Jensen Ackles is famous for playing Dean Winchester in Supernatural but the actor has portrayed a variety of different beings across all 15 seasons.Jensen Ackles Supernatural career is not just about Dean Winchester heres every character he portrays. Running from 2005 until 2020 and racking up an impressive 327 episodes Supernatural made stars of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki.
Playing Dean Winchester Ackles is the hot-headed older brother constantly trying to prove himself as a hunter protect the people he loves and locate the nearest pie-serving diner. Appearing in every single episode albeit one of those not technically as Dean the Dallas born actor provides one half of Supernaturals diesel-covered engine. Its impossible to imagine Dean Winchester played by anybody other than Jensen Ackles.Its not so impossible to imagine Jensen Ackles playing someone other than Dean Winchester. Thanks to Supernaturals spooky mix of monsters magic and multiverses Ackles had often stepped beyond his Dean shaped comfort zone to tackle other characters whether that be alternate Deans paranormal beings possessing Dean or versions of Dean that simply should not be.
Only separate characters will count here i.e. not Dean when he has temporarily a monster or under the influence of a spell the Wicked Witchs control for example. Characters must also appear onscreen rather than merely being mentioned so no Jensen Ackles as Jensen Ackles from season 6s The French Mistake.Of course The character Jensen Ackles spends 326 of Supernaturals 327 episodes portraying. From bursting into his younger brothers college dorm to reuniting in the afterlife Ackles embodies Dean Winchester who gradually evolves from a fresh faced reckless heartthrob into a grizzled veteran hunter and a surrogate father through Supernaturals 15 seasons. Despite already finding success away from saving people and hunting things most notably as Soldier Boy in The Boys Jensen Ackles will always be synonymous with Supernaturals Dean Winchester.