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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 October 1947Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Birth NameStephen Weaver Collins
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stephen Collins was born on October 1, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Stephen Weaver Collins. He is an actor, known for 7th Heaven (1996), Blood Diamond (2006) and All the President's Men (1976). He has been married to Faye Grant since April 21, 1985. They have one child. He was previously married to Marjorie Weinman.

Spouse (2)

Faye Grant (21 April 1985 - present) (filed for divorce) (1 child)
Marjorie Weinman (1970 - 1978) (divorced)

Trivia (15)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1991" in John Willis's Screen World, Vol. 31.
He and wife Faye Grant have one daughter: Kate Collins (born 1989).
His full name is Stephen Weaver Collins. His middle name, Weaver, is a family name on his mother's side. His great-great grandfather was General James B. Weaver, the 1880 Greenback party candidate and the 1892 Populist party candidate for President of the United States. In 1892, General Weaver won 22 electorial votes.
Has appeared in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). His television co-star on 7th Heaven (1996), Catherine Hicks, appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).
Reverend Eric Camden, Collins's character on 7th Heaven (1996), was ranked #11 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [June 20, 2004 issue].
Is a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
Said in an interview that he felt very much like an outsider during the filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), where he played Commander Willard Decker, a feeling that he actually tried to capitalize on in his characterization of Decker.
His wife Faye Grant is an actress. One of her roles was Rhonda Blake on the television series The Greatest American Hero (1981).
Is the author of two novels: "Eye Contact" and "Double Exposure".
Attended and graduated from Hastings High School in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. In 2003, he was the guest speaker at the high school graduation.
Is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter.
While attending Amherst College, he was an active member of their (mainly a cappella) choral group, the Zumbyes (Class of 1969). In 1968, on a yearly LP released by the group, he was the featured singer (as Steve Collins) on "California Dreamin'". Also in the group at that time, singing bass, was David Eisenhower (Class of 1970). Eisenhower was the grandson of the former President, and soon-to-be son-in-law to the next President, Richard Nixon, who had been Vice-President to his grandfather.
Best known by the public for his role as Commander Willard Decker in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).
Loves classic rock music.
Longtime friends with Ron Rifkin.

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