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Also Known As: Joshua Chasez, Jc Chasez, Joshua Scott Chasez Died:
Born: August 8, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: singer, songwriter, actor, housepainter

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While the fan favorite might be charismatic Justin Timberlake, his former co-star on "The Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel), *NSYNC's J.C. Chasez was widely considered to be the group's best singer, with a powerful midrange tenor that was suited to both heart-tugging ballads and up tempo shouters. Handsome, dark-haired and trend-conscious, the Washington, DC native spent three years (1991-1994) honing his acting and singing skills on "MMC", where he appeared in comedy sketches and also was featured in the soap-within-the-show "Emerald Cove" from 1992 through 1994.In 1995, while singing backup and working on demos in Nashville, Chasez was drafted into *NSYNC by Timberlake and Chris Kirkpatrick, a performer based in Orlando who was interested in forming a singing group. With Joey Fatone and Lance Bass on board, the would-be supergroup headed to Europe, where they became stars rather quickly. The 1998 domestic release of the group's self-titled debut album launched a career stateside, and within two years J.C. Chasez would be a household name. When the first singles "I Want You Back", "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" and "Tearing Up My Heart" hit the charts and began getting play on...

While the fan favorite might be charismatic Justin Timberlake, his former co-star on "The Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel), *NSYNC's J.C. Chasez was widely considered to be the group's best singer, with a powerful midrange tenor that was suited to both heart-tugging ballads and up tempo shouters. Handsome, dark-haired and trend-conscious, the Washington, DC native spent three years (1991-1994) honing his acting and singing skills on "MMC", where he appeared in comedy sketches and also was featured in the soap-within-the-show "Emerald Cove" from 1992 through 1994.

In 1995, while singing backup and working on demos in Nashville, Chasez was drafted into *NSYNC by Timberlake and Chris Kirkpatrick, a performer based in Orlando who was interested in forming a singing group. With Joey Fatone and Lance Bass on board, the would-be supergroup headed to Europe, where they became stars rather quickly. The 1998 domestic release of the group's self-titled debut album launched a career stateside, and within two years J.C. Chasez would be a household name. When the first singles "I Want You Back", "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" and "Tearing Up My Heart" hit the charts and began getting play on MTV's popularity-fueled daily series "TRL" at the end of the year, *NSYNC capitalized on its status with the well-received holiday album "Home for Christmas".

Excited to continue an upward trajectory, the group began working on a follow-up but were sidetracked by management issues culminating in a defection to Jive Records and a resulting $150 million lawsuit filed by boy band magnate and accused Svengali Lou Pearlman and parent company BMG Entertainment. As the case dragged on, the group's popularity waned, and when the matter settled in the last days of 1999, it became clear that a comeback for the five would be a tall order with a fan base comprised mostly of fickle teens.

*NSYNC more than rose to the occasion, going on a promotional tour that ensured that anyone who had a television or a radio was informed of the release date of the aptly titled "No Strings Attached". When the day came in March of 2000, both the media and the band themselves were shocked by sales figures. Within the very first day the record moved 1 million units, finishing up the week with a Backstreet Boys-busting 2.4 million count. Thanks to catchy singles like "Bye Bye Bye" and "It's Gonna Be Me" and the new wedding song staple "This I Promise You", *NSYNC was running up the charts and booming out of speakers all across the country. A highly entertaining and completely live HBO special "*NSYNC Live From Madison Square Garden" (2000) made believers out of some naysayers who felt the group was formulated and untalented, while appearances on everything from "Touched By an Angel" (CBS, 1999) to "The Simpsons" (Fox, 2001) made the members inescapable pop culture icons.

The group followed up with the successful "Celebrity", an album full of the quintet's own brand of self-described "dirty pop", a moniker relating to the edgy sound, not the relatively wholesome lyrics. One of the band's more prolific songwriters and an elemental factor in the shaping of their less syrupy, more experimental sound, Chasez sought to keep the group fresh and timely.

Making his big screen debut in the 2001 large format concert film "*NSYNC: Bigger than Live", Chasez didn't seem headed for the acting career that bandmates Timberlake, Fatone and Bass were pursuing despite his television background. He was featured along with the other *NSYNCers in the as yet unreleased romantic comedy "Jack of all Trades" (lensed 1999), produced by former manager Pearlman, and was set to star in a developing *NSYNC film.

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Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Killer Movie (2008)
2.
 'N Sync: Bigger Than Live (2001) Himself--'N Sync Band Member
3.
 I Love The '90s (2004) Interviewee
6.
9.
 Jingle Ball Rock (2003)
10.
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Milestones close milestones

1986:
Began dancing at age ten (date approximate)
1991:
Was a regular cast member on the musical variety series "The Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel)
1995:
Played the Phantom in a local theater production of "The Phantom of the Opera"
1995:
Formed the pop group *NSYNC with four other young singers, including former "MMC" co-star Justin Timberlake
1998:
Already successful in Europe, *NSYNC released self-titled American debut album, spawning the hits "I Want You Back", "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" and "Tearing Up My Heart"
1998:
*NSYNC released the holiday album "Home for Christmas"
:
Appeared in the feature "Jack of All Trades" (lensed 1999); film produced by Trans Continental Pictures, owned by *NSYNC manager Lou Pearlman
1999:
With *NSYNC, sued to get out of contract with Pearlman; switched to Jive Records, home of Backstreet Boys
2000:
*NSYNC released "No Strings Attached" to record-breaking debut week sales of 2.4 million
2000:
Featured in the HBO concert special "*NSYNC Live at Madison Square Garden"
2001:
Lent his voice to an episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox) that featured cartoon likenesses of *NSYNC
2001:
With *NSYNC, starred in the IMAX concert film "*NSYNC: Bigger Than Live", a chronicle of their "No Strings Attached" tour
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Notes

Chasez last name is pronounced SHA-zay.

J.C. Chasez on creative control: "As far as the movie's concerned, it's the same thing, even with this latest album, you know what I mean? We wanted complete creative control, we wanted to run, we wanted it to be solely what *NSYNC is about. I think, you know, when we go do a movie, I think we want it our way, that way it doesn't get cheesed out and you know, it just doesn't feel like it's not us and what we wanted to do. We don't wanna feel like we lost control at any point, so again, that's why we got with a small film company instead of a giant one. We wanted people who believed in us." --quoted to MTVNEWS.com, June 1, 2000.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Roy Chasez.
mother:
Karen Chasez.
sister:
Heather Chasez. Younger.
brother:
Tyler Chasez. Younger.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"*NSYNC: The Official Book" Bantam Books
"*NSIDE *NSYNC: The Ultimate Official Album"
"*NSYNC *NDEPTH" MetroBooks

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