Benjamin Frederick "Ben" Bledsoe was born on May 11, 1982 in Snellville, Georgia. He's an American pop singer and a former member of the boy-band "Natural." He is currently a solo singer and actor living in Los Angeles, California. He portrayed Hank Saunders in the episodes, Pilot and Showmance on Glee.
Bledsoe was a child model and acted in several commercials throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s while growing up in California. He guest starred on the Nickelodeon TV series The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo in 1997. In his teen years he moved to Longwood, Florida, a suburb of Orlando, where he met future band mate Marc Terenzi. At 16 he helped formed the band Natural, with fellow members Patrick King, Michael Johnson, and later Michael 'J' Horn.
After the release of his solo album Ben sought to do more acting. He did some Broadway shows, such as Hairspray and Cry-Baby. He studied with The Groundlings and the Lesley Kahn School of Acting, and guest starred on an episode of the TV show House. Ben guest starred in the pilot episode of the TV show Glee.