Nick Carter
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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  January 28, 1980

Nick Carter is a singer and a member of the Backstreet Boys. As of 2015, he’s released three solo albums during breaks between Backstreet Boys schedules and a collaboration with Jordan Knight called “Nick & Knight.” He’s made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, “House of Carters” and “I (Heart) Nick Carter.” Carter was born in New York, where his parents owned a bar called the Yankee Rebel.

Several years later, when Carter was four, the family moved to Florida and managed the Garden Villa Retirement Home, where they added to the family. His siblings include Angel Carter, Bobbie Jean Carter, Aaron Carter, who died in 2022, and Leslie Carter, who died in 2012. In the Fall 1999 issue of teen magazine J-14, he said, “I have lots of siblings. My dad, who’s an only child, got all the attention from his parents when he was a kid, but he had to make friends. I could make friends, but I always knew I had someone to play with and hang out with.”

Carter started his singing and acting career at a young age when his mother heard him outside and enrolled him in voice lessons with a voice teacher named Marianne Prinkey. She later got him dance lessons in tap, ballet, and hip hop at Karl and DiMarco’s School of Theatre and Dance when he was 10. He performed in several commercials, talent shows, and the Florida State Fair. Carter auditioned for several acting roles in the late 1980s and early 1990s and performed around Tampa Bay, Florida. According to Carter, he played the lead role in the fourth-grade production of “Phantom of the Opera” at Miles Elementary School.

He also did an educational video called “Reach For a Book,” a show called “The Klub,” and performed at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ home games for two years. He also made a brief appearance in the 1990 Tim Burton movie “Edward Scissorhands” as a child playing on a Slip ‘N Slide. He said, “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.”

What religion is Nick Carter?

Nick Carter identifies as a Christian. In an Instagram post tribute to his brother Aaron, who died in 2022, he said, “My heart is broken. Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded. I have always held on to the hope that he would somehow, someday, want to walk a healthy path and eventually find the help that he so desperately needed.”

He continued, “Sometimes, we want to blame someone or something for a loss, but the truth is that addiction and mental illness is the real villain here. I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you, Chizz. Now, you can finally have the peace you could never find here on earth. God, Please take care of my baby brother.”

In 2012, his younger sister, Leslie, died of a drug overdose at 25. Then, in 2018, Nick’s wife suffered a miscarriage of their second child. He tweeted at the time, “God give us peace during this time. I really was looking forward to meeting her after 3 months. I’m heartbroken.” In 2021, Nick posted a picture of himself praying at the hospital during the birth of his third child, who experienced some unexpected medical complications. He wrote, “Yes, I’m a believer. I ask God to give us strength to protect mommy and baby.”

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