|Born:||May 11, 1982|
Benjamin Frederick "Ben" Bledsoe, born on May 11, 1982 in Snellville, Georgia, is 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.
|1997||Kenan & Kel||Brad||(The Crush)|
|The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo||Nolan Snope||(The Mascot Mystery)|
|2001||The Simpsons||Ralph Wiggum's Singing Voice||voice (New Kids on the Blecch)|
|2007||House M.D.||Opponent||(The Jerk)|
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Kip Westerman||(Young Man with a Horn)|
|2009||The Mentalist||Scotty Sinclair||(Throwing Fire)|
|Glee||[[Hank Saunders||(Pilot and Showmance)|
|2011||Ronal the Barbarian||Alibert||voice, English version,|
|Castle||Brian Morris||(The Dead Pool)|
|2012||Motu Patlu||Motu||voice (6 episodes)|
|Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood 3D||Robin Hood||voice|
|No One Will Know||Nathan Parker|
|Puppies and Tiaras||Frank||voice and short|
|Hawaii Five-0||Todd Dutton||(Lekio)|
|Jessie||Brody Winton||(The Princess & the Pea Brain)|
|The Fresh Beat Band||Prince||(Royal Wedding)|
|CSI: NY||Preston Seville, Jr.||(Brooklyn Til I Die)|
|2013||2Fur1||Gizmo||voice (11 episodes)|
|2014||Feast||Additional Voices||voice and short|
|2015||Self Promotion||Josh Welsh||filming and TV Movie|
|Amazon.com German Export Chart|
|2005|| An Insomniac's Guide to a Lonely Heart
- Had a #2 album in Germany.
- Plays piano, saxophone, bass guitar, and guitar.
- Has 2 US Gold Records.
- Performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with his band "Natural."
- Was asked by NASA to write the first song to be broadcast from space; via the International Space Station.
- Is a member of MENSA.
- Has sold millions of records worldwide as an artist.