John Ross Ewing is the ambitious son of JR and Sue Ellen Ewing. A chip off the old block, John Ross is determined to strike it rich in the oil industry and prove himself capable of stepping into his father's shoes.
Growing up, John Ross was enticed by promises that the Ewing Oil Empire would one day be his. With his parents feuding and using him to manipulate each other, John Ross lacked a stable childhood and divided his formative years between Dallas, Europe and boarding school.
Even though he enjoyed the same privileges of growing up a Ewing as his cousin Christopher, he exploited his wealth and family's power to get ahead with little personal effort, giving him a reputation of being a spoiled rich kid. John Ross never felt the love and emotional support he longed to receive from his parents growing up, so he turned to his compassionate and patient friend Elena who was always seeing the best in him.
Now as an adult with a lot to prove, John Ross is determined to impress his father, despite their lack of a relationship, and he has his eyes set on SouthFork and the girl he's loved since childhood, Elena.
Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, Josh Henderson has positioned himself as one of Hollywood's most promising talents as his career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects.
Josh will next be seen starring alongside an all-star cast in the highly anticipated new TNT series "Dallas," which is an updated version of the beloved 80's drama He plays the son of JR Ewing (John Ross Ewing, Jr.) and the show focuses on the offspring of rivals and brothers, JR and Bobby Ewing, who clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty.
Josh won over audiences playing Austin McCann, the bad-boy nephew of Nicolette Sheridan, on popular series "Desperate Housewives" and starred on FX's critically acclaimed Steven Bochco series "Over There" playing an ambitious young soldier coping with the tragic consequences of the war in Iraq. His other television roles include a recurring role on the CW drama "90210" and guest starring roles on some of primetime's most popular shows including "C.S.I."
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, his recent film credits include Disney's feature film Step Up! About a delinquent teen given a second chance, as well as Paramount's Broken Bridges in which he shares screen time with fellow Oklahoman and country music superstar Toby Keith.
He made his film debut in New Regency's "The Girl Next Door" alongside Elisha Cuthbert and Sony's t remake of the family comedy "Yours, Mine & Ours" with Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo. His other film credit include the thriller "Fingerprints", "The Jerk Theory," "April Fool's Day" and the psychological thriller "Rushlights."
A native of Texas, Josh was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Los Angeles after winning a talent search for the WB reality show POP STARS. He continues to write and perform music.