Jensen Ross Ackles is an American actor. In Dark Angel, he portrayed the character Ben in the season 1 episode Pollo Loco and his identical twin brother Alec in most of the episodes of season 2.


Jensen Ackles was born in Dallas, Texas, to Roger Alan Ackles and Donna Joan Ackles (née Shaffer). After modeling as a young child, he began to concentrate on a acting career in 1996 upon his graduation from Lloyd V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. In 1997, he received a role on the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (1965) as Eric Brady, for which he won a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer.

After leaving "Days of Our Lives" (1965) in 2000, Ackles went to Vancouver, joining the cast of the James Cameron television series "Dark Angel" (2000). He first made a guest appearance on the show in 2001 as Max Guevara's disturbed brother Ben in the season 1 episode Pollo Loco. After Ben died, Ackles returned to the series as a main cast member in season 2 as Ben's identical twin, Alec McDowell, who eventually teamed up with Max. He stayed until the show's demise in 2002. Ackles was offered the role of Alec because the producers were impressed with his performance as Ben, though the role was not written specifically for him and would have gone to another actor if Ackles had been unavailable or uninterested, in which case Alec would not have been Ben's twin.

In 2003, he made several guest appearances as C.J. on the hit WB Network show, "Dawson's Creek" (1998). In 2004, Ackles returned to Vancouver and became a regular on the popular WB Network series "Smallville" (2001), which revolves around the life of the teen aged Clark Kent/Superman. His character, Jason Teague, was an assistant coach for the high school football team and a love interest of Clark Kent's ex-girlfriend, Lana Lang, played by Kristin Kreuk.

Ackles returned to television in 2005 in the new WB horror series "Supernatural" in the role of Dean Winchester, who teams with his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) to road-trip across the country investigating the paranormal. "Supernatural" has become extremely successful in multiple countries and not just the United States. Upt to 2018, 13 seasons have been aired, season 14 is announced and will premiere on October 11, 2018.

Appearances Edit

Season 1

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Jensen Ackles as Ben in season 1

411 on the DL
Cold Comfort
Blah Blah Woof Woof
Art Attack
The Kidz are Aiight
Female Trouble
Shorties in Love
Pollo Loco
I and I Am a Camera
Hit a Sista Back
...And Jesus Brought a Casserole

Season 2

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Jensen Ackles as Alec in season 2

Designate This
Bag 'Em
Proof of Purchase
Radar Love
Some Assembly Required
Gill Girl
Medium is the Message
The Berrisford Agenda
Borrowed Time
Harbor Lights
Love in Vein
Hello, Goodbye
Dawg Day Afternoon
She Ain't Heavy
Love Among the Runes
Freak Nation

Gallery Edit

→ see also Jensen Ackles/Gallery

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