Stephen Collins
American actor
Stephen Collins
Stephen Weaver Collins is an American actor, writer, and musician. He is perhaps best known for playing the role of Eric Camden on the long-running television series 7th Heaven and more recently as Dr. Dayton King on the ABC TV series No Ordinary Family.
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'7th Heaven' creator would welcome Stephen Collins for reunion despite child abuse scandal
Fox News - about 1 month
In a controversial admission, “7th Heaven” creator says she would consider including Stephen Collins, the actor embroiled in a sex-abuse scandal, in a future reunion show.
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'7th Heaven' Star Is Game For A Reunion, As Long As Reverend Camden Is Dead
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Journalists hunt for Hillary in Iowa
CNN - almost 2 years
Stephen Collins reports on the difficulty of tracking Hillary Clinton.
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Stephen Collins to '7th Heaven' Fans: 'I'm very sorry'
Yahoo News - about 2 years
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, embattled actor Stephen Collins admits to sexual misconduct with underage girls and talks about his time starring on the hit show '7th Heaven.'
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Exclusive: Stephen Collins opens up about sexual abuse of underage girls
Yahoo News - about 2 years
For the first time since an explosive sexual-misconduct scandal broke in October, actor Stephen Collins is talking directly about the incidents, and the events that led to the story being leaked to the press.
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Chatting Up Stephen Collins: Palm Springs' Man About Modernism
Huffington Post - about 3 years
You probably know Stephen Collins as the irrepressibly dashing and undeniably urbane host of Bravo's Property Envy, the panel talk show he presided over alongside property expert Jeff Lewis, interior designer Mary McDonald, and Chicago-based real estate guru Brandie Malay. However, I first met the Renaissance man in his pre-television days back in London when he was the proprietor of a jaw-dropping emporium that he had opened as a sort of showcase for all the magnificent wares he had accumulated over the course of his nearly two-decade-long grand tour of some of the most fabulous corners around the globe. The showroom was a sublimely eclectic wonderland filled with richly storied objets d'art that reflected a life defined and refined by a heady cocktail of art, beauty, color and, of course, high style. I vividly recall how Collins, with almost professorial glee, took me on a tour of the space imbuing each and every nook and cranny with novel-worthy tales about how his passion for, and p ...
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Building Bridges, Naming Names
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Naming public buildings, roads, bridges and the like is probably more complicated and controversial than it ought to be. No matter what, politics and power play a role. And such is certainly the case with the two new cross-Ohio River bridges now under construction here in Louisville. Already, a bill has been filed in Frankfort, the state capital, to name the downtown bridge for former President Ronald Reagan. Its sponsor, Republican Sen. Dan Seum of Louisville, has pointed out that the last bridge named in our city was for President John F. Kennedy, a Democrat. Isn't it fair, he suggests, to name the other downtown span for a notable recent Republican? Perhaps, although a lot of people seem to disagree. The Courier-Journal conducted an unscientific poll (I voted twice, on two different computers) and found the community divided roughly half and half over the idea. My own informal survey, conducted among people I met wherever I went in the last week, found the idea less popular, but ...
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'7th Heaven' Star Stephen Collins' Estranged Wife: He Left Me Destitute
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins (who played the dad on the show) is raking in HUGE money with new acting gigs these days ... so says his bitter, estranged wife ... and now she wants a piece. 66-year-old Collins filed for divorce from 56-year-old Faye Grant last year after 27 years of marriage and according to new legal docs, Faye's NOT happy.
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'Revolution' Season 2 Premiere: 7 Reasons To Give NBC's Drama A Second Chance
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Revolution" returns to NBC for Season 2 with a new night and time, premiering Wed., Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. Last season's finale saw our heroes make the treacherous journey to the Tower where they were able to turn on the power, but at what cost? Without giving too much away, it's safe to say that the effects of this move prove to be catastrophic for everyone. But is "Revolution" still worth your time in Season 2, especially with a slew of new shows jostling for the space on your DVR? Even creator Eric Kripke acknowledges that the show lost its way last year, telling TV Guide, "by the end of the season, around the time that we had drone strikes, I was watching along with everyone else and asking myself what is this show about? I just don't know what this show is about anymore." Having seen the first two episodes of "Revolution's" new season, we can attest that Kripke seems to have led the show back on the right track. There are certainly still some extraneous elements, but Season 2 ...
