that's even more insane

The episode count of people in SPN really throws things into perspective sometimes. Taking out the series regulars, Jensen, Jared, Misha, and Mark, there are only 12 other actors and actresses that have reached double digits in episode count. In 11 seasons, 243 episodes, only 12 actors and actresses (outside of those that are now main) have appeared 10 or more times.

  • Jim Beaver (59)
  • Ruth Connell (18)
  • Osric Chau (16)
  • Curtis Armstrong (15)
  • Mark Pelligrino (14)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (13)
  • Cindy Samspon (13)
  • Genevieve Padalecki (12)
  • Rob Benedict (12)
  • Kim Rhodes (10)
  • Samantha Ferris (10)
  • Emily Swallow (10)

It’s crazy to think about. Characters like Gabriel, Ash, Balthazar, Jo, Meg, etc, that so many love, appeared in only a handful of episodes. And yet they’re still such big parts of the fandom and the convention circuit. Richard Speight Jr appeared in 5 episodes, and yet he hosts every single Creation convention. 

I think it also attests to how close the cast is. The fact that Jared and Jensen, who have been around for every single episode of the 243, can be so close with people that they only worked with a handful of times is amazing. Matt Cohen, Richard Speight, and Rob Benedict have become R2M, they’re a core trio at Creation conventions. And yet they never even appeared in an episode together.