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William Collins was a houseguest on Big Brother 1 (US).

William made several enemies in the House with his abrasive personality and combative tendencies, particularly Brittany Petros. He has the distinction of being the first person ever to be eliminated from the American version of Big Brother.


William Collins Biography

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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 14, 1972, William was named one of Philly's best high-school basketball players, and he still enjoys the game. He is currently an applicant to Temple University, where he intends to major in urban studies.

A man of many interests, William is equally content to spend his leisure hours on a basketball court or in front of a chessboard. (He'll also, however, always find time for some good-natured flirting). Traveling the streets of Philadelphia, you could catch up with William at several of his favorite local haunts, including the Salaam barber shop, the Pearl of Africa bookstore, the Reading Terminal Market and the Zanzibar Blue bar and restaurant.

Though William appreciates the healthy fare at Patterson's vegetarian restaurant, he's still a Philly boy at heart, and won't say no to a belly-filler cheesesteak from Larry's.

Like housemate Curtis, William ranks "The Matrix" among his favorite films, alongside "Heat" and "Malcolm X". On his bookshelf, you'll find "The Autobiography of Malcolm X", Sam Greenlee's "The Spook Who Sat By the Door" and "The Bible".

When it's time to get away from his hometown, William likes to stay in the East, opting for vacations in either Harlem or Atlanta.

Player History - Big Brother 1 (US)[]

Task History[]

Week 1 Weekly Task Loss
Week 2 Weekly Task Win

Nomination History[]

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 Brittany Petros
Eddie McGee
Brittany Petros
Curtis Kin
Eddie McGee
George Allen Boswell
Jamie Marie Kern
Karen Fowler

Post Big Brother[]

  • William has expressed his desire to return to the show and made a video to production to return for Big Brother 7 (US).[1]


  • William is the first houseguest from Pennsylvania.
  • William and Cassandra Waldon are the first African-American houseguests.
  • William is the first houseguest to be eliminated from Big Brother (US).
  • William was the fourth houseguest among all versions of Big Brother to be the first person eliminated (following evictions from Big Brother Netherlands in 1999, Germany in 2000, and Spain in 2000).


Big Brother 1 (US) Houseguests
BB1 Small Eddie
BB1 Small Josh
BB1 Small Curtis
BB1 Small Jamie
BB1 Small George
BB1 Small Cassandra
BB1 Small Brittany
BB1 Small Karen
BB1 Small Jordan
BB1 Small William
3rd Place