Soap hunk and author Michael Easton

April 16, 2010 10:13:14 AM PDT
Michael Easton has a diverse fan base. Daytime soap fans love the actor, who plays John McBain on ABC's One Life to Live. He also played Tanner Schofield on Days of Our Lives and the popular vampire Caleb Morley on Port Charles. The soap hunk, once named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People, " is also remembered as "Glen" the nude model on Ally McBeal and The Practice.

Michael is also a poet and the author of the popular Soul Stealer graphic novels. The third in the series Last to Die hits the bookstores in June. The final chapter in the epic saga concludes with a war between the realms pitting Kalan, Apis Bull and Oxania against the all powerful, "vampire of the gods", Kreimchild and his massive army of dead souls. Ain't It Cool News says, "One of the most profound experiences you will ever remember in sitting back to read a graphic novel."

Michael will be signing copies of the new book this weekend at the big C2E2 convention in at McCormick Place in Chicago on April 16 through 18. Fans can meet him at the Soul Stealer booth from 1 to 3 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday at 5 pm night, Michael will meet fans at Zanie's in Vernon Hills. For ticket call: 847-549-6030 TIX; admission is $55 plus a two item food/beverage minimum and includes a meet and greet with one photo. For more information, visit www.zanies.com.

You can visit Michael's website www.michaeleaston.com

MEET MICHAEL EASTON

C2E2 Convention
1 TO 3 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
At Mc Cormick Place
www.c2e2.com

Zanie's
5 pm on Sunday
Vernon Hills
847.549-6030
www.zanies.com

About Michael Easton from www.abc.com

Michael Easton originated the role of One Life to Live's John McBain in October 2003. Easton relocated to New York to join the cast of OLTL following his run as the immensely popular vampire, Caleb Morley, on ABC Daytime's Port Charles.

Born in Long Beach, CA, Easton was raised in both the United States and Ireland, the native home of his parents. During high school, he began writing poetry and was inspired by Charles Bukowski and Raymond Carver. In college he had a double major in English and history, with an emphasis on Greek History. Before finishing, he decided to leave school and travel through Europe. He compiled his writing from the trip into a book entitled Drift.

Easton returned from Europe and decided to continue his education at the University of California at Los Angeles. He studied writing and directing, and his last course at UCLA was acting. He started writing plays while in school and performed them in Los Angeles, until he was cast in Coldfire in 1990. In 1991, he appeared in the feature films The Art of Dying and The Killing Zone. Easton played Days of Our Lives' Tanner Scofield from 1991-1992 and was chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" of 1992. Following his stint on Days, he appeared in the television movie Shadow of a Stranger (1992). He then quit acting for almost two years and returned to New York.

In 1994, Easton returned to acting. His television credits include VR5, the Judith Krantz miniseries, Dazzle, and a guest starring role on Diagnosis Murder. He also wrote, produced, directed and edited the award winning independent film Daedalus is Dead. The film premiered at the British Short Film Festival in 1996 and was honored with the award for Best Dramatic Short at the Sea and Sky Festival in Canada. In 1995 Easton starred in The Door at the Tamarind Theater in Los Angeles. He was then cast in the role of identical twin brothers in Stephen J. Cannell's action-adventure series TWO in 1996 and appeared in 413 Hope Street in 1997.

Easton became a published poet with Eighteen Straight Whiskeys in October 1997. Following 413 Hope Street, he appeared on Ally McBeal and The Practice. The same year he was cast in the role of Charlie in the television movie Murder at Devil's Creek, and sold his screenplay based on the life of actor Montgomery Clift. In 1998, he appeared in the Showtime series Total Recall 2070, for which he received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. In 2000, he appeared in the miniseries The '70s, and in 2001 he sold a new screenplay entitled Hunting Icarus to Neverland Films.

In 2001, he returned to daytime on Port Charles, playing twins Caleb and Michael Morley. In 2002, he guest starred on Mutant X and then returned to PC until the show's cancellation in October 2003. In the fall of 2003, Mr. Easton relocated to New York for his role on OLTL.


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