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. He is a three-time Logie Award winner, in the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor category
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 The State Opera of South 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, and was then 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. 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.
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. In 2015, Sheridan formed The California Crooners Club with mates Emile Welman and Gabe Roland. In Spring 2016, CCC toured Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Australia to great critical acclaim.
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 April 2015 Nepal earthquake, but was later located unharmed.
|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|
|2017-present||House Husbands||Nick Gazecki|
- 2009: "Just Can't Throw Us Away"
- 2009: "All About Me"
- 2010: "Speak Love"
- 2009: Speak Love