Justin learned early on telling a good story could mean survival after “borrowing” fifty cents from his older brother to play video games at the local arcade. After getting caught, Justin tried to elude his brother’s wrath by telling him the money was used to defeat the Shredder in Ninja Turtles and place their family’s name atop the arcade leaderboard. It didn’t work. He learned an important lesson that day... never insult your audience. Justin graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse College where he double majored in Political Science and Radio/TV/Film, and minored in Theatre, garnering awards for his acting and writing. Justin relocated to Los Angeles, studying under his mentor, Bill Duke (Sister Act 2), and quickly became Head of Writing and Development for his production company. He later returned to New York, writing and remaining active in the community by mentoring artists with difficult upbringings. Justin launched a community service program utilizing original writings to teach Black History through artistic expression. He performed in the Obie Award nominated revival of 'Dutchman' and ‘Life On Mars’ before later starring in ‘Gotham'. Justin graduated from the Sketch Writing program at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and starred in an award winning digital series he created, wrote, and produced. Justin was honored to be named one of NBC’s Writers on the Verge. In many ways he’s still the kid who took fifty cents off his brother’s dresser to play video games at the local arcade, striving to place his name atop the leaderboard.