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February 15, 1967 |
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, author, photographer, poet|
|Spouse(s)||Ginevra Arabia (m. 2004)|
Michael Easton (born February 15, 1967) is an American television actor, poet, author and photographer.
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.
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. Easton returned to General Hospital in May 2013 as Dr. Silas Clay. On July 29, 2015, it was confirmed that Easton would exit General Hospital.
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. Easton released the graphic novel Credence on November 1, 2013. On February 2, 2016, it was announced that Easton would return to General Hospital. His first airdate was to be March 18, 2016. It was pushed back due to ABC airing the funeral of former First Lady Nancy Reagan to March 21, 2016. His new character was revealed on Friday, March 18, 2016. as Hamilton Finn.
Easton married model Ginevra Arabia in 2004. The couple has two children: Lilah Bell, born on April 15, 2011, and Jack Boru, born on September 7, 2013.
|Film and Television|
|1991–92||Days of Our Lives||Tanner Scofield|
|1997–98||413 Hope St.||Nick Carrington|
|1999||Total Recall 2070||David Hume|
|Port Charles||Michael 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—2015||Dr. Silas Clay||Role from: May 13, 2013 - August 5, 2015|
|2016–present||Hamilton Finn||Role from March 21, 2016 – present|
- Easton, Michael (1997). "Eighteen Straight Whiskeys". The Bowery Press. ISBN 0-9658674-0-4.
- Easton, Michael (2008). "Soul Stealer". ISBN 978-0-9809103-6-0.
- Easton, Michael (2009). "Soul Stealer Book Two: Blood and Rain". ISBN 978-0-9809966-5-4.
- Easton, Michael (2010). "Soul Stealer Book Three: Last To Die". ISBN 978-0-9809966-9-2.
- Straub, Peter & Easton, Michael (2010). "The Green Woman". ISBN 978-1-4012-1100-4.
- Easton, Michael (2011). "Soul Stealer The Collector's Edition". ISBN 978-1-926869-04-9.
- Easton, Michael (2013). "Credence". ISBN 978-0-9859804-9-8.
Awards and nominations
- 2002: Nominated, America's Favorite Villain, Special Fan Award – Port Charles
- 1999: Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role – Total Recall 2070
- 2005: Won, Favorite Triangle – One Life to Live (shared with Melissa Archer and Renee Goldsberry)
- 2003: Nominated, Outstanding Younger Lead Actor – Port Charles
- "SOAP STAR STATS: Michael Easton (John, OLTL)". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
- Logan, Michael (March 25, 2013). "Breaking News: One Life to Live Stars Head Back to General Hospital". TV Guide. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- Giddens, Jamey (July 29, 2015). "CONFIRMED: Michael Easton OUT at General Hospital! (EXCLUSIVE)". Daytime Confidential. United States. Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
- Actor & Bestselling Author Team For Vertigo Graphic Novel, Vaneta Rogers, Newsarama, 2010
- "MICHAEL EASTON ON HIS GH RETURN". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media, Inc. February 2, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
- SOD (February 28, 2016). "MICHAEL EASTON REVEALS FIRST GH AIRDATE". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media, Inc. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
- Mistretta, Amy (February 29, 2016). "Michael Easton back to General Hospital". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
- SOD (March 10, 2016). "GH PRE-EMPTED TOMORROW". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
- Fairman, Michael (March 18, 2016). "News - Soap Buzz 25 March 18th, 2016 Michael Easton's New GH Character Name Is …. Hamilton Finn!". On-Air On-Soaps. United States: Michael Fairman Soaps, Inc. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
- "GH Star Welcomes Son". Soap Opera Digest. September 13, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013.