Collins, Stephen 1947-

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Collins, Stephen 1947-


Full name, Stephen Weaver Collins; born October 1, 1947, in Des Moines, IA; son of Cyrus Stickney (an airline executive) and Madeleine (maiden name, Robertson) Collins; married Marjorie Weinman (a writer), c. 1970 (divorced, 1978); married Faye Elizabeth Yoe Grant (an actress), April 21, 1985; children: (second marriage) Katherine Donovan. Education: Amherst College, B.A. (cum laude), 1969.


Agent—Leigh Brillstein, International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Beth Cannon, Envision Entertainment, 9255 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Actor, director, and writer. Creative Coalition, New York City, member of board of directors, beginning 1989. Member of board of directors, American Clean Water Foundation, beginning 1990, and Institute for Social Rehabilitation.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Association for Unified Field Based Rehabilitation.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or special, 1987, for The Two Mrs. Grenvilles; National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 1996, for The First Wives Club; Video Premiere Award nomination (with others), best audio commentary, DVD Exclusive Awards, 2001, for Star Trek: The Motion Picture; Teen Choice Award nominations (with Catherine Hicks), choice television parental units, 2005, 2006, both for 7th Heaven.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jake Cutter, Tales of the Gold Monkey (also known as Tales of the Golden Monkey), ABC, 1982-83.

Nick Tattinger, Tattingers (also known as Nick & Hillary), NBC, 1988-89.

David Stuart, Working It Out, NBC, 1990.

Dr. Gabriel "Gabe" Sorenson, Sisters, 1995-96.

Eric Camden, 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and Seventh Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 1996-2006, CW Network, 2006-2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Agent Donald Nash, Brinks: The Great Robbery, ABC, 1976.

Pete Casimir, The Henderson Monster, CBS, 1980.

Young Joshua Turner, Summer Solstice, ABC, 1981.

Morton Fullerton, "Edith Wharton: Looking Back" (also known as "Looking Back"), Great Performances, PBS, 1981.

Jake Cutter, Tales of the Gold Monkey (also known as The Curse of the Gold Monkey), 1982.

Peter Hatten, Threesome, CBS, 1984.

Dr. Jim Eiseley, Dark Mirror, ABC, 1984.

Captain John Deason, Weekend War, ABC, 1988.

Dan Broderick, A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (also known as Till Murder Do Us Part), NBC, 1992.

Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (also known as A Passion for Innocence, Till Murder Do Us Part II, and A Woman Deceived), 1992.

Tom Aiken, On Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1995.

Bill Bartrand, The Babysitter's Seduction, NBC, 1995.

Sam, An Unexpected Family, USA Network, 1996.

Adam Graham, For Love Alone: The Ivana Trump Story (also known as Ivana Trump's "For Love Alone"), CBS, 1996.

Sam, An Unexpected Life, USA Network, 1998.

Dan Carlin, As Time Runs Out, CBS, 1999.

Gardner, Jumping Ship, Disney Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

David Spaulding, The Rhinemann Exchange, NBC, 1977.

Karl Hanke, Inside the Third Reich, ABC, 1982.

The Blue and the Gray, 1982.

Billy Lee, Chiefs (also known as Once Upon a Murder), CBS, 1983.

Shane O'Neill, Hold the Dream, OPT, 1986.

Billy Grenville, Jr., The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, NBC, 1987.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, A Woman Named Jackie, NBC, 1991.

Clee Donovan, Remember (also known as Barbara Taylor Bradford's "Remember"), CBS, 1993.

Jack Fremont, The Disappearance of Nora (also known as Deadly Recall), CBS, 1993.

Ashley Wilkes, Scarlett, CBS, 1994.

Roger Billingsley, A Family Divided, NBC, 1995.

I Love the 80's 3-D, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

James Larabee, Sherlock Holmes (also known as Sherlock Holmes: The Strange Case of Alice Faulkner), PBS, 1981.

ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars XIII, ABC, 1982.

The 55th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade, 1988.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1988.

Narrator, "Gray Whales with Christopher Reeve," In the Wild, PBS, 1995.

An All Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Barbara Taylor Bradford, Lifetime, 1999.

The Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Showdown at Grizzly River, PBS, 2000.

Intimate Portrait: Melissa Joan Hart, Lifetime, 2003.

TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love, Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Steven Mayhill, The Michele Lee Show, CBS, 1974.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dan August, CBS, 1970.

Todd Clarke, "The Abdication," The Waltons, CBS, 1975.

Todd Ballinger, "The Final Burial," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1975.

"The Mourning Line," Jigsaw John, NBC, 1976.

Dr. Bramley, "The Big Break," Good Heavens, CBS, 1976.

Teddy Roosevelt, The Best of Families, PBS, 1978.

