Justin Bruening played Matthew Taylor in seasons nine and ten of Grey's Anatomy.


Justin Bruening was born on September 24, 1979 in Chadron, Nebraska. He was raised in the small town of St. Helena, Nebraska (a then-population of 85), he graduated from Wynot High school with only nine classmates. Following graduation, Bruening moved to San Diego, California. It was there that he was discovered by Sue Nessel, a talent scout for Scott Copeland International, at McDonald's in Escondido just north of San Diego. Soon afterwards, Copeland got him his first modeling job for Abercrombie & Fitch.

Following his first commercial job, Bruening was encouraged to study acting by Copeland and was noticed by All My Children casting director Judy Wilson. Bruening originally auditioned for the role of JR Chandler on All My Children, but was eventually cast in the role of James "Jamie" Martin in July 2003. For a brief time, in 2004 and 2005, Bruening also portrayed Jamie Martin on One Life to Live during a crossover storyline. During his role of Jamie, Bruening was featured as Daytime's Hottest Star in Teen People, Us Weekly, Star and J-14 magazines.



  • Indivisible (2017)
  • He's Out There (2017)
  • The Monster Project (2016)
  • The Thanksgiving House (2013)
  • The March Sisters at Christmas (2012)
  • Blue-Eyed Butcher (2012)
  • Wonder Woman (2011)
  • Class (2010)
  • Fat Girls (2006)


  • Rosewood (2017)
  • Good Behavior (2016-2017)
  • Blood & Oil (2015)
  • The Messengers (2015)
  • CSI: Cyber (2015)
  • Royal Pains (2014)
  • Ravenswood (2013-2014)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2013)
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2013)
  • Switched at Birth (2012-2013)
  • Ringer (2011-2012)
  • CSI: NY (2011)
  • All My Children (2003-2011)
  • Friends with Benefits (2011)
  • State of Georgia (2011)
  • Castle (2011)
  • Knight Rider (2008-2009)
  • Turbo Dates (2008)
  • CSI: Miami (2007)
  • Cold Case (2007)
  • 3 lbs. (2006)
  • One Life to Live (2004-2005)
  • Hope & Faith (2004)

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