Originally from a small town in Nebraska, with a population of 85 people, Justin Bruening graduated high school with the other nine members of his class. Following graduation, Bruening moved to San Diego and was discovered at a local McDonald's by a modeling agent. Next came his first modeling job in an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign shot by renowned photographer Bruce Weber. Soon after, he began to study acting and was noticed by the casting director at "All My Children." He joined the cast in July 2003, playing the contract role of Jamie Martin. While working on ABC's "All My Children," Bruening made multiple television guest appearances and gave a memorable performance in the festival favorite "Fat Girls." He was also featured as one of Daytime's Hottest Stars in "Teen People," "Us Weekly," "Star," and "J-14" magazines.
A mere two months after leaving "All My Children," Bruening landed the coveted lead role in NBC's "Knight Rider" remake. He was also tapped to breathe new life into the iconic character Steve Trevor in David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman" reboot for NBC. In addition, he has made numerous television appearances including recurring roles on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," ABC Family's "Switched at Birth," and CW's "Ringer." Bruening has also starred in various television movies including Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Class" and Lifetime's "The March Sisters at Christmas" and "Blue Eyed Butcher."
Bruening and his wife actress Alexa Havin currently live in the suburbs of Los Angeles with their children.