Born on February 7, 1978. In high school, Ashton excelled at sports but also developed a keen interest in theatre, making his debut in a 7th grade production of "The Crying Princess and the Golden Goose." In 1998, he decided to spread his wings some more and went on the audition circuit. One of the first shows he tried out for was That 70's Show. Ashton took steps to make the jump to the big screen. He quickly landed roles in the teen romantic comedy, Down to You and the western Texas Rangers, starring James Van Der Beek.