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Jon Bon Jovi


Jon Bon Jovi was born on March 2, 1962 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA as John Francis Bongiovi Jr. He has been married to Dorothea Hurley since April 29, 1989. They have four children. See full bio »
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 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dwayne Johnson/Meghan Trainor/Meghan Trainor Ft. John Legend (2015) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2009-2015 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Transitioning (2015) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
- Never Been Kissed (2010) ... (writer: "Start Me Up/Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Vitamin D (2009) ... (writer: "It's My Life/Confessions" - uncredited)
  Coronation Street (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Episode #1.8564 (2015) ... (performer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited) / (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.8559 (2015) ... (performer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited) / (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2015 The Mentalist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Whites of His Eyes (2015) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2012-2014 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Showdowns, Part 1 (2014) ... (writer: "Keep the Faith")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 3 (2013) ... (writer: "Bed of Roses")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Always")
 2012-2014 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 3 (2014) ... (writer: "Bed of Roses")
- Blind Auditions 3 (2012) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... (writer: "Livin' On a Prayer", "Runaway", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Never Say Goodbye", "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2014 Dafabet Masters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final, Part 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2013 Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Livin' On A Prayer")
 2013 Rising Star (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
 2013 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2013) ... (writer: "It's My Life" - as John Bongiovi)
  The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes, 2004 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Auditions 8 (2013) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Auditions 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Auditions 3 (2011) ... (performer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited) / (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.18 (2009) ... (writer: "We Weren't Born to Follow" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.25 (2008) ... (writer: "Always" - uncredited)
 2013 North America (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Army of One")
 2013 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Graduation (2013) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
 2010-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 16 episodes)
- Episode #21.142 (2013) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
- Episode #21.124 (2013) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.78 (2013) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.63 (2012) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.9 (2012) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2013 Deadliest Catch: An Epic Season (TV Movie) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2009-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Fusion Dance Week (2012) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
- Round Five (2011) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
- Episode #11.1 (2010) ... (writer: "This Ain't a Love Song")
- Round Seven: Results Show (2009) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
- Round Seven (2009) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
 2012 Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2012 Australia's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Semi Final #5 (2012) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2011-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #12.5 (2012) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead Or Alive" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.6 (2011) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.1 (2011) ... (writer: "Bed of Roses" - uncredited)
  Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- 2012: Live Semi-Final 3 (2012) ... (performer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited) / (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2012 Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 7 (TV Movie) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2012 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Werewolf Transformation (2012) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive")
 2011 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
 2011 When Rock Goes Acoustic (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Blaze of Glory" (1990))
 2011 Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 7 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2010-2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.87 (2011) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2011 Elvira's Movie Macabre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (2011) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
 2010 Pizza & Karaoke (TV Movie) (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2010 The 4th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "What Do You Got?")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.38 (2010) ... (writer: "What Do You Got?", "It's My Life" - uncredited)
 2010 Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 6 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2010 The Footy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live from Geelong (2010) ... (writer: "Something for the Pain" - uncredited)
 2010 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Ring: Part II (2010) ... (writer: "Blaze of Glory (Theme from Young Guns II)")
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Episode #1.134 (2010) ... (performer: "Livin' on a Prayer") / (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
- Episode #1.126 (2010) ... (performer: "Livin' on a Prayer") / (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
- Episode #1.104 (2010) ... (performer: "Everybody Hurts")
- Episode #1.103 (2010) ... (performer: "Everybody Hurts")
- Episode #1.99 (2010) ... (performer: "Everybody Hurts")
