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IM5 Bio: What Are the Bandmembers' Names and Ages?

Updated on June 15, 2016
The original members of IM5 strike a pose.
The original members of IM5 strike a pose. | Source

The latest boy band sensation to hit the pop music charts is a relatively new group called IM5. As its name suggests, this band was originally made up of five very talented young men:

  • Cole Pendery
  • Dana Vaughns II
  • Gabrielle Morales
  • William Jay Behlendorf
  • David Scarzone (pronounced Scar-zo-nee)

The original five young men were asked to audition for a group that was being formed by Perez Hilton, Simon Fuller, and Jamie King and were eventually selected to form the group. The group was formed in late 2010.

However, in early 2014, Dalton Rappatoni surprised the fans with a tweet that he was officially leaving the band. Rappatoni was replaced in May of 2014 by newest member, David Scarzone.

Cole Penury from IM5.
Cole Penury from IM5.

Cole Pendery

Cole Alan Pendery was born on February 22, 1996 in the Lone Star State. For those of you who don't know where that is, that is the great state of Texas.

He was raised in the tiny town of Midlothian (pop. 18,000+), located in North Texas just outside of Dallas.

Unlike many other musicians and singers, he discovered his love of performing a little later in life. It wasn't until he was about 12 that he figured out that performing on stage was his true passion. Before that it had always been soccer, a sport he had played since before he was old enough to go to school.

After a few years of performing in his school's choir, he decided that it was his dream to pursue music full time. It took a little bit to convince his parents that he was truly serious about this career path, but he was determined to follow his dream.

Cole and his mother eventually moved from Texas to the big city of Los Angeles. Cole had to leave his father behind, but the struggles and the long distance have paid off. In the summer of 2010, after just a few weeks in L.A. he auditioned for the group IM5 and was selected.

It has been a rollercoaster ride ever since, but he wouldn't trade any part of the journey.

He was even accepted into one of the nation's top performing arts schools, the Booker T. Washington High School for Visual and Performing Arts in Dallas. The school was home to many success musicians and artists such as Norah Jones, Erykha Badu, and Roy Hargrove. But Cole didn't get to attend for long, because shortly after enrolling he was asked to come out to L.A. to audtion for IM5.

Although pop music is not his first love, he is still extremely thankful and excited to be a part of the band. He feels that the music is very diverse and that his love for other forms of music helps the band be more dynamic and less one-dimensional.

Dana Vaughns from IM5.
Dana Vaughns from IM5. | Source

Dana Vaughns II

The youngest member of the band, Dana Gareth Vaughns II, was born on January 2, 1998. He is originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, but like his other bandmates, currently resides in California.

Dana is no stranger to performing as he was a member of Kidz Bop and also had a small part in the Hannah Montana movie during the song number "Hoedown Throwdown".

Although, the physically smallest member of the group, he is definitely one of the most energized. He is an only child who loves to perform and entertain people. Having taking singing and dancing lessons since the age of 7, he started to see success at the age of 10. It was then his family decided to move to LA to help him pursue his dreams of performing, acting, and singing.

Unfortunately, his father had to stay back in South Carolina, but Dana knows the sacrifice is worth it and hopes that his hard work will pay off in the end.

Gabe Morales of IM5.
Gabe Morales of IM5. | Source

Gabrielle Morales

Gabrielle (Gabe) Morales is the oldest member of the group. He was born on June 22, 1995. He is of Cuban and Venezuelan dissent and was raised in Miami, FL with his brother Luis.

He experienced success at quite an early age, acting in multiple Latin American shows and soap operas such as Sabado Gigante, El amor no tiene precio, and Olvidarte jamas from the age of 7 on.

He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 to help further his career where he landed a small movie role in the movie, The Perfect Game with Louis Gosset Jr.

He was asked to audition for the band IM5 in 2010 and the rest is history.

Will Jay from IM5.
Will Jay from IM5. | Source

William Jay Behlendorf

Will Jay, also known as William Jay Behlendorf, is the second youngest member of the band. He was born on June 18, 1996 in Los Angeles. Many people ask about Will Jay's ethnicity: He is of Chinese and German decent.

He is the old soul of the group and the shy, quiet one. He started playing piano at the age of four and gravitated towards the more soulful singers, such as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha Franklin. He likes all different genres of music from old school hip hop to alternative.

