Steve Eastin grew up on the Plains of eastern Colorado. Since appearing in his first play at age six, he dreamt of becoming an actor. He developed a deep affinity for such silver screeen icons as Burt Lancaster and Robert Mitchum. He received his Actors Equity card at 16 for appearing in two musicals directed by Oscar Hammerstein Jr. and choreographed by Michael (A Chorus Line) Bennett. Steve attended The University of Northern Colorado where he graduated cum laude with a degree in English Literature Ed. and Psychology. While there, he appeared in several plays at The Little Theater of the Rockies along with Nick Nolte. In 2012 Steve was named a Distinguished Alumni by the university.
After completing his undergraduate work, Steve received a Fellowship to teach at the University of Arizona. While at the U of A, he was cast in his first SAG role opposite Clint Eastwood in the Universal film Joe Kidd. Subsequently, while in Tucson, he appeared in seven episodes of the NBC/Paramount series Petrocelli with Barry Newman. In 1975, Steve fulfilled a dream by moving to Hollywood.
Upon his arrival, Steve enrolled in the Charles Conrad Studio, where he studied for six years. While there, he was in Conrad’s teacher training program. Soon, he began to book. He guest starred in such classic shows as Little House, Hill St.Blues, NYPD Blue, A-Team, CHiPs, NCIS, Dexter, In Plain Sight and over two hundred others. He is also in the ranks of the top commercial actors, having appeared in numerous spots such as Morgan Stanley, General Electric, UPS and New York Life. His feature film career is remarkable, with such films as Field of Dreams, Bound by Honor, Austin Powers, The Scout, Con Air, Catch Me If You Can, A Man Apart, Matchstick Men, and The Black Dahlia to his credit. His scene from Up in the Air, with George Clooney and Anna Kendrick was featured twice during the 2011 Oscar Presentation. A sampling of the list of directors he has worked with includes, Taylor Hackford, Steven Spielberg, Brian DiPalma, Ridley Scott and Jason Reitman. In 2012, Steve was named one of The Top 300 Most Underrated Actors in Hollywood by the prestigious Internet Movie Data Base www.imdb.com. Also on the list are legendary names like Peter Lorre, Warren Oates and Jeff Daniels.
In 1991, Steve received a call from Charles Conrad. He informed Steve that he was nearing retirement and approached him about continuing training actors in this singular and unique way of working. Steve consented and has been training actors throughout the ensuing 23 years. He continues his acting career, while keeping the Steve Eastin Studio as a top priority. He teaches with a deep affinity for his students. Having been there, himself, he has personal knowledge of what they are up against.