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
Marjorie Weinman — Ex-wife
Dave Collins — Brother
Faye Grant — Ex-wife
Kate Collins — Daughter
Madeleine Collins — Mother
Cyrus Collins — Father
Mike Collins — Brother
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States (BA in English, 1969)