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. Byers has since worked on many network television series including Alphas, CSI Miami,and the LA Complex. He is known internationally for his work on multiple episodes of the tenth and final season of Smallville, playing Desaad, one of Darkseid's minions and nemesis of Superman. He also appeared in Lifetime's series Against The Wall as the lovable, Officer Steve Kowalski opposite Kathy Baker and Treat Williams.
Byers has had multiple film roles as and his versatility has seen him playing a range of characters, from Heracles in the blockbuster Immortals to today where he is reportedly playing the rookie of a "run and gun" SWAT team filming the action film Gridlocked with Dominic Purcell and Danny Glover.