Frederick Collins is the U.S. Consul to the Dominion of Balinderry. He was instrumental in establishing peace talks between the government of Balinderry and the peaceful elements of the Independent Balinderry Army. According to Oscar Goldman, Collins is the first and only person to establish negotiations with the I.B.A.
Collins is married to Elinor Collins. When Frederick Collins was in Brussels for the N.A.T.O. Strategic Defense and Scoence Council Conference, Mrs. Collins was kidnapped by a radical wing of the I.B.A. posing as the more peaceful Unit 10. Collins had been negotiating with Unit 10.
Frederick Collins and Steve Austin have been friends for an unspecified period of time. Their relationship is close enough that the Collins' keep a photo of themselves with Steve Austin in their residence.