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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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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 >

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 >

- 2150 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 >

- 2153 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 >

- 2155 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 >

- 2190 days ago
Backstreet Boy -- Pink Eye Is 'All Better'

Backstreet Boy -- Pink Eye Is 'All Better'

A.J. McLean has a few theories about how he might have contracted pink eye -- and let's just say he hasn't ruled out Nick Carter as a suspect ...  READ MORE >

- 2292 days ago
Backstreet Boys -- Pink Eye Won't Kill Our Tour

Backstreet Boys
Pink Eye Won't Kill Our Tour

The Backstreet Boys ain't afraid of a little contagious infection -- in fact, according to the band's rep, A.J. McLean's crusty pink eye won't have any effect whatsoever on the remainder of the… READ MORE >

- 2294 days ago
Backstreet Boy -- Engaging Behavior at Nightclub

Backstreet Boy
Engaging Behavior at Nightclub

AJ McLean had a crazy night in Vegas -- dude proposed to his girlfriend in the middle of a nightclub ... minutes after running into a jewelry store and buying the ring. It all went down inside the… READ MORE >

- 2524 days ago
Navarro vs. McLean: Who'd You Rather?!

Navarro vs. McLean
Who'd You Rather?

Dave Navarro and Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean got shady at the same event in L.A. on Thursday.Question is .... See Also Winokur vs. Vardalos: Who'd You Rather?  READ MORE >

- 2609 days ago
Backstreet Boy Infected with that Pig Virus

Backstreet Boy Infected with that Pig Virus

UPDATE: Brian just released the following video, apologizing to his fans for contracting the virus. Don't stand too close to your monitor, he looks contagious....I don't care who you are, or where… READ MORE >

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