Denver John Collins was born in Denver, Colorado on January 25, 1950. He was the son of musician Charles Thomas Collins and the brother of singer Judy Collins. He made his film debut in 1970’s ‘Doc’ with Stacy Keach and Faye Dunaway in the role of Billy Clanton aka ‘The Kid’. After this film he decided his talents were better served on the opposite side of the camera. He then traveled the world filming for the Peace Corps. He also was a director and cinematographer and made several music videos for such singers as George Strait, Dolly Parton and Vince Gil. He was the director of photography on sister Judy’s PBS Specials
Denver John Collins died of cancer on February 7, 2016. He was 66 years-old.
COLLINS, Denver John (aka Denver J. Collins, Denver Collins) [1/25/1950, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. - 2/7/2016, Helena, Montana, U.S.A. (cancer)] – cinematographer, film actor, musician, son of musician Charles Thomas Collins [1872-1968], brother of songwriter, singer, musician Judy Collins (Judith Marjorie Collins), father Joshua C. Collins [1980- ], Corrina Rebecca Collins with Allison H. ? [1949- ]
‘Doc’ – 1970 (“The Kid”)