MoviesTelevision ShowsOther Projects & Cameos
(2015) Phantom Boy: Stars as Lt. Alex[Voice Role, English version] (2009) Friday the 13th: Stars as Clay Miller
(2008) Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage: Stars as Thomas Kinkade
(2007) House Of Fears[Uncredited] (2005) Cry Wolf: Stars as Tom
(2005) House of Wax: Stars as: Wade
(2004) Flight of the Phoenix: Stars as Davis
(2004) New York Minute: Stars as Trey Lipton
(2003) Cheaper By The Dozen[Uncredited] (2003) Young MacGyver: Stars as Clay MacGyver
(2002) A Ring Of Endless Light: Stars as Zachery Gray
(2001) Close To Home: Stars as Unknown
(1999) A Little Inside: Stars as Matt Nelson
(2021-Present) Walker: Stars as Cordell Walker
(2023) Walker Independence[Uncredited] (2016) Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life: Guest Stars as Dean Forester
(2011) Supernatural The Animation: Stars as Sam Winchester[Voice Role] (2005-2020) Supernatural: Stars as Sam Winchester, Ezekiel, Gadreel, Lucifer, Demon Sam, Gary Frankle, Leviathan, Meg Masters, Sam Wesson, Shapeshifter
(2001) ER: Guest Stars as Paul Harris
(2000-2005) Gilmore Girls: Stars as Dean Forester
(2023) Celebrity Family Feud: Contestant/Himself
(2017) Kings Of Con: Guest Stars as: Jaden Jaworski
(2015) The Hillywood Show: Dancer/Himself
(2000) Silent Witness[Short Film]: Stars as Sam
Bravelecki (Short Film): Himself
Bravelecki (The Making Of): Himself
Brian Buckley Band: I Am Human (Music Video): Himself

Career Overview
Jared won Fox Broadcasting’s 1999 “Claim to Fame Contest”; he subsequently appeared at the Teen Choice Awards, where he met an agent. His first role was a minor role in the 1999 film A Little Inside. In 2000, he was cast as Dean Forester on the television series Gilmore Girls, a role he played until 2005. Throughout the early 2000s, he appeared in several made-for-television films, including Silent Witness, Close to Home, and the Disney Channel Original Movie A Ring of Endless Light.

Jared had an uncredited role as a high school bully in 2003’s comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, which he played after being asked by fellow actor and friend Tom Welling, who played Charlie Baker, and the director of the movie, who wanted someone larger than Charlie to pick on him. Padalecki originally auditioned for Welling’s role, but gave it up in order to film a pilot titled Young MacGyver which was never picked up. The pilot was subsequently relased as a TV movie.

In 2004, he appeared in the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen comedy New York Minute as Trey Lipton, a cute boy to whom the Olsens’ characters are attracted. He also landed a short role in the thriller Flight of the Phoenix alongside Dennis Quaid and Hugh Laurie. In 2005, Jared starred opposite Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, and Paris Hilton in House of Wax as Wade. In 2005, he appeared in Cry Wolf, another horror film, as Tom.

Also in 2005, Jared was cast as Sam Winchester on the WB series, Supernatural. Sam and his brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) drive throughout the United States hunting paranormal predators, fighting demons and angels, and dealing with all manner of fantasy & sci-fi genre. The show ended in 2020, after fifteen seasons, making it the longest-running North American sci-fi series in history.

In 2007, Jared served as the host of MTV’s horror reality series, Room 401, which was discontinued after only eight episodes due to poor ratings.

He had the lead role in 2008’s Christmas Cottage as Thomas Kinkade, alongside acclaimed actor Peter O’Toole.

He also had the lead role in the 2009 version of Friday the 13th as Clay Miller, a character who heads out to Camp Crystal Lake in search of his sister who has gone missing.

In September 2019, Jared was announced as the title role in Walker, a reboot series of Walker, Texas Ranger in development at The CW. The reboot was ordered to series in January 2020 and premiered in January 2021. Walker is currently in it’s 4th season.