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 26)
Pineville, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation
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 portrayed the role of Ben Rogers on Days of Our Lives for less than four months in 2014.

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

Career[edit]

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 played the role of Jordan Ridgeway's brother, Ben Ridgeway, making his first appearance on February 27, 2014.[6] Gaston was let go from the series at the end of the first 13-weeks of his contract cycle; he was replaced by former All My Children actor Robert Scott Wilson.[7]

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.[8]

Gaston married actress Melissa Ordway on September 22, 2012.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Deadly Sibling Rivalry Police Officer
Escapee Kyle
2012 Game Change Levi Johnston
2014 Ice Scream Mark Post production
The Concerto Shane
The Limelight Chad Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Nashville Star Himself Three episodes; Sixth season contestant
2009 Glee Football Player One episode; "Pilot"
2010 If I Can Dream Himself 18 episodes
2012 Single Ladies Gavin One episode
2013 The Client List J. D. Whitman One episode
2014 Days of Our Lives Ben Rogers Series regular; Role from: February 27 to May 16, 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justin Gaston | Photoshoot | Tetu Magazine | Nautical | Spring 2013 Fashion". homorazzi.com. 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (2010-04-15). "Brooke White, Justin Gaston Smolder In 'Idol' Duet - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  4. ^ "The PETA Files". PETA.org. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  5. ^ "Who Wants a Happy Ending?". If I Can Dream. Season 1. Episode 18. 2010-06-29. Hulu.
  6. ^ "Justin Gaston Cast As Jordan’s Brother Ben On Days Of Our Lives!". Michaelfairmansoaps.com. 2014-02-06. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  7. ^ Kroll, Dan J (April 14, 2014). "DAYS hires AMC's Rob Wilson as its new Ben". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Louisiana High School Athletic Association". Lhsaa.org. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  9. ^ "Miley Cyrus Ex Justin Gaston Weds Melissa Ordway". E! Online. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 

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