Kevin Richardson was born in Kentucky in 1971, making him the oldest member of the Backstreet Boys. He sang in the church choir from a young age and was also captain of his school’s football team. Prior to joining the Backstreet Boys in 1993, Richardson worked as a cast member at Walt Disney World, where, among other characters, he played Aladdin and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. The singer also spent time modelling for Versace.
Now a married father, Richardson dabbles as a solo artist, producer and actor, appearing in both films and on Broadway. Throughout his solo career, Richardson became involved in a range of different projects, composing the soundtrack for the animated movie The Spirit Bear. In 2011, Richardson received an Independent Vision Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Casserole Club.