Like fellow original members Dalton and Dana, Jay knew at a fairly early age that he loved to perform and wanted to pursue music. He joined his local community theatre and further crafted his acting and singing through various community project productions.

It was these smaller roles that helped pave the way for acting jobs in films and television. He had roles in the TV show Wizards of Waverly Place, Corey in the House, Eli Stone, and the series The Closer.

He has recently started to write and produce his own songs. Although more of a solo artist to begin with, he couldn't be more pleased to be a part of the band. They all bring out the best in each other and he looks forward to what the future holds.

David Chris Scarzone joined the band in 2014.
David Chris Scarzone joined the band in 2014. | Source

New Member David Scarzone

David Scarzone (pronounced Scar-ZO-nee) is the newest member of the band. He joined the group in May of 2014 after Dalton Rappatoni announced he was leaving.

David Chris Scarzone was born on February 7, 1996 and hails from Chicao, Illinois. He is no stranger to the entertainment industry, having been part of a traveling performing arts group called MWAH! (Messages Which Are Hopeful!).

According to Wikipedia, Scarzone focused mainly on dancing for a few years and was signed to MSA Agency in Los Angeles. He had steady work with them before hearing about the audition for IM5. He flew out to Los Angeles to audition and the rest is history.

Original band member Dalton Rappatoni speaks with the press.
Original band member Dalton Rappatoni speaks with the press. | Source

Former Member Dalton Rappatoni

Dalton Lewis Rappatoni was the "rocker" of the group, as his fashion choices and style border those of a hair band rather than a typical boy band. He has an affinity for pairing leather and "guy-liner" together and he makes it work.

He is also a fellow Texan, like fellow bandmate Cole Pendery, residing in the small town of Sunnyvale on the outskirts of Dallas. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 6, 1996 but spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Sunnyvale.

Dalton fell in love with guitar at the age of 11 and asked his parents to enroll him in the School of Rock in Frisco, Texas. It was there that he shined. He was in a band called Fly Away Hero and played gigs all over Texas with great success.

IM5 Quiz

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IM5 Songs

IM5 is already starting to chart with some of their songs. Here is a list of a few of their hits:

  • Don't Run Away
  • Can't Stay Away w/ Bella Thorne
  • Zero Gravity
  • Rest of Our Lives
  • Everything About U

IM5 already has three official music videos for their top songs. Zero Gravity was posted back in September of 2012 and already has over 1 million views. One of their first music videos, "Everything About U" also garned over 600,000 views in little over a year.

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    • Michelle Jimenez 4 months ago

      My friend are crazy

    • Michelle jimenez 4 months ago

      I went u come to my birthday party September 28

    • Michelle Jimenez 4 months ago

      Like Cole will u please come to my birthday day September 28

    • Kayla 4 months ago

      I love Dana because he is so very gorgeous

    • Hannah 5 months ago

      I love im5 but the best in there and the one I love the most is Cole he is so cute!!!!

    • Ariana 6 months ago

      I love Cole he is the cuties in the group but him and David look cute love IM5

    • Ashleynicolealontependery 7 months ago

      I love yo so much COLE

    • im5 15 months ago

      we love will,dana,cole,dalton and gabe are favorite band

    • tt tierra 16 months ago

      i love dana he the best my whole is fill with dana

    • Iden 16 months ago

      Love you im5!!!

    • IM5 Fans 16 months ago

      To me Dana, Will, Gabe, and David are the hot ones

    • Katie 17 months ago

      I love cole

    • Bec 17 months ago

      @Gina, you can't really compare im5 to One Direction, because im5 have choreogrpahed dance moves, and 1D don't they're more laid back and casual. im5 are younger than 1D, but if you compare them to One Direction back when they first started, you would probably say that One Direction is better. Also, im5 don't have nearly as many hits as One Direction, and just because someone else said they don't before, One Direction DO interact with their fans even though there are about 50 000 fans at each concert. Harry always throws water at the crowd and makes jokes with fans, and they get the crowd to sing along especially in Little Things. Plus, all of them are soooooo hot and adorable and funny.

      Sorry, just reading my comment again, I seem really biased and like I just came here to bag out im5. You're probably thinking why am I even here, but I do like im5, I just love One Direction more, and I don't like people just bagging them out and saying why are they even so popular, and that im5 are heaps better than them. Can I just ask why you say that? Honestly, I just want to know why.

