Benjamin Callan

Full Name (Nick/Stage name): Benjamin Callan

Age: 53

Hometown and city/town you currently reside : Austin/ Santa Fe,NM / Richardson / Plano

Occupation : Teacher / part time home depot & construction / Entertainment Producer/Techie

Instagram/Facebook : sugarbear_was_here (IG) / Benjamin Germany Callan (FB)

How did you hear about Metro Idol?
Shawn one night at the Lantern in Plano

Where and which night did you perform you Preliminary?
Guitars & Growlers McKinney

How long have you been singing and when did you realize your passion for singing?
Since I was 3…. My whole life…..

Tell us something interesting about you. Could be anything from random/hidden/rare talents,
upbringing, challenges you’ve faced or moment(s) from your childhood, etc. This is where you
can express what you would like us to know that sets your apart!
I joined the Army Infantry right out of High School & served overseas for 3 years, & drove for
General Shinseki, Chief of Staff of the Army – I suffered a broken back & PTSD for which I have a
service dog SUGARBEAR.
I just got back from working as a cameraman on a documentary film in the ancient caves in
KEFALONIA GREECE, where I fell & re-injured my broken back & broke a finger slipping in one of
the caves…. I continued & finished the film anyway, & get to perform tonight on pain
medication! YAY!
I was a High School Theatre teacher & am in the process of opening my own charter school in
Farmers Branch – the H.E.R.O. Creative Arts & Science Academy….. hopefully by fall 2022…….