As happened in season six, the episode was the first one shot for the season, to allow Jensen time to prepare, but the second one to air.

Pre-production started on June 26th and shooting began on July 6th.

They have 3 children; daughter, Justice Jay "JJ" Ackles, born on May 30, 2013[1]and twins Zeppelin Bram Ackles & Arrow Rhodes Ackles,born December 2,2016 .

Jensen landed a recurring role on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady, for which he won a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer.

In 2005, after initially auditioning for the role of Sam, Jensen was cast as Dean Winchester in Supernatural.

In the break between filming season one and two of Supernatural, Jensen filmed the independent movie Ten Inch Hero.

Jensen directed 8.03 Heartache, written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, in season eight.

It was the first episode of the season filmed, but the third to air. As in previous years, it was the first episode of the season to be filmed, but the third to air.

Jensen's dad Alan played his character's father in Devour.

He became widely referred to in fandom as Papa Ackles, a name Jared Padalecki reportedly called him faninohio on TWOP during his attendance at A Few Good Men in 2007.

Jensen has done voice work on the animated film Batman: Under The Red Hood and the Supernatural: The Animation, as well as for the video games Tron: Evolution and The 3rd Birthday‎.