His career has an ongoing theme of dealing with demonic forces. His character's mother, "Marlena" on "Days of Our Lives" (1965), was possessed by the Devil. In the movie Devour (2005) (V), he was the son of "Satan". On his television series, "Supernatural" (2005), his character battles the forces of hell.
1990 graduate of Dartmouth Elementary School in Richardson, Texas.
1993 graduate of Apollo Junior High School in Richardson, TX.
Graduated from L. V. Berkner High School, Richardson, Texas in 1996.
Was runner up to Tom Welling for the role of Clark Kent on "Smallville" (2001). Was brought onto the show in season 4 as Lana's boyfriend.
Was offered a role as Eliza Dushku's love interest on "Tru Calling" (2003) but chose to take a role on "Smallville" (2001) instead. Eric Christian Olsen was eventually given the role and the character's name was changed to Jensen.
Best friends with his "Supernatural" (2005) co-star, Jared Padalecki. Jared Padalecki even calls Jensen's father Papa Ackles.
He is a keen photographer and is always taking photos on the set of "Supernatural" (2005).