Gary Collins

Gary Collins

Highest Rated: 73% Airport (1970)

Lowest Rated: 16% Beautiful (2000)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1938

Birthplace: Venice, California, USA

American actor Gary Collins spent most of his childhood moving back and forth between California and Nevada with his mother. He finished his education at Santa Monica College as an accounting major, never contemplating an acting career until he became involved with camp shows in the army. Hanging around in Paris after his army hitch, he picked up pocket money dubbing English dialog to French films, then moved back to the states, where he was cast in the first play for which he auditioned, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. After a stint on the TV daytime serial The Doctors, Collins worked in stock theatre and returned to Europe, where he showed up in an award-winning art film titled Stranded. In 1965, Collins was cast in a supporting role in The Wackiest Ship in the Army, the first of many one-season TV assignments for the actor. During the next fifteen years, Collins starred in the series The Iron Horse, Sixth Sense and Born Free, none of them lasting beyond their first year (Born Free operated under the handicap of being scheduled opposite Monday Night Football. Upset at the progress of his career, Collins accepted a hosting job on the syndicated talkfest Hour Magazine in 1980. At long last, the actor found steady professional work; he proved an above-average emcee, and stayed with Hour until its cancellation in 1989--after which he spent two years hosting the ABC daytime magazine The Home Show. Collins married his second wife, actress and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley, in 1967; the two separated in 2011, one year before Collins died of natural causes at the age of 74.

Highest Rated Movies



16% Beautiful Miss America Miss host $2.9M 2000
No Score Yet Watchers Reborn Gus Brody 1998
No Score Yet The Jungle Book: Search for the Lost Treasure Professor Miller 1998
No Score Yet Bandit, Bandit Governor 1994
No Score Yet Secrets Actor 1992
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Secrets' Zack Taylor 1991
40% Hangar 18 Steven Bancroft Steve Bancroft 1980
No Score Yet Killer Fish Tom 1978
73% Airport Cy Jordon 1970
No Score Yet Lassie: Peace Is Our Profession Actor 1970
No Score Yet Angel in My Pocket Art Shields 1969
No Score Yet The Pigeon That Took Rome Maj. Wolff 1962
No Score Yet The Kid from Left Field Actor 1953


No Score Yet Yes, Dear
David 2000
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
Himself 1999
No Score Yet Saved by the Bell: The New Class
Connors 1996
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
Victor Prof. James Fairgate 1979
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
No Score Yet Ironside
Larkin 1969
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Larry Alex Tanner 1966
88% Roots


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