Born and raised in New York City, Justin Melnick has traveled an interesting road.
Originally a photographer, by trade, Melnick’s passion for documenting war torn regions and their third world battlefields had him exhibiting his war photography in several solo gallery shows. After leaving the comforts of Manhattan, Justin journeyed to the heartland and joined a local police department in Indiana.
It was there, during his time as a peace officer, where he adopted a puppy named Dita and became her full-time K-9 handler. Now grown up, Dita and Justin can currently be seen on CBS’s Seal Team where he plays Brock Reynolds and Dita plays Cerberus. Melnick divides his time between Los Angeles and Indiana.