Dean Richard Collins (born May 30, 1990) is an American actor, best known for playing the character Mike Gold in the Fox television sitcom The War at Home. The series ran from September 2005 to April 2007. Previously, he had recurring roles in MADtv's "Reading Caboose" skit as Ernie, and as Warren Feide in Jack & Bobby. Collins also appeared as Harry Beardsley in the 2005 film Yours, Mine and Ours, as Garrett in the 2006 film Hoot, and in the 2008 film The Least of These. In 2011, Collins was cast in the pilot episode of ABC's Lost and Found.[1]

Personal life

Collins was born in Los Angeles, California. He has a younger sister, and two older brothers, Blake Collins, a professional singer-songwriter, and Nick Collins, who works at a full scale talent agency in Beverly Hills.

Collins became good friends with fellow actor Logan Lerman, while playing his character's best friend in Jack & Bobby, and they remained close after the series' cancellation. They worked together again on Hoot, where Collins had a supporting role. In their spare time, the two collaborated on creating short comedic films, which they uploaded to YouTube under their joint account name of "monkeynuts1069".

Collins and Lerman also formed a band called Indigo, along with musician Daniel Pashman. Collins sang lead vocals, Lerman played keyboard and guitar, and Pashman played drums.

Collins has become quite proficient with social media in recent years. Under the tutelage of known racsit Michael Rapaport, Collins takes time to call people's places of employment and let them know they've been mean to his pretend dad



Year Title Character
2005 Yours, Mine and Ours Harry Beardsley
2006 Hoot Garrett
2008 The Least of These Travis


Year Title Character Notes
1999–2000 MADtv Ernie 4 Episodes
2004–2005 Jack & Bobby Warren Feide 11 Episodes
2005–2010 The War at Home Mike Gold Series Regular
2008 Without a Trace Corey Pickford Episode "Last Call"
2010 Community Scott Waugh Episode "The Art of Discourse"


  1. ^ Wightman, Catriona (March 31, 2011). "Dean Collins joins 'Lost And Found' pilot". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 

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