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Christopher Collins (XLIV) (1949–1994)

Christopher Collins was born on August 30, 1949 in Orange, New Jersey, USA as Christopher Lawrence Latta. He was an actor, known for Star Blazers (1979), G.I. Joe (1990) and The Transformers: The Movie (1986). He was married to Judith Ryan. He died on June 12, 1994 in Ventura, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Star Blazers
Star Blazers Comet Empire General Dire / Sergeant Knox
(1979)
G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe Cobra Commander
(1990-1992)
The Transformers: The Movie
The Transformers: The Movie Starscream / Laserbeak
(1986)
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
(1992)

Filmography

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 1993-1994 Married with Children (TV Series)
Roger
- The Legend of Ironhead Haynes (1994) ... Roger
- No Ma'am (1993) ... Roger
 1993-1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Guard / Durg
- Blood Oath (1994) ... Guard
- The Passenger (1993) ... Durg
 1994 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Paul Forbes
- Abandando Abandoned (1994) ... Paul Forbes
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
P.J. Stone
- A Partridge in a Pair's Tree (1992) ... P.J. Stone
 1992 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Angel
- Ebbtide for the Defense (1992) ... Angel
 1992 A Stranger Among Us
Chris Baldessari (as Chris Collins)
 1990-1992 G.I. Joe (TV Series)
Cobra Commander
- The Legend of Metal-Head (1992) ... (voice)
- Basic Training (1992) ... (voice)
- Metal-Head's Reunion (1991) ... (voice)
- Cobra World (1991) ... (voice)
- Keyboard Warriors (1991) ... (voice)
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Thug
- The Subway (1992) ... Thug
 1991 Danger Team (TV Movie)
Truk (voice)
 1991 True Identity
Frank LaMotta (as Chris Latta)
 1991 Rover Dangerfield
Big Boss / Coyote / Sparky / ... (voice, as Chris Collins)
 1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Mr. Stapleton
- Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition (1991) ... Mr. Stapleton
 1991 Blue Desert
Phone Man
 1990 The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series)
Sammy K. Ferret
- Stay Tooned (1990) ... Sammy K. Ferret (as Chris Collins)
 1989-1990 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mr. Burns / TV Host
- Some Enchanted Evening (1990) ... TV Host (voice)
- The Telltale Head (1990) ... Mr. Burns (voice)
- Homer's Odyssey (1990) ... Mr. Burns (voice)
- Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989) ... Mr. Burns (voice, uncredited)
 1989 The Butter Battle Book (TV Short)
Chief Yookeroo / Various Yooks (voice)
 1989 Anything But Love (TV Series)
Charles
- Ch-ch-changes (1989) ... Charles
 1989 Road House
Sharing Husband
 1989 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Larry McCary
- The Big Wheel (1989) ... Larry McCary
 1989 G.I. Joe: Operation Dragonfire (TV Mini-Series)
Cobra Commander
- Operation Dragonfire: Part 5 (1989) ... Cobra Commander (voice, uncredited)
- Operation Dragonfire: Part 4 (1989) ... Cobra Commander (voice, uncredited)
- Operation Dragonfire: Part 3 (1989) ... Cobra Commander (voice, uncredited)
- Operation Dragonfire: Part 2 (1989) ... Cobra Commander (voice, uncredited)
 1989 King Koopa's Kool Kartoons (TV Series)
King Koopa (as Chris Latta)
 1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Tom
- Homeless (1988) ... Tom
 1988 Superman (TV Series)
 1988 This Is America, Charlie Brown (TV Mini-Series)
Sailor
- The Mayflower Voyagers (1988) ... Sailor (voice, as Chris Collins)
 1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light (TV Series)
Darkstorm / Cravex / Falkama
- Sorcery Squared (1987) ... Darkstorm / Cravex (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Honor Among Thieves (1987) ... Darkstorm / Cravex (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Dawn of the Sun Imps (1987) ... Darkstorm / Cravex (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Trail of Three Wizards (1987) ... Darkstorm / Cravex / Falkama (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Horn of Unicorn, Claw of Dragon (1987) ... Darkstorm (voice, as Chris Latta, credit only)
 1984-1987 The Transformers (TV Series)
Starscream / Wheeljack / Sparkplug Witwicky / ...
- The Rebirth: Part 2 (1987) ... Krunk / Skullcruncher (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Return of Optimus Prime: Part 1 (1987) ... Defensor (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Burden Hardest to Bear (1986) ... Defensor / Yamanote Engineer (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Only Human (1986) ... Cobra Commander / Thug #4 (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Ultimate Weapon (1986) ... Defensor / Slammer (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie (Video)
Cobra Commander / Gung Ho / Ripper / ... (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1986 InHumanoids: The Movie (Video)
D'Compose / Granahue / Tendril (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1986 The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard (TV Movie)
Slime (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1986 InHumanoids (TV Series)
D'Compose / Tendril / Statesman Granahue / ...