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Denette Wilford: 'The Fosters' Was One Of Summer's Best
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Network TV this summer has been unlike any other. Aside from the typical reality fare (So You Think You Can Dance, Big Brother, The Bachelorette), there has been a plethora -- that's right, a plethora -- of scripted dramas. Rookie Blue may have been the season's staple for the past four seasons, not to mention my guilty pleasures Teen Wolf and Pretty Little Liars, but this year, there has also been Under The Dome, Motive, Crossing Lines and Mistresses. By far, though, my favourite show this summer has been The Fosters. It's my first season-long commitment to an ABC Family/Spark show (though I have been tempted by Switched At Birth and the recently cancelled Bunheads and The Lying Game) and I'm glad I invested in it. In case you don't know what the family drama is all about, it centres on a lesbian couple -- police officer Stef (Teri Polo) and school administer Lena (Sherri Saum) -- with a small litter: Stef's biological son, Brandon (David Lambert), with her ex-husband ...
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Ruthie Camden Is All Grown Up
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Mackenzie Rosman is best known for her role on "7th Heaven" as the adorable, curly-cued, originally youngest Camden child, Ruthie. But five years after the long-running WB series about a Protestant minister's family came to an end, the actress is proving she's all grown up. Now 23-year-old Rosman, who starred on "7th Heaven" for 11 seasons (appearing in all but five of the show's 243 episodes), stripped down for Maxim's September 2013 issue to promote her new Syfy movie "Ghost Shark" (premieres August 22) and to look back on her formative years. Rosman was just seven years old when she started her stint on "7th Heaven," but once the show ended, her image changed, thanks to a leaked photo of her in lingerie and another of her kissing another woman. In recent years, Rosman's reunited with some fellow "7th Heaven" alumni: She had a multi-episode arc as a not-so-virginal high schooler named Zoe on "Secret Life of the American Teenager." The ABC Family series was also helm ...
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Kenny says no unpicking of abortion Bill - Irish Times
Google News - over 3 years
Montreal Gazette Kenny says no unpicking of abortion Bill Irish Times Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “We are very clear here that the issue of suicidal intent is an issue that was dealt with by the Supreme Court decision. We as a Government are not able to unpick that decision.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill. Stephen Collins, Harry ... Ireland's Dail set for final abortion voteBBC News Irish politicians to vote on divisive abortion billCNN Ireland likely to legalise abortion in very limited circumstancesThe Guardian The Independent -Fresno Bee all 46 news articles »
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'Glee' Star Is Headed To 'The League'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
So long, innocent Emma: Jayma Mays is on her way to FX! According to TVLine, the "Glee" actress has booked a multi-episode arc on "The League." Few details are known about her character. In addition to "Glee," Mays' other TV appearances include "Heroes" and "Ugly Betty." In other casting news... Leland Orser and Patrick St. Esprit are headed to "Revolution." "Taken" actor Orser will play a weapon-loving scientist named John Sanborn, while "Sons Of Anarchy" actor Esprit will play rebel leader Wayne Ramsey. [EW] Felicia Day is "Supernatural"-bound. Day is headed back for episode 11 of the CW series as the geeky Charlie Bradbury. [TVLine] Adam Gregory is headed back to "90210." Gregory is taking another spin around Beverly Hills as bad boy Ty Collins. In Gregory's episode, we'll find out how things would have turned out for Ty if Annie (Shenae Grimes) hadn't moved to town. [TV Guide] Andrew Dunbar is stopping by "Arrow." Dunbar will portray DC comics charact ...
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Two testing triathlons for Stephen ...
Brighouse ECHO - over 4 years
BRIGHOUSE businessman, Stephen Collins, who suffers from cerebral palsy, has taken inspiration from the upcoming Paralympic Games and will aim to complete two testing triathlons and raise money for two worthy causes.
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Former 'Business Person of the Year' Dies
Burnsville Patch - over 4 years
Editor's Note: This is adapted from an obituary from White Funeral Home. To see the full text, please click here. Susan A. Luikens Apple Valley resident Susan A. Luikens, 60, passed away May 27, 2012. Luikens was well-known in the Burnsville community. For many years she and her husband owned and operated a business in town—Beacon Mailing. She was active in the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, serving on many committees and the organization's Board of Directors. In 2004, Luikens was awarded "Business Person of the Year" by her peers. She also volunteered with thr Burnsville Fire Muster, the city's signature event, and was very active in organizing the "Bite of Burnsville" for several years. Luikens is described as a "friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her." She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Collins; brother, Michael Collins and brother-in-law, Bruce MacGregor. She is survived by loving husband and best friend of 30 ye ...
