Birthday: November 4
For six seasons, Jean-Luc Bilodeau played the lead role of Ben Wheeler on “Baby Daddy,” the #1 comedy series in Freeform’s history. He was nominated for the Choice Summer TV Star Teen Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 for his role. After the show’s final season, he won the 2017 Choice Summer TV Star Teen Choice Award. The show earned Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice TV Breakout Show in 2013 and Choice Summer TV Show in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The series was nominated for the People’s Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Comedy in 2015 and 2016, and won the award in 2017.
Bilodeau got his big break when he was cast on the ABC Family sci-fi drama series “Kyle XY” as Josh Trager, Kyle’s smug but charming bad-boy brother. At the time of the series’ three-year run, it was ABC Family’s highest-rated original series. In 2009, after completion of “Kyle XY,” Bilodeau was cast in the comedy pilot “Strange Brew,” from executive producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. That same year, he landed the recurring role of Bret Martin on ABC’s “No Ordinary Family,” starring Michael Chiklis. Also, he co-starred opposite Debby Ryan in the Disney Channel film “16 Wishes,” which went on to become the most-watched cable program on the day of its premiere with 5.6 million viewers. In addition, he guest-starred on “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Supernatural,” “The Troop” and “R.L Stine’s The Haunting Hour.”
In 2012, Bilodeau starred in three motion pictures: “LOL,” opposite Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore for Mandate Pictures, “Love Me” and the campy horror film “Piranha 3DD.” In 2014 and 2016, he showcased his dramatic abilities in “Expecting Amish,” a Romeo-and-Juliet story set in the Amish community, and “Casa Vita,” in which he played a struggling baseball player who falls in love with a woman who works at his favorite restaurant. Also, he appeared in the independent dramedy “All in Time,” and played a supporting role in the film “Trick ‘r Treat.”
Bilodeau was born and raised in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and currently resides in Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding and traveling the world to experience different cultures. His birthday is Nov. 4. He can be followed on Twitter @bilodope and on Instagram @jeanluc.