Born in California to Irish parents, Michael Easton attended prep school in Ireland and England before studying English and history at the University of California and film at New York University. Michael wrote, produced, directed and edited the award winning festival film "Daedalus is Dead," and he has starred in "The Door" at the Tamarind Theater in Los Angeles. A member of the Writers Guild of America, Michael has written several screenplays including the bio-pic "Monty", about the talented yet tormented actor, Montgomery Clift.
After his mother's death in 1994, Michael spent time in Paris writing his acclaimed book of prose poetry, "Eighteen Straight Whiskeys". It was published in 1997 by The Bowery Press. Michael has explained his love of poetry as follows: "I'm Irish, and as a Celt poetry is in my blood...I think there's something noble about it to balance out your life in the fake world of TV."
And speaking of the "fake" world of TV, Michael helped to significantly boost ratings over at ABC's daytime soap, Port Charles when he portrayed Caleb, a sensual and wickedly charming vampire, in the "Tempted" story arc which ended December 3, 2001. Immediately prior to "Tempted", he was featured as Caleb and his split personality, Father Michael, in the critically acclaimed story arc, "Tainted Love" during the summer of 2001.
Michael continued on Port Charles until it ended in 2003. He then was offered the role of Michael McBain on One Life to Live which he as played since October of 2003. Michael now resides in New York. … Expand