Eric Kripke

Recent Role:

Himself on Exposure


4/24/1974, Toledo Ohio, USA

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    Eric Kripke



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    Toledo Ohio, USA

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  • Quotes (9)

    • Eric Kripke: (on his newborn son's birthday) Want to hear something creepy? My son was born on Sam [Winchester’s] birthday. It freaks me out. My son was born on May 2nd, and Sam was born on May 2nd. It’s disturbingly coincidental. I mean what are the odds that with any day out of the year he is born on Sam’s birthday? Very, very troubling

    • Eric Kripke: (About Jared Padalecki's injury in season 2 of Supernatural) Ah, Jared. We're making it work. Luckily, he gets in fights every episode so it is easy for him to break his hand. It turns out the zombie breaks his hand. I'm glad he's OK, and I'm glad it all worked out, but I do have to say there is a part of me that wished he broke his hand a little earlier because it would have made so much more sense to come out of the car crash with the broken arm. He survived getting T-boned by a semi going full speed, but a zombie broke his hand? We do what we always do — we made a joke out of it and we had Dean give a funny reaction. Not once does it get in the way of the story.

    • Eric Kripke: (On the third season of Supernatural ) This is a season where war breaks out. And there's no longer any of this, 'Who's the psychic kid? And I should follow the yellow-eyed demon, what?' It's war. We're at war. Choose a side. It's the end of the world. We feel this is the most exciting season yet. We feel this is the season to join the party. I'm not promising that we're not going to make missteps, as any show does. But the difference between us and other shows, is when they make missteps, they say, 'Go f--- yourself.' When we make missteps, we pay attention to the fans and we course correct. So, fans, I love you all, but stop worrying.

    • Eric Kripke: (On the fans of Supernatural ) First of all, I love our fans. I love them to death. I love how passionate they are. But they tend to worry unnecessarily. They tend to get stressed before they have a chance to judge the finished product. We are so conscious and aware of our fans. We're making the show for the fans; we're not making the show for the network. We would never do anything to betray them. I'm not saying we're perfect. I'm not saying we don't make mistakes. But we're very conscious and aware. And when we do make mistakes, we course-correct. So if I can get any message to them, it's, 'Don't worry. We're making choices based on what's best creatively for the show.'

    • Eric Kripke: (On his show Supernatural) We're hoping the audience will connect to committed, good, red-blooded, rollicking storytelling that every week is a satisfying story. We'll track the mythology, but every week we just want to scare the hell out of you with basically a different horror movie that has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

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    Trivia (6)

    • One of the episodes of Kripke's show Supernatural takes place in his home town of Toledo, Ohio. The episode is called Bloody Mary.

    • The 2007 Comic-Con featured Kripke as one of the panel for Supernatural.

    • Eric attended the 2006 William S. Paley Film Festival. He sat on the Supernatural panel.

    • Eric wrote and directed his first two films in 1997, Battle of the Sexes and Truly Committed.

    • In 1997, Eric was nominated for the Short Film Award at the Austin Film Festival for his movie Truly Committed. He won Sundance Film's Audience Award for the same film.

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