Interviews

Donavon Stinson talks ‘Supernatural’ and being friends with Jensen Ackles

Donavon Stinson talks ‘Supernatural’ and being friends with Jensen Ackles

Donavon Stinson talks 'Supernatural' and being friends with Jensen Ackles 2017 images

First Blood – the first Supernatural episode after “hellatus” – included Wally, a hunter who turns down Mick Davies’s offer of a “better world” with flair. Played by Donavon Stinson, Wally is definitely the man’s man version of a hunter … rough around the edges, but a good all-around guy. Recently, Donavon has been in Lucifer, in addition to previous appearances in Call Me Fitz and Reaper.

Tell us about your character, Wally. How do you think he got into the hunter’s life?

Well, My idea of Wally is that he’s been a trucker for years, and I think that on his many trips hauling across the country, driving all hours of the day and night, he witnessed things that he couldn’t explain, some good, some… not so good. His curiosity eventually led him to people with the same or similar experiences, and, because of that, found his way to the American Hunters. He’s a quick study, and read up on everything he could about everything supernatural, he doesn’t consider himself to be a warrior but feels that he must protect people from the things that go bump in the night.

What’s the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to you while filming?

I’ve done many things while filming that could be considered embarrassing. I try not to think about them as it would keep me up at night for years. I will say that my most awkward moment was while filming a series I was on called “Call Me Fitz” with the amazing Jason Priestly, I had to do a scene where my character Josh was a waiter for a party that was being held for single moms whose kids were at daycare (man this is hard to explain) and all I was wearing was an apron. I still apologize to the crew that I’ve seen since then for the visual.

supernatural donovan stinson with jensen ackles movie tv tech geeks interview

Photos: Twitter

What did you enjoy most about filming for Supernatural?

Man, where do I start, I’ve known Jensen for about ten years now as a friend, He’s just what you would imagine. A dick. Haha, just kidding, he’s the best, hilarious, kind, caring, handsome as all get out. So going in I knew my friend would make me feel comfortable, then I met Jared and Misha and they welcomed me as if I was an old friend. It’s hard for an actor to come into a show that’s well established, The cast and crew are a family, and as an actor that’s only there for a bit, you kind of feel like this long lost cousin that just showed up at the doorstep, and everyone is judging you. Not Supernatural, they welcomed me like I had always been there. Like I was family.

Do you have any funny moments to share (from filming for Supernatural)?

Lot’s but probably would get me in trouble.

Any upcoming projects that you’d like to share?

Currently filming the third season of Lifetimes UnReal and just finished a horror comedy called DEAD SHACK, that I think Supernatural fans will love.

Interviews
@CarolHansson

Carol Hansson is a freelance writer out of Northern British Columbia. Her interests include writing, reading, her horses – and of course, Supernatural.

More in Interviews

bola omodara on his supernatural angel and legends of tomorrow 2017 images crop

Bola Omodara talks ‘Supernatural’ angel and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

Carol HanssonMarch 18, 2017
danny boyle talks bringing back trainspotting and why t2 2017 images

Danny Boyle talks ‘Trainspotting’ and why ‘T2’

Shanka CherylMarch 16, 2017
rick worthy talks magicians supernatural and man in the high castle 2017 images

Rick Worthy talks ‘Magicians,’ Supernatural’ and ‘Man in the High Castle’

Carol HanssonMarch 15, 2017
jerry trimble on supernatural ramiel and working with richard speight 2017 images

Jerry Trimble talks ‘Supernatural,’ Ramiel and working with Richard Speight Jr.

Lynn ZubernisMarch 14, 2017
Tasya Teles talks The 100 Prison Break and Supernatural 2017 images

Tasya Teles talks ‘The 100,’ ‘Prison Break’ and ‘Supernatural’s’ Jensen Ackles

Carol HanssonMarch 10, 2017
susie lee talks Supernaturals family feud and her restless ghost 2017 images

Susie Lee talks ‘Supernatural’ Family Feud and her restless ghost

Carol HanssonMarch 5, 2017
Donna Benedicto talks supernatural and sniffs from misha collins

Donna Benedicto talks ‘Supernatural’ and sniffs from Misha Collins

Carol HanssonFebruary 26, 2017
jennifer cheon on getting supernatural killed by jensen ackles 2017 images

Jennifer Cheon on getting ‘Supernatural’ killed by Jensen Ackles

Carol HanssonFebruary 24, 2017
supernatural writer davy perez talks stuck in the middle with you 2017 images

‘Supernatural’ writer Davy Perez talks Stuck in the Middle (With You)

Carol HanssonFebruary 21, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription