Texas Ranger star Walker takes on new role with health-focused brand


Texan actor Jared Padalecki, star of the new reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger, puts his money where his health is.

Padalecki, also known for his roles in Supernatural and Gilmore girls, just chipped in part of a $ 1.5 million funding round for Mantra Labs, based in Texas. The startup, launched in 2019, makes drink powders that it says support hydration, focus, energy and rest. Products are available online.

“Mantra Labs has literally been a lifetime in the making, and the products and the team align perfectly with who I am and who I want to be,” says Padalecki in a company Press release. “I have tried all the products under the sun and have been approached by countless nutrition and lifestyle companies asking for endorsements and partnerships. The mantra is different. The system provides the real results that I needed and has the mission of total health to work to build your mind and body.

Padalecki, a 38-year-old San Antonio native, has been named co-founder of Mantra Labs in conjunction with his support for the company. CEO Paul Janowitz, an entrepreneur from Austin, created Mantra Labs.

In addition to Padalecki, top Texas investors in Mantra Labs include:

  • Kevin Brodwick, founder of the Thinksport and Thinkbaby lines of child safety products.
  • Leon Chen, CEO of Tiff’s Treats cookie delivery company.
  • Wayo Longoria, founder of the vegan restaurant Casa de Luz Village.

Padalecki is currently working on the new CW series Walker, a resurrection of Walker, Texas Ranger, the CBS series with Chuck Norris which aired from 1993 to 2001.

In the reboot, Padalecki portrayed Cordell Walker, a Texas Ranger who “was estranged from his family for a time following the tragic and mysterious murder of his wife.” USA today said. Padalecki’s real wife, Geneviève Padalecki, plays his character’s late wife, Emily. Cordell Walker returns to Austin (where the show is filmed) to take care of his son and daughter and to connect with a new Texas Ranger partner.

Last year, Padalecki ended a 15-season run on The CW’s Supernatural, a fantastic live-action series.


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