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Nickolas Gene Carter (born January 28, 1980) is an American musician and actor. He is the youngest member of the pop boy band group, Backstreet Boys.

Early life

Nickolas Gene Carter was born in Jamestown, New York, to Jane Elizabeth Schneck and Robert Carter. He has four siblings: Bobbie Jean, (born January 12, 1982), Leslie (June 6, 1986 – January 31, 2012), and twins Aaron and Angel (born December 7, 1987).


Backstreet Boys

When Nick Carter was only 13 years old, he along with AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, and Kevin Richardson formed the pop group Backstreet Boys on April 20, 1993.

Solo career

Dancing With The Stars

In 2015, Nick appeared on the 21st season of Dancing With The Stars, coming in second place with professional dancer Sharna Burgess.

Boy Band

"After 24 years, I’m able to kind of give back a little bit and maybe inspire -- and who knows, maybe create that next big group for the next generation," Carter tells Billboard. "I think I have a lot to offer."[1]

In 2017, Nick Carter appeared as a judge for ABC's Boy Band, a reality TV show produced by Matador Content. He was approached by the producers of the show, who told him the concept and involvement of the two other judges, Emma Bunton and Timbaland.[2] Named "architects", the trio critiqued each performance and guided the contestants throughout the series, deciding which two would be up for elimination.

In the finale of the first season, the Backstreet Boys performed their hit single, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)".


Solo albums

  • Now or Never (2002)
  • I'm Taking Off (2011)
  • All American (2015)

Collaborative albums

  • Nick & Knight (2014) (with Jordan Knight)



Year Film Role Notes
2004 The Hollow Brody ABC TV Movie
2010 The Pendant Barrett Actor and director

Television Shows

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Sabrina The Teenage Witch Himself Episode: "Battle of the bands"
1998–1999 Saturday Night Live Himself and Musical guest "Julianne Moore/Backstreet Boys" (Season 23: episode 16)
"Sarah Michelle Gellar/Backstreet Boys" (Season 24: episode 19)
2002 American Dreams Jay Black Episode: "Soldier Boy"
2002 Arthur Himself Episode: "Arthur, It's Only Rock and Roll" Guest Voice
2002 'All That Himself Sketch Performance
2002 Sesame Street Himself appeared with Aaron Carter
2002 Sesame Street Himself Appeared with the Backstreet Boys
2003 8 Simple Rules Ben Hatcher Season 1: Episodes 17 and 18
2003 Punk'd Himself Season 2
2005 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Himself Musical Guest With The Backstreet Boys
2006 House of Carters Himself Reality show
2010 Kill Speed Foreman direct-to-video
2011 Dr. Phil Himself Interview and a performance of "Burning Up"
2012 90210 Himself Special guest
2012 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself Musical Guest with Backstreet Boys
2013 This Is the End Nick Carter With the Backstreet Boys, performing "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
2014 I (Heart) Nick Carter Himself Main cast
Dancing with the Stars]] Himself Contestant on season 21
Guest judge for week 6 on season 24
2017 Boy Band Himself Judge