Stephen Collins

  1. Klinton Spilsbury, The Legend of the Lone Ranger, 1980.    After bringing Lassie back frtom the dead,  roducer Jack Wrather aimed to do the same for The Lone Ranger. The first film was about a dog. The second was a dog.  (Worse than Johnny Depp’s 2012 mess).  Instead of Collins, Bruce Boxleitner, Nicholas Guest or Kurt Russell, Jack Wrather ruined it with his unknown lead – surely the only person on the planet to spell Clinton with a K. He spent so much time boozing and brawling that the crew called him “the asshole in the mask.” He never made another film and yet…  taught acting at the Herpolscheimer Academy in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. How many students quit after seeing his movie is not a matter of public record. Pity
  2. Richard Schiff, Ted 2, 2014.         Fast exit by Collins after confessing to sexual misconduct with three young girls “20, 32, and 40 years ago. I’ve not had an impulse to act out in any such way [in the last 20 years]” He was the 11th of the best-loved 50 TV Dads, as the clergyman father on 7th Heaven 1996-2007 (a longer run than Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons). All re-runs were immediately axed in the US. And Collins, 67, resigned from the board of the actrs’ union.

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