Lance Bass

Active - 2001 - 2015  |   Born - May 4, 1979 in Laurel, MS  |   Genres - Comedy, Romance

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'N Sync bass singer Lance Bass may be known to hordes of adoring teenage female fans for his crooning in one of the most phenomenally successful boy bands of the 1990s, though the singer also launched an acting career in the new millennium with roles in Longshot (2000) and the romantic comedy On the Line (both alongside fellow 'N Syncer Joey Fatone) the following year.

Born May 4, 1979, in Laurel, MS, the playful and optimistic blond singer also turned up as the host of MTV's Who Knows the Band game show in 2001. Always keeping busy, the young singer also founded a music production company (Free Lance Entertainment Group Inc.) and a film production company (A Happy Place) in addition to his hosting and singing duties. Bass launched a successful voice-over career, voicing a character in the popular Kingdom Hearts video game series and working on several television series, including Handy Manny. He competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2008, coming in third place Bass also continued his producing work, producing the documentary Kidnapped for Christ in 2014.

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Factsheet

  • Was a member of Attache, his high school's award-winning show choir, when he was approached to join 'N Sync as its fifth and last member in 1995.
  • In 2000, guest starred in an episode of 7th Heaven as a love interest for Beverly Mitchell's Lucy Camden.
  • Made film debut in On the Line (2001) with fellow 'N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone.
  • In 2002, attended cosmonaut school in hopes of getting a ride on an international Russian space mission. Lost his spot when he couldn't raise the $20 million fee.
  • Inducted into the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame in 2003.
  • In July 2006, publicly acknowledged being gay for the first time in an interview with People magazine.
  • Released his autobiography, Out of Sync, in October 2007.
  • Started hosting a weekly show on satellite radio called The Pop Ten in July 2011.