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|Born||Justin Michael Gaston
August 12, 1988
Pineville, Louisiana, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, model, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Melissa Ordway (m. 2012)|
Justin Michael Gaston (born August 12, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter, model, and actor who was also a contestant on Nashville Star on season 6. He finished 10th overall out of 12 contestants. He plays the role of Ben Rogers on Days of Our Lives.
In 2005, Justin Gaston left his hometown of Pineville, Louisiana, to pursue a career in acting. Gaston first worked as an underwear model for Christian Audigier, Adidas, International Jock, and Hugo Boss.citation needed
Gaston appeared as Taylor Swift's love interest on her 2008 music video for "Love Story", and also appeared on the pilot episode of the television series Glee, which premiered on the Fox network on May 19, 2009.2
In February 2010, Gaston began appearing on Simon Fuller's interactive reality show, the If I Can Dream webseries, which aired on Hulu. The show provided round-the-clock coverage of the daily lives of five aspiring stars who had moved into a house in Hollywood, California. Gaston's costars were Ben Elliott, Giglianne Braga, Kara Killmer, and Amanda Phillips.
On April 14, 2010, Gaston performed a duet on Simon Fuller's American Idol with Brooke White, the fifth place finalist on season 7. Gaston's song choice was the Elvis Presley ballad, "If I Can Dream".3
On February 6, 2014, it was announced that Gaston joined the cast of the soap opera Days of Our Lives. He plays the role of Jordan Ridgeway's brother, Ben Ridgeway. He made his first appearance on February 27, 2014.6
Gaston attended Pineville High School. He competed in track and field, finishing sixth in the pole vault at the 2005 Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) 4A State Championship meet. Gaston achieved a height of 12' 6" in the competition.7
|2011||Deadly Sibling Rivalry||Patrol Officer|
|2012||Game Change||Levi Johnston||Film|
|2008||Love Story||Romeo||Music video based on the song "Love Story"|
|2008||Nashville Star||Himself||3 episodes|
|2009||Glee||Football Player||1 episode|
|2010||If I Can Dream||Himself||18 episodes|
|2012||Single Ladies||Gavin||1 episode|
|2013||The Client List||J. D. Whitman, Junior||1 episode|
|2014-present||Days of Our Lives||Ben Rogers||Series regular|
- "Fox Holds "Glee" Tryouts After "American Idol" Tuesday, May 19 – New One-Hour Musical Comedy Series to Preview Post-American Idol" (Press release). Fox Broadcasting Company. March 5, 2009. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
- Kaufman, Gil (2010-04-15). "Brooke White, Justin Gaston Smolder In 'Idol' Duet - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
- "The PETA Files". PETA.org. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
- "Who Wants a Happy Ending?". If I Can Dream. Season 1. Episode 18. 2010-06-29. Hulu.
- "Louisiana High School Athletic Association". Lhsaa.org. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
- "Miley Cyrus Ex Justin Gaston Weds Melissa Ordway". E! Online. Retrieved 2012-09-25.