James David Maslow (born July 16, 1990) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, dancer and model. 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.
At the age of six, Maslow began training as a singer when his parents placed him in the San Diego Children’s Choir.
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. An album of original songs from the first season plus some others was released in 2010, and sold 67,000 copies in its first week and was certified Gold by the RIAA six months later in April 2011.
2011, also saw the band release their second album called “Elevate” which sold 70, 000 copies on its first week. Maslow and his band mates co wrote 8 out of the 12 songs. Maslow wrote “Elevate”, “Love Me Love Me” and the first single from the album, “Music Sounds Better With U”.
Maslow and Big Time Rush have a new album called 24/Seven which was released in June 2013..
In 2008 Maslow made his acting debut as Shane in an episode of the Nickelodeon show iCarly. He also appeared in urFRENZ in 2009, in which he portrayed a character named Brandon. In 2012, he filmed an episode of See Dad Run, playing the role of actor Scott Baio’s former TV son, Ricky.
Taken in part from Wikipedia.