Biography

Fast Facts

Full Name: James David Maslow
Date of Birth: July 16th, 1990
Location of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Current Height: 6 feet 1 in
Voice Type: Tenor

Biography

James was raised in La Jolla, Calif., after being born in New York City on July 16, 1990. He has an older brother and half-sister. His father is Jewish and his mother is Catholic. At the age of six, Maslow began training as a singer when his parents placed him 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 performed as Marius in a production of Les Misérables. Quitting the School of Creative and Performing Arts mid-way through the 10th grade, Maslow switched to Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA). He graduated from CoSA in 2007 in the musical theater department.

He made his television debut in 2008 as Shane in the guest star spot on Nickelodeon’s iCarly but, is best known for his role as James Diamond on the Nickelodeon series, Big Time Rush as well as being a member of the band Big Time Rush (named after the show). “Singing is what got me into everything and made me fall in love with this industry,” Maslow said. “Both singing and acting are so rewarding that I couldn’t pick between the two.” Thankfully, he didn’t have to choose as his BTR role allowed him to do it all. Big Time Rush (the show) ended in July of 2013, the band..currently on an indefinite hiatus released 3 outstanding albums. Since then James has been on a roll, competing on the hit reality series “Dancing With the Stars”, placing 4th in the competition. He’s also been hard at work on new music as well as a handful of film roles. The sky is truly the limit for James, and I’m sure the fans can’t wait to see what he does next.