Where Is The Cast Of Supernatural Today?

When the "Supernatural" pilot episode aired on September 13, 2005, it quickly garnered a wide fanbase. Following the characters of Sam and Dean Winchester as they juggle intense family dynamics and violent memories while hunting ghosts and demons, the show's writer, producer, and director Eric Kripke told MTV in 2012, "I just think 'Supernatural' is one of the most difficult shows that anyone's directed."

Despite Kripke's commitment to mythologic and folklore-inspired storylines, "Supernatural" was in development for nearly 10 years before it was picked up by The Warner Bros. Regardless, Kripke said the show's goal was simple: "We want to scare the hell out of you" (via USA Today).

The series wrapped in 2020 after an incredible 15 seasons, with a legion of fans still committed after so many years. As of this writing, the show's spinoff prequel, "The Winchesters," is in post-production and slated for release in fall 2022. Thus, it's only natural to wonder: Where is the cast of "Supernatural" now?

Jensen Ackles opened a beer brewing company

After starring as Dean Winchester in "Supernatural," Jensen Ackles took on a range of guest acting roles, before lending his voice to the central character in "Batman: The Long Halloween."

In May 2010, Ackles married actress Danneel Harris in Dallas, Texas. The couple has three children — a daughter, Justice Jay, born in May 2013, and twins, Zeppelin Bram and Arrow Rhodes, born in December 2016. In January 2018, Ackles opened a beer brewing company in Dripping Springs, Texas with his wife and in-laws. The brewery's name, "Family Business Beer Co." is a reference to his work in "Supernatural" — an early tagline for the series was "Saving people. Hunting things. The family business."

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the venture, Ackles said, "The idea to start a small brewery began about 5 years ago when my brother-in-law Gino and I thought we were making some pretty good backyard brews and wanted to take it to the next level. Little did we know that our casual chat about starting a brewery would lead us to where we are today as Family Business Beer Co."

Additionally, Ackles and Harris will star in the "Supernatural" prequel spinoff, "The Winchesters."

Jared Padalecki took on the main role in Walker

Jared Padalecki blessed our screens as Sam Winchester for 15 seasons before taking the main role in "Walker," which premiered on The CW Television Network in January 2021. Speaking about leaving "Supernatural" behind to take on his new role, Padalecki told The New York Times, "I did 'Supernatural' from age 22 to age 38, and I'll never deny that my time and experiences on that show are certainly a part of who I am now. It's still a part of me. I could film a scene as Sam Winchester right now because he lives in me, and I'm certain he always will."

As for Padalecki's private life, he married his "Supernatural" co-star Genevieve Cortese on February 27, 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho, and the couple have three children — Thomas Colton born 2012, Austin Shepherd born 2013, and Odette Elliott born 2017. Outside of acting, Padalecki has focused himself on his '90s-themed bar called "Stereotype," which he opened in 2018.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan starred in The Walking Dead

Following his run as Sam and Dean's father John Winchester on "Supernatural," Jeffrey Dean Morgan went on to hold the recurring role of Denny Duquette on "Grey's Anatomy." He then had a main role in season 7 of "The Good Wife," before starring as Negan on "The Walking Dead."

Speaking about his role on "The Walking Dead," Morgan told Men's Journal, "The first couple years I was on this show, I was worried that Negan was very two-dimensional. I felt like every scene was an iteration of him coming out of that Winnebago." As fans know, though, that changed as the series progressed. Morgan continued, saying, "Negan has become such an important part of my life. It'd be hard to make a clean cut and walk away." The show's eleventh and final season premiered in August 2021 and, in March 2022, it was announced that AMC had greenlit a "The Walking Dead" spinoff series following Morgan's character, Negan, and Lauren Cohan's character, Maggie.

Back in 2009, Morgan began dating actress Hilarie Burton after being set up on a blind date by his "Supernatural" co-star Jensen Ackles. The couple welcomed a son named Gus in 2010 and, after five years of fertility struggles, a daughter named George in 2018. After 10 years together, Morgan and Burton married on October 5, 2019, in a ceremony performed by his "Walking Dead" castmates and close friends, Jensen Ackles and Norman Reedus (via EW).

