|Birth name||James David Maslow|
|Born|| July 16, 1990 (age 20)
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Singer, actor, dancer|
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. 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. He attended La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary schools, Muirlands Middle School, and San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts He had a small role in the San Diego Opera's production of La bohème when he was 10 years old. 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. 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. 
He made his television debut as Shane in the iCarly episode "iSaw Him First" 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.
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.
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
|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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