Joshua Collins was the patriarch of the 18th century Collins family estate and father to Barnabas Collins. He was married to a woman named Naomi Collins. In July of 1797, Joshua discovered that his son was a vampire, but could not bring himself to destroy him. Instead, he sealed him away inside of a coffin, bound with heavy chains inside the family mausoleum at the Collins private cemetery.

In June of 1970, Roger Collins co-hosted a costume ball in the organ room at Collinwood. He dressed as his ancestor, Joshua Collins, for the party.


  • There is very little information provided in the movies to distinguish the character of Joshua Collins from his counterpart in the original Dark Shadows television series.
  • Joshua’s relationship with Barnabas Collins is described in the movie, but the character is never mentioned by name.
  • According to Carlotta Drake, Joshua Collins built Collinwood in the late 1600s. It is possible that there were two Joshua Collinses, and the father of Barnabas was the original's namesake.

Appearances Edit

House of Dark Shadows (referenced only)

House of Dark Shadows (novel) (referenced only)

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