Eaton was born in Orange County, California on April 8, 1982. He is the son of Thomas Eaton Sr. and sandwich magnate from Wisconsin. He began performing in junior high school theater, playing the role of Sancho Panza in the Spiro Agnew Junior High School production of Man from La Mancha.
In 2004 Eaton was in early talks with ESPN2 to act as the sidekick for a late night sports variety show hosted Scottie Pippen called Just Inside the Arc. ESPN opted to fill the time slot with World Series of Poker reruns.