Michael Easton

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Michael Easton
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Born (1967-02-15) February 15, 1967 (age 47)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, author, writer
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Ginevra Arabia (2004–present; 2 children)

Michael Easton (born February 15, 1967) is an American television actor, poet, author and photographer.

Biography[edit]

Career[edit]

Easton has made appearances on television shows such as Ally McBeal and The Practice. He had a recurring role on the science fiction television series Mutant X. He played the dual lead role in the 1996 thriller series Two, as well as starring roles in two science fiction series: VR.5 and Total Recall 2070.

Additionally, Easton has appeared on soap operas, first starting out in the role of Tanner Scofield on NBC's Days of our Lives from 1991 to 1992. He went on to a two-year stint as vampire Caleb Morley on Port Charles from 2001 until its cancellation in 2003. Easton portrayed John McBain on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from October 2003 until the series ended in January 2012.[1]

Easton, with other One Life to Live actors, such as Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson, Kassie DePaiva and Florencia Lozano, appeared on sister soap opera General Hospital. Easton reprised his One Life to Live role of John McBain from March 2012 - March 2013 and his Port Charles/General Hospital role of Caleb Morley from February to March 2013. Easton exited his General Hospital roles due to legal issues regarding Prospect Park's revival of One Life to Live. Easton was slated to return to General Hospital at some point, possibly in a new role. Prospect Park currently owns the rights to all One Life to Live characters; TV Guide reported that because ABC does not want to risk any further legal disputes with Prospect Park concerning the characters, the only way to avoid such disputes may be to have the former One Life to Live actors portray "characters that in no way resemble the current ones" in order to stay on General Hospital.[2] Easton returned to General Hospital in May 2013 as Dr. Silas Clay.

A collection of Easton's poetry was published under the title Eighteen Straight Whiskeys. He is the author of the Soul Stealer series of graphic novels, drawn by Christopher Shy, as well as several currently unproduced screenplays. He collaborated with author Peter Straub on the graphic novel The Green Woman, which featured art by John Bolton and was published by Vertigo Comics in 2010. Easton and Straub met and became friends after the latter, a fan of daytime soap operas, visited the set of One Life to Live.[3] Easton released the graphic novel Credence on November 1, 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Easton married model Ginevra Arabia in 2004. The couple has two children.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991–92 Days of our Lives Tanner Scofield
1995 VR.5 Duncan
1996 Two Gus McClain
Booth Hubbard
1997–98 413 Hope St. Nick Carrington
1998 Ally McBeal Glenn
The Practice
1999 Total Recall 2070 David Hume
2000 The '70s Nick
2001
2002–03
Port Charles Michael Morley
Caleb Morley
Role from: May 11, 2001 to December 3, 2001
Role from: October 25, 2002 to October 3, 2003
2002 Mutant X Gabriel Ashlocke
2003–12 One Life to Live John McBain Role from: October 1, 2003 to January 13, 2012
2012—2013 General Hospital John McBain
Caleb Morley (Stephen Clay)
Role from: March 13, 2012 to March 20, 2013
2013—present General Hospital Dr. Silas Clay Role from: May 13, 2013 - present

Books[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards[citation needed]

  • 2002: Nominated, America's Favorite Villain, Special Fan Award – Port Charles

Gemini Awards[citation needed]

  • 1999: Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic RoleTotal Recall 2070

Soap Opera Digest Awards[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SOAP STAR STATS: Michael Easton (John, OLTL)". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ Logan, Michael (March 25, 2013). "Breaking News: One Life to Live Stars Head Back to General Hospital". TV Guide. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Actor & Bestselling Author Team For Vertigo Graphic Novel, Vaneta Rogers, Newsarama, 2010
  4. ^ "GH Star Welcomes Son". Soap Opera Digest. September 13, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 

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