Akins got his start at Turner Broadcasting in 1989 working in the mail room. From there, he did internships in sports, Headline News, TNT and TBS. He then got a job at TNT as a production assistant and worked his way up through the ranks.  In 1997, Mike Lazzo, offered him a job at Cartoon Network to create an action animation block, which eventually became Toonami.
- ↑ Akins, Sean (2000). "Sean Akins' AJC Interview ". The X Bridge. http://www.thexbridge.com/akinsajc.html. Retrieved on 2014-02-17.
- ↑ Dong, Bamboo (2005-04-10). "Sean Akins ". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2005-04-10/sean-akins. Retrieved on 2014-02-17.
- ↑ "Sean Akins Google Plus Profile ". https://plus.google.com/107234233655991302918/about. Retrieved on 2014-02-17.
- ↑ "Sean Akins' Youtube Account ". http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxdoweK8JQb5thflLdITaZg/about. Retrieved on 2014-02-17.