Stephen Weaver Collins (born October 1, 1947 in Des Moines , Iowa ) is an American actor , director and writer . He was best known as Pastor Eric Camden in the television series A Heavenly Family .
Stephen Collins was born in Des Moines , Iowa , to Cyrus and Madeline Collins, and spent the first six months of his life in Peru . After that, his parents settled in Hastings-on-Hudson , New York , where he grew up. Collins studied at the renowned Amherst Liberal Arts College . There he joined the theater group and gained his first experience as an actor. He made his debut in a performance of TS Eliot's play Murder in the Cathedral . In 1969, Collins played Valentine in What You Want at the New York Shakespeare Festival . Shortly afterwards he signed a contract as an actor in New York.
After Collins gained experience as a stage actor, he stood next to Burt Reynolds in the series Dan August for the first time in front of the camera. He made his feature film debut in 1976 in a small role in The Untouchables alongside Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford . This was followed by guest appearances in series (including The Waltons ) and feature film roles (including in Star Trek - The Motion Picture as Captain / Commander Willard "Will" Decker ). 1981/82 Collins played in Die Himmelhunde von Boragora as Jake Cutter for the first time a permanent series role. This was followed by leading roles in the series Tattingers (1987–1988), Working it Out (1990–1991) and Ein Strauss Töchter ( Sisters , 1995–1996). Collins has also appeared in numerous cinema and television films (including Jumpin 'Jack Flash and The Devil Club ) and has made several guest roles in series.
From 1996 to 2007, Collins played the role of Reverend Eric Camden in the television series A Heavenly Family . Collins himself directed three episodes of the series. He made his directorial debut in 1992 with the musical The Old Boy . Collins also wrote two novels. His first novel, Eye Contact (1994) achieved bestseller status, a success that the follow-up novel, Double Exposure (1998), could not match.
From 2010 to 2011, Collins played the role of Dr. in the US television series My Superhero Family. Dayton King .
A member of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America , Collins had been married to Faye Grant since 1985 , whom he separated in 2012. The divorce took place in 2015. The marriage resulted in a daughter. Collins has been married to a native German since July 2019.
In early October 2014, tape recordings were released on the Internet in which a man who appears to be Collins admits sexual harassment of three underage girls during a marriage counseling session . The tape recordings were made by Collins' wife Faye Grant during a therapy conversation. Grant had previously sworn an abuse case, which is said to have taken place in 1972, in court , but denied having published the recordings. In response to the release, Collins was removed from the cast list for the film Ted 2 . In addition, an American television station decided not to repeat the series A Heavenly Family . Collins admitted in a written statement to People magazine in December 2014 that "from 1973 to 1994 there were three underage girls with whom he had had sexual contact".
As an actor
- 1974: The Michele Lee Show
- 1975: The Waltons ( The Waltons , TV series, 1 episode)
- 1975: Barnaby Jones (TV series, 1 episode)
- 1976: The Untouchables (All the President's Men)
- 1976: Jigsaw John (TV series, 1 episode)
- 1976: Oh dear Heavens ( Good Heavens , TV series, 1 episode)
- 1976: Little Gangster - Big Loot ( Brinks: The Great Robbery )
- 1977: Between the Fronts ( The Rhinemann Exchange , miniseries)
- 1978: Fedora
- 1978: Charlie's Angels ( Charlie's Angels , TV series, 1 episode)
- 1979: The Promise
- 1979: Star Trek: The Movie (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
- 1980: The Henderson Monster
- 1980: A Waltz Before Breakfast (Loving Couples)
- 1981: Summer Solstice
- 1982: Inside the Third Reich
- 1982–1983: Die Himmelhunde von Boragora ( Tales of the Gold Monkey , TV series, 22 episodes)
- 1983: The Delano Police Chiefs ( Chiefs , Miniseries)
- 1984: In the Mirror of Death (Dark Mirror)
- 1984: Threesome
- 1985: Hell with the Coals (Brewster's Millions)
