comes from a theatre background, having first appeared in a tent production in Granville, Ohio at the age of six months. He is a founding member of Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, California, which has won over 22 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards. His film work includes Mobsters
, The Last Boy Scout
, Alien Nation
, The Blob
, My Summer Story
and Wild at Heart
which won the 1990 Golden Palm Award at Cannes.
Collison is best known to television audiences as Horace Bing, the bumbling telegraph operator, on the 6 year CBS episodic Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. His extensive television appearances include a recent guest starring role on NYPD Blue.
Born in Evanston, Illinois, he trained at the American Conservatory Theatre, earned his BA in theatre at San Francisco State University and MFA in acting at UC San Diego. Appearing in over 150 productions, Collison has worked off-Broadway and in regional theatres in Boston, Denver and California. His theatrical roles have ranged from Puck in A Midsummer-Night's Dream to the Marquis de Sade in Marat/Sade. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children and remains active in theatre while pursuing a film career.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.
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