Hugh Sheridan

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Hugh Sheridan
Hugh Sheridan 2011 (cropped).jpg
Sheridan at the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards
Born (1985-06-30) 30 June 1985 (age 29)
Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2008–present

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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

He performed in The Lost Echo with the Sydney Theatre Company then was hired for the Seven Network series Packed to the Rafters as Ben Rafter. In 2009, Sheridan won the Logie Award for "Most Popular New Male Talent". In February 2011, Sheridan filled in as host on The Kyle & Jackie O Show alongside fellow Packed to the Rafters star George Houvardas.[2] In 2012, Sheridan hosted the Network Ten talent show series I Will Survive, during his production break for Packed to the Rafters.

In 2014, Sheridan appeared in the Seven Network mini series, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, about the Australian rock band INXS.

In 2014, He is the number 1 ticket holder for the Port Adelaide Football Club, and performed the National Anthem at the opening round at the new Adelaide Oval Stadium on March 29, 2014.


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 and peaked at number 86 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. In June 2010, a remix of the album's title track was released as the album's third and final single.

Personal life[edit]

Sheridan is based in Los Angeles.

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's brother Zachary, was reported missing after the 7.8 magnitude 2015 Nepal earthquake,[3] but was later reported to have survived the disaster.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2008–2013 Packed to the Rafters Ben Rafter Won—2009 Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent
Nominated—2009 Logie Award for Most Outstanding New Talent
Won—2010 Logie Award for Most Popular Actor
Won—2011 Logie Award for Most Popular Actor
Nominated—2011 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor
Won—2012 Logie Award for Most Popular Actor
Nominated—2013 Logie Award for Most Popular Actor
2009–2010 Play School Himself; presenter
2012 I Will Survive Himself; presenter
2014 INXS: Never Tear Us Apart Garry Gary Beers



  • 2009: "Just Can't Throw Us Away"
  • 2009: "All About Me"
  • 2010: "Speak Love"



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