Stephen Collins is a popular writer, musician, actor and a director. He was born as Stephen Weaver Collins on October 1, 1947 to Madeleine and Cyrus Stickney Collins in Des Moines, Iowa. He was raised up in Hastings-on-Hudson in
and studied at Amherst College and graduated as cum laude. Stephen plays bass and rhythm guitar on various bands in Amherst.
He started acting in the Broadway and some of his works includes Spamalot, Moonchildren, No Sex Please: We’re British, The Ritz and more. He has done plays off-Broadway like Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang and the musical revue, Putting It Together which showcased Stephen Sondheim’s songs.
He gained popularity for his appearance as Eric Camden in the drama series, 7th Heaven. He was also known as Willard Decker, the Enterprise’ new commanding officer in the 1979 science fiction film,
: The Motion Picture. Some of his notable appearances on television also includes the adventure show, Tales of the Gold Monkey as Jake Cutter and the comedy-drama series, Tattingers as Nick. His guest appearances in the television series, The Waltons and Barnaby Jones were also notable. He is also one of the many celebrities who appeared in the crime drama series, Charlie’s Angels. Stephen also acted in several miniseries and television films. In 1987, he bagged the role of Billy Grenville Jr. in the television film, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles where he received nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special at the Emmy Awards. In 1991, he essayed the role of John F. Kennedy in the television film, A Woman Named Jackie; a miniseries that portrays the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (wife of John F. Kennedy). He donned the lead role in the television film, The Rhinemann Exchange which is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Ludlum.
He also appeared in Diane Keaton’s films like The First Wives Club in year 1996 and in the romantic comedy film, Because I Said So in 1997. Stephen has also co-starred in some of Meredith Baxter films like the political thriller film, All The President’s Men and more. From 2010 to 2011, he played as Dr. Dayton King in the television series, No Ordinary Family which was aired on ABC and Canada’s CTV. Stephen was also part of the 2006 TV series, Brothers & Sisters where he donned the role of the potential boyfriend of Saul Holden (played by Ron Rifkin). He played as the dad of Andy Bernard in the 8th season of the comedy series, The Office in Garden Party episode. In 2013, Stephen was cast in the science fiction series, Revolution and played the role of Dr. Gene Porter.
His first wife is Marjorie Weinman and after their separation, he got married to American actress, Faye Grant in 1985. The couple have a daughter named, Kate. In 2012, he filed a divorce against Faye Grant. Stephen is a member of The Episcopal Church (TEC) and he also practiced Transcendental Meditation technique. He is the Committee for Stress-Free Schools’ co-director who aims to practice Transcendental Meditation in schools and make funds for its research.