Steve Carmody, "Angel Come Home," Charlie's Angels, 1978.

Todd Fields, "And If We Dream," The Hitchhiker (also known as Deadly Nightmares and Le voyageur), HBO, 1984.

"Disaster at Buzz Creek," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

Voice of Tony Mayzhakj/Earth Mover, "Earth Mover," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 1999.

"Marilu Henner," Celebrity Profile, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, multiple episodes, between 2001 and 2004.

"25 Toughest Stars," Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Contestant, "Tournament 6," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005.

Bruce, "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad," It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, FX Network, 2006.

Square Off, TV Guide Channel, 2007.

Also appeared in "Visit from a Dead Man," ABC Wide World of Mystery.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Guest anchor, Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 2002.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, 2003, 2004.

Good Day Live, syndicated, 2003, 2004.

On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2005.

The View, ABC, 2005.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 4th Annual Family Television Awards, ABC, 2002.

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2003.

Presenter, The 6th Annual Family Television Awards, The WB, 2004.

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards), TV Land, 2005.

Presenter, The 7th Annual Family Television Awards, The WB, 2005.

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2006.

Host, The 8th Annual Family Television Awards, CW Network, 2006.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Nothing Endures but Change," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and Seventh Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 1998.

"Paranoia," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and Seventh Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 1999.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Hugh W. Sloan, Jr., All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976.

Michael, Between the Lines, New Yorker, 1977.

Young Barry at age 25, Fedora, United Artists, 1978.

Michael Hillyard, The Promise (also known as Face of a Stranger), Universal, 1979.

Captain/Commander Willard Decker, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (also released as Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director's Edition), Paramount, 1979.

Greg, Loving Couples, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

Warren Cox, Brewster's Millions, Universal, 1985.

Dr. David Lowell, On Dangerous Ground (also known as Choke Canyon), Warner Bros., 1986.

Marty Phillips, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Attorney, The Big Picture, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1989.

Stephen Dallas, Stella, Buena Vista, 1990.

Gerald Bender, My New Gun, IRS Releasing, 1992.

Aaron Paradis, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996.

Mr. Maris, Drive Me Crazy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Cafe drinker, Paperback Hero, 1999.

Joseph A. Ball, The Commission, 2003.

Ambassador Walker, Blood Diamond, Warner Bros., 2006.

Joe, Because I Said So, Universal, 2007.

Hollywood on Fire (documentary), Saylors Brothers Entertainment/Outlast Innertainment, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Title role, Baal, Island Repertory Theatre, Edgartown, MA, 1968.

(New York debut) Valentine, Twelfth Night, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1969.

Dick, Moonchildren, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Nathan, Herbie, and pilot, More Than You Deserve, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1972-73.

Macduff, Macbeth, New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1973.

Peter Hunter, No Sex, Please, We're British, Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Danyon Paron, Jr., The Last Days of British Honduras, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1974.

Detective Michael Brick, The Ritz, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1975-76.

Andrei, The Three Sisters, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, 1977.

The New York Idea, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1977.

The Play's the Thing, Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre, 1978.

Stephen, Censored Scenes from Hong Kong (musical), Princess Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Bruce, Beyond Therapy, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Christian, Cyrano de Bergerac, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1980.

Sherlock Holmes, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1981.

Title role, The Loves of Anatol, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1985.

The Three Sisters, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1987.

The Rover, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1988.

The Crucible, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1988.

Orsino, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1989.

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Joe, One of the Guys, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, 1990.

The Old Boy, off-Broadway production, 1991.

Putting It Together, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1993.

Major Tours:

Forty Carats, First National Company, 1969-70.

1776, U.S. cities, 1972.

Stage Director:

The Old Boy, Phoenix Theatre, Purchase, NY, 1992.

Radio Appearances:

Appeared in "Hollywood Superstars' Gay Alliance," The National Lampoon Radio Hour.


Video Games:

Voice of Dr. Matt Clark, Code Blue, 2000.

Audio Books:

Contributor of narration, Mirth of a Nation: Audio Companion, Fellow Traveler, and Friend for Life, edited by Michael J. Rosen, HarperAudio, 2002.


(Contributor) Sondheim: Putting It Together (original cast recording), RCA Victor, 1993.



National Lampoon's "Class of '86," Village Gate Theatre Downstairs, New York City, 1986.

Super Sunday, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1988.


Eye Contact, Bantam, 1994.

Double Exposure, William Morrow, 1998.



Detroit News, January 22, 1996.

In Style, June, 1998.

People Weekly, April 26, 1999, p. 69.

Photoplay, March, 1980.

TV Guide, March 6, 1999; May 8, 2006, p. 31.


Stephen Collins Official Site,, May 7, 2007.

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