The NCIS Episode You Forgot Starred Misha Collins

"Supernatural" fans are already familiar with the work of Misha Collins, who played Castiel on the drama series. 

Born Dmitri Tippens Krushnic in Boston, the actor initially wanted to get into politics and even served as a White House intern under President Bill Clinton, according to TV Guide. He was also a producer and a copywriter for NPR.

He changed his name after deciding to pursue acting, landing his first role in 1998 with a guest spot on the television show "Legacy." 

Collins followed that up with a string of guest roles on shows like "Charmed, "NYPD Blue," and "24," and he also had a small part in the film "Girl, Interrupted" (per IMDb).

But he became a household name in 2008 when he landed a part on "Supernatural." Although he thought he was only hired for one episode, his character was such a hit that Collins became a series regular — a job he would retain for 12 seasons until the show's end in 2020. 

"I'd never done a show like 'Supernatural,'" Collins told TVLine. "I really hadn't watched the show, so I didn't even know what the tone was, and I didn't know what really was happening. I just sort of saw it as another guest spot that wasn't a big deal, and I was kind of not putting a lot of stock in it, I guess."

While "Supernatural" is over, viewers can still catch Collins on reruns of various shows, including an episode of "NCIS."

Misha Collins appeared on NCIS during Season 4

Before he starred in "Supernatural," Misha Collins appeared as a guest actor on a variety of television shows, including "NCIS." 

In 2006, he played Justin Farris in a Season 4 episode titled "Singled Out," which focused on the team investigating the disappearance of a Navy lieutenant on the hunt for a romantic partner, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Collins acted alongside "NCIS" regulars Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, and Cote de Pablo in the episode.

In addition to his acting work, Collins is also a published author. He released a cookbook, "The Adventurous Eaters Club," as well as a book of poetry, "Some Things I Still Can't Tell You."

"It's weird because I'm a CW actor, and if you were to tell me a CW actor is publishing a book of poetry, I don't want to read that," he told Entertainment Weekly. "But I'm actually kind of proud of the poems and I've gotten really good feedback about the book."

Collins is also the host of the fiction podcast "Bridgewater" as well as the PBS show "Roadfood: Discovering America One Dish at a Time," on which he travels around the country connecting with people through food, per Entertainment Weekly.

"I have really enjoyed exploring the country and having this excuse to talk to people who are by and large from different subcultures than I'm from," he said. "It's been quite fascinating."