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Susan A. Luikens, 60
Apple Valley Patch - over 4 years
Susan A. Luikens, age 60 of Apple Valley, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012. She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Collins; brother, Michael Collins and brother-in-law, Bruce MacGregor. She is survived by loving husband and best friend of 30 years, Mike Luikens; children Matthew and Joe (Jolene) Morgan; 2 grandchildren: Madyson and Mara; mother, Carol Collins; siblings, Stephen Collins, Jeanne MacGregor, Thomas (Donna) Collins, Mary (Dan) Mulvehill, Patrick Collins, Katie (Al) Rush; also by other loving relatives and friends. A memorial visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at White Funeral Home 12804 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville. Read the complete notice on the White Funeral Homes website.
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7Th Heaven's Stephen Collins, wife split after 27 years
CBS - Atlanta - almost 5 years
7th Heaven star Stephen Collins and his wife, actress Faye Grant, are divorcing after 27 years of marriage.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stephen Collins
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 66
    In a December 2014 interview with People magazine, Collins admitted he had "inappropriate sexual conduct with three female minors" in 1973, 1982, and 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Collins is the author of two novels: Eye Contact (1994) and Double Exposure (1998). http://stephencollins.com/ - revamped 2016
    In October 2014, the New York City Police Department began investigating Collins after an audio tape leaked to the media revealed a male voice - purported to be that of Collins - admitting to past sexual abuse of a minor.
    More Details Hide Details A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson stated Collins had been investigated by the department in 2012 after receiving a claim from 40 years earlier regarding sexual abuse. The LAPD further stated their investigation did not allow them to "substantiate the allegation."
    Until October 2014, he had been a national co-director of the Committee for Stress-Free Schools, which advocates practicing TM in schools and funds TM research.
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  • 2012
    Age 64
    Collins filed for divorce from Grant in 2012. The divorce was finalized in January 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Collins is an Episcopalian as well as a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and has taken part in the advanced TM Yogic Flying technique since 1980.
  • 2010
    Age 62
    He also appeared as a potential love interest for Ron Rifkin's character Saul Holden, on ABC's Brothers & Sisters, in fall of 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in season eight of The Office playing Andy Bernard's dad in the episode "Garden Party". In 2013, Collins began appearing in the NBC series Revolution as Dr. Gene Porter, the leader of the town of Willoughby and father of Rachel Matheson (played by Elizabeth Mitchell).
    In the 2010–11 television season, Collins starred in the short-lived ABC series No Ordinary Family.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 44
    He has co-starred with Meredith Baxter in three films, All the President's Men, A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, and Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter, the latter two being made-for-TV movies broadcast on CBS in 1992.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 37
    He married actress Faye Grant in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details They had a daughter, Kate, in 1989.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 22
    Collins was married to Marjorie Weinman from 1970 to 1978.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Collins was born on October 1, 1947, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Madeleine (née Robertson) and Cyrus Stickney Collins, an airline executive.
    More Details Hide Details Collins was raised with his two older brothers in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, and attended Amherst College, graduating cum laude. He played bass guitar and rhythm guitar in a number of rock and roll bands at Amherst. Collins' Broadway credits include his 2008 role as King Arthur in Spamalot and prior appearances in Moonchildren, The Ritz, The Loves of Anatol, and No Sex Please, We're British; Off Broadway he appeared opposite Sigourney Weaver in Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, as Macduff to Christopher Walken's Macbeth at Lincoln Center, and as husband to Julie Andrews in the Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting It Together at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1993. Collins is probably best known for his role as Eric Camden in the television drama series 7th Heaven. He is also known for portraying captain/commander Willard Decker in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Other notable television credits include Jake Cutter in the cult favorite Tales of the Gold Monkey and Tattingers, as well as guest appearances in The Waltons, Barnaby Jones, Charlie's Angels, and numerous miniseries and made-for-television movies. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work opposite Ann-Margret in the miniseries The Two Mrs. Grenvilles and he played John F. Kennedy in the miniseries A Woman Named Jackie, which won the Emmy for Best Miniseries. He also played the lead role opposite Lauren Hutton in the made-for-TV movie The Rhinemann Exchange, based on Robert Ludlum's bestselling novel.
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