His family settled in the United States in Plymouth, Mass., in the early 1600s.
Great-grandfather, Henry Edward Sears, won a gold medal as part of the 50-metre pistol team at the 1912 Summer Olympics; his aunt, Mary Sears, won a bronze medal in swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Moved to Hawaii after college and spent time working on a snorkeling boat.
Became an actor when he auditioned for One Life to Live on a whim and wound up getting the part.
Studied under acting coach William Esper in New York and at HB Studios.
Edward Sears — Father
Christian Sears — Brother
Dana Sears — Brother
Ricky Sears — Brother
Charlotte Sears — Mother
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States (1999)