In an interview, Maslow stated that he would probably be an architect, like his sister, if he was not an actor or singer (or if it did not involve so much math). Singer, dancer and actor James Maslow stars in the new Nickelodeon live-action comedy series Big Time Rush, as music group member James, who has the biggest ego of all his friends and believes that he and the group are the coolest guys ever.After moving around in his early years, Maslow’s family settled in La Jolla, Calif. Maslow joined the San Diego Children’s Choir, igniting a passion for singing and performing.Candace Cameron Bure started the evening with Tony Dovolani - who died the tips of his hair red to match his sneakers and tie - getting all 7s for their 50s-themed quick step that Bruno likened to 'a quick step performed by the Sex Pistols'.Danica Mc Kellar also swapped a Mc Kellar, getting Maksim rather than her usual partner Val, which got all 8s - even after scathing critique from Julianna who questioned whether Maks 'phoned it in' so 'this week could get passed so you could get back with Meryl'.He drew shocked gasps from the audience when he admitted he didn't miss his usual partner, Cheryl Burke, but she soon got her revenge when she said: 'Drew and Witney have this grandpa / young girl relationship - cute.Creepy, but cute.'One dancer seems a definitely safe bet - Charlie's partner on ice, Olympian Meryl Davis, who switched between the Chmerkovskiy brothers, going from her usual partner Maksim to his brother, Val, joking it was 'some incestual adultery'.
He also starred as Kevin Mohr on the Sony Crackle original series Sequestered.
He attended La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary schools, Muirlands Middle School, and San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts He had a small role in the San Diego Opera's production of La bohème when he was 10 years old.
He attended acting camp at the La Jolla Playhouse, got his first agent when he was 14, and in high school starred as Danny Zuko in Grease and as Maurius in Les Misérables.
He is best known for playing the role of James Diamond on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, and is a member of the boy band with the same name. He has an older brother named Philip Maslow and a half-sister, named Ali Thom. His father is Jewish and his mother is Catholic; Maslow was raised Jewish, and attended Hebrew school six days a week during his childhood. He has described himself as a "religious and spiritual person". Maslow was born in New York, and raised in La Jolla, California.
Maslow began training as a singer at the age of 6 when his parents made him sing in the San Diego Children's Choir.