James Maslow
Birth name James David Maslow
Born July 16, 1990 (age 20)

New York City, New York, U.S.

Occupation(s) Singer, actor, dancer
instrument Vocals
Years active 2006-pres


James David Maslow (born July 16, 1990) is an American actor, singer and dancer. He is best known for playing the role of James Diamond on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, and is a member of the boy music group with the same name.

Life and careerEdit

Maslow was born in New York, and raised in La Jolla, California.[1][2] In 1996, Maslow began training as a singer at the age of 6 when his parents made him sing in the San Diego Children's Choir.[1][3] He attended La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary schools, Muirlands Middle School, and San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts[3] He had a small role in the San Diego Opera's production of La bohème when he was 10 years old.[3][4][5] He attended acting camp at the La Jolla Playhouse, got his first agent when he was 14, and in high school starred as Danny Zuko in Grease and as Marius in Les Misérables.[3] He quit the School of Creative and Performing Arts mid-way through the 10th grade and switched to Coronado School of the Arts. He tested out of high school in 2006, at the age of 16. [3]

He made his television debut as Shane in the iCarly episode "iSaw Him First"[4] in 2008. He has a scar on his elbow, which he received while performing a hockey-related stunt for the first episode of Big Time Rush.[6]

Maslow is Jewish.[7] In an interview with Clevver TV, when asked his favorite holiday, he replied Hannukah.[8]

Big Time Rush Edit


Big Time Rush is an American pop singing group that formed in 2009. The band consists of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Logan Henderson, all on vocals. In 2007, Nickelodeon was casting and looking for people to be in a new band to be in a new sitcom called Big Time Rush. Maslow sent in his audition tape when his desire was in singing and acting. He got the role of James Diamond 2 years later. Kendall Schmidt won the role of Kendall Knight over many other people because of the difficult decision of casting him over others. Carlos Pena, Jr. and Logan Henderson sent in their audition tapes and were accepted to be Carlos Garcia and Logan Mitchell over thousands of other boys.[9]

The boys have recorded many songs including the theme song of the same title as the show, "Any Kind Of Guy", "City Is Ours", "Halfway There", "Famous", "Shot in the Dark", and "Stuck". Additional songs will be released throughout the show's first season. They and Nickelodeon are planning on releasing an album of songs from the first season of the show including some new ones. The album was rele phy

Year(s) Title Role Notes
2006-2011 A Boy's World Nicholas "Nick" Williams Lead Role
2008 iCarly Shane Episode: "iSaw Him First"
2009 Big Time Audition James Diamond TV movie
2009–present Big Time Rush James Diamond Main role
2010 2010 Kids' Choice Awards Himself erin sanders
2010 7 Secrets With Big Time Rush Himself
2010 Big Time Concert James Diamond TV movie
2010 Big Time Rush Live From Time Square Himself
2010 Big Time Christmas James Diamond TV movie
2011 Big Time Beach Party James Diamond TV movie

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