Michael Bruce Patrick Seater (born January 15, 1987) is a Canadian actor. He is known for playing the title role, Derek Venturi, in the television series Life with Derek.


Seater was born in Toronto, Ontario and began acting in the late 1980s. He appeared in the short films Night of the Living and The Stone Skipper, and had minor roles in the direct-to-video film Future Fear and the made-for-television films Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples, Vanished Without a Trace, On Thin Ice, Dirty Pictures, Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life, the Hanukkah-themed Jenny and the Queen of Light, as well as in episodes of several television series.

Seater voiced the title character in the series Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall, which aired in 2000, starred as Lucas Randall in the television series Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, which began airing in 2002 and ended in 2006, and had a role in the 2005 film The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, which starred Julianne Moore.

As of 2007, Seater appears in the recurring role of Owen on the series ReGenesis, which is in its third season, and plays Derek Venturi on another Canadian series, Life with Derek, which began in 2005 and as of September 2006, was in production on its third and fourth seasons. Seater has written a script for an episode of the show's fourth season with his brother, Graham.

Seater attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts and, as of 2006, would like to attend film school to study directing. He has a Cairn Terrier named Angus.

Personal life

Michael is part of the Stand up! Against Bullying campaign with his fellow co-star Ashley Leggat. [1] His best friends are Noah Reid and Ashley Leggat, both co-stars of his.


Year Title Role Notes
[1997 in film Night of the Living Zack short film
1998 in television Future Fear Young Denniel direct-to-video
Jonovision TV series; 1 episode
Noddy TV series; 1 episode
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples Peter TV movie
1999 in television Twice in a Lifetime (TV series) Steven Stovall TV series; 1 episode
Vanished Without a Trace J. J. TV movie
The Stone Skippe] Simon short film
Jenny and the Queen of Light Eli TV special
Real Kids, Real Adventures Robby Naylor TV series; 1 episode
[[2000 in television Dirty Pictures IanTV movie
'Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall MattimeoTV series; voice role
2001 in television I Was a Rat PikeyTV mini-series
The Zack FilesSpencer SharpeTV series
2002-2006 Strange Days at Blake Holsey High Lucas RandallTV series; 39 episodes
2003 in television On Thin Ice Jason McCartleTV movie
2004 in television Wild Card TV series; 1 episode
2005-Present Life with Derek Derek VenturiMain Role
2005 in film The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Bub Ryan at 15 yrs limited release
Cyber Seduction: His Secret LifeNolan MitchellTV movie
2006 in television|2006 Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story Young Conrad BlackTV movie
ReGenesis OwenTV series; 5 episodes
2007 in television|2007 Naturally, Sadie ColeTV series; 1 episode
She Drives Me Crazy Pete Lifetime Movie
2008 in television Disney Channel Games 2008 Himself TV mini-series; Host

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