About John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.
Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.) is an American musician, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead singer and founder of the band Bon Jovi, formed in 1983. Bon Jovi is well-known for songs including "Livin' on a Prayer", which has become their signature song, as well as "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Wanted Dead or Alive".
The band went into temporary retirement in 1989. Bon Jovi concentrated on his solo career, married karate champion and high school sweet heart Dorothea Hurley and appeared in his first movie, Young Guns II, for which he won he won a Golden Globe for Best Song, Blaze of Glory.
In the '90s, Jon stretched his talents by nurturing an acting career with starring roles in Moonlight and Valentino and The Leading Man. He also appeared in a handful of independent films, incluidng Pay It Forward and U-571. On television, he was a regular guest star on Ally McBeal until the series finale in 2002.
Bon Jovi also made headlines in 2004 when he and Sambora became co-founders and owners of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul. The following year, he and the band donated $1,000,000 to Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network.
Throughout his career, he has released two solo albums and eleven studio albums with his band which have sold over 120 million albums worldwide.
FILMOGRAPHY AS AN ACTOR
"The West Wing" (1 episode, 2006)
Pucked (2006) .... Frank Hopper
Cry_Wolf (2005) .... Rich Walker
Vampires: Los Muertos (2002) .... Derek Bliss
"Ally McBeal" .... Victor Morrison (10 episodes, 2002)
Pay It Forward (2000) .... Ricky McKinney
U-571 (2000) .... Lt. Pete Emmett
"Sex and the City" .... Seth (1 episode, 1999)
Row Your Boat (1999) .... Jamey Meadows
"Great Performances" (1 episode, 1998)
Homegrown (1998) .... Danny
No Looking Back (1998) .... Michael
Destination Anywhere (1997) (V) .... Jon
Little City (1997) .... Kevin
The Leading Man (1996) .... Robin Grange
Moonlight and Valentino (1995) .... The Painter
Young Guns II (1990) (uncredited) .... Pit Inmate Shot Back into Pit