Supernatural Characters Who Were Almost Played By A Different Actor

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Welcome back to Humor Nation. While the Winchesters are the titular characters, they have always remained the focus of the show. But throughout the show, we were introduced to various other characters, some ended up becoming friends of the Winchesters whereas some proved to be formidable enemies. While casting for the show, Jensen Ackles was approached for the character of Sam, but he gravitated towards the characters of Dean. Whereas Jared found himself drawn to the project because he has been a fan of horror and supernatural shows such as ‘X-Files’. Ever since we saw these actors portraying the characters on the screen, they became synonymous with that character. It’s impossible to imagine someone else playing these Supernatural characters. But you would be surprised to know the creators envisioned some characters keeping someone else in mind.

So Take A Look At Supernatural Characters Who Were Almost Played By A Different Actor


Supernatural Characters Who Were Almost Played By A Different Actor
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The character of John Winchester is pretty important to the storyline. It was him who raises Sam & Dean into the hunter’s lifestyle. He is devastated after losing his wife and vows to uncover the truth, he learns and trains himself with the knowledge of the Supernatural. He uncovers the truth about ghosts, demons, and other Supernatural creatures. Eric Kripke’s first choice to portray John Winchester was Bruce Campbell, the horror icon who is best known for the Evil-Dead movie series. But the actor couldn’t become a part of the project and Jeffrey Dean Morgan was called up for the role.

Supernatural Characters Who Were Almost Played By A Different Actor
The CW

You would be surprised to know that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is only 12 years old than Jensen who played Dean. The actor first appeared in the pilot episode which starts with the demise of Mary Winchester and the show then jumps forward 22 years into the future where the boys have grown up. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was surprised when he was called again to reprise the role, he would appear in a few episodes in Season 1 before dying in Season 2 premiere episode. The actor would make one more appearance in Season 2 finale episode. Due to scheduling conflicts, JDM couldn’t return to the show, even though he wanted to appear in Season 5. He would eventually return to a special appearance in Season 14 episode ‘Lebanon’. The young version of the character has been played by Matt Cohen who appeared in the time travel episodes.


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  1. 1. jared originally wanted to audition for dean Winchester
    2. page 2 doesn’t make sense. but T_ for the bits about the impala and bruce cambell 😉


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