British pop rock musician (drummer, pianist), songwriter and actor, born 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, London, England, UK. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.
Best known as a member of [a=Genesis], whom he joined in 1970 as a drummer, then becoming the lead vocalist in 1975 after the departure of [a=Peter Gabriel].
He began a solo career in 1981, while remaining a member of Genesis.
Father of [a=Simon Collins] (with his first wife; marriage ended 1978); of [a=Lily Collins] (with his second wife [a=Jill Tavelman]; married, 4.8.1984, marriage ended, 1994); and of [a=Nicholas Collins] & [a=Mathew Collins] (with his third wife; married 1999, divorced 2008).