March 7, 1967
Greeley, Colorado, United States
|Occupation||Producer, TV series editor, screenwriter|
Jeff Eastin (born March 7, 1967) is an American television producer and screenwriter. He is the creator of the drama series White Collar and the police drama series Graceland, both airing on the USA Network. Eastin also serves as Executive Producer and showrunner for both shows.
Eastin graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in journalism and landed a position as director of photography on two Roger Corman films, Lock 'n' Load and White Fury. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in directing.
He wrote a screenplay titled Shadow Dancer, a thriller inspired by the Billy Joel song "The Stranger". The script landed on the desk of producer Zalman King who produced the films Wild Orchid and Red Shoe Diaries; King optioned it immediately. Eastin wrote a script about a small town hostage situation that was produced by Trimark Entertainment; it was released as Held Up starring Jamie Foxx. Eastin was chosen by director James Cameron to pen the True Lies sequel.