Stephen Collins is a veteran American actor who worked in show business for 40 years. Although he retired in 2014, he still remains an infamous name among fans of film and TV alike.
Collins made a name for himself after acting as Commander Willard Decker on the 1979 sci-fi classic Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Later he was cast as Eric Camden on the TV show 7th Heaven which transformed him into a household name for fans of the show.
He disgraced his name after it was revealed that he had abused 3 underage girls and now has taken himself out of the spotlight.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Stephen Collins?
Stephen Collins is worth around $14 million as of April 2020. He earned this fortune not only from acting roles in movies but also from the salary which he received from his various TV shows.
He has earned substantial amounts as compensation throughout his career, and over the course of 40 years, he became a multimillionaire.
Earnings And Salary
The following table is a list of some of his earnings from various TV shows throughout the year 2013.
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Similarly, his financial papers released around the time of his divorce revealed that he typically earned $1 million to $3 million per year.
According to Business Insider, the monthly earnings of the actor after business expenditure was around $15,800 on average.
Also, residuals from his shows in 2014 amounted to $46,000.
Assets According To Divorce Documents
Stephen Collins had $5 million worth property during his divorce, which included two Brentwood Terrace houses in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The neighboring properties were sold by him, and his ex-wife, one of them was sold for $3 million, which was around $150,000 more than the listed price. The adjoining property was sold for $3 million, too, but this time $300,000 more than the asking price.
The adjoining properties had been originally listed for $2,700,000 and $2,850,000.
Similarly, $40,000 worth of art, a $16,000 Rolex watch, and $100,000 in guitars was also owned by the former couple. They had also set aside $3,858,748 as a retirement plan.
Expenses As Per Divorce Documents
During his divorce, it was revealed that then-wife Faye Grant and the actor had $26,118 and $31,020 in monthly expenses.
Similarly, the household expenditure was $3,697 for Grant and $1,000 for Collins.
Child Molestation Revealed After TMZ Leaked A Tape
Stephen Collins had confessed to his what appears to be his now ex-wife of abusing a relative in confidentiality, but the tape was later leaked by TMZ, and the actor was exposed. Then the New York City Police Department started an investigation into the star in 2014.
Then he himself, released or rather handed in a written confession to People, in which he admitted to exposing himself to 2 minors (both girls) and making another underage girl touch himself inappropriately.
The incidents occurred in 1973, 1982, and 1994. He was 25 years old at the time of his first offense.
He tried to clarify that he himself had been the victim of harassment as an older woman repeatedly exposed herself to him starting when he was aged 10, and this lasted until he was 15 years old.
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Stephen Collins’s Short Biography
Stephen Collins was born Stephen Weaver Collins on October 1, 1947, in Des Moines, Iowa, the U.S to Cyrus Collins and Madeleine Robertson. He graduated cum laude from Amherst College after completing his early schooling at his local schools. He is running t the age of 73 years in 2020.
He has been married twice, firstly to Marjorie Weinman. He married her in 1970, and their marriage lasted until 1978.
After this, he married Faye Grant in 1985, and their marriage ended in a public and nasty divorce that was finalized in January 2015. According to the final ruling, the total assets of Collins had to be split 50/50. No party got spousal support.