      Sorry, truly I am. Just my opinion, but I know it might not seem that way to you.

    • Sarah 18 months ago

      Cole and Gabe r the cutest members and u guys really r better than 1d (I luv 1d so that's saying something!!)

    • Haven 18 months ago

      I think gabe is hot

    • PunkGamerGirl 18 months ago

      I like ur music, dont get in2 the new stuff much any more but I think u guys r good and I like 2 hear more. Keep up the good work. Stay clean.

    • Jason 18 months ago

      My favorites are Cole, Dalton and Gabe

    • gina 18 months ago

      You guys are so amazing way better than one direction like a million times better. You are so cute cole and gabe you guys are the best am not picking favorites but you guys are such amazing singers and i wish you the best

    • Makenzie 19 months ago

      I'm so nervous to wright this comment my favorite members are cole and david there the hottest boys l have ever seen

    • tristina 19 months ago

      Your the best singers

    • Amy 20 months ago

      I love the im 5 boys the music they sing is amazing they are so cute and its sad that gabe only has 7%.

    • charly 20 months ago

      Omg is david new

    • nahomi tobias 20 months ago

      ok cole nahomi

    • Wolf 21 months ago

      Your songs are cool

    • Kiyah 21 months ago

      I love u IM5 and I can't stop listening to your songs

    • BRAXTON.S. 22 months ago

      dana is so fine and cute and I guess will too will and dana can sing

    • Courtney 22 months ago

      I love you Cole

    • Anjanae' davis 22 months ago

      I like all of you guys, and u guys keep the group together . Let singing and dancing be your dreams forever love ya.I also sing, model, and dance to and trust me not in a terrible way, a good way. Anyway I'm heading to where y'all are.I'm in this class called Barbizon.ANYWAY just keep the group together please?If you said yes thank you.LOVE YOU GUYS.

    • Its Amira y'all 23 months ago

      Dana is so sexy...stay focused on the prize guys the 5ers love you so much ....duces and smoches :*

    • kaliyah 23 months ago

      You guys are handsome

    • kaliyah 23 months ago

      I love Gabe and Cole and danna they Have a a some sing and work ing with todrick I love you guys and I live in leortown Maryland I love Gabe hair by the way

    • kaliyah 23 months ago

      I love all you guys and I am so Nerva's to write this message im5 forever

    • Jayla 24 months ago

      Who siad I love you danna he does not like you so back off

    • TyTy 2 years ago

      I love & support im5 & Dalton,David & Will who unfortunately left the group to persuade their own dreams & it's really hard for me to pick a favorite because, they all have their favorite spot light moment!

    • LIILY 2 years ago

      I love u GABE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • carly 2 years ago

      Dana is my all time favorite member, he is bae

    • Veroinca 2 years ago

      I love you guys in im5 and you are cuts

    • Mystery 2 years ago

      Will you show confidence and I love you.:-) :-) Dana your so handsome and love style:-) :-) :-) (blushing)

    • sarai 2 years ago

      Im in love with IM5 and I really love Dana, Dalton,will,and Cole there my favorite

    • Tavy 2 years ago

      U guys r great i would like to be like u guys with my sisters that is.☺

    • J'aime 2 years ago

      i love everything about u im5 :)

    • Kaitlyn121 2 years ago

      I think Will and Gabe are the hot ones....:)

    • katelynn 2 years ago

      I love im5 but if I have to choose a favorite guy out of the band then it would have to be Dana Vaughns

    • kaite 2 years ago

      I think will is fine!!!!!:)

    • belen 2 years ago

      I think gabe is soo hot i would marry him :*

    • Minnie Mouse 2 years ago

      Dana is the cutest member of im5 and I love his style!!!!!

    • im5 2 years ago

      I love cole so much and he is cute :)

    • im5 group 2 years ago

      Dana is so cute and I love him

    • kk 2 years ago

      I love you dana

    • Jessie Spalding 2 years ago

      I love im5

    • daja Edwards 2 years ago

      Dear im5 I love ur music and I am also a singer I sing and different places and would love to meet u guys p.s. dear will ur a great singer and Danna I love u style

    • jenni_dez25 2 years ago

      i love gabe

    • Michelle 2 years ago

      I really like Gabe and i like how he sings he asome

    • moua 2 years ago

      i love im5 the best boy band .they are cute

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