Produced on October 3, 1971, in Lexington, Kentucky, Kevin Richardson is the earliest of the Backstreet Boys, among the most famous boy bands ever. The vocalist, who once modeled for Versace, returned to making music full time along with his group following a six-year hiatus in the year 2012. Richardson, now a married father, also dabbles as a solo musician, producer and performer, appearing in movies as well as on Broadway.
Kevin grew up mainly on a farm and was attracted to sports, acting as captain of his high school football team. He also adored performance, participating in the school theatre, chorus, drama club and church choir. Of his two loves, performing and music, the latter finally won out. He did dinner theater through the nighttime.
In 1993, the ambitious crooner left small time showbiz when he was chosen to sing in a fresh pop group, the Backstreet Boys, along with Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell. (Richardson recruited Littrell, who’s his first cousin, to the quintet.) Besides making occasional guest appearances, he took a hiatus in the group until forever returning in 2012.
Richardson explored many paths outside the Backstreet Boys, like starring in the Broadway musical Chicago and modeling for Versace in Italy. The business provides environmental education and supports conservation. Itis a cause Richardson shares with bandmate Nick Carter.
Richardson found well-being not only professionally but also personally. The couple wed on June 17, 2000. Seven years after they had a son, Mason. In exactly the same time Richardson is going to be touring and making new music in acknowledgement of the Backstreet Boys’ 20th anniversary, the 41-year old is gearing up to celebrate something even larger: the arrival of his second kid. He pronounced the news on Twitter and Facebook on April 15, 2013.