Josh Handerson biography
Texas native Josh Henderson is proving himself a double threat on the big screen as well as in the recording studio. Henderson is simultaneously juggling roles in feature films and television, and is currently in discussions to sign with a major recording label. On October 1, he was introduced to audiences worldwide as Austin McCann, the bad-boy nephew of Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan) on Desperate Housewives.
Henderson's films include the recent Disney hit Step Up, about a delinquent teen given a second chance. Theatergoers will have another opportunity to see his work in Paramount's Broken Bridges, in which he shares screen time with fellow Oklahoman and country music superstar Toby Keith. He most recently wrapped production opposite Kristin Cavallari (Laguna Beach) in the thriller Fingerprints.
Additional film credits include his debut in New Regency's The Girl Next Door, with Elisha Cuthbert, and Sony's recent hit remake of the family comedy Yours, Mine and Ours, with Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo.
No stranger to television, Henderson starred as the lead on FX's critically lauded Steven Bochco series, Over There, portraying an ambitious young soldier who had to cope with the tragic consequences of the war in Iraq and its effects on the people around him. Additional forays into TV include his series regular role on the comedy series One on One, as well as appearances on North Shore, She Spies and 8 Simple Rules.
Born in Dallas and raised in Tulsa, Henderson moved to Los Angeles after winning a talent search for the WB reality show Pop Stars. When not acting, he enjoys singing and songwriting.