Jon Bon Jovi

Birth Day March 2nd, 1962
Birth Place Perth Amboy, New Jersey, US
Age 59 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Pisces

Jon Bon Jovi Biography

An American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, John Francis Bongiovi Jr. is professionally known as Jon Bon Jovi. He is well recognized as the founder and frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. In 2009, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Among his most popular hits are "Livin' On a Prayer," "It's My Life," "Always" and "Bed of Roses" he's also released two solo albums titled "Blaze of Glory" and "Destination Anywhere".  He skipped school to record music with his cousin Tony Bongiovi at Power Station. He went on to work as a janitor at that same studio until he had his big break. As an actor, he's starred in more than 10 movies, including "Pay It Forward" and "New Year's Eve". He also appeared on 10 episodes of the TV series "Ally McBeal". In 2006, he won a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for his song "Who Says You Can't Go Home." As recent news, Jovi took part in "Celebrating America", a live special honoring the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and performed a surprising cover. Scroll down to read Jon's Full Biography, Untold Story, Wiki, Age, Facts, Family, Personal Life, Net Worth, & more.

Famous For

  • Being an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor.
  • For being the founder and frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983.

Jon Bon Jovi, a famous singer

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Jon Bon Jovi Early Life 

Jon Bon Jovi took birth on 2nd March 1962 with the real name or full name of John Francis Bongiovi Jr. in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S (birth nation/hometown). He holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is mixed. Jon has Italian and Slovak ancestry on his dad's side while he is of Russian and German descent on his mom's side. He is from the Catholic religion and his race is white. He happily celebrates his birthday on the 2nd March of every year and he has celebrated his 58th birthday as of 2020. As his birthdate, his star sign is Pisces. He is a son of two former Marines, barber John Francis Bongiovi Sr. (father) and Playboy Bunny turned florist Carol Sharkey (mother). He has two siblings, a brother named Anthony and Matthew.  As a child, John attended St. Joseph High School, in Metuchen, New Jersey, during his freshman and sophomore years. He later transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey.

Jon Bon Jovi Career

Music career

  • Jon Bon Jovi commenced his music career playing piano and guitar with his first band, Raze in 1975, at the age of 13, as he formed a band called Atlantic City Expressway with David Bryan at the age of 16 as well as he had formed another band, the Rest in 1980.
  • He was sweeping floors at his cousin Tony Bongiovi's recording studio, Power Station when he was 17 however, he later re-recorded in 1982 (following a rough early recording in 1981) with local studio musicians whom he designated The All-Star Review.
  • As well, Bon Jovi became the founding members of Bon Jovi as the band released their first two albums and their debut single "Runaway" managed to crack the Top 40 in 1984 and 1985 however the band achieved widespread success and global recognition with their third album, "Slippery When Wet". 
  • The band has launched 14 studio albums, five compilations, and three live albums as of 2019 and has performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.

Solo Career

  • Jovi recorded a soundtrack to the movie "Young Guns II" more commonly known as "Blaze of Glory" in 1990 however he began his own label, Jambco Records, and produced Aldo Nova's album "Blood on the Bricks" and Billy Falcon's album "Pretty Blue World" in 1991.
  • Then, he launched his second solo album "Destination Anywhere" in 1997 as he recorded a soundtrack to the movie "Stand Up Guys" more commonly known as "Not Running Anymore" in 2012.
  • Jovi released a Christmas single called "A Jon Bon Jovi Christmas", with three new holiday songs in 2020.
  • Furthermore, as a piece of fresh news, Jovi took part in "Celebrating America", a live special honoring the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and performed a surprising cover. His performance was the second in the stacked "Celebrating America" lineup following Bruce Springsteen who opened the special with a performance of "Land Of Hope And Dreams" in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Political Activism

  • Bon Jovi was appointed by Barack Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions on 15th December 2010 as he raised money for Jim Renacci, a conservative Republican representative from Ohio's 16th congressional district and then a candidate for Ohio governor in 2017.
  • He endorsed fellow New Jerseyan Cory Booker for President of the United States in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.
  • Jovi performed at a drive-in event for Joe Biden at Dallas High School in Dallas, PA on 24th October 2020.

Acting career

  • Jon has starred in numerous movies such as "Moonlight and Valentino", "The Leading Man", "Destination Anywhere", "Homegrown", "Little City", and many others whereas his TV series appearances include "Sex and the City", 3"0 Rock", "Las Vegas", "The West Wing", and an extended stint on "Ally McBeal".

Jon Bon Jovi Awards and Achievements

  • ASCAP Latin Awards
  • American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Song
  • Brit Awards for International Male Solo Artist
  • Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song
  • MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Male
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jon Bon Jovi Personal Life

Reflecting on Jon Bon Jovi's personal life, he is a married guy. He tied a knot with Dorothea Hurley (born 29th September 1962), on 29th April at the Graceland Wedding Chapel with whom he secretly took a trip to Las Vegas. Their relationship is exceptional till now and hopes it will remain as same as in the future too. The couple has four children: a daughter, Stephanie Rose (born 31st May 1993), and three sons, Jesse James Louis (born 19th February 1995), Jacob Hurley (born 7th May 2002), and Romeo Jon (born 29th March 2004). Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea Hurley

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Jon Bon Jovi Net Worth

Moving towards Jon Bon Jovi's net worth, he has a worth of around  $410 million as of 2021. He appeared in several television commercials for the league, typically with John Elway, Hall of Fame quarterback for the Denver Broncos (and co-owner of the AFL's Colorado Crush). He is no longer the part-owner of the Soul. In 2011, Jovi expressed interest in purchasing 15% of the Atlanta Falcons for $150 million. He has also a fine amount of salary too which is around $35.5 million per year. In addition, his major source of income is from his singing and acting career.

Jon Bon Jovi Body Measurement

Jon Bon Jovi is a handsome and adaptable singer, record producer, philanthropist, and actor who stands at a perfect height of around 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm with a balanced weight of around 77 kg or 170 pounds. His distinctive voice often wears sunglasses, and onstage dance moves have attracted a lot of people towards him. His secret to staying healthy and looking awesome is due to good genes, some running, and also traveling light. Yes, he is a low maintenance guy and so brings a small bag with him wherever he goes. Jon has light brown hair and blue eyes as his body build type is average and his body measurement is 42-15-33 inches.

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