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Kevin Collins
Kevin-collins
Jon Lindstrom as Dr. Kevin Collins
General Hospital
Portrayed by Jon Lindstrom
Anthony Starke (temp; 2015)
Duration 1993-04, 2013-present
First appearance December 3, 1993 (on GH)
Created by Claire Labine
Introduced by Wendy Riche (1993)
Jill Farren Phelps (2004)
Frank Valentini (2013)
Book appearances Robin's Diary
Spin-off appearances Port Charles
Profile
Alias(es) Norma Singen Power[1]
Nickname(s) Doc (by Lucy)
Gender Male
Occupation
  • Psychiatrist at GH
  • Author of General Homicide
  • Cryptographer
  • Title Doctor
    Residence Metro Court Hotel
    1420 Quartz Lane
    Port Charles, New York
    Tony-stark-kevin-collins-general-hospital
    Tony Starke as Dr. Kevin Collins

    Dr. Kevin Collins, MD is a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital and its former spin-off Port Charles.

    Casting

    He was portrayed by actor Jon Lindstrom on General Hospital from 1993 to May 1997.

    On June 1, 1997, Lindstrom brought the character to spin-off, Port Charles, where he remained until the final episode on October 3, 2003.

    Lindstrom made a special appearance on General Hospital on July 16, 2004, when Kevin and Lucy returned to attend the funeral of beloved Lila Quartermaine.

    He also had an identical brother Ryan Chamberlain, which was also played by Lindstrom from 1992-95. Jon Lindstrom also played Craig Montgomery on As the World Turns from 2008-10.

    Kevin returned to General Hospital on January 30, 2013

    The role was temporarily recast by Anthony Starke in January 2015 because Lindstrom was not available to film.[3]

    Lindstrom returned in October 2015.[4][5]

    Storylines

    Dr. Kevin Collins, a psychiatrist, arrives in Port Charles in early 1994 (though he appeared onscreen as early as December 6, 1993) in the hopes of rehabilitating his identical twin brother Ryan Chamberlain. Ryan is a serial killer, and Kevin believes that Ryan is also a victim. Kevin meets Lucy Coe and befriends and counsels her. Eventually, they start dating. However, Kevin needs to deal with his history before moving forward. In 1995, Kevin helps a man named Stone Cates with Stone's dyslexia, and eventual diagnosis of AIDS.  Stone is romantically involved with Robin Scorpio.  Kevin is devastated when Stone dies.

    Kevin also has a rivalry with Mac Scorpio, but they bury the rivalry in 1996.  Kevin is convinced by Lucy to tell her about his and Ryan's childhood.  Their mother was molesting Ryan, and Kevin found out.  Kevin decided that he would pretend that he was Ryan to learn what their mother was doing to his twin brother.  Lucy sticks by Kevin when Felicia Jones brings charges of stalking and kidnapping against him.  She later drops the charges when she finds out that he didn't intentionally try to hurt her.  Kevin begins treatment, and his medical license is suspended.

    In June 1997, he figures he will write a fictional murder mystery called General Homicide.  The book becomes a bestseller, and the characters are based on people who work at General Hospital.  Though the book is successful, a real psychotic killer decides to model murders from Kevin's book to real-life homicides of GH's nurses and doctors. Kevin and Mac Scorpio team up to solve the mystery.  Kevin is stabbed when he is getting close to an answer.  The murderer is later found out to be Greg Cooper, a disgruntled former doctor who the Quartermaines had let go from his internship when they found out that Greg was found to be unstable.

    He recovers, and life goes back to normal and he later proposes to Lucy.  Lucy accepts, and she is also happy when she learns that she is pregnant.  However, she miscarries a few months into the pregnancy.  They decide to have a double wedding with friends Felicia and Mac.  However, their plans fall apart when Kevin learns that Lucy lied to him about her involvement in the car accident that left Lucy's surrogate daughter Serena Baldwin blind.  Kevin breaks off the wedding, but then relents and goes to find Lucy.  He is devastated when he finds Lucy in a Florida hotel room with Serena's father Scott Baldwin.

    He goes to Dr. Eve Lambert for comfort.  Kevin and Eve start dating.  They eventually get married.  However, this marriage is not long-lasting. When a new doctor, Ian Thornhart, comes to town, he gets Eve's attention. It is later believed that Eve and Ian are presumed dead in a car accident that was caused by a club explosion. Again, he has to deal with the past when his ex-lover Grace Locke's sister Rachel Locke comes to town. Rachel is taking a position at the hospital as a psychiatrist.  Rachel's plan is to ruin Kevin.  Kevin is treating a woman named Livvie.  Livvie is having numerous nightmares of her drowning, and Kevin makes connections between Livvie's dreams and his past with Rachel's sister Grace. With a couple tests, they learn that Livvie is the daughter of Grace (not Rachel) and Kevin is her father.

