Stephen Eith was born and raised in Long Island, New York. At the age of 17, he moved down to Nashville, Tennessee, along with his mother, Linda, and his three siblings, Christopher, Danielle, and Katlin LaPiana, after his father, Joseph LaPiana, received a job opportunity as a computer administrator for NY Bank of Mellon. Stephen got his first taste of acting when he was asked by an instructor at his home-school co-op group if he would like to play Oberon in the schools upcoming play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” After attending Middle Tennessee State University for a year, where he majored in theater, Stephen left the University and headed north of the border to fulfill a childhood dream to become a professional hockey player. Stephen went and played junior hockey in Saskatchewan and Albany, but the love for the game quickly dwindled and the acting bug reemerged, leaving an opportunity to tryout with the Augusta Lynx (ECHL) behind. In 2011, Stephen packed up his bags and moved out west to attend acting school in Los Angeles. After a year of studying underneath the wings of great talent such as Suzanne Kent (Original member of the Groundlings, Taxi, Peewee’s Playhouse) and Nick Stabile (Bride of Chucky, Days of Our Lives, Dawson’s Creek), Stephen landed the lead role of Brian in the film Axeman at Cutter’s Creek.
Film by Midnight Releasing/Blood Red Films Brian
New York Film Academy