Juston grew up living on the border of Maine and New Hampshire. After earning an associates degree from the very prestigious Southern Maine Community College, he was hired as a deputy Sheriff patrolling the same border on which he grew up. In 1997, Juston turned in his gun and badge and left the dangerous streets of rural Maine, and moved to the quiet community of Queens, New York.
While living in NYC, Justin worked his way into the weekend line-up at comedy clubs like Comedy Strip Live, Stand-Up New York, Dangerfield's, Gotham, and Caroline’s on Broadway. He has had sitcom development deals with Warner Brothers, CBS Productions, and Comedy Central. In 2000, the New York Times called Juston “destined for stardom.”
Juston has appeared on a half dozen Comedy Central specials, including a half-hour Comedy Central Presents feature, and most recently in his 1-hour special Juston McKinney: A Middle-Class Hole, which was released by Warner Bros. on CD and DVD. Juston has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and he was chosen to be a part of Comedy Central’s Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour with Bill Engvall, airing on TBS. Juston has also hosted his own radio program on Sirius/XM radio, Live from the Woods with Juston McKinney.
Juston’s TV credits include The King of Queens, The Sidney Lumet drama, and 100 Centre Street. Film credits include The Zoo Keeper and Here Comes the Boom. He is currently developing his web series “Hosed” into a full-length feature film. Juston lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids, and dogs!