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A.J. McLean

Alexander James "A.J." McLean (born January 9, 1978) is an American musician, singer, dancer, actor, and entertainer. He is a member of the Backstreet Boys. McLean was born in West Palm Beach, Florida to Bob and Denise (née Fernandez) McLean. He is of Latino and German ancestry on his mother's side and Scottish, Irish and English on his father's side. His parents divorced when A.J. was four years old. In January 1986 at 8 years old, he acted in his first role as Little Mike in the 1986 film Truth or Dare. In 1990, he moved to Orlando, Florida with his mother and grandparents to concentrate on his acting and singing career. In early 1990s he appeared on various Nickelodeon and Disney projects, including the Nickelodeon show GUTS, Welcome Freshmen, and a comedy series called Hi Honey, I'm Home! on which he played a character named "Skunk". He later quit high school to pursue his show business career. McLean, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell formed the pop group Backstreet Boys in 1993. The group became very successful in late 90s-early 2000s, and as of 2012 they are recording their 8th studio album. McLean created a character, whom he named "Johnny

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Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Duets with 'NSYNC's Joey Fatone for 40th Birthday (VIDEO)

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McLean & Fatone Duet for 40th Bday ... What Rivalry??!!

If A.J. McLean and Joey Fatone can wave the boy band white flag and come together onstage ... then maybe there's hope for America too. The awesome duet went down Saturday… READ MORE >

A.J. McLean -- When it Comes to Clinton/Trump ... I Don't Want it This or That Way (VIDEO)

A.J. McLean
When it Comes to Clinton/Trump I Don't Want it This or That Way

The Backstreet Boys sent a strong message to Donald Trump NOT to play their songs, but A.J. McLean says he and his boys are neutral. A.J. was at LAX Friday when our photog asked about the group's… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
A.J. McLean -- Ryan Gosling Had Better Chops Than Justin Timberlake! (VIDEO)

A.J. McLean
Ryan Gosling Had Better Chops ... Than Justin Timberlake!

As if Ryan Gosling doesn't have enough going for him -- he's also a better singer than Justin Timberlake ... at least that's what A.J. McLean thinks.  The Backstreet… READ MORE >

- 364 days ago
Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean -- Nick Carter Should Laugh Off Arrest (AUDIO)

Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean
Nick Carter Should Laugh Off Arrest

A.J. McLean is standing by his fellow Backstreet Boy ... saying there's no deep mystery behind Nick Carter's arrest -- dude just got drunk.   A.J. was on San Diego's "Kramer and Geena… READ MORE >

- 433 days ago
Backstreet Boys -- A.J. McLean Jammin' Out To BSB (VIDEO)

Backstreet Boys'
A.J. McLean Jammin' Out to BSB

A.J. McLean got to relive his Backstreet Boys glory days in front of a hard-partying crowd ... all thanks to a '90s cover band. McLean hit up a '90s Throwback Party at… READ MORE >

- 517 days ago
A.J. McLean -- I Can't Wait to Golf with Caitlyn Jenner!

A.J. McLean
I Can't Wait to Golf With Caitlyn Jenner!

He's already golfed with Bruce Jenner ... but now, Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean says he wants to get Caitlyn on the links too ... and hopefully emerge victorious this time!  A.J. has been… READ MORE >

- 658 days ago
Backstreet Boys AJ McLean -- Praying For Both Sides ... VOWS Return to Middle East

Backstreet Boys
Praying For Both Sides and Vowing To Return to Middle East

The Backstreet Boys love their fans in Israel, but they love their families more -- which is why they regretfully cancelled a bunch of concerts there, according to A.J. McLean ... who's… READ MORE >

- 968 days ago
A.J. McLean -- Ryan Gosling Coulda Been a Backstreet Boy

A.J. McLean
Ryan Gosling Coulda Been a Backstreet Boy

Ryan Gosling could've ... and SHOULD'VE ... been a member of the Backstreet Boys -- this according to actual Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean. FYI -- McLean and Gosling go WAYYYY BACK ... they were… READ MORE >

- 1529 days ago
AJ McLean -- Proof One Direction Is a Backstreet Boys Knockoff

A.J. McLean
Proof One Direction Is a Backstreet Rip-Off

A.J McLean has rock-solid proof that the new boy band on the block -- One Direction -- is just a Backstreet Boys knockoff ... because Backstreet Boys wastotally original and definitely not a… READ MORE >

- 1567 days ago
Newlyweds A.J. McLean & Wife Get Nailed Together

Newlyweds A.J. McLean & Wife
Get Nailed Together

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean and his new wife Rochelle DeAnna Karidis showed off their wedding rings -- and more importantly, their matching his & hers manicures -- at the Guns N' Roses concert… READ MORE >

- 1918 days ago

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