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Stephen Weaver Collins (born 1 October 1947; age 76) is the actor who portrayed Will Decker in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

He is best known for his role as Reverend Eric Camden on 7th Heaven from 1996 to 2007. Co-starring with him as his wife on this series was Catherine Hicks; the show also starred Christopher Michael. His father-in-law on the series was played by Star Trek: The Next Generation guest actor Graham Jarvis.

He is also quite known for his role of the pilot Jake Cutter on Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982-1983). Collins appeared in all twenty-two episodes of the series and worked closely with his stunt double and the series' stunt coordinator Diamond Farnsworth. Marta Dubois had a semi-regular role and worked with Collins on ten episodes. Other Star Trek alumni who worked with Collins on Tales of the Gold Monkey include Elizabeth Lindsey, Cliff Potts, William Lucking, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lance LeGault, Charles Napier, Jay Robinson, Kim Cattrall, Henry Darrow, Michael Ensign, Charles Macaulay, Mickey Morton, Michael Cavanaugh, Barrie Ingham, John McLiam, Branscombe Richmond, Stefan Gierasch, Vladimir Velasco, James Saito, James Avery, Paddi Edwards, Eric Mansker, Jeff Imada, Steve Kelso, George Sasaki, Ray Petersen, Bob Harks, Dave Cadiente, Leland Sun, Peter Eastman, Martin Valinsky, Jimmy Ortega, Kenny Endoso, Gene LeBell, Debra Dilley, Vince Deadrick, Ilona Wilson, Walter Smith, Lee Allen, Jim Michael, Kimberly L. Ryusaki, Paul Acerno, Benjie Bancroft, Jeff Cadiente, Nick Borgani, Walter Soo Hoo, Kaye Wade, Clay Hodges, Don Bennett, Devron Conrad, and Anthony Gordon. In 2009, Collins and co-star Caitlin O'Heaney were interviewed for the DVD-release special "Making of 'Tales of the Gold Monkey'".

An alumnus of Amherst College, Collins made his film debut only three years before Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released, with a supporting role in All the President's Men (1976, co-starring F. Murray Abraham, Gene Dynarski, Richard Herd, Nicholas Coster and Paul Lambert). He went on to co-star with Michael J. Pollard, Richard Cox, and Robert Costanzo in 1977's Between the Lines, and, in the same year Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released, he co-starred with fellow Star Trek movie performers Bibi Besch and Laurence Luckinbill in The Promise.

Other film credits include Loving Couples (1980, with Sally Kellerman and John de Lancie), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986, co-starring Whoopi Goldberg and Carol Kane), and a cameo in The Big Picture (1989, with Michael McKean and Teri Hatcher). More recent films include The First Wives Club (1996), Drive Me Crazy (1999), and 2003's The Commission, in which he co-starred with the likes of Jim Beaver, Corbin Bernsen, Henry Gibson, and Glenn Morshower. Collins most recently appeared in Blood Diamond (2006) and had a major supporting role in Because I Said So (2007).

He had an Emmy-nominated role in The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987, co-starring Alan Oppenheimer and John Rubinstein). Other TV movies in which he starred include The Henderson Monster (1980, with Nehemiah Persoff), Sherlock Holmes (1981, with Frank Langella and Dwight Schultz), A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992, with Thomas Kopache, Stephen Root, and Susanna Thompson), Remember (1993, with Gail Strickland), and On Seventh Avenue (1996, with Anthony Zerbe and Josh Pais). He has also co-starred with fellow Trek performers on The Rhinemann Exchange (1977, with René Auberjonois and John Hoyt), The Blue and the Gray (1982, with Paul Winfield, Gregg Henry, William Lucking, Charles Napier, Duncan Regehr, and Noble Willingham), Chiefs (1983, with Paul Sorvino and Leon Rippy), A Woman Named Jackie (1991, with Bob Gunton and Tim Ransom), Scarlett (1994, with Colm Meaney and Paul Winfield). Collins has appeared in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006) and No Ordinary Family (2010-2011, with Jimmy Bennett, Autumn Reeser, and Reggie Lee).

One of his more recent television appearances has been as a doctor in the series Revolution, co-starring Steven Culp. Collins' most recent lead role was as philandering murderous millionaire Phillipe Delatour on the Lifetime drama series Devious Maids co-starring Brett Cullen.

On October 8, 2014, a recording was released in which Collins confessed to his then wife Faye Grant that he had molested several underage girls prior to 2012. [1] Following the audio's release, Collins was fired from production on Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2. [2] The Christian cable network Up responded to the scandal by pulling 7th Heaven from air. Reports that the actor had shot and killed himself later that night proved to be false. [3] In December 2014, he admitted that the allegations of sexual abuse were true. [4]

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