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Steven L. Sears was born as the younger of two sons. His parents, Richard and Marian Sears, traveled frequently as Richard was a career soldier in the U.S. Army. Consequently, he and his brother Bruce had visited forty-eight states and fourteen countries before their middle teens. Steve was born in Fort Gordon, GA. and has lived in Worms, West Germany; Tacoma, Washington; St. Augustine, Florida, and Fort Knox, Kentucky, before his father returned to St. Augustine to retire from the service and enter the private sector.

Steve went to high school at St. Augustine High School where he began his training in Theatre. At the age of thirteen, he tried out for, and got, a part in "Cross and Sword", the state play of Florida. This led to a series of plays in the local Little Theatres. At the same time, he began a long list of strange "Day"-jobs such as Trailer Park Attendant; Radio DJ; Historical Marcher; Trolley Bus Tour Guide; Convenience Store Clerk; Gift Shop Sales Clerk; Driver for a Morgue; Deputy Trainee; Porpoise Show Announcer; Waiter; Answering Service Operator; Fundraiser Candy Salesman; Shopping Cart Ad Installer; and more obscure ways of making a living.

He entered the University of Florida in the Fall of 1975 and received his Associate of Arts. Making a definite commitment to Theatre as a Major, he transferred to Florida State University where he found himself in an amazingly creative atmosphere. This association with Florida State would soon manifest itself into a personal obsession and a source of immense pride. With the help of an incredibly talented Academic team, under the guidance of the legendary Dean, Richard Fallon, he graduated with a B.A. cum laude in Theatre in the Spring of 1980. With the confidence born of strong education, he packed his bags, withdrew his savings of six hundred dollars, and headed for Los Angeles in June of 1980.

He immediately got a job, as a waiter at the Universal Studios theme restaurant "Womphoppers". This was to be crucial in his future career. Acting was the primary direction of his career. He joined several Acting Studios and enjoyed small successes here and there but, certainly, he was not making a living at it. In early 1983, he began writing short scenes for auditions and, on advice from a casting director, he decided to write a script. Using the theatrical and educational knowledge gained from his experience at his beloved Florida State University School of Theatre, he began to dissect script writing and study it as a creative endeavor. He teamed up with a close friend who worked at the same restaurant, Burt Pearl, also an aspiring actor who had an interest in writing. They combined their talents and began writing. One year later, after a life of never considering writing as a viable career option, Steven and his partner Burt found themselves on the writing staff of "Riptide", a television series for NBC.

Steven and Burt worked as a team for four years before going their separate ways, both having tremendous success as writers and producers. Steven has continued working in film and television, but has expanded his writing into the literary world. He co-created the graphic novel "STALAG-X" with the prolific science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson, and the "VilleAnne" book series with author Peter J. Wacks.

Sadly, Burt passed away in 2006.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (1)

In researching the ten percent Native American blood in father's family history, he discovered some very strange associations on his mother's side of the family. The first surprise was that he is the sixth cousin of James Dean, the actor. But further research showed his mother's side of the family, the "Dean" family, also lists cousins such as Jane Austen, John Steinbeck, DH Lawrence, Norman Rockwell, John Wayne, Shirley Temple, President Chester A. Arthur, several First Ladies, and Mary Walker, the first woman to be awarded a Medal of Honor (American Civil War; rescinded by congress, restored by Presidential decree).

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