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[1]
Jared Padalecki is an American actor. Padalecki portrayed Dean Forester on WB drama Gilmore Girls.


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". Returned to the role of Dean in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life in 2016. Padalecki stars as Sam Winchester on the CW series Supernatural and has been since 2005.