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John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Sayreville, NJ, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Bongiovi and Carol Bongiovi
Husband of <private> Hurley
Father of <private> Bongiovi; <private> Bongiovi; Minor Child and Minor Child
Brother of <private> Bongiovi and Matthew Bongiovi

Occupation: Musician
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Hurley
      spouse
    • <private> Bongiovi
      child
    • <private> Bongiovi
      child
    • Minor Child
      child
    • Minor Child
      child
    • <private> Bongiovi
      parent
    • <private> Bongiovi
      sibling

About Jon Bon Jovi

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

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Jon Bon Jovi's Timeline

1962
March 2, 1962
Sayreville, NJ, USA
1989
April 29, 1989
Age 27
Las Vegas, NV, USA