Jared Padalecki is best known for his role on the small screen as Rory's (Alexis Bledel) boyfriend Dean on "Gilmore Girls." Padalecki is currently starring in The CW's thriller "Supernatural," as Sam Winchester, the sweet reluctant hero who joins forces with his older brother (Jensen Ackles) to save their father from unseen forces.
On the big screen, Padalecki was most recently seen in the thriller "Cry Wolf," where he played a precocious boarding school student drawn into an elaborate hoax involving a serial killer. He also co-starred in the Warner Bros. feature film "House of Wax," opposite Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton. Other film credits include "Flight of the Phoenix," opposite Dennis Quaid and Giovanni Ribisi, and "New York Minute," with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Additionally, Padalecki appeared in the hit film "Cheaper By The Dozen," in a role for which director Shawn Levy specifically requested him. He can also be seen starring opposite Kathy Baker and Hallie Kate Eisenberg in the independent baseball movie "A Little Inside."
Padalecki currently resides in Los Angeles with his two dogs.