Jeff Eastin is the creator/executive producer of USA’s White Collar and the upcoming drama Graceland. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in journalism, and worked as director of photography on two Roger Corman films before loading his belongings into a Volkswagen camp bus and heading for Hollywood. Among his feature film credits, Eastin wrote the never-produced sequel to True Lies for James Cameron. He also created and executive-produced Hawaii for NBC.


Jeff Eastin, the creator of USA’s con-man drama White Collar, which returns Tuesday, discusses his real-life con: pretending to be happy, even in the face of crushing depression.