A. J. McLean

Male Singer
Born Jan 9, 1978

Alexander James "A.J. " McLean is an American musician, singer, dancer, actor, and entertainer. He is a member of the Backstreet Boys.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of A. J. McLean.


1978 Birth Born on January 9, 1978.
1986 8 Years Old In January 1986 at 8 years old, McLean acted in his first role as Little Mike in the 1986 film Truth or Dare.


1990 12 Years Old A few years later in 1990, McLean, his mother and grandparents moved to Kissimmee, Florida, to pursue his acting and singing career. … Read More
1991 13 Years Old In 1991 AJ landed a role on the Nickelodeon comedy series called Hi Honey, I'm Home! where he played a kid named Skunk. But was cut from the show due to his height. He was too tall. His only known appearance on the show is in the pilot episode. Nickelodeon aired the episode back in 1999 as part of their birthday celebration. … Read More
1992 14 Years Old By April 1992, Mclean was officially the first member of the group that would become the Backstreet Boys. … Read More
1993 15 Years Old McLean, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell formed the pop group Backstreet Boys in 1993. … Read More


2008 30 Years Old In March 2008, McLean performed his first two solo shows (as himself) at the Anaheim House of Blues and The Roxy in Los Angeles. … Read More
2010 32 Years Old He confirmed on the Backstreet Boys cruise in December 2010 that the US version would be released on February 8, 2011.
2011 33 Years Old McLean married Rochelle Deanna Karidis, a model and makeup/hair stylist, whom he credits for helping him overcome his addiction, on December 17, 2011, in Beverly Hills, California. … Read More
2012 34 Years Old 1 More Event
As of June 2012, McLean is working on his 2nd solo album.
2013 35 Years Old …  In 2013 McLean made his motion picture debut by appearing in the comedy This Is the End along with the rest of the Backstreet Boys. … Read More
2016 38 Years Old 1 More Event
McLean is set to release his second solo album titled Naked in September 9, 2016.
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