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What We All Want to Know About Jensen

Birthplace: Richardson, Texas
Birthdate: March 1, 1978
Age: 19
Hair: Dirty blonde
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 6'
Recent fad he admits to trying himself: Snowboarding
Favorite Actor: Harrison Ford
Favorite Actress: Meg Ryan
Greatest Fear: Not being able to overcome obstacles in the way of his goals
How He wants to spend New Year's Eve 1999: With all his close friends in Texas
Favorite TV Show: Party of Five
Favorite Singer: Garth Brooks
Film or theatrical role for the opposite sex He would most want to play: Kate (played by Meg Ryan) in French Kiss
If He could only keep one household appliance, it would be: Refrigerator
Something You'd Be Surprised To Know About Him: He makes the best fruit smoothie ever.
Currently Reading: Los Angeles Times
Favorite Food: Pasta
Least Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite comfort Food: Chicken noodle soup
Favorite song: Freebird by Lynrd Skynrd
Favorite item of clothing: Abercrombie & Fitch cap
Nobody Knows He Can: Sing
Greatest Achievement: Living on his own in Los Angeles
He Can Imitate: His manager
If He Couldn't Be An Actor, I'd Be: A physical therapist
Cause he mosts believe in: Strong family foundation
If He Had One Wish: That he could fly
Most Treasured Possession: His pink stuffed pig
First thing He does when He wakes up in the morning: Throw the alarm clock across the room
Last thing He does before He goes to bed: Say my prayers
Most Embarrassing Moment: He was in a modeling shoot at a college campus outside of Dallas when he was 14. The jeans he had to wear did not fit properly and there wasn't time to obtain another size, so the stylist had to cut out the entire backside of the jeans - exposing his butt to the entire college campus.
Best Quality: Patience
Worst Quality: He's too competitive
Biggest Regret: None so far
Something That Makes Him See Red: Running late
If He Could Live Anywhere, It'd Be: On a ranch in the Colorado mountains
What He Dislikes Most About His Appearance: Hair I LOVE HIS HAIR
Greatest Love: Football
Smartest Thing He Ever Did: Finish high school before moving to L.A.
Qualities He Most Likes In A Mate: Sense of humor
My Hero: My dad

Dreaded Household Chore: Cleaning the toilet. With three guys in one house, that can be a little disgusting.
Favorite Classic Movie: The Indiana Jones trilogy
Best CD Ever: Steve Miller band's Greatest Hits
Favorite Snacks: Gummi Bears and fruit smoothies
Dream Getaway: Somewhere up in the Rocky Mountains
What would you eat for your last meal and who would you share it with?
I would eat the biggest steak and the biggest potato I could find. I would share it with my family.

What do you miss most about Texas?
The open space.
What's the biggest perk of your job?
Having all my friends want to come out and visit me.
What are your best and worst traits?
My best trait is that I'm easy to get along with. My worst is that I'm very, very competitive, especially with video games.
What's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for you?
My grandmother sends me notes and cards once a week so I don't get homesick.
What would be your dream date?
Having an incredible candlelight dinner and then riding horses on top of the Hollywood Hills.
Can you recall your most embarrassing moment?

When I was 15, I had a modeling shoot on the SMU (Southern Methodist University) campus in Dallas. It was during classes, and the jeans I was supposed to wear were too small, so they cut out the entire back to fit better in front. In the midst of it, the classes let out and my underwear was showing. It wasn't very funny to me.

contributed by Shadysha and Carrie May

Jensen's Background

Jensen Ackles has been house hunting with his current roommate, a production staffer on another TV show, as the two anticipate the arrival of a third Texas high school buddy later this month. "We're going to live it up," he says. "We're looking for a nice house with enough room for all of us, but nothing with too many extras - no pool." But he does want a big yard. "Once we're settled, I want to get a dog. Maybe a Siberian husky or German shepherd," he says. "My mother always had Pugs, and once we had a mutt that was half beagle, a quarter poodle and a quarter Maltese. It was an interesting looking dog, and the sweetest!" Ackles had a rabbit that lived in a big cage and occasionally hopped around the backyard. "Now I want a real dog," he says with a laugh. "An animal that can keep pace with me and run around the neighborhood."

The New Eric Brady

The search is over and DAYS OF OUR LIVES has cast Jensen Ackles as Eric Brady, Sami's (Alison Sweeney) long lost twin brother, who has been residing in Denver with his grandparents for all these many years.

According to DOOL executive producer Ken Corday, "When I saw Jensen's tape, I was very impressed by his fresh approach to the material. For such a young actor, Jensen has a very exciting quality. He tested with both Christie Clark (Carrie) and Alison Sweeney and worked extremely well with both actresses. In fact, he and Alison have more than a physical similarity, interestingly enough, both approach their performance from a comparable emotional level. They should make an exciting brother/sister team.

"As for the story, you will have to wait to see what great plans the writers have in store, but I am very happy to have the character of Eric back in Salem. Keeping our core families intact is an important elements of the success of Days of Our Lives.

Ackles, a native of Richardson, TX, was discovered at an acting seminar in Dallas three years ago, when he was just a senior in high school. He has only been in Los Angeles a little more than one year. After only two weeks, he landed a guest starring role in Sweet Valley High and shortly thereafter was signed as a series regular in the NBC series Mr. Rhodes.