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Sheridan at the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards
30 June 1985 |
Adelaide, South Australia
Hugh Sheridan (born 30 June 1985) is an Australian actor, musician and television presenter who is known for his role as Ben Rafter in the television series Packed to the Rafters.
Born in Adelaide, the second youngest of seven children, Sheridan grew up in the suburb of Millswood and completed his early years of schooling at Loreto College Marryatville before changing to Saint Ignatius' College and then in his senior years to University Senior College. It was during primary school that he began his training at Unley Youth Theatre and Terry Simpson Studios in Adelaide before he went on to study Music at the Victorian College of the Arts and Dance at The Australian Ballet School.
In his youth he sang with State Opera Australia, played football for St Ignatius and studied drama at Unley Youth Theatre. He left the ABS when he was accepted into the prestigious Bachelor of Dramatic Art, actor course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. In 2007, Sheridan was awarded the Adele Koh Memorial Scholarship by The State Theatre Company of South Australia to study acting in New York.
He performed in The Lost Echo with the Sydney Theatre Company then was hired for the series Packed to the Rafters as Ben Rafter. In 2009, Sheridan won the Logie Award for "Most Popular New Male Talent".
Sheridan will also host the Ten Network series I Will Survive, produced in 2012 during his production break for Packed to the Rafters.
On 15 June 2013, Sheridan made a guest appearance at USA v Canada International Ice Hockey event, held at Hisense arena. Initially met by a mediocre crowd response, he was eventually jeered due to his inability to throw a beach ball into the crowd.
In December 2008, Sheridan performed on Seven Network's television concert special Carols in the Domain in which he performed "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". In August 2009, he signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia, releasing his first single "Just Can't Throw Us Away" on Seven's Dancing With the Stars in September 2009. The following month he released the follow up single, "All About Me". His first album, Speak Love, was released on 27 November 2009 peaking at #86 on the Australian ARIA album chart. In June 2010, a remix of the album's title track was released as the album's third and final single.
Sheridan's sister is Zoe Sheridan, the radio announcer and television presenter on the children's game show Challenger and daytime chat show The Catch-Up. Sheridan is based in Sydney where Rafters is filmed.
|2008–present||Packed to the Rafters||Ben Rafter||Logie Award Winner 2009 - Most Popular New Male Talent|
|2012–present||I Will Survive||Presenter|
- 2009: "Just Can't Throw Us Away"
- 2009: "All About Me"
- 2010: "Speak Love"
- 2009: Speak Love