    In a storyline involving vampires, Kevin is suspicious that his daughter Livvie is dating a vampire named Caleb Morley.  Kevin realizes that he still loves Lucy, but Caleb plants the idea of doubts of infidelity in Lucy's mind.  Lucy has a one-night stand with Ian Thornhart. Kevin and Lucy are once again married, but Lucy is suspicious when a woman named Paige Smith moves in with them in the lighthouse that they were staying in.  It turned out that Paige is an angel returning to Earth to finish unfinished business.  His former wife Eve is killed in a car accident.  Soon after, Kevin is presumed dead. In another fantasy/religious-inspired storyline, Lucy decides to strive for Kevin's return.  Lucy's angel cousin Rafe helped her to rescue Kevin from the other world. In July 2004, Kevin, alongside Lucy, returns to town to attend the funeral of Lila Quartermaine.

    In January 2013, Kevin returns to Port Charles at the behest of Alexis Davis, after Lucy had been remanded to Ferncliff Sanitarium following an attack on John McBain. Lucy, having believed McBain to be the vampire Caleb Morley, attempted to stake him with a broken chair leg. Kevin reveals that Lucy's involvement with vampires during her years on Port Charles was little more than a delusion, and that he never had a daughter named Livvie. Around this time, Alison Barrington returns to town, with a teenage son, Rafe, in tow. Seemingly corroborating Lucy's claims about Caleb, it is revealed that not only have Alison and Rafe been on the run for years, but that Caleb is Rafe's biological father. Alison also mistakes McBain for Caleb, and after contacting McBain to meet her on the Pier, she is found dead, having been stabbed to death with a silver arrow that she had given Rafe to defend himself.

    Kevin also is in contact with Felicia Jones and Mac Scorpio and they convince Kevin to be there for Lucy.  Kevin goes to Ferncliff to help Lucy.  Kevin spots Lucy and Heather/Todd trying to sneak out during a worker strike. Lucy blows their cover, but tells them that they need to bring Kevin along.  Heather knocks Kevin out. Todd grabs the keys and the three escapees head out.

    On February 5, he appears again in the interrogation room of PCPD to talk to Lucy Coe with Anna Devane present.

    On February 13, he goes to The Floating Rib and talks to Mac Scorpio about their relationships.  In late March, Kevin comes to tell Lucy Coe that he is heading to Seattle to take care of an patient and will not be present at the 2013 Nurses' Ball. Kevin appears again in The Floating Rib where he sees his wife Lucy Coe hugging her ex-husband, Scott Baldwin. Lucy inquires what Kevin's medical trip to Seattle entailed.

    In May 2013, he uses his psychiatric skills to aid Lulu Spencer-Falconeri when she has amnesia after being kidnapped by Stavros Cassadine.

    In December 2013, Lucy refuses to wed Patrick Drake and Sabrina Santiago due to the fact that she and Kevin's marriage could be over. He was mentioned to be too busy with patients to spend any quality time with Lucy. Felix Dubois, Elizabeth Webber and Sabrina convince her to go through with the wedding.

    In May 2014, Kevin finds out that Lucy has been having an affair with Scott Baldwin at the Nurses' Ball and breaks up with her.

    In January 2015, Kevin (temporarily portrayed by Anthony Starke) attempts to help Jason Morgan, believing his name to be Jake Doe, remember his true identity. Although, Jason disappears and does not go through with his appointment with Kevin.

    In October 2015, Kevin (again portrayed by Jon Lindstrom) returns to Port Charles for an appointment with Anna Devane. Kevin states that he has been out of the country with his patients and reveals that he and Lucy divorced.

    He returned again on November 6, when he introduced Anna to a new psychiatrist.

    On January 20, 2016, He and Elizabeth talk about her son, Jake Spencer and he asks her if she is ok with the failed wedding and now the break in. Later on, he agrees that Jake should do art therapy.

    In April-present, Kevin starts helping Laura Spencer uncover the clues that Helena left her.

    Crimes Committed

    • Kidnapped and stalked Felicia Jones after suffering a mental breakdown due to a mental illness [pre-2004]
    • With Eve Lambert, broke into a freezer where dead bodies were kept in Rome; charges were dropped [pre-2004]
    • Tried to strangle Lucy Coe [pre-2004]
    • Beat up a prostitute [pre-2004]
    • Arrested for kidnapping Lucy [pre-2004]
    • Blackmailed Lucy into reuniting with him [pre-2004]
    • Kidnapped Ian Thornhart and tried to bury him behind a brick wall [pre-2004]
    • Punched Scott Baldwin [May 14, 2014]
    • Got into a fist fight with Mac Scorpio [May 14, 2014]

    Health and Vitals

    • Held hostage at gunpoint in a room of people on Cassadine Island by Valentin Cassadine (aka Theo Hart) [Jul 15-26, 2016]
    • Shot in the shoulder by Valentin [Jul 22, 2016]

    References

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