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Also Known As: Stephen Weaver Collins Died:
Born: October 1, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa, USA Profession: actor, director, novelist

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Actor and occasional singer Stephen Collins essayed numerous clean-cut, well-intentioned men with an adventurous or romantic side in countless television movies and features from the mid-1970s through the 21st century. Adept at both drama and breezy comedy, he was a natural go-to for the lead in numerous regular series, but had trouble finding one that took with audiences until he starred in "7th Heaven" (The WB/The CW, 1996-2007), a family-values drama which cast him as a savvy Protestant minister and head of a large brood that deals with complex life issues. The show's popularity gave his career a solid boost, leading to more supporting roles in features like "Blood Diamond" (2006) and "Because I Said So" (2007), making Collins a versatile actor able to carry himself on screens both big and small.

Actor and occasional singer Stephen Collins essayed numerous clean-cut, well-intentioned men with an adventurous or romantic side in countless television movies and features from the mid-1970s through the 21st century. Adept at both drama and breezy comedy, he was a natural go-to for the lead in numerous regular series, but had trouble finding one that took with audiences until he starred in "7th Heaven" (The WB/The CW, 1996-2007), a family-values drama which cast him as a savvy Protestant minister and head of a large brood that deals with complex life issues. The show's popularity gave his career a solid boost, leading to more supporting roles in features like "Blood Diamond" (2006) and "Because I Said So" (2007), making Collins a versatile actor able to carry himself on screens both big and small.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

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 Blood Diamond (2006)
4.
 Commission, The (2003) Commission Attorney J. Ball
5.
 Paperback Hero (2000) Cafe Drinker
6.
 Drive Me Crazy (1999) Mr Maris
7.
 As Time Runs Out (1999) Dan Carlin
8.
 Unexpected Life, An (1998) Sam Sadwich
9.
 Ivana Trump's For Love Alone (1996) Adam Graham
10.
 Unexpected Family, An (1996) Sam
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
1968:
Professional stage debut, playing the title role of "Baal" at the Island Repertory Theater in Edgartown, MA
1969:
Traveled to NYC to play the small role of Valentine in a Joseph Papp production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
1970:
Made TV debut in a guest spot on the ABC detective drama "Dan August"
1971:
Acted the role of Dick on Broadway in the play "Moonchildren"
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Performed on tour with the First National Company in a production of "Forty Carats"
1975:
Performed on Broadway in "The Ritz"; led to his being cast in his first film
1976:
Made feature film debut in "All the President's Men"
1976:
First TV-movie, playing the lead role in "Brinks: The Great Robbery" (CBS)
1977:
First TV miniseries, Robert Ludlam's "The Rhinemann Exchange" (ABC)
1979:
First male lead in a feature, "The Promise"
1980:
Last film for five years, "Loving Couples"
1982:
Regular TV series debut, playing Jake Cutter on ABC's "Tales of the Gold Monkey"
1985:
Returned to feature films in "Brewster's Millions"
1988:
Played Nick Tattinger on NBC's short-lived, hour-long series "Tattingers"; briefly revived in 1989 as the half-hour situation comedy "Nick & Hillary"
1990:
Played David Stuart on the NBC sitcom "Working It Out"
1994:
Wrote first novel <i>Eye Contact</i>
1996:
Portrayed Reverend Eric Camden on The WB drama series "7th Heaven"; began directing episodes in 1998
1999:
Made cameo in "Drive Me Crazy" as Melissa Joan Hart's father; real-life wife Faye Grant played his estranged on screen spouse
2006:
Played an Ambassador in the Edward Zwick directed "Blood Diamond"
2007:
Co-starred with Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore in "Because I Said So"
2008:
Returned to Broadway in the role of Arthur for Monty Python's "Spamalot"
2010:
Acted on the ABC series "No Ordinary Family"
2012:
Appeared in the big screen remake of "The Three Stooges," directed by the Farrelly brothers
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Education

Amherst College: Amherst , Massachusetts - 1969

Notes

Collins is on the board of directors of the Institute for Social Rehabilitation and has also been involved in The Creative Coalition alongside his close friend, actor Christopher Reeve.

His website is located at www.stephencollins.com

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Marjorie Weinman. Journalist. Married c. 1970; divorced in 1978.
wife:
Faye Grant. Actor. Met in 1982; married on April 21, 1985; second wife; mother of Collins' daughter Kate.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Cyrus S Collins. Airline executive.
mother:
Madeleine Collins.
daughter:
Kate Collins. Born in 1989; mother, Faye Grant.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Eye Contact" Bantam Books
"Double Exposure" William Morrow

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