While writing a family history paper in high school, Justin discovered that he is related to Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.
Some members of his family were involved with the Irish Mafia, including "Dapper" Danny Hogan and "Big" Ed Morgan, in The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/ St. Paul during prohibition, around the start of the 20th Century.
Justin's grandmother was widely known as the "Armistice" or "Liberty" Baby. Liberty Dinneen was from Minneapolis, Minnesota and was the first baby born in the United Sates on the day World War I came to an end, November 11, 1918.
Was on his way to becoming a fifth generation firefighter before changing his major and studying theatre.
Is involved with several charities, including Two Wings which helps rehabilitate victims of human trafficking.