James Lance Bass (born May 4, 1979), is an American pop singer, actor, film and television producer, and author. He grew up in Mississippi and rose to fame as the bass singer for the American pop boy band ‘N Sync. ‘N Sync’s success led Bass to experiment with film and television, primarily as an actor and a producer. Bass’ acting career is most noted for his starring role in the 2001 film On The Line, which his company, Bacon & Eggs, also produced. Bass later formed a second production company, Lance Bass Productions, as well as a now-defunct music management company, Free Lance Entertainment, a joint venture with Mercury Records.