Actor Steve Eastin

Steve Eastin (born June 22, 1948) is an American character actor. He has appeared in nearly 150 television and film roles throughout his decades long career.

Early life and education

Eastin was born in Colorado, where he began to study acting at the young age of six at his local theater. He received his Actor Equity card at age 16 when he performed in two musicals choreographed by Micheal Bennet. Later, he attended the University of Northern Colorado, where he appeared in several productions at the Little Theater of the Rockies, whose alumni include Nick Nolte.

After college, Eastin received a fellowship to teach at the University of Arizona, where he appeared in his first SAG role opposite Clint Eastwood in Joe Kidd. Eastin moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his acting career, enrolling in the Charles Conrad Studio upon arrival in 1974.


While attending Charles’ class, Eastin became interested in teaching acting as well. In 1991, he founded his own acting school, the Steve Eastin Studio. The studio teaches what Eastin refers to as “Choiceless awareness”, where the actors do not read into the script, nor prepare their “beats” or think about what or how they may read their lines.

Eastin is best known for appearing in such films as Field of Dreams (1989), Con Air (1997) and A Man Apart (2003). He played opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in two pivotal scenes in Catch Me if You Can (2002).

Eastin is also known for his numerous television appearances, including on Little House on the Prairie, CHiPS, T.J. Hooker, St. Elsewhere and L.A. Law.

Personal life

He is a descendant of the D’Estaing family of France.



