Date of Birth
28 December 1980, Jamestown, New York, USA
Nickolas Gene Carter
6' (1.83 m)
Nickolas Gene Carter was born on January 28, 1980 in Jamestown, New York, to Jane Elizabeth (Spaulding) and Robert Gene Carter. As a child, he appeared in several television commercials, and, in 1989, auditioned for The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (aka "The Mickey Mouse Club"). However, his main interest was music and his mother encouraged this by paying for singing lessons. His career took off in 1992 when he successfully auditioned to become one of the Backstreet Boys.
Nick had previously come into contact with two other members of the band, A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough, through other auditions, and the remaining band members, Kevin Scott Richardson and Brian Littrell, joined the group shortly, afterwards. Their first single, "We've Got it Going On", was released in 1995.
More recently, Nick's team of racing boats, "Nick Carter Racing", won its category in the OS Worlds in Daytona, Florida. His first solo album was "Now Or Never", released in March 2002 and his first solo single, "Help Me", was taken from the album. His younger brother, Aaron Carter, born in 1987, also has a successful singing career.
Older brother of singer, Aaron Carter, Bobbie Jean Carter, Leslie Carter and Angel Carter.
Their new album [Millennium] broke the record for most sales in the first week - previously held by Garth Brooks - by selling over 1 million copies in the USA alone.
one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21"
In April, 1993, he and four other boys put a group together, The Backstreet Boys.
2 January 2002: Was arrested outside a Tampa, Florida nightclub for allegedly disobeying police orders to leave after a fight broke out inside the 'Pop City' club.
Has owned 'N-Control Management' since 2000, where he co-manages the alternative Rock group 'Break Out'.
The first time he got writing credits was on Aaron Carter's debut CD in 1997. The song was called "Ain't It Cute", and was co-written by Brian Littrell and Gary Carolla. He has later had gotten writing credits on 3 of the songs on the Backstreet Boys' "Black & Blue" (2000), and a song called "True" on the B-side of Leslie Carter's debut single "Like Wow" (2001).
He has his own boat racing team called 'Nick Carter Racing'. His team won the first race they attended, the Daytona Harley Davidson Offshore Grand Prix in Daytona on April 30th, 2002. Nick also sang the National Anthem.
He is a licensed scuba diver.
Founded the charity campaign 'Nick Carter Oceans Campaign' in his band-mate Kevin Scott Richardson's charity foundation, "Just Within Reach" (JWR).
Voted Sexiest Man Of The World by CosmoGirl Magazine.
Is the youngest member of The Backstreet Boys.
Bandmate of Kevin Scott Richardson, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean.
Has 8 siblings: Bobbie Jean Carter (b. 1982), Leslie Carter (b. 1986), twins Angel Carter and Aaron Carter (b. 1987). Also has an older half sister Ginger from his father's first marriage, a younger half brother Kaden and a younger stepsister Taelyn from his father's current marriage with Ginger Elrod.
Son of Robert Carter and Jane Carter.
Was born at 7:32 pm
Dated Paris Hilton [December 2003 - July 2004]
Was born in the same hospital as comedian Lucille Ball.
His parents, Jane & Robert Carter, finalized their divorce at the end of March 2004. Robert Carter married 29 year old Ginger Elrod on April 1st, 2004, giving him and his siblings a stepmother, and a step-sister. He was not present at the wedding.
He has sold over 72 million albums worldwide as part of the Backstreet Boys.
Is allergic to cats.
Lists Canadian rocker Bryan Adams as his biggest idol and musical influence. Like Bryan Adams, he has been described by critics as a "blue jeans and t-shirt rock and roller" and his debut solo album "Now or Never" was called a throwback to Adams earlier works.
Ex-boyfriend of his brother's, Aaron Carter, ex-fiancÃ©e Kari Ann Peniche.
Has worked with actress Kaley Cuoco twice; The Hollow (2004) and 8 Simple Rules (2002).
Friends with actress and former model Asun Ortega.
Good friends with MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e drummer Tommy Lee.
Feb 2013, proposed to girlfriend Lauren Kitt Carter on a trip to an island in the Florida Keys that he used to visit as a child.
He has English, German, Scottish, Welsh, and Scots-Irish ancestry.
Currently on tour with the Backstreet Boys and released the groups newest single "Incomplete". [April 2005]
Working on new Backstreet Boys album due summer early fall. [March 2004]
Nick, Brian, Kevin, A.J. and Howie (The Backstreet Boys) have finished their fourth album due fall 2005. [January 2005]
Promoting his 2003 'Now or Never' tour.
According to the documentary 'Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of', along with band-mates Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean, he took dance lessons at the Karl and DiMarco School of Theatre and Dance.
His mother's greediness led him to disown his parents, except his brother and surviving sisters.
He and Lauren got together thanks to his brother and sister, Aaron and Angel.
Is a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also performed with them.
Appeared in 'Edward Scissorhands (1990)' at 9-10 years old.
He's becoming a father to an unborn baby boy after revealing his wife Lauren is pregnant.
Nick says he was inspired to quit drugs and alcohol by reading a self help book that was given to him by band mate Kevin. Had he not quit he would've developed Cardiomyopathy (a heart disease also known as Sudden Death Syndrome) as he symptoms were already starting to present.
According to wife Lauren, Nick is a video game lover and loves to play Warcraft.
Due to a family feud, Nick did not attend younger sister's (Leslie Carter) funeral back in 2012. And then in 2013, he also missed younger sister's (Angel Carter) wedding because it fell on the same day as his bachelor party in Vegas.
He's an avid animal lover and owns one dog, a pug named Nacho and a hairless cat.
I try to make myself look as normal as possible because I like people to relate to me. Teen People, Summer 2000
I'm kind of like a sponge in a way. Everybody that I meet inspires me. You can learn so much from any person that you meet any day on the side of the street.
Girls who are older than me, girls that are smaller, pretty long dark hair, honest, loyal, very romantic, someone that loves me for who I am deep down inside, someone who is independent, fiesty with a great personality, good heart, most of all - my dream girl has to be natural, not too much makeup! - what he looks for in a girl
It would be going too far to say I was actually in Edward Scissorhands because I was so far in the background that you can't tell it's me. It would be better to say I was on the set of the film. I was in the scene when Edward looks out of a window to the neighborhood. For a split second he sees some kids playing - one of them was me. I was sliding on a yellow piece of plastic we used to call a Slip n' Slide. They were long flat sheets with water coming out of holes and were really popular with kids at the time. I had to slide on one in the background of the shot. It was great fun being on the set, but it was really cold and they made us do it a lot of times.
All the things I've been doing have been very unique and original. I've just been trying to stand on my own two feet when it comes to everything. I don't want to follow trends. I don't want to be like everybody else. You know, that's not me.
I'm an old rock and roll buff. I love Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.
I don't believe in being mean to anyone. I'm a really peaceful person. That's something I get from my family.