- “I think he always felt like she was out of his league...He always felt like, ‘I wish I was good enough,’ so he tried to do things that helped convince himself that maybe he was good enough for her. But we see a more mature, 10-years-older Dean in the new Netflix series, and I was really happy with the man he turned out to be”
- —Padalecki on Dean[[src]]
Padalecki grew up in Texas and came to fame in the early 2000s after appearing as Dean Forester on the TV series Gilmore Girls as well as in several Hollywood films, including "New York Minute" and "House of Wax". Padalecki plays Sam Winchester on the CW TV series Supernatural as well.