‘Supernatural’ Stars Then & Now: See Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles & More From Season 1 To Finale

'Supernatural' has been with fans for over a decade. Tonight, the long-running series comes to a fiery end. But before you watch the last episode, look back on how the stars have changed!

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For 15 years, Supernatural has been there for viewers of the beloved CW series through good times, bad times, and now the end times. The sic-fi and horror show debuted in September 2005, and fans became immediately transfixed by the horrors, spooks, and stories of brothers Sam and Dean Winchester fighting the demons, monsters, and spirts that roam the world.

Tonight, November 19, the series comes to a blazing finale. Dean and Sam will have to fend off the souls from hell and save the world once and for all. Throughout the series, the main stars have been an absolute mainstay, with more cast members coming and going — even some returning for tonight’s final bow. So, let’s take a look back at how the cast has changed over the show’s 15-year run!

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester [Everett/AP].
Jared Padalecki played Sam Winchester for the entire series’ run. He’s appeared in over 320 episodes of the show, playing one of the two brothers hunting down the supernatural beings in the real world. Along with starring on Supernatural, Jared also played Dean Forester on the series Gilmore Girls from 2000-2005, reprising his role in the 2016 Netflix mini-series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

While on Supernatural, Jared found love! He became engaged to co-star Genevieve Cortese. Genevieve appeared in a guest role during the show’s fourth season. The two married in 2010 and have three children — son Thomas, 8, son Austin, 6, and daughter Odette, 3.

Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester [Everett/AP].
Jared’s other half on the show is none other than Jensen Ackles. Like Jared, Jensen appeared in over 320 episodes of Supernatural from 2005-2020, playing Dean Winchester. Jensen got his start on Days Of Our Lives, in which he played Eric Brady for 115 episodes. For his work on Supernatural, Jensen has earned a number of People’s Choice Awards and, like Jared, became a husband and father while appearing on the show! In May 2010, Jensen married his wife, Danneel. The couple have three children together — a daughter and twins, a boy and a girl!

Misha Collins

Misha Collins on ‘Supernatural’ and today [Everett/AP].
Although he didn’t appear in as many episodes as Jared and Jensen, Misha Collins played a huge role — or roles — on the CW series! During his time on the show, Misha had to wear a number of hats, which included playing Castiel, Jimmy Novak, and even Lucifer! Misha first appeared in the series in season four, and quickly became an integral part of the show. With his final appearance on the series tonight, fans will surely miss his talent and flair!

Mark Sheppard

Mark Sheppard on ‘Supernatural’ and today [Everett/AP].
Like Misha, Mark Sheppard was introduced into the series when it was very well established. During season five, Mark made his first appearance in episode 10, playing Crowley. But after making an impression on fans and the creatives behind the show, Mark went on to appear in more than 70 episodes between 2009-2017! Although his presence and character will be missed on the series finale, he’s already been busy with new projects.

He currently plays Willoughby Kipling on Doom Patrol. He’s also appeared in a slew of shows from Doctor Who, to Battlestar Galactica. With such a resume, there’s no doubt that Mark will be making even more appearances on the small screen very soon!

Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver on ‘Supernatural’ and today [Everett/AP].
Jim Beaver was also a major part of the Supernatural series. He played Bobby Singer throughout the series. Jim appeared in more than 70 episodes and was first introduced to fans of the series in May 2006 — the latter half of the first season. Since then, Jim has appeared in every single season of the show! Now he, along with a number of the main cast members, will appear in one last episode tonight. Next, fans can see him in the upcoming movie Nightmare Alley directed by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro.

Alexander Calvert

Alexander Calvert on ‘Supernatural’ and today [Everett/AP].
Although he was a late addition to the cast, Alexander Calvert was a vital part of Supernatural during his run on the show. He played three different roles — Jack, Belphegor, and Nephilim — on the show and will also appear in the final episode tonight. Though Supernatural fans know him from the sci-fi and horror series he boasts quite the list of credits. Alexander also appeared in the 2019 independent comedy Good Boys along with the 2015 coming-of-age film The Edge of Seventeen with Hailee Steinfeld!

Mark Pellegrino

Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer [Everett/AP].
Mark Pellegrino had one devilish role on the show. He played Lucifer on Supernatural and was first introduced in the season five premiere, aptly named “Sympathy for the Devil.” From there, Mark appeared in 40 episodes of the show, from 2009-2020. Along with his work on Supernatural, Mark also played Bill Standall on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Up next, he’ll appear in the series Rust.

Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith played Mary Winchester on ‘Supernatural’ [Everett Collection].
Samantha Smith made such an impact when she first appeared in Supernatural. She played Mary Winchester, the brothers’ mom. Her character created such an emotional arc for the show, appearing in a number of time-traveling episodes. Samantha appeared in almost every season, and showed up once again in the November 12 episode of season 15.

Ruth Connell

Ruth Connell as Rowena MacLeod [Everett/AP].
Ruth Connell played a huge role in season 10 of Supernatural as Rowena MacLeod. A tricky character, Ruth played a witch who was also the mother of Crowley. Ruth has been on the show since 2014, appearing in more than 30 episodes.