Stephen Weaver Collins was born on the 1st October 1947, in Des Moines, Iowa USA. He is an actor perhaps best known for his role of Eric Camden in the family drama television series “7th Heaven” (1996–2007). Stephen Collins has added to his net worth as a director, writer and musician, too. Collins has been active in the entertainment industry since 1974.
How much is Stephen Collins’ net worth? Reportedly, his wealth stands at $14 million, accumulated from his career in the entertainment industry stretching over more than 40 years.
Stephen Collins Net Worth $14 Million
To begin with, Stephen with his two brothers grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. He is a graduate from Amherst College, where he also played rhythm as well as bass guitar in various rock and roll bands. As an actor he debuted in the family drama series “The Waltons” (1975) created by Earl Hamner Jr. Since then the actor has created almost 50 characters landed in television productions. Among his most significant roles are those in the series “7th Heaven” (1996–2007) created by Brenda Hampton; the lead role in the adventure television show “Tales of the Gold Monkey” (1982) created by Donald P. Bellisario; the lead role in the miniseries “The Two Mrs. Grenvilles” (1987) directed by John Erman for which Collins was nominated for an Emmy Award; the role of John Fitzgerald Kennedy landed in the miniseries “A Woman Named Jackie” (1991) and many other roles which added financially to the overall size of Stephen Collins net worth. One of his latest works on television is a role in the post apocalyptic science fiction series “Revolution” (2014) created by Eric Kripke.
To add more, Collins has landed many roles in feature films. He was cast as the star in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979) directed by Robert Wise. Stephen Collins also created the roles in such successful films as the comedies “Brewster’s Millions” (1985) directed by Walter Hill, “The First Wives Club” (1996) directed by Hugh Wilson, “Drive Me Crazy” (1999) directed by John Schultz and “Because I Said So” (2007) directed by Michael Lehmann. He lwas also cast in the lead role in the film “Choke Canyon” (1986). Collins appeared in the film “Blood Diamond” (2006) with Leonardo DiCaprio . In fact, cinema is a very significant source of Stephen Collins’ net worth.
Furthermore, Stephen Collins has added sums to his net worth by appearing in Broadway and off- Broadway plays including “No Sex Please We’re British”, “Moonchildren”, “Spamalot”, “The Ritz”, “Putting It Together” and others.
Stephen is known to be a gifted writer too, and has published two successful novels, “Eye Contact” (1994) and “Double Exposure” (1998). As a musician he is known for recording two studio albums: “Stephen Collins” (2003) and “The Hits of Rick Nelson” (2005).
Despite all positive facts, he is known to abuse three female teenagers sexually, as long as everything cleared out 40 years after, Collins wasn’t punished.
Finally, in the private life of Stephen Collins, he has been married twice. He married Marjorie Weinman in 1970, but they divorced in 1978. In 1985, he married the actress Faye Grant; they lived together for twenty years before divorcing in 2015, and have a daughter.
While attending Amherst College, he was an active member of their (mainly a cappella) choral group, the Zumbyes (Class of 1969). In 1968, on a yearly LP released by the group, he was the featured singer (as Steve Collins) on "California Dreamin'". Also in the group at that time, singing bass, was David Eisenhower (Class of 1970). Eisenhower was the grandson of the former President, and soon-to-be son-in-law to the next President, Richard Nixon, who had been Vice-President to his grandfather.
Is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter.
Attended and graduated from Hastings High School in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. In 2003, he was the guest speaker at the high school graduation.
Is the author of two novels: "Eye Contact" and "Double Exposure".
Said in an interview that he felt very much like an outsider during the filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), where he played Commander Willard Decker, a feeling that he actually tried to capitalize on in his characterization of Decker.
Is a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
Reverend Eric Camden, Collins's character on 7th Heaven (1996), was ranked #11 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [June 20, 2004 issue].
His full name is Stephen Weaver Collins. His middle name, Weaver, is a family name on his mother's side. His great-great grandfather was General James B. Weaver, the 1880 Greenback party candidate and the 1892 Populist party candidate for President of the United States. In 1892, General Weaver won 22 electorial votes.
He and wife Faye Grant have one daughter: Kate Collins (born 1989).
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1991" in John Willis's Screen World, Vol. 31.