Dean Winchester is a fictional character on The CW Television Network's Supernatural, portrayed by Jensen Ackles.
Dean Winchester was born on January 24, 1979 to John and Mary Winchester. Dean was the couple's first-born child and oldest son, four years older than his younger brother, Samuel Winchester. He loves his car (see impala paragraph) (a black four-door 1967 Chevrolet Impala), his family, and classic rock music. He always wears a brass amulet on a long black cloth band necklace. While the significance of the necklace is unknown, it is clearly quite important to Dean (Ackles has claimed in an interview that it is an Egyptian protection amulet, but this has been yet to be proved in an episode).
From an early age, he was trained by his father John Winchester to hunt down and kill things of the supernatural, but unlike his brother he shows no resentment toward his father for being "raised like a warrior", feeling that after his mother's violent death, his father raised him and his younger brother the only way that he knew how at the time. He seems to prefer "the hunt" to the possibility of a normal life. Due to his father's training, he has several notable advantages for a human: he is an exceptional shot, has knowledge beyond the norm regarding the supernatural, is a skilled fighter, and appears to have some proficiency with melee weapons. He is also the only one allowed to call his brother "Sammy". When giving false names, he frequently gives the names of rock musicians. He also appears to be a fan of Jack Nicholson and possibly watches Oprah. He tends to make light of some of his and Sam's adventures and is known to use crude humor and make sexual innuendos. He is terrified of flying and claims that it is the reason why he drives everywhere. Dean values his family's safety over anything else, even going so far as to kill a demon and its human host in order to save Sam's life. He enjoys eating, and can be seen pigging out and enjoying his food in many episodes.
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