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Richie Sambora


Richie Sambora is one of music's most talented and respected songwriters, singers, guitarists and producers. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, he has toured the world and collected over 68 gold and platinum albums. In 1998 Sambora released his second solo album, "Undiscovered Soul". The album was produced by Don Was and features contributions by ... See full bio »

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Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West Soundtrack
(1999)
Days of Thunder
Days of Thunder Soundtrack
(1990)
Spaceballs
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(1987)

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 2016 Superstar Duets (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Tanggalan (2016) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
- Round 2: Part 1 (2016) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
 2015-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Michael Strahan/Zachary Quinto/James Cameron/Vince Staples (2016) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Vince Vaughn/Ryan Seacrest/Dead & Company (2016) ... (writer: "I'd Die for You" - uncredited)
- Kelly Ripa/Adele (2015) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Dwayne Johnson/Meghan Trainor/Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend (2015) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2016 Lucha Mexico (Documentary) (writer: "BAD MEDICINE" - as Richard Sambora)
  Coronation Street (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Episode #1.8944 (2016) ... (performer: "Always" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.8693 (2015) ... (performer: "Always" - uncredited)
- 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)
 2016 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blue-Skying, Part 4: Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes New 52 (2016) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
 2016 Lip Sync Battle Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tom Rodriguez vs. Dennis Trillo (2016) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
 2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Grand Final: Show Two (2015) ... (writer: "It's My Life" - uncredited)
 2011-2015 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Gala 9 (2015) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
 2015 Jane the Virgin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Sixteen (2015) ... (writer: "Livin' On a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2015 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stewie Is Enceinte (2015) ... (writer: "You Give Love A Bad Name")
 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)
 2015 The Mentalist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Whites of His Eyes (2015) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2014 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.14 (2014) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2014 Howard Stern Birthday Bash (Video) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive")
 2013-2014 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Showdowns, Part 1 (2014) ... (writer: "Keep the Faith")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
  The Actress (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- One Too Many (2014) ... (performer: "Livin' On A Prayer") / (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", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Never Say Goodbye", "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2014 Masters Snooker (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final, Part 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2014 Dolly Parton @ Glastonbury 2014 (TV Movie) (performer: "Lay Your Hands On Me") / (writer: "Lay Your Hands On Me")
 2013 Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Livin' On A Prayer")
 2013 HaKochav HaBa (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 Richard Sambora)
 2004-2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Auditions 8 (2013) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Auditions 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Auditions 3 (2011) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.18 (2009) ... (writer: "We Weren't Born to Follow" - uncredited)
- Live Show 5 (2005) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2013 Felony (writer: "Livin' On A Prayer")
 2013 Average Consumer (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- "Identity Thief" Review (2013) ... (writer: "Raise Your Hands")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... (writer: "I'll Be There for You")
 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)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- 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 Girl Most Likely (writer: "Bad Medicine")
 2012 Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2012 Rock of Ages (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive")
 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 - 2 episodes)
- Episode #12.5 (2012) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead Or Alive" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.6 (2011) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
 2012 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2012: Live Semi-Final 3 (2012) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2012 Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (Documentary) (writer: "It's My Life" - as Richard Sambora)
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 3 (2012) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 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 Neon Naege Banhaesseo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Smile, You (2011) ... (writer: "Never Say Goodbye" - uncredited)
 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 Glee Encore (Video) (writer: "It's My Life")
 2011 Elvira's Movie Macabre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (2011) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
 2011 Win Win (writer: "Have A Nice Day" - as Richard Sambora)
 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?")
 2009-2010 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Rude Tunes (2010) ... (writer: "Living on a Prayer" - uncredited)
- Superstars of the Web (2009) ... (writer: "Living on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 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 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