Jared Padalecki is ''violently protective'' of family time.

The 32-year-old actor admits, despite his busy career, he always makes sure he sets some time aside for his sons Thomas, two, and Shepherd, seven months.

Speaking to PEOPLE.com, he said: ''I am violently protective of my - I call it - off time when I'm not working. I'm straight home and whether they're in Vancouver or they're in Seattle or wherever we happen to be I'm straight to them. The other night I worked from 8 am until 8 pm in Vancouver and got an overnight flight to Houston. It got me home at 8 am and, you know what, I was there with my kids and I took a nap when they napped. I do it whenever I can.''

However, the hunky star insists his children still get to see him when he's not at home as his wife Genevieve will put on the television series 'Supernatural', which he's currently starring in as Sam Winchester.

He explained: ''You know what's funny? My wife will put 'Supernatural' on and they're too young to know what's going on but she'll put it on when either I'm at work or I'm out of town so they can see their dad.''

Meanwhile, Jared - who married Genevieve in 2010 - hopes his sons grow up to have a similar relationship to him and his brother.

He said: ''I am a younger brother and I love him and we were best men in each other's weddings. [I] want them to be there for each other.''