- Auger... for President? (1986) ... D'Compose / Tendril / Tucker Night (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Masterson Team (1986) ... D'Compose / Tendril / Statesman Granahue (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Primal Passions (1986) ... D'Compose / Tendril (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Evil Eye (1986) ... D'Compose / Tendril / Gagoyle (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Negative Polarity (1986) ... D'Compose / Tendril / Gagoyle (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1985-1986 G.I. Joe (TV Series)
Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho / Ripper / ...
- Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep (1986) ... Cobra Commander / Ripper (voice, as Christopher Latta)
- Sins of Our Fathers (1986) ... Cobra Commander (voice, as Christopher Latta)
- Not a Ghost of a Chance (1986) ... Cobra Commander (voice, as Christopher Latta)
- Second Hand Emotions (1986) ... Cobra Commander / Ripper (voice, as Christopher Latta)
- Nightmare Assault (1986) ... Ripper (voice, as Christopher Latta)
 1986 G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! (TV Movie)
Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho / Horror Show / ... (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1986 The Transformers: The Movie
Starscream / Laserbeak (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1985 Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines (Video)
Adrian Ravenscroft / Ernie Slye (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1985 Inspector Gadget (TV Series)
Dr. Claw
- Magic Gadget (1985) ... Dr. Claw (voice, uncredited)
 1984 G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra (TV Mini-Series)
Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho / Ripper / ...
- Amusement Park of Terror (1984) ... Breaker / Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho / ... (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Battle on the Roof of the World (1984) ... Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho / Ripper (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Palace of Doom (1984) ... Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Vines of Evil (1984) ... Breaker / Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho (voice, as Chris Latta)
- In the Cobra's Pit (1984) ... Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho / Ripper (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1983 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (TV Series)
Beetle / Abner Jenkins / Sandman / ...
- Origin of the Spider-Friends (1983) ... Beetle / Abner Jenkins (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Spider-Man: Unmasked! (1983) ... Sandman / Flint Marko (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1983 Pac-Man (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Here's Super-Pac!/Hey, Hey, Hey... It's P.J. (1983) ... Additional Voices (voice, as Chris Latta)
 1983 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (TV Mini-Series)
Cobra Commander / Breaker / Steeler / ...
- A Stake in the Serpent's Heart (1983) ... Breaker / Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho (voice, as Christopher Latta)
- Duel in the Devil's Cauldron (1983) ... Breaker / Cobra Commander / Gung-Ho / ... (voice, as Christopher Latta)
- The Worms of Death (1983) ... Cobra Commander / Steeler (voice, as Christopher Latta)
- Slave of the Cobra Master (1983) ... Breaker / Cobra Commander (voice, as Christopher Latta)
- The Cobra Strikes (1983) ... Cobra Commander / Steeler (voice, as Christopher Latta)
 1979 Star Blazers (TV Series)
Comet Empire General Dire / Sergeant Knox
- Underground City ... Comet Empire General Dire / Sergeant Knox (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Time Trap ... Comet Empire General Dire / Sergeant Knox (voice, as Chris Latta)
- Third Day at Telezart ... Comet Empire General Dire / Sergeant Knox (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Tunnel Satellite ... Comet Empire General Dire / Sergeant Knox (voice, as Chris Latta)
- The Main Fleet Battle ... Comet Empire General Dire / Sergeant Knox (voice, as Chris Latta)
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Alternate Names:

Chris Collins | Christopher Latta | Chris Latta

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about his school counselor experience] The guy was real concerned, he says, 'You know, Ben has a great many fantasies. He keeps telling me you're this guy in a cartoon, that you're the Cobra Commander on "G.I. Joe." Well? Doesn't that concern you?' I looked at him and said, 'But I am.' He looked at me like, 'Oh God, this guy's crazy too. He's telling his child he's a cartoon.'

Trivia:

For many years it was erroneously believed that he had provided the voice for the Rulon character, Rasp in Dino-Riders (1988). To the extent that it was even reported in "ToyFare" magazine at one time. There are still conflicting reports as to who actually provided the voice for Rasp. It is believed to either have been Frank Welker or Charlie Adler. In truth, Latta had no involvement with the ... See more »

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Virgo

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