- 1985: The Hitchhiker ( The Hitchhiker , 1 episode)
- 1985: George Burns Comedy Week (TV series)
- 1986: The Lone Fighter (Choke Canyon)
- 1986: Jumpin 'Jack Flash
- 1986: Life's Bitter Sweetness (Hold the Dream)
- 1987: Society (The Two Mrs. Grenvilles)
- 1988: Weekend War
- 1988–1989: The Tattingers ( Tattingers , TV series, 14 episodes)
- 1989: The Big Picture
- 1990: Stella
- 1990: Not the first time ( Working It Out , TV series, 13 episodes)
- 1991: The Fate of Jackie O ( A Woman Named Jackie , miniseries)
- 1992: Till Murder Do Us Part (A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story)
- 1992: My New Gun
- 1992: Until Murder Do Us Part (Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter)
- 1993: am I a murderer? (The Disappearance of Nora)
- 1993: What remains is the memory (Remember)
- 1994: Scarlett (miniseries)
- 1995: A Family Divided
- 1995–1996: A bouquet of daughters ( Sisters , TV series, 15 episodes)
- 1996: Ivana Trump: You can't buy love (For Love Alone: The Ivana Trump Story)
- 1996: The Babysitter's Seduction
- 1996: On Seventh Avenue
- 1996: The First Wives Club (The First Wives Club)
- 1996: An Unexpected Family
- 1996-2007: A Heavenly Family ( 7th Heaven , TV series, 242 episodes)
- 1998: Game of Life (An Unexpected Life)
- 1999: Drive Me Crazy
- 1999: Batman of the Future ( Batman Beyond , animated series, 1 episode, voice)
- 1999: Deadly Countdown (As Time Runs Out)
- 2003: The Commission
- 2006: Blood Diamond
- 2006–2007: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV series, 2 episodes)
- 2007: From Woman to Woman (Because I Said So)
- 2008: Every Second Counts
- 2008: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series, 1 episode)
- 2009, 2011: Private Practice (TV series, 4 episodes)
- 2010: Brothers & Sisters (TV series, 1 episode)
- 2010–2011: My Superhero Family ( No Ordinary Family , TV series, 20 episodes)
- 2011: The Office ( The Office , TV series, 1 episode)
- 2012: Die Stooges - Drei Vollpfosten turn (The Three Stooges)
- 2012: Scandal (TV series, 1 episode)
- 2013: Falling Skies (TV series, 2 episodes)
- 2013: Talent Watch (TV series, 1 episode)
- 2013: The Fosters (TV series, 1 episode)
- 2013: Devious Maids ( Devious Maids , TV series, 6 episodes)
- 2013–2014: Revolution (TV series, 22 episodes)
- 2014: Avengers - Together Invincible ( Marvel's Avengers Assemble , TV series, 1 episode)
As a director
A Heavenly Family (7th Heaven)
- 1998: Episode 2.17 " Nothing Endures But Change "
- 1999: Episode 3.16 "Paranoia (Paranoia) "
- 2002: Episode 6.16 "Silence is gold (I Really Did) "
A Heavenly Family (7th Heaven)
- 1999: Episode 3.14 "Family growth (In Praise of Women) ", song: "Love is All Around"
- 2002: Episode 7.5 “Elvis is alive! (The Heart of the Matter) ", songs:" All Shook Up "," Don't Be Cruel "," Teddy Bear "," Rock-a-Hula "
- 2002: Episode 7.7 "Jesus loves you (Gabrielle Come Blow Your Horn) ", song: "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know"
- 2003: Episode 7.18 "Wedding bells (We do) ", song: "Mr. Blue "
- 1994: Eye Contact
- 1998: Double Exposure
- Stephen Collins at the Internet Movie Database (English)
- ↑ Stephen Collins and Faye Grant Settle Divorce After Messy Split and Shocking Accusations eonline.com, January 24, 2015 (English). Retrieved August 11, 2016.
- ↑ Stephen Collins retreated Iowa married German woman daily meditation sessions. dailymail.co.uk, November 6, 2019 (English). Accessed December 30, 2019.
- ^ Stephen Collins - Fantasies About Oral Sex with His Own Child… Wife Says. TMZ.com, October 8, 2014 (English). Retrieved October 8, 2014.
- ↑ a b Star from "A Heavenly Family": Stephen Collins allegedly molested minors . In: Spiegel Online , October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
- ↑ After child abuse allegations: producers of "Ted 2" fire Stephen Collins. Rolling Stone , October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
- ↑ Confession of abuse by series star Collins: "I did something terribly wrong." In: Spiegel Online, December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Collins, Stephen Weaver (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American actor, director, and writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 1, 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Des Moines , Iowa|