Justin Gaston

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Justin Gaston
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Justin Gaston in the French Quarter of New Orleans on February 20, 2010
Born Justin Michael Gaston
(1988-08-12) August 12, 1988 (age 25)
Pineville, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model, singer
Years active 2008–present
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.

He appeared on the magazine cover of Tetu in 2013. [1]


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]

In June 2010 Gaston posed nude in a photo shoot for PETA's "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad campaign along with Ben Elliott and Giglianne Braga.[4]

During the summer of 2010, Gaston was a temporary opening act for American Idol winner Kris Allen.[5]

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]

Personal life[edit]

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]

Gaston married actress Melissa Ordway on September 22, 2012.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Deadly Sibling Rivalry Patrol Officer
Escapee Kyle
2012 Game Change Levi Johnston Film
2014 Ice Scream Mark Post-production
The Concerto Shane Post-production
Limelight Chad Filming
Year Title Role Notes
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 Days of Our Lives Ben Rogers 11 episodes

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