Stephen Collins' great-great grandfather was General James B. Weaver. General Weaver ran for President of the United States in 1880 and 1892, both times unsuccessfully.
He and wife Faye Grant have a daughter named Kate.
Stphen has co-starred with Diane Keaton in two movies; The First Wives Club (1996) and Because I Said So (2007).
Stephen was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Sexy at every age, even at age 59".
His character on 7th Heaven was ranked #11 in TV Guide's June 20, 2004 list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of all time".
Rev. Camden's wife, Annie, is played by fellow Star Trek alum Catherine Hicks (who played Dr. Gillian Taylor in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home).
Stephen has directed three episodes of: 7th Heaven.
He appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, on April 11, 2006.
Stephen's college band, "The Flower & Vegetable Show," guest starred on 7th Heaven a few times as Eric's old college band.
Stephen went to Amherst College, in Amherst, Massachusetts and graduated Cum Laude.
His parents are Cyrus & Madeleine.
He's the author of two novels, Eye Contact and Double Exposure.
Stephen did an add for Johnson and Johnson in part with baby.com about how your life changes after having kids.
Stephen has written and directed a short film, Next of Kin, which had its August World Premiere at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, where Stephen won the Grand Prize for Best Directorial Debut.
His wife, actress Faye Grant, is resurrecting her role as Dr. Julie Parrish for the mini-series V-The Second Generation which will air in 2007. She also guest appeared on an episode 7th Heaven during the first season.
Graduated from Hastings High School in Hastings-On-Hudson, N.Y.
Stephen Collins along with Beverley Mitchell (Lucy) are the only cast members to be in every episode of 7th Heaven.
He and Faye have been married since 1985.
Stephen: I realized a few years ago that, as much as every actor dreams of a movie career, my bread seems to be buttered in TV. I still make an occasional feature film, but I think TV suits me in a lot of ways. I like working quickly, and I like the speed between shooting something for TV and the time it airs. I resisted TV for years, back when there was a double standard. When I began my career, you absolutely couldn't do TV if you wanted a film or Broadway career. But now I love it.
Stephen: I was ridiculously shy as a kid, and I think I was first attracted to acting because when I played other characters, I could behave in ways that I never had the nerve, or courage, to behave in myself. I also felt a strength and power on stage that I'd never felt anywhere else. I loved making people laugh, too.
Stephen: (about on-screen daughter Jessica Biel posing nude for Gear Magazine) It's not like Jessica came to any of us and asked if it was a good idea. We talked about it afterward. Jessie was the first one to know she'd made a big mistake. She'd been manipulated, lied to. She learned about 8 million lessons. I said to her, "You're not the first beautiful young actress who has been led down this road. A lot of people have been down this road and survived it." There was no uproar here at all. There just wasn't. Most of the people in the cast didn't even see the magazine. Everyone knew what had happened. It doesn't change anything.
Stephen: I just have one daughter. When I went to work the first day of 7th Heaven, I said to my wife, "I don't know what I'm doing." I never even heard of the show until 36 hours before it was offered to me. My wife said, "You're basically playing your brother Mike." My brother Mike has six kids and is a great father, truly one of the best people I know. He also is a guy who keeps his sense of humor around his family. Part of the reason people like Eric Camden is because he has that thing that Hemingway defined as grace and courage under pressure. I could conjure Mike.
Stephen: No, I don't think anyone is as good at any of those things as my character Eric Camden seems to be. I've made a lot more mistakes in my life than he has. He's not perfect. Part of the beauty of the show, in a way, is that he's not perfect, but you can always count on him to do the right thing in a pinch. That's why he inspires people and inspires me.
Stephen: People stop me in airports and say, 7th Heaven means the world to my family.