Eric Dean Seaton was born in Cleveland, Ohio. While most children were running the streets, Eric was studying television and movies as well as reading comic books with the dreams of one day becoming a director.
After graduating from Ohio State University, Eric moved to Hollywood and climbed the Assistant Director ladder on such series as “Hanna Montana” and “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” In 2004, Eric made his professional directing debut on Disney Channel’s top-rated sitcom, “That’s So Raven.” Eric went on to direct ten more episodes and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Comedy Director.
As an episodic director, he has helmed over 24 different shows, 130 episodes of television, 18 music videos, three pilots for Nickelodeon, “Bad Fairy,” “Sketch” and “How to Rock,” which just finished its first season, as well as a pilot for Disney XD, “Kickin’ It,” which just completed its second season. Eric also directed the pilot and co-executive produced the Starz Kids and Family Channel and international hit, “The Wannabes Staring Savvy.” Next summer he will also debut his first Graphic Novel, Nighthawk: Soul Sorcerer.