 2010 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Scarlett #1 (2010) ... ("You Give Love a Bad Name")
 1993-2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- January Jones/Black Eyed Peas (2009) ... (writer: "Bad Medicine", "Blaze of Glory" - uncredited)
- Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) ... (writer: "Bad Medicine" - uncredited)
- Dwayne Johnson/Ray LaMontagne (2009) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Lara Flynn Boyle/Bon Jovi (2001) ... (writer: "It's My Life", "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
- Danny DeVito/Bon Jovi (1993) ... (writer: "Bed of Roses", "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2009 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rock 'n' Roll Anthems (2009) ... (writer: "You Give Love A Bad Name")
 2009 Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 5 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
  Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Everybody Hates the G.E.D. (2009) ... (performer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited) / (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2009 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions: Phoenix (2009) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2008 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (2008) ... (writer: "Bad Medecine")
 2008 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mac & Charlie Die: Part 2 (2008) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2008 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Rest for the Wicked (2008) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
  CMT Hot 20 Countdown (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode dated 6 December 2007 (2007) ... (performer: "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore") / (writer: "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore")
- Episode dated 10 November 2007 (2007) ... (performer: "Til We Ain't Strangers Anymore")
 2006 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Go, Bulldogs! (2006) ... (writer: "Livin' On a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2006 CMT Insider (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2006 CMA Nominee Report (2006) ... (performer: "Who Says You Can't Go Home")
  The West Wing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Welcome to Wherever You Are (2006) ... (performer: "Welcome to Wherever You Are") / (writer: "Welcome to Wherever You Are")
 2005 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Limo (2005) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
 2005 Reunion (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1986 (2005) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
  Doctor Who Confidential (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Unsung Heroes and Violent Death (2005) ... (performer: "BLAZE OF GLORY") / (writer: "BLAZE OF GLORY")
 2005 Deadliest Catch (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 1999-2004 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Marco Polo (2004) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
- A Hit Is a Hit (1999) ... (writer: "You Give Love A Bad Name")
 2003 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 6 Performance Show: The 80's (2003) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 1 - Mijn Idool (2003) ... (writer: "Bed of Roses")
 2003 Mulheres Apaixonadas (TV Series) (writer: "Misunderstood")
 2003 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #6 - Love Songs (2003) ... (writer: "Always")
 2003 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.13 (2003) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Homecoming (2002) ... (performer: "Some Enchanted Evening")
 1986-2001 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 May 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "One Wild Night")
- Episode dated 2 June 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
- Episode dated 7 March 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "These Days")
- Episode dated 23 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Lie To Me")
- Episode dated 22 June 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "These Days")
 2000 Uga Uga (TV Series) (writer: "Thank You For Loving Me")
 1994-1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #10.8 (1999) ... (writer: "Always")
- Live Grand Final 1997 (1997) ... (writer: "This Ain't a Love Song")
- Episode #8.6 (1997) ... (writer: "This Ain't a Love Song")
- Episode #7.4 (1996) ... (writer: "Always")
- Live Grand Final 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
  Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Episode #10.5 (1998) ... (performer: "August 7, 4:15") / (writer: "August 7, 4:15")
 1998 Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute (TV Special) (performer: "It's Only Make Believe")
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (writer: "This Ain't a Love Song")
 1994 The Brit Awards 1994 (TV Special) (performer: "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead") / (writer: "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead")
 1993 The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion (TV Special) (performer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
 1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Blaze of Glory") / (writer: "Blaze of Glory")
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El Viejo (1986) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead Or Alive" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Cinderella's video, "Somebody Save Me". See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 27 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Francis Bongiovi | John Bongiovi | Bon Jovi

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"If people have to tell you how successful they are, they really aren't that successful. That's something I learned sweeping floors at this recording studio called the Power Station. Mediocre stars were the biggest pricks, and the big stars were the ones who came in and said, "How're those demos going?" - Keep pushing." (success and life) See more »

Trivia:

His paternal grandfather, Louis Bongiovi, was of Italian (Sicilian) descent, and his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth M. Benkovsky, was of Slovak ancestry. His maternal grandfather, Michael R. Sharkey, was of Polish descent, while his maternal grandmother, Martha W. Ludwig, was from a Swiss-German family. See more »

Trademark:

His unique voice See more »

Nickname:

Captain Kidd See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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