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Stephen Collins Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Oct 1, 1947
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

American actor Stephen Collins was endowed with the sort of prep-school handsomeness that could adapt to heroics and villainy with equal aplomb. A graduate of Amherst and a veteran of the Broadway stage, Collins made his film bow in a microscopic role in [[Feature~V1613~All the President's Men~allthepresidentsmen]] (1976). He was seen to better advantage with a whole crop of relative newcomers in Joan Micklin Silver's low-budget [[Feature~V5201~Between the Lines~betweenthelines]] (1977), then graduated to "A" parts in "A" pictures, such as the role of Decker in [[Feature~V46515~Star Trek: The Motion Picture~startrek:themotionpicture]] (1978). Television has always been kind to Stephen Collins: he received substantial acting assignments in the 1977 anthology [[Feature~V4941~Best Sellers~bestseller]] (as David Spaulding in the "Rhineman Exchange" story arc), the 1982 Indiana Jones derivation [[Feature~V124750~Tales of the Gold Monkey~curseofthegoldmonkey]] (lead role, as Jake Cutter), the 1988 weekly Tattinger's (title role), and the 1990 middle-age-angst sitcom [[Feature~V55287~Working it Out~workingitout]] (as David Stewart). Eventually he became known for his role as the family patriarch in the Christian-oriented series 7th Heaven (1996-2003). In 2012, Collins played a supporting role in The Farrelly brothers' film reboot of Three Stooges. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi