GARY COLLINS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Gary Collins was born on April 30th, 1938 in Venice, California with the middle name Ennis. When he became well known in the entertainment industry he held the reputation of being one of the most versatile actors and was able to avoid being typecast.
He was raised in California and after high school, Collins enrolled at Santa Monica City College. He then decided to join the United States Army and it was during this time that he first developed an interest in acting when he was given the chance to work on radio and television for the Armed Forces Network.
When he was discharged from the Army, he decided to pursue a career in entertainment. Some of his early roles he added to his resume were on the film, "The Pigeon that Took Rome" (1962) and such television series as, "Kraft Suspense Theatre" (1965), "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" (1965-1966) and "Perry Mason" (1965-1966).
Over the course of his career he has appeared on a variety of other popular television series such as, "The Name of the Game", "The Virginian", "Ironside", "Hawaii Five-O", "Lassie", "The Sixth Sense", "Love, American Style", "Born Free", "Insight", "Thriller", "The Quest", "Most Wanted" The Fantastic Journey" and "Alice" among many others.
In addition to his television work, he also took on quite a few film roles as well as television movie roles. Gary starred in the film, "Airport" (1970), "Killer Fish" (1979), "Watchers Reborn" (1998), "Jungle Book: Lost Treasure" (1998) and some of his latest roles in the television series, "Yes, Dear" (2000) and "Dirty Sexy Money" (2009).
Throughout his lifetime he has married twice. First to Susan Peterson Lachman from 1964 through 1967 and they had two children together before their marriage came to an end. He is currently married to his second wife, Mary Ann Mobley whom he wed in 1967 and together they have one child.
Along with his acting career, he is also involved in a number of charitable causes such as, The March of Dimes as well as being an active volunteer along with his wife for organizations geared to help end world hunger.
He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Television Industry. Collins is also very well known for hosting a number of shows such as, "Hour Magazine" (1980-1988), "The Home Show" (1989-1994) and he also hosted the, "Miss America Pageant" from 1985-1989.
2009 Dirty Sexy Money
2000 Yes, Dear
2000 The Young and the Restless
1998 Watchers Reborn
1998 Jungle Book: Lost Treasure
1996 Saved by the Bell: The New Class
1996 Baywatch Nights
1994 Burke's Law
1994 Bandit: Bandit Bandit
1978-1982 Fantasy Island
1981 Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls
1980 Hangar 18
1978-1980 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1978-1979 Charlie's Angels
1979 Killer Fish
1979 The Kid from Left Field
1979 Streets of Hong Kong
1978 The Love Boat
1978 Police Woman
1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful
1977 Tales of the Unexpected
1977 The Fantastic Journey
1977 Most Wanted
1976 The Quest
1974-1976 Police Story
1976 The Bionic Woman
1976 Barnaby Jones
1974 Born Free
1974 Houston, We've Got a Problem
1974 The Six Million Dollar Man
1970-1973 Love, American Style
1972 The Sixth Sense
1972 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1972 Getting Away from It All
1971 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1971 Dan August
1971 Hawaii Five-O
1971 The F.B.I.
1970 The Governor & J.J.
1970 Lassie: Peace Is Our Profession
1969 Bracken's World
1969 Angel in My Pocket
1969 The Virginian
1968 The Name of the Game
1966-1968 Iron Horse
1965-1966 Perry Mason
1965-1966 The Wackiest Ship in the Army
1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome