Who is Josh Henderson?
Joshua Baret Henderson was born on 25 October 1981, in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor, singer, and model, best known from his role in the “Dallas” revival portraying John Ross Ewing III. He also worked on the series “Desperate Housewives” as Austin McCann. Apart from his acting work, he was one of the winners selected in the competition show “Popstars 2”.
The Net Worth of Josh Henderson
As of early-2020, Josh Henderson’s net worth is estimated to be over $2.5 million, earned through a successful career in acting, in the profession since 2001.
Apart from television shows, he’s also worked on various films and has appeared in several music videos, working mostly with Ashley Tisdale.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
While Josh was born in Dallas, his family later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he would grow up. At a young age, he showed an inclination towards playing sports, particularly baseball. He attended Memorial High School, one of the public high schools in Tulsa and known for its distinctive foreign language classes. During his time there, he played baseball with the school’s team.
He made his foray into the entertainment industry when he joined the second season of the reality competition program “Popstars”, which aired on The WB.
The show features numerous singing talents as they compete with one another to become a part of a boy or girl group. The show’s concept originated in New Zealand in 1999, becoming one of the most successful shows during its time. The show is said to be the inspiration for the creation of Simon Fuller’s franchise. Josh was one of the winners of the competition, chosen to become a part of a new mixed group, Scene 23. The group was short-lived, however, as they only released an album before going their separate ways.
Full Transition to Entertainment
After his run with Scene 23, Henderson then pursued a recording career for a bit, but wasn’t able to find a lot of traction as a solo artist.
He then transitioned to modeling work as he was gaining offers, and also started to audition for acting roles. In 2002, he began appearing in a series of advertisements that promoted the 4Wheeler Skate shoes of the shoe brand, Skechers. This lasted for around two years, and during this time he began appearing in several sitcoms as a guest.
Some of his projects included “8 Simple Rules… for Dating My Teenage Daughter”, “Do Over”, and “Maybe It’s Me”. Around this time, he made his film debut in the horror film “Leeches!” which was released straight to video, working alongside Matthew Twining and Stacey Nelson.
Afterward, he was cast in the romantic comedy “The Girl Next Door”, which tells the story of a student who falls in love with his neighbor only to find out that she is a former porn actress. Other stars of the show included Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, and Elisha Cuthbert.
Rise to Prominence
In 2005, Josh got one of his first leading roles, in the series “Over There”, which was short-lived as the show was canceled after a season. The following year, he gained a bit of popularity when he was cast in the dance film “Step Up” portraying the boyfriend of Jenna Dewan’s character.
In the next few years he would gain more leading roles, as he was cast in “April Fool’s Day” and “Fingerprints”. Other projects he had during this period included “Broken Bridges”, and “Yours, Mine & Ours”.
He continued to build on his resume, as he was cast in the 2006 season of “Desperate Housewives”, portraying the nephew of Edie Britt, Austin McCann. The show is set in a fictional street within a fictional neighborhood, following the lives of several women as they go through their lives, tackling stories of crimes and secrets hidden within their seemingly normal neighborhood. After being in the show for a season, he then worked on the CW version of “90210” also for a season.
The show is the fourth series in the “Beverly Hills, 90210” franchise.
Dallas and Recent Projects
In 2011, Henderson was cast as one of the lead characters in the revival of “Dallas”, which aired on TNT. He was the son of Sue Ellen played by actress Linda Gray in her relationship with JR Ewing (Larry Hagman). The show received positive reviews during the onset of its run, with a lot of critics naming him as one of the breakout stars. He was also praised for his onscreen chemistry with Pamela Rebecca Barnes, who played Julie Gonzalo. The show lasted for three seasons but was eventually canceled.
Josh was then cast in the series “The Arrangement”, alongside Christine Evangelista. The show tells the story of an aspiring actress who is offered a huge sum to marry one of the leading action stars in the industry. The show itself is a way to present the alleged arranged relationships that occur within Hollywood, with many speculating that it drew direct comparisons with the relationship of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The show concluded its run after two seasons, with network E! deciding to cancel the show.
Josh has been in several high-profile relationships during his career. His first known relationship was with singer Ashlee Simpson whom he dated from 2002 to 2003. Three years later, he began a relationship with reality television personality Kendal Sheppard, known for her time in “Road Rules: Campus Crawl”. The relationship also lasted for a year, and he then began dating Brittany Snow, who is known from appearing in “Guiding Light”. After the end of their relationship in 2008, he didn’t have any known public relationships until 2013, when he began dating Andrea Boehlke who is known for her work in “Survivor”.
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She has a child whom she claims Josh is the father of, but he denies that the child is his.
In 2018, he was arrested on suspicion of burglary, after being reported by his neighbors who allegedly saw him through cameras, robbing the place with two other people. He was later released and charges were dropped as there wasn’t sufficient evidence that points him to the crime. In fact at the time of the robbery, he never left his apartment, and even had security footage showing that he was just staying at his home when the crime occurred.