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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.


Filmography

2009   Dirty Sexy Money 

2000   Yes, Dear

2000   Beautiful 

2000   The Young and the Restless

1998   Watchers Reborn

1998   Jungle Book: Lost Treasure

1997   JAG 

1996   Saved by the Bell: The New Class 

1996   Baywatch Nights 

1994   Burke's Law 

1994   Bandit: Bandit Bandit 

1992   Secrets

1983   Hotel

1978-1982  Fantasy Island

1981   Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls

1980   Hangar 18

1978-1980  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

1980   Vega$ 

1978-1979  Charlie's Angels

1979   Killer Fish

1979   The Kid from Left Field 

1979   Streets of Hong Kong

1978   Alice

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 

1977   Roots 

1976   The Quest 

1974-1976  Police Story

1974-1976  Thriller 

1976   The Bionic Woman

1976   Barnaby Jones 

1972-1976  Insight 

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   Lassie

1972   McCloud

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   Airport

1970   Quarantined

1970   Lassie: Peace Is Our Profession 

1969   Bracken's World

1969   Angel in My Pocket 

1968-1969  Ironside

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

1965   Stranded

1962   The Pigeon That Took Rome 





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