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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 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 >

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 >

- 565 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 >

- 603 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 >

- 953 days ago
Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean -- The Blood-Spattered Wedding Invites

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean
Blood-Spattered Wedding Invites

He's getting married next week ... but Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean has blood on his mind -- sending out death-themed invitations that look like they were designed by Ed Hardy and Dracula ... and we… READ MORE >

- 970 days ago
A.J. McLean -- When the Ship Hits the Fan

A.J. McLean -- When the Ship Hits the Fan

A.J. McLean is ready to ship out for another Backstreet Boys Carnival Cruise -- which begs two questions: Are cruises now cool ... and if the ship goes down, does the band keep playing? Check out… READ MORE >

- 1218 days ago
Backstreet Boy -- AJ Was Finally 'Willing' to Get Help

Backstreet Boy -- AJ Was Finally 'Willing' to Get Help

Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell claims there's one big difference between A.J. McLean's current stint in rehab and his last one -- no one FORCED him to get help this time. Brian went on Bob 93.3 in… READ MORE >

- 1291 days ago
A.J. McLean -- The Downward Spiral

A.J. McLean -- The Downward Spiral

A.J. McLean's issues with substance abuse have been the source of MAJOR problems in the past several months ... and it got so bad, that staffers on the Backstreet Boys' tour threatened to walk if… READ MORE >

- 1295 days ago
A.J. McLean in Rehab

A.J. McLean in Rehab

A.J. McLean from the Backstreet Boys has gone into rehab again ... TMZ has learned. One source tells TMZ McLean has been "out of control" in the last few months because of substance abuse, and it… READ MORE >

- 1297 days ago
Backstreet Boy Photos -- Naked Chicks and 'Halo'

Backstreet Boy Photos -- Naked Chicks and 'Halo'

Backstreet Boy AJ Mclean got his hands on a bottle of Jack Daniels, a costume from the "Halo" video game, and a butt-naked lady -- and posed up for one of the most random photo shoots we've ever… READ MORE >

- 1332 days ago

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