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Actor Mark Sheppard scores permanent role on Supernatural

Actor Mark Sheppard's devilish character is so well-loved by fans that he is now a regular on Supernatural

Published on Jul 29, 2014 11:48 AM
Supernatural fans look forward to second-guessing every move made by Mark Sheppard (right) as the demon Crowley, with Jared Padalecki (left) as Sam Winchester. -- PHOTO: AXN

Looks like Supernatural's favourite King of Hell is here to stay. British actor Mark Sheppard, 50, who plays the demon Crowley on the American paranormal drama series, has been promoted to a series regular for the show's 10th season.

Having guest-starred and taken on roles in more than 35 television shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Leverage, 24 and Doctor Who since 1992, he has hit a home-run with his character Crowley, who has been appearing since the fifth season of Supernatural.

His promotion is no surprise, for the demon has become a fan favourite over the show's past four seasons, quite unlike the response you would expect audiences to have towards a main villain.

Sharing an on-off antagonistic relationship with the Winchester brothers Sam and Dean (played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles respectively), the erratic and snarky Crowley has left viewers second-guessing his every move as well as rooting for him week after week.

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