Top tracks from Jensen Ackles: Just You, Crazy Love & more. A musician in his own right, Jensen Ross Ackles (born March 1, 1978 in Dallas, Texas) is an American television actor. He is notable for his television roles as Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel, Jason Teague in Smallville and most recently Dean Winchester on the CW series Supernatural. After modeling off and on since he was a young child at the age of 4, Ackles began to concentrate on an acting career in 1996. He appeared in several guest roles on Mr. Rhodes, Sweet Valley High, and Cybill before joining the cast of the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady in 1997. He won a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer and went on to be nominated three times (in 1998, 1999, and 2000) for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Days of Our Lives. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.