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Jeremiah Collins is a fictional character featured in the Dark Shadows television franchise. He originally appeared in the first Dark Shadows television series, which ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. He was initially played by actor Anthony George and was introduced in episode 367 in a story-arc commonly referred to as the "1795 Flashback". George played the character in eleven episodes of the series until the character's demise in episode 384. The ghost of Jeremiah Collins, played by Timothy Gordon, made several appearances throughout the series, notably in episodes 390-397, 512 and 861. In the re-imagined series of the 1990s, the role of Jeremiah Collins was played by future Highlander star Adrian Paul. Paul appeared in three episodes of the series and his character suffered a similar fate to that of his original series counterpart.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On Jeremiah's tombstone, his first name is mis-spelled Jerimiah. This was likely done deliberately and was not a blooper on the part of the show's production staff. [5]
  • Several references to Jeremiah Collins are made in the series prior to his first appearance. In episode 2, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard shows Victoria Winters a portrait of Jeremiah hung above the mantle in the drawing room at Collinwood. She claims that Jeremiah is her great-great grandfather and that he was the found of the Collins family line. This detail is redacted in later stories as Jeremiah was the youngest of the three siblings and did not sire any offspring.
  • According to the official Collins Family history, doctored by Joshua Collins, Jeremiah Collins died of natural causes. [6]
  • Jeremiah Collins once owned part of a vineyard in Spain near Málaga. Though Jeremiah died in the year 1795, the vineyard continued to exist long after he was gone. [7]

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  1. Dark Shadows: 462
  2. Credited as Jeremiah's voice in episode 462.
  3. Credited as "ghost figure" in a dream sequence in episode 462.
  4. Adrian Paul played Jeremiah Collins in the Dark Shadows revival series.
  5. Dark Shadows: 462
  6. Dark Shadows: 460
  7. Dark Shadows: 214

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