Misha Collins published a book of poetry

After his role as the angel Castiel in "Supernatural," Misha Collins took on the role of Dylan in the 2021 film "Encounter." In March 2022, it was announced that Collins would be taking on the lead role of Harvey Dent in The CW's "Gotham Knights" series. As of this writing, the show is in pre-production with an intended release in 2023.

Aside from acting, Collins is an accomplished writer. His poetry book entitled "Some Things I Still Can't Tell You" was published on October 12, 2021 and reached The New York Times Best Sellers list.

In April 2022, Collins made headlines when he misspoke at a fan convention. A video of the New Jersey event was shared on Twitter, in which Collins can be heard asking the audience, "By a show of force, how many of you would consider yourself introverts? How many extroverts? And how many bisexuals? I'm all three." After the event, Collins took to social media to correct his gaffe. He clarified in a Twitter thread, writing, "My clumsy intention was to wave off actually discussing my sexuality, but I badly fumbled that and understand that was seen as me coming out as bisexual. This was not my intention so I need to correct the record: I am not bisexual." Collins continued, writing, "I happen to be straight, but I am also a fierce ally and the last thing I want to do is falsely co-opt the struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community... I am deeply sorry for the clumsiness of my language."

Jim Beaver was cast in an anthology horror film

Jim Beaver often stole the screen as Bobby Singer in "Supernatural," and he hasn't stopped there. He took on the recurring role of Lawson in "Breaking Bad" and its prequel "Better Call Saul," and played Sheriff Shelby Parlow in "Justified." Beaver has also appeared in the recurring role of Robert A. Singer in "The Boys." Additionally, he played Spencer Williams in the television series "B Positive," which was canceled in May 2022 after two seasons. Beaver was also cast as Marcus Carver in the anthology horror movie "Kindling," which is slated for release in late 2022.

As for this personal life, back in September 2016 Beaver began dating actress and singer Sarah Spiegel, and the pair became engaged in May 2018. A year later, Beaver announced on Twitter that he and Spiegel had gotten married, writing, "Today, June 20, 2019, I married the delectable, spectacular, deeply kind and loving Sarah Spiegel. It's a nice day."

Sterling K. Brown won a Golden Globe!

From 2006 to 2007, Sterling K. Brown appeared as the unpredictable Gordon Walker in "Supernatural." Since then, Brown has starred as Roland Burton in "Army Wives," Detective Cal Beecher in "Person of Interest," and N'Jobu in the award-winning film "Black Panther." He also appeared as Philip Davidson in an episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and took on the role of Reggie in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

In 2016, Brown starred as Christopher Darden in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" alongside an all-star cast including Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., and John Travolta. Speaking about working with his famous co-stars, he told IndieWire, "They didn't make me feel small or insignificant. They treated me as a peer. It was a wonderful experience." Brown won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance and was nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2017.

From 2016 to 2022, Brown took on the main role of Randall Pearson in NBC's "This Is Us." For this role, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Actor – Drama Series in 2018.

Katie Cassidy starred in Arrow

Katie Cassidy took on the role of the demon Ruby in the third season of "Supernatural," and despite also appearing in "Melrose Place" and "Gossip Girl," she didn't reach broad mainstream recognition until she was cast as Laurel Lance/Black Canary on the CW television series "Arrow," which premiered in October 2012. Speaking to Collider about taking on the role in "Arrow," Cassidy said, "​​It's fun to be a part of a show like this where anything can happen. It's very action-packed, but yet, it's set in a real world with real people. It's very grounded."

Cassidy left "Arrow" as a main cast member when — spoiler! – her character was killed off in April 2016, much to the disappointment of her diehard fans. Fortunately, she went on to appear in the "Arrow" spinoff series "The Flash" as the metahuman Black Siren, Laurel's Earth-2 doppelgänger, and in March 2017, she returned to "Arrow" as a series regular in that new spinoff role. The show's final season aired on the CW in January 2020.

In 2021, Cassidy appeared as Laura Fenton in the film "I Love Us," and she also took on the role of executive producer. Most recently, she starred as Miller in "Agent Game," which was released in April 2022.

