Medicine
So, we have already talked about how Jensen used to be a model before becoming an actor (and he blessed us all with some funny modeling photos; like the cowboy ones, as you’ve seen already in this article). But here’s another thing, somewhere in between modeling and acting, he wanted to do something completely different, like something really different. He wanted to become a physical therapist. Yup, you read that right. Jensen wanted to study sports medicine at Texas Tech University, but ultimately, he decided to go back to LA and try out acting. And luckily for all of us, that went really well. That was a very good decision on his part, because now, millions of people are able to watch and enjoy his beautiful face and his charm every week on TV.

His Father And Sister Have Appeared On ‘Supernatural’
Have you ever wondered where Jensen got his acting skills from? Well, apparently it runs in his family. You see, both, Jensen’s father and sister are actors, and both of them appeared on Supernatural. His father, Alan Ackles, appeared on the third episode of the eighth season, titled “Heartache,” while his sister, Mackenzie, appeared in two episodes, “Bloodlust” (episode four of season two) and “Slash Fiction” (episode six of season seven). But that’s not all—his mother was an extra in one of the episodes, as well! So yeah, we’ve literally seen almost his whole family on Supernatural. Now we wait for his brother to appear, and maybe Jensen’s wife, Danneel Harris, who is also an actress. Do we dare push the envelope and hope to see his precious twins, as well? Time will tell!

Jensen Is A Huge Fan Of Country Music
We’ve already talked about Jensen’s many talents (singing included), but what we didn’t talk about is the kinds of music he likes. When you look at him, you would probably think that he’s completely into rock, metal, and genres like that. And guess what? You would be wrong! Jensen is a huge fan of country music, which makes sense when you think about it. After all, he is from the South. However, he’s also a huge fan of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson(I mean, who isn’t?). Jensen revealed that Michael Jackson’s concert was the first one he had ever attended (back in 1984) and that it completely blew his mind and changed his life. Who knows, maybe that’s how we’d feel if Jensen released an album himself.

His Most Treasured Possession Is A Necklace
According to his Supernatural co-stars, Jensen is a very generous man with a very big heart. He’s not afraid to show emotions, which is very nice considering that these days men are supposed to be all “manly, strong, and not emotional.” Apparently only women can be characterized that way. Anyways, we’re mentioning this because Jensen lost his best friend in a car accident when he was younger when his friend was hit by a drunk driver. Jensen made a necklace in honor of his friend, to always remember him, and he says that’s his most treasured possession. Seriously, how sweet is that? And why the hell isn’t everybody more like Jensen? Men shouldn’t be ashamed of showing emotions. Come on, we’re in the 21st century—get with the times.

The Story About His Name
So, we’ve concluded that Jensen Ackles is a pretty interesting man (and pretty damn handsome, just saying so you don’t forget). It makes sense that an interesting man comes with an intriguing name. And with a name like “Jensen,” there are going to be people questioning where a name like that came from. Even his last name is quite peculiar and can be tough to pronounce (it’s pronounced like cackles, but without a “c”). But did you know that his first name is actually a surname (the most common surname in Denmark actually)? Another fact that a lot of people don’t know is that his parents wanted to name him Justin, but they didn’t because they thought that name was too common. Well, that was a good idea, to be honest! Jensen is way better than Justin, that’s for sure. Justin Ackles… Please…


By Damyan Ivanov

My name is Damyan Ivanov and i was born in 1998 in Varna, Bulgaria. Graduated high school in 2016 and since then i'm working on wordpress news websites.