James David Maslow was born on July 16, 1990 in New York, New York. After moving from city to city in his early years, he was raised in La Jolla, California, a suburb of San Diego. James started his training for singing at the age of 6 when his parents required him to be in the San Diego Children's Chior. This started James' passion for singing and preforming. After attending La Jolla & Torrey Pines elementary schools as well as Muirlands Middle School, James transferred to San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. Well in high school, James got himself his first agent at the age of 14 and starred as Danny Zuko in Grease and Marius in Les Miserables. About half-way through his sophomore year of high school, James decided to transfer once again to the Coronado School of the Arts, thus choosing preforming over his other love of football. He tested out of high school in 2006 at the age of 16. It was in 2008 that James got to make his television debut. He landed a guest starring role as Shane on the Nickelodeon hit series iCarly in the episode "iSaw Him First". But James' big break came in 2009 when he was casted for a co-starring lead role in a new television series called Big Time Rush. James sent in his audition tape in 2007 and beat out thousands of other boys for the role. Maslow along with Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson, and Carlos Pena Jr. were all casted for the TV show. Since then they have recorded many songs for both the TV show and the boy band under the same name. Big Time Rush's debut album "B.T.R." was released on October 11, 2010.
When James isn't spending time filming or touring for the band, Maslow enjoys surfing, riding horses, and mountain climbing. He also plays the guitar and piano, trains in Saito Ninjutsu, a form martial arts that he learned from his father.
Full Name: James David Maslow
Born: July 16, 1990 in New York, New York, USA
Current Age: 21
Height: 6' 1''
Professions: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Years Active: 2009 - Present
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Number: 12
Favorite TV Show: Entourage
Favorite Book: Ender's Game
Favorite Animal: Horse
Favorite Band: Maroon 5
Favorite Sports: Football
Favorite Football Team: San Diego Chargers
Favorite Food: California Burrito
Favorite Superhero: Spider Man