Justin Deeley is an American actor and model best known for his recurring role as Austin Tallridge on the teen drama television series 90210, from 2011-2012.
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Justin was first introduced to the arts when his mother took him to see his cousin's play at the age of 8. Instantly drawn to the bright lights of the stage, Justin was hooked on the idea of becoming an actor.
However, in his younger years, Justin decided to focus his attention on another passion, sports. He excelled at soccer, football, basketball, baseball, golf, track and volleyball. His skills on the football field earned him the title of a two-time All-State Performer as a wide receiver and defensive back.
After graduating from high school, Justin went on to play football for the University of Louisville Cardinals, the team that he had grown up watching and admiring. After two years with his dream team, Justin's heart was no longer on the field, and decided to leave the team to focus his time on acting.
He spent the summer of his sophomore year in London studying Shakespeare and after eight weeks abroad, Justin returned home with a certainty that he was born to tell stories through writing and acting.
Three weeks after graduating with a BA in Liberal Studies from University of Louisville, Justin boarded a plane to Los Angeles and has never looked back.
He has since appeared in numerous feature films including Couples Retreat, Blink and Devolved, to name a few. However, his role on 90210 gave him international recognition.
In addition to his arc on 90210, Justin appeared in the independent feature Thrift Store Cowboy, where he plays the son of the legendary country music singer Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn).
He also stars alongside Devon Werkheiser and Nicole Forester in the action thriller The Wicked, about a group of teenagers who test the legend of an inextinguishable witch and get more than they bargained for.
Off screen, Justin enjoys listening to country music and barbequeing in his free time. In addition, he loves playing all sports and is an advocate for providing recreational opportunities to children.