Born in Los Angeles, California, Michael Easton was raised in both the United States and Ireland, the native home of his parents. He studied English and History at the University of California at Los Angeles.
After traveling extensively throughout Europe and following a long string of working odd jobs including bartending and construction, Michael played “Days of Our Lives” Tanner Schofield from 1990 to 1992, the same year he was chosen as one of People Magazine's “50 Most Beautiful People.” That run was followed by appearances in several television movies including “Shadow of a Stranger” and the Judith Krantz miniseries “Dazzle.”
Michael abruptly left acting in 1993 returning home to Los Angeles to care for his mother, Joan, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The loss of his mother in 1994 had a traumatic effect on the young actor; a period of his life that is chronicled in his highly acclaimed collection of poetry titled “Eighteen Straight Whiskeys,” which was published by Bowery Press in 1995.
That same year also marked Michael's return to acting as he was cast as Duncan in the popular FOX Series “VR5” and then in the role of identical twin brothers in Stephen J. Cannell's action adventure series “TWO” in 1996. Next Easton starred in the Damon Wayan's produced series “413 Hope Street” with Jesse Martin and Richard Roundtree.
Following “413 Hope Street,” Michael made a memorable appearance as Glen, the nude model in Ally's sculpturing class, on the FOX series “Ally McBeal.” The episode won an Emmy Award and Easton continued playing the role on both “Ally McBeal” and “The Practice.”
In 1998, Michael landed the lead role of David Hume in the Showtime series “Total Recall 2070,” receiving a Gemini Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Role. He also appeared in the highly rated ABC miniseries “The 70's.”
Easton returned to daytime in 2001 on ABC's “Port Charles” playing the wildly popular vampire Caleb Morley. Returning to New York City in 2003, Michael originated the role of John McBain on ABC's long running series “One Life to Live.”
A proud member of the Writer's Guild of America, Easton continues to write in his spare time. His screenplay based on the life of Montgomery Clift was sold to Newman Tooley Films in 1998, the same year he was hired to write a film based on the life of jazz great Ella Fitzgerald for Norman Lear's company, Act 111. Michael's award-winning short film “Daedalus is Dead” that he wrote, directed, and edited was sold to the Sundance channel in 2000.
Upcoming projects include Easton's first graphic novel, “Soul Stealer,” which was released in July of 2008. He has also signed on to write the first installment of “The Tales from the Green Woman” series for DC/Vertigo with famed novelist Peter Straub.
Michael Easton lives in New York City with his wife Ginevra.