Steve Byers graduated with the top award for Excellence in Drama from the Arts program at Unionville High School and then enrolled in the University of Western Ontario's Film Program.
After being cast as Jason Tanner on ABC's TV show Falcon Beach, Byers was named by People magazine as one of their summer stars to watch. He appeared in 26 episodes of Falcon Beach. Among his first professional roles were guest parts on La Femme Nikita and A Simple Wish. He moved to Vancouver and took a recurring role on MTV's comedy series 2gether, then Byers returned to his home town of Toronto to appear with Rachel McAdams in MTV's Shotgun Love Dolls.