Born on August 22, 1973, in Orlando, Florida, Howie Dorough went from bit movie roles and Disney commercials to singing in front of massive audiences as a member of the Backstreet Boys. He's continued to have small acting gigs while making music with his boy band and as a solo artist. The married dad is also involved in advocacy for lupus awareness after losing his sister to the disease. Hoke and Paula Dorough had their youngest child, Howard Dwaine Dorough, on August 22, 1973, in Orlando, Florida. Howie's heritage is part Irish (his dad's side) and part Latin (his mom's side, who hails from Puerto Rico). The young boy gravitated to performing, including singing in the school and church choirs as well as acting in a few local theater troupes. Small parts followed for him in films like the comedies Parenthood and Cop and Half. But something much bigger was brewing for the star. In April of 1992, Howie Dorough auditioned for the Backstreet Boys under the name Tony Donetti. Rumor has it that he was selected but his contact information was lost and his assumed name caused confusion. He supposedly went for another audition several months later, only to discover he'd been selected and they were looking for him. Dorough already knew bandmate AJ McLean, from a talent show and the local audition circuit. Nick Carter, along with cousins Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell, completed the group. After building up a European fan base, the fivesome put out their debut album stateside. It sold 13 million copies with highlights like "Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)" and "As Long as You Love Me." Dorough was the last of the Backstreet Boys to put out an album on his own after many years of making hits with his band. He began in 2006 with a record focusing on Spanish/Latin songs but nixed it because the direction didn't seem right. Five years later, on November 15, 2011, he released his first solo album, Back to Me, a mix of pop and R&B styles. Fellow Backstreet Boy crooner Nick Carter co-wrote one of the songs. Book Dorough for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. Dorough Booking, Book Dorough. Book artists like Dorough, Dorough booking agent, contact Dorough email, Dorough manager, Dorough management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. Dorough may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.