Posted by Flor on Sunday, December 14, 2008
BIRTH:December 7, 1987
Aaron Carter is the younger brother of singer Nick Carter, from the boy band Backstreet Boys. He came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late-1990s, establishing himself as a star among preteen and teenage audiences during the early-2000s.Carter, who has also launched an acting career, is known for media reports regarding his personal life, including his relationships with now former teen actresses Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan, and his legal problems, some involving his mother.
Carter was born at the Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida,where his parents ran the Garden Villa Retirement Home; the family was originally from upstate New York, where his brother Nick was born. Carter is named after his maternal grandfather Douglas "Charles" Spaulding and paternal grandfather. Carter's father, Robert Eugene Carter, is a Jewish American and his mother, Jane E. Spaulding, is a Mayflower descendant of Welsh, Irish, German, English and 1/4 Blackfoot ancestry.
Carter began his performing career at the age of seven, as the lead singer of a local band, Dead End. He left the band after two years because they were leaning towards alternative music and he wanted to do pop. He made his first solo appearance, singing a cover of The Jets' "Crush on You", when opening for the Backstreet Boys in Berlin in March 1997. The performance was followed by a record contract, and in the fall of 1997, he released his first single, "Crush on You". His first full-length album was released on December 1, 1997. The eponymous debut album achieved gold status in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada, and Germany, and was released in the United States on June 16, 1998. On November 17, 1996, Carter released the EP Let The Music Heal Your Soul. The record was a fund-raising project that featured vocals by Carter, The Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, The Moffatts, and other artists (collectively referred to as the "Bravo All Stars" after the German youth magazine Bravo).
Carter has become active as an actor, making guest appearances on several television series, including Lizzie McGuire, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and 7th Heaven. In April 2001, he made his Broadway debut, playing JoJo the Who in Seussical the Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Carter made his feature film debut in a cameo in the 2004 comedy, Fat Albert. He voiced a soldier named Joseph Plumb Martin in Liberty's Kids. His first lead role in a feature was in Popstar (2005), a direct-to-video film that was based heavily on his own life as a performer. A real-life motocross racer, Carter also appeared in 2005's Supercross.