Words by Mr Yale Breslin
Mr Josh Henderson, who rose to fame in the hit television series Desperate Housewives and who is now seen in the revival of iconic drama Dallas, set his sights high across quite a number of professions before settling on acting. The 31-year-old Texan native always believed he was destined to be a professional athlete, and still sees a similarity between the two worlds. "I really thought I was supposed to play baseball, and here I am 11 years later playing the son of the most villainous TV character of all time. You have a few million people trying to act and maybe a few thousand people working. I really believe that my sports background helped me with this because I love going against the best and I love winning. It's all a competition to me."
It seems so. In between these two ambitions, he also managed to win a singing talent show called Popstars 2. "I beat out 80,000 other kids and I was joined by three other people to create this pop group," says Mr Henderson. The group, Scene 23, was shortlived, splitting up when its record company folded.
While sports are now restricted to his downtime, Mr Henderson has found a way to merge singing and acting. "I've always been able to blend the two - doing songs for soundtracks, playing a singer in a movie and so forth. I was in Nashville last weekend writing music and I hope to get a few of my songs played on the show." With new film projects on the horizon, it's looking like a promising year.
Mr Henderson plays John Ross Ewing in the soap opera following a wealthy Texan family
Mr Henderson stars in the 2012 crime thriller as a young man from LA who travels to a small Southern town to falsely claim a dead friend's inheritance
From left: Mr Henderson and Ms Nicollette Sheridan in the third series of the TV drama
From left:Ms Jenna Dewan and Mr Henderson in the 2006 romantic drama
The second series of Dallas is airing now in the UK on Channel 5