Jon Bon Jovi is a famous American singer, songwriter, actor, and guitarist, and he is best known as the frontman and founder of the renowned rock band Bon Jovi. Jon has released more than 15 studio and two solo albums with his band members. Apart from singing, Jon acted in some films and television series.
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The early life of Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the United States. His father’s name is John Francis Bongiovi Sr., a hairdresser of Italian descent. His mother’s name is Carol Sharkey formerly worked as a Playboy Bunny and later became a florist, and she came of Russian and German descent. Jon has two brothers, and their names are Anthony and Matthew.
Jon used to go to his grandparents’ house in Erie, Pennsylvania, to spend his summer, where he will use to sell newspapers. He spent his early life in his birthplace Perth Amboy, New Jersey, with his parents and siblings. Jon dreamed of becoming a rock star singer since childhood and wants to pursue his career as a singer.
Jon Bon Jovi’s education
Jon Bon Jovi attended St. Joseph High School, located in Metuchen, New Jersey, and studied there for a year. After that, he transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School, located in Parlin, New Jersey, and completed his high school education. After graduating from high school, Jon did not continues his higher education because of his interest in music.
Personal details of Jon Bon Jovi
|Real Name||John Francis Bongiovi Jr|
|Celebrity Name||Jon Bon Jovi|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, and actor|
|Age||60 years old|
|Date of Birth||March 2, 1962|
|Birth Place||Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the United States|
Body Measurements of Jon Bon Jovi
|Height in Centimetres||175 Cm|
|Height in Inches||5 Feet 9 Inch|
|Weight in Kilograms||77 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||170 lbs|
|Body Measurements||40-34-14 Inch|
|Chest Size||40 Inch|
|Waist Size||34 Inch|
|Biceps Size||14 Inch|
|Hair Colour||Light Brown|
|Spouse Name||Dorothea Hurley|
Jon Bon Jovi’s personal life
Jon Bon Jovi was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the United States, on March 2, 1962, to John Francis Bongiovi Sr. and Carol Sharkey. His full name is John Francis Bongiovi Jr, and he is 60 years old as of 2022. Jon was previously in a relationship with Diane Lane in 1984, and they both were in a relationship for a year and broke up their relationship.
Jon Bon Jovi’s net worth
Jon Bon Jovi is estimated to have a net worth of $ 410 million as of 2022, and he earned all his income as a singer, songwriter, and actor. Some of his albums have sold more than 10 million worldwide; however, his annual income is unknown.
Jon Bon Jovi’s relationship
Jon Bon was in a relationship with Dorothea Hurley in 1985, and they both were in a relationship for many years. They both first met while studying in high school and started their relationship. On April 29, 1989, Jon and Dorothea married in a ceremony held at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas; only families and close friends attended their wedding. None of the celebrities and singers were invited to their marriage.
On May 31, 1993, Jon and Dorothea were blessed with their first child daughter was born, and her name is Stephanie Rose. On February 19, 1995, they welcomed their second child; his son was born, and his name was Jesse James Louis; on May 7, 2002, they were blessed with a third child second son was born, Romeo Jon. In 2004, a third son was born; his name is Jacob Hurley, and his date of birth is unknown. Jon is a proud father of four children, and he is always supportive of them.
Jon Bon Jovi Awards and Achievements
Jon won the Golden Globe award in 1991 for the Best original song for a motion picture for the film Young Guns II. In 2007, Jon won the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals Grammy award.
Jon Bon Jovi beginning career
Jon first got a chance to record his demos song with a famous musician, and he recorded his first demo named Runaway on a New Jersey radio station. Then he collaborated with many musicians and formed a band named Bon Jovi, consisting of David Bryan as a keyboard player, Tico Torres as a drummer, and Alec John Such as a bassist. In 1984, the band released the first album named Bon Jovi. Then in 1985, they released the second album, 7800 Fahrenheit, which gained popularity and was certified gold.
Jon Bon Jovi’s successful career as a musician
Jon released his third album Slippery When Wet, in 1986 with Desmond child, a professional songwriter, and the album has sold more than 9 million copies in the United States alone. In 1988, he released his fourth album New Jersey which became top on the Billboard charts; after that, his band went to tour for 18 months to promote their upcoming album.
Then in 1994, their album Cross Road was released, and the album had reached hit in the United Kingdom and Europe. In 1997, Jon released his first solo album, Destination Anywhere, and it gained huge success. In 2005, the Bon Jovi band released their seventh album, Crush. After that, Jon and his band released the albums like Bounce, Have a Nice Day, Lost Highway, The Circle, What About Now, Burning Bridges, This House is not for Sale, and 2020.
Jon Bon Jovi’s career as an actor
Jon first acted in the film Moonlight and Valentino as The Painter in 1995; he acted in the film The Leading Man as Robin Grange in 1996. Jon acted in movies like Little City in 1997, Homegrown in 1998, U-571 in 2000, Vampires: Los Muertos in 2002, Cry Wolf in 2005,
New Year’s Eve in 2011, and many others. Jon also acted in the television series Sex and the City as Seth in 1991, and after that, he acted in the series Ally McBeal as Victor Morrison. Then he acted in The West Wing series in 2006 and 30 Rock in 2010.