Year Title Role Notes
1972 Joe Kidd Rider Uncredited
1980 Cloud Dancer Guy
1980 A Change of Seasons Lance
1981 The Devil and Max Devlin Larry Binder
1981 Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker Tom Landers
1985 Gotcha! CIA Agent
1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge Policeman
1987 The Hidden Agent Stadt
1989 Field of Dreams Eddie Cicotte
1993 Blood In Blood Out Hollenbeck Captain
1993 Robot Wars Boles
1993 Sliver Det. Phillip
1994 Wagons East Bartender
1994 The Scout Clubhouse Manager
1995 Last Man Standing Lt. Darnell Seagrove Direct-to-video
1996 The Sweeper Richard
1996 Ed Shark’s Manager
1997 Con Air Guard Falzon
1998 Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home Cavendish
1999 Diplomatic Siege Bates
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Umpire
1999 Stealth Fighter Captain Thomson
2000 Agent Red Captain Russerl
2000 Peril Detective Marks Direct-to-video
2002 Catch Me If You Can Paul Morgan
2003 A Man Apart Ty Frost
2003 Matchstick Men Mr. Schaffer
2003 The Commission J. Edgar Hoover
2004 Shallow Ground Detective Russell
2005 Crash Landing Detective Cobb
2006 When a Stranger Calls Detective Hines
2006 The Black Dahlia Detective
2007 Rails & Ties N.B. Garcia
2007 Hollywood Dot Com Shane
2008 The Coverup Chief Wilson
2009 Up in the Air Samuels
2011 All Things Fall Apart Coach Harper
2012 Clean Ops the Chronicles of V The Man
2013 Watercolor Postcards Morgan
2014 Locker 13 Doc Herman
2018 Warning Shot Marty
TBA Killers of the Flower Moon Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Night Games Airline Officer Television film
1974–1976 Petrocelli Various roles 7 episodes
1976 Wonder Woman Johnny Episode: “I Do, I Do”
1977 Little House on the Prairie Shell game barker Episode: “Meet Me at the Fair”
1977 Mulligan’s Stew Ranger Episode: “Ah, Wilderness”
1977 The Waltons Airman Episode: “The Milestone”
1978 The Six Million Dollar Man Ritter Episode: “Walk a Deadly Wing”
1978 ABC Afterschool Special Doctor Episode: “It’s a Mile from Here to Glory”
1978 Happily Ever After First Workman Television film
1978 The Clone Master Huberman
1979 Crisis in Mid-Air Jamieson
1979 CHiPs Peter Dunslay Episode: “Return of the Supercycle”
1980 Trouble in High Timber Country Bob Eston Television film
1981 The Patricia Neal Story Frank Gilroy
1984 AfterMASH Patient Episode: “Chief of Staff”
1984 T. J. Hooker Pete Tebbetts Episode: “Psychic Terror”
1984 The Cowboy and the Ballerina FBI agent Television film
1984 St. Elsewhere Detective Thibideaux Episode: “Breathless”
1984 Silence of the Heart Ed Rintal Television film
1984, 1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Senator Castleton / Douglas Harriman 2 episodes
1985 Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story Male Reporter Television film
1985 Streets of Justice Public Relations officer
1985 The A-Team Taylor Episode: “There Goes the Neighborhood”
1985 Hill Street Blues Harry Steel Episode: “What Are Friends for?”
1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Police Captain Episode: “Prisoners”
1985–1989 Days of Our Lives Col. Alfred Jericho / Ralph / Construction Foreman 45 episodes
1986 Crazy Like a Fox Kirk Stoner Episode: “Hearing Is Believing”
1986 The Colbys Mahoney Episode: “The Turning Point”
1986 Acceptable Risk Jerry Haywood Television film
1986 MacGyver Tony Episode: “Twice Stung”
1987 Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies McFarlane Television film
1987 Moonlighting Bakery Clerk Episode: “Blonde on Blonde”
1987 Cagney & Lacey Bartender Episode: “Turn, Turn, Turn: Part 1”
1987 Starmania Foreman Episode: “Starscape: Part 1”
1987 Buck James Robert Lee Connors Episode: “Sins of the Father”
1988 The Hogan Family Plainclothes Cop Episode: “Animal House”
1989 Life Goes On Gary Scolassi 3 episodes
1989 Desperado: Badlands Justice Ledon Television film
1990 By Dawn’s Early Light Smitty
1990 Falcon Crest Lieutenant Thayne Episode: “Danny’s Song”
1990 Nightmare on the 13th Floor Hotel Doorman Television film
1990 Matlock Steve Miller Episode: “The Biker”
1990–1991 Equal Justice Detective Dankowski 5 episodes
1991 The New Adam 12 Mr. Harden Episode: “Crack House”
1991 FBI: The Untold Stories Fred Hackman Episode: “Tony Kiritsis”
1991 Fallen Angels Wilson Greeves Television film
1992 Seinfeld Cop #1 Episode: “The Ticket”
1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. Stage Guard Episode: “You’ve Come a Long Way, Babysitter”
1993 Wings Murray Episode: “The Key to Alex”
1993 The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Bob Wilbur Television film
1993 L.A. Law Attorney Hamman Episode: “Testing, Testing, 1… 2… 3… 4”
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years The Coach Episode: “Pilot”
1994 Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story Ted Raynor Television film
1994 Picket Fences Lt. Col. Joseph Brent Episode: “The Bus Stops Here”
1994 The X-Files Sheriff Mazeroski Episode: “Red Museum”
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Doorman Episode: “Chi of Steel”
1995 ER Lorenzo Episode: “Make of Two Hearts”
1995 The Commish Chief Aaron Darrow Episode: “In the Shadows of the Gallows”
1995, 1996 Diagnosis: Murder Russ Marsh / Coz the Bartender 2 episodes
1996 The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits… Special Agent Millard Weeks Television film
1996 Murphy Brown Buchanan Operative Episode: “The Bus Stops Here”
1996 Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah Ben Television film
1996 The Pretender Cedar Point Sheriff Episode: “To Serve and Protect”
1997 Sleeping with the Devil Wes Dubrovich Television film
1997 Murder One Detective Episode: “Chapter Thirteen, Year Two”
1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Mr. Stone 2 episodes
1997 Melrose Place Detective Smith Episode: “A Bump in the Night”
1997 Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer Detective 6 episodes
1997, 1998 JAG Master Chief Petty Officer Max Sullivan 2 episodes
1998 Ask Harriet Jerry Episode: “Turn Your Head & Kafka”
1999 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Sheriff Episode: “We Are Not Alone”
1999 The ’60s Big Max Miniseries
1999 Profiler Leo Cantrell Episode: “Seduction”
1999 Three Secret Vince Television film
2000 Judging Amy Ed Dunsmore Episode: “Drawing the Line”
2000 Chicago Hope McNeil’s Coxarthrosis Patient Episode: “Thoughts of You”
2000 Felicity Fire Marshal Howard Episode: “And to All a Good Night”
2001 Black Scorpion Warden Brickhouse 4 episodes
2001 NYPD Blue Deputy Commissioner Mueller Episode: “Johnny Got His Gold”
2001 The District Chief Darby Episode: “Tug of War”
2002, 2005 Gilmore Girls Sy 2 episides
2003 Without a Trace Lt. Col. Bull Carver Episode: “Lam Li”
2003 The Guardian Ron Hassey Episode: “Let God Sort ‘Em Out”
2004 The Handler Colin Fitzpatrick Episode: “Wedding Party”
2006 Vanished Murphy Manning Episode: “The Tunnel”
2007 Saving Grace Pody Pope Episode: “And You Wonder Why I Lie”
2007 Burn Bernie Stubbs Television film
2010 Cold Case Carl Welter ’10 Episode: “The Runaway Bunny”
2010 NCIS Frank Smith Episode: “Borderland”
2010 Dexter Bill Bennett 3 episodes
2012 In Plain Sight Cormac ‘Sully’ Sullivan 2 episodes
2014 Legit Dave Episode: “Loveline”
2017 Dipsticks Jerry Episode: “Debonair Bums”

External Links

Actor Steve Eastin – Wikipedia

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