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Jason Castro

Jason Castro


Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Jason Rene Castro

Birth Date :

March 25, 1987

Birth Place :

Dallas, Texas, USA

Spouse :

Mandy Mayhall (since 2-Jan-10)

Claim to fame :

4th place finalist on "America Idol" season 7


Jason Castro was born on March 25, 1987 in Texas to Colombian parents Rene and Betsy Castro. He grew up playing drums and started learning guitar in college. He once played drums for rock band Charlemagn which was later on renamed to Keeping Lions. But, he never had any formal vocal training before auditioning in "American Idol" and sang in front of public only at church services.

In 2007, Jason decided to try out for "Idol" in a Dallas audition. He recalled what made him interested in taking part on the show, saying "I had watched Chris Daughtry do something different on the show and I started scheming, like, 'There hasn't really been anyone on Idol like me - a serious singer-songwriter who plays guitar."

Latest News

Jason Castro Shares Photo of Newborn Baby Girl

August 29, 2011 05:22:02 GMT

can officially add father to his resume. The singer, who finished fourth on season 7 of "", and wife Mandy welcomed their first child together on Sunday, August 28, and he has since taken to Twitter to share a photo of himself holding his baby girl.

Jason Castro to Welcome Baby Girl in August, Shares Sonogram Pic

April 11, 2011 04:11:27 GMT

"" alum is going to add father to his resume. The 24-year-old singer has announced on his website last Friday, April 8, that his wife Mandy Mayhall is pregnant with a baby girl. He began sharing the happy news by writing, "Now, I am excited to announce that there will be a new addition to the Castro family!"

Artist of the Week: Jason Castro

April 12, 2010 06:10:34 GMT

is gearing up to release his eponymous debut album "" across the United States on April 13. Of the upcoming release, the "" alum exclusively told AceShowbiz that he wants this album to be "music for life."

Exclusive Interview: Jason Castro on New Album and Favorite Contestant in 'American Idol'

April 05, 2010 10:04:50 GMT

has a new album coming out in the United States on April 13. In an exclusive interview with AceShowbiz, the "" alum explained how his experience in the popular singing competition helped him work on the record.

Jason Castro Enjoys Honeymoon After Marrying Girlfriend

January 04, 2010 07:00:16 GMT

and his girlfriend Mandy Mayhall have tied the knot on Saturday, January 2 in the singer's hometown near Dallas and are currently enjoying their honeymoon. A day after the wedding, the "" alum took it to his Twitter page to announce the happy news, writing "Yesterday I married the girl of my dreams. It couldn't have been more perfect! Now, honeymoooon!!! :)"

Picture Gallery

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