of Steven's official Site)
Steven L. Sears (Steve) was born 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 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. His work history
includes such mundane jobs as Trailer Park Attendant;
Radio DJ; Historical Marcher; Trolley Bus Tour Guide;
Convenience Store Clerk; Gift Shop Sales Clerk; Driver
for a Morgue (yes, it's what you think); Deputy Trainee;
Porpoise Show Announcer and Trainer; Waiter (of course);
Answering Service Operator; Fundraiser Candy Salesman;
Shopping Cart Ad Installer; and more obscure ways of
making a living.
He entered the University of Florida and received his
Associate of Arts. Making a definite commitment to
Theatre as a Major, he entered Florida State University
where he graduated with a B.A. cum laude in Theatre.
After a couple of months of work (with the porpoises
this time), he packed his bags, withdrew his savings of
six hundred dollars, and headed for Los Angeles.
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. On advice from a casting
director, he decided to write a script. One and a half
years later, after a life of never considering writing
as a viable career option, he was on the writing staff
of RIPTIDE, a television series for NBC.
Since that entry into the world of Television Writing in
1984, he has gone on to Staff Write, Story Edit and
Produce such shows as STINGRAY, THE A-TEAM, JJ STARBUCK,
THE HIGHWAYMAN, FATHER DOWLING MYSTERIES, SWAMP THING,
and RAVEN. In addition, he has written for shows such as
HARDCASTLE & McCORMICK, SUPERBOY, THE HOLLYWOOD
DETECTIVE, JESSE HAWKES, HARDBALL, GRANDSLAM,
WALKER-TEXAS RANGER, as well as Television Pilots,
Features, Interactive and animation. He was the
Executive Producer on the feature “The Last Perfect
Wave”, the Co-Executive Producer of the hit syndicated
series XENA – WARRIOR PRINCESS, and the Co-Creator and
Executive Producer of the Columbia/TriStar Television
He now acknowledges that he doesn't have time for acting