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.
Maslow was born in New York and grew up in La Jolla, California. He was raised Jewish (in an interview with Clevver TV, when asked his favorite holiday, he replied Hanukkah). 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 iCarly episode, "iSaw Him First". He also appeared in "urFRENZ" in 2009.
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush is an American pop singing group that formed in 2009. The other three members are Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Logan Henderson, all on vocals.
Nickelodeon cast for the new sitcom in 2007. Maslow sent in his audition tape and received the role of James Diamond two years later.
He and his bandmates have recorded many songs, which include the theme song, "Big Time Rush", "Any Kind Of Guy", "City Is Ours", "Halfway There", "Famous", "Shot in the Dark", "Stuck", etc. An album of original songs from the first season plus some others was released October 11, 2010, entitled B.T.R. It sold 67,000 copies in its first week and was certified Gold by the RIAA six months later in April 2011.
He has a scar on his elbow, which he received while performing a hockey-related stunt for the first episode of Big Time Rush.
Maslow first appeared in a UrFrenz episode, in which he portrayed a character named Brandon. He has expanded into the movie venue, including the 2011 film, Master's Tree (as yet unreleased), as well as a currently unknown film works project, set to be released in early 2012. Maslow has said that he would like to work on more film projects in the future.
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