According to a tweet Collins posted celebrating the day Cashiel found his vessel and came to Earth, the angel’s “birthday” was on September 18, just about 13 years ago. As far as Collins’ birthdate goes, TV Guide lists it as August 20. Hilariously, there’s actually a Twitter account called “is today misha collins’ birthday?” and it just posts a negative comment every day except for August 20. The Internet Movie Database and many fansites agree that he was born in 1974, making him 47 years old right now.
Collins’ very first episode on “Supernatural” was “Lazarus Rising,” the first episode of the fourth season. Here, he appeared with bullets bouncing off of him among a cascade of sparks from the lights bursting above. (He called his introduction, in retrospect, “kind of badass” in a TVLine interview.) That aired September 18, 2008 — thus marking the angel’s birthday. That would have likely made him 33 when he started filming and 34 years old when he debuted in the role. And he would have been 46 when his run ended on Season 15’s 18th episode, called “Despair,” in an emotional night that apparently almost ended in his real death on a chartered plane following the shoot’s wrap-up, as he told CBR.com.
After his run on “Supernatural” ended, Collins worked on the series “Bridgewater” and has been tapped to star in “The Daryl Davis Project” (via Variety). He also has a poetry collection called “Some Things I Can’t Tell You: Poems” coming out on October 12, so if you’re inclined to find out how introspective a 47-year-old ex-angel can be, you might want to pre-order.