Satterfield was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Paul Satterfield a Nashville firefighter who was killed in the line of duty and Singer Songwriter Priscilla Coolidge. He began his credited career as a male model then went on to star in minor roles in films and television shows such as on the popular teenage drama, Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1991 he become the first actor to play the role of Paul Hornsby on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital, a part he portrayed until 1994. He then starred along Jennifer Lopez in the short-lived television series, Hotel Malibu.
Other appearances : Arena (1989), Creepshow 2 (1990)
After numerous appearances of the big and small screens, Satterfield returned to soap operas portraying Dr. Pierce Peterson on The Bold and the Beautiful from 1998 to 1999 and 2001-2002. He then had guest roles on shows such as Will & Grace and the American version of the British sitcom, Coupling. He later appeared alongside Jim Carrey in the 2003 film, Bruce Almighty.
Satterfield was often mistaken for Christopher Reeve because of their striking resemblance. He reminisced about the confusion from the press and public in a 2005 issue of ABC Soaps In Depth magazine, "As soon as I would show up, I would get mobbed by the press and everybody thinking I was him because he was supposed to be there." The case of mistaken identity would continue throughout the night, where Satterfield would frequently have to tell the confused onlookers, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I think the person you want to talk to is over there," only to overhear people later refer to him as "Chris Reeve's little brother." But Satterfield did meet the heroic actor a few times, and the two would joke about their eerie physical similarities. "It was almost like when we would shake hands, it was like shaking my own hand. We had the same height, the same build---you know, it was just unbelievable."
Satterfield most recently portrayed Dr. Spencer Truman on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role he originated in June 2005 to present. His character has since been killed off as of January 26, 2007. Since then, the actor has made many appearances via flashbacks and dreams most recently in August 2007.
He is the nephew of the singer Rita Coolidge and his step father growing up was Booker T. Jones from Booker T and the MGs