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.

Early life

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.


Year Title Role Notes
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)
2010 Good Grief Bobby short
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)
Riddle Cameron Bronson
2014 Feast Additional Voices voice and short
2015 Self Promotion Josh Welsh filming and TV Movie


Year Title Chart Positions German Export Chart
2005 An Insomniac's Guide to a Lonely Heart
  • Debut solo studio album
  • Released: July 19, 2005
  • Formats: CD


  • 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.


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