- Was inspired to start his writing career after attending a party hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest where Curtis pulled a book from the shelf and asked everyone to imagine its first sentence. Collins' sentence became the first line of his novel Eye Contact.
- Released his debut album Stephen Collins in 2003; a follow-up, The Hits of Rick Nelson, was released in 2005.
- Has practiced Transcendental Meditation since 1976.
- Is a descendant of politician James Baird Weaver, who ran for president on the Populist Party ticket in 1892.
- 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
- Mike Collins — Brother
- Cyrus Collins — Father
- Marjorie Weinman — Ex-wife
- Dave Collins — Brother
- Faye Grant — Ex-wife
- Kate Collins — Daughter
- Madeleine Collins — Mother
- Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States (BA in English, 1969)
- Birth Name: Stephen Weaver Collins
- Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
- Profession: Actor, Author
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