Genevieve Cortese focused on family

After taking over for Katie Cassidy as Ruby, Genevieve Cortese took a break from acting to start a family with her co-star Jared Padalecki. In October 2009, Padalecki proposed to Cortese in front of their favorite painting, "Joan of Arc" by Jules Bastien-Lepage, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The couple announced their engagement in January 2010. Just a month later, the pair married in Sun Valley, Idaho. They raise in Austin Texas and welcomed three children between 2013 and 2017.

In September 2020, Deadline reported that Cortese would take on the recurring role of Emily Walker in the CW's crime drama series "Walker" alongside her husband. Speaking with EW about her return to acting, Cortese said, "I felt insecure about it. Once I stepped into Emily's shoes and sat down in the makeup chair and then got on set, it was like, 'Oh my gosh, I remember how to do this. I love this so much.' I was so surprised with how much I'd missed it." The first season of "Walker" premiered in January 2021, and the second season aired in October 2021. In March 2022, the series was renewed for a third season.

Lauren Cohan starred in The Walking Dead

Lauren Cohan graced our screens as the manipulative Bela Talbot from 2007 to 2008, and her career in show business has not slowed down since. From 2010 to 2012, Cohan played the role of Rose in "The Vampire Diaries," and from 2011 to 2022, she starred as Maggie in the post-apocalyptic horror television series "The Walking Dead."

After the eighth season of "The Walking Dead" in 2018, Cohan made headlines when a pay dispute between her and AMC meant that she had not signed on as a main cast member for Season 9. Cohan demanded an increased salary that would put her closer to that of her male co-stars Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus, and after AMC refused, Cohan began making herself available for TV pilots (via The Hollywood Reporter). She eventually reached an agreement to appear in the first half of the ninth season and departed the show in 2018. After appearing in the short-lived ABC series "Whiskey Cavalier" from 2018 to 2019, Cohan returned to "The Walking Dead" under a new contract.

In March 2022, it was announced that AMC had greenlit a "The Walking Dead" spinoff series following Cohan's character, Maggie, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, Negan.

Mark Sheppard took on a role in Doom Patrol

During his time spent as Crowley on "Supernatural," Mark Sheppard and his first wife, Jessica, divorced in 2014, after ten years and two sons together. In November 2015, he married Sarah Louise Fudge and they celebrated the union in a private ceremony in Malibu the following year. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Isabella Rose, on March 1, 2016.

When his time on "Supernatural" came to an end after filming 67 episodes, he took on the recurring role of Willoughby Kipling in "Doom Patrol," a series based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name. Speaking to Tell-Tale TV about the new role, Sheppard said, "I love the show not because I'm in it but because it is a beautiful show."

In 2020, Sheppard voiced ex-MI6 agent Roman "Knight" Grey for the video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War," which he advertised across his social media platforms. Most recently, Sheppard filmed The CW's new series "Walker: Independence" alongside Katherine McNamara and Katie Findlay. The show's trailer was released in May 2022, advertising the series premiere in the coming fall.

Mark Pellegrino appeared in 13 Reasons Why

Following his run as the fallen angel Lucifer, Mark Pellegrino was cast as James Bishop in the SyFy horror series "Being Human." Clearly, a sought after television actor, he went on to play Dr. Jedikiah Price in "The Tomorrow People," Jack Winship in "The Returned," and FBI Deputy Director Clayton Haas in "Quantico."

From 2017 to 2020, Pellegrino appeared as Deputy Bill Standall in the hit Netflix teen drama series "13 Reasons Why." Speaking to Thrive Global about his role and the controversy surrounding the show's graphic depictions of suicide, Pellegrino said ,"My reason for joining the cast of '13 Reasons Why' is because my best friend committed suicide literally a couple of weeks before I read for the show. I am convinced that had he seen Hannah's suicide scene in the TV show, he might have thought twice. For me, that scene was not the glamorization of suicide. If anything, it showed the irreversibility of the act and that you could regret it and be aware of regretting it as you were slipping over into the other side."

In 2021, Pellegrino took on the role of Virgil Poe in Showtime's short-lived series "American Rust." He was also cast in the comedy film "Strangers In a Strange Land," which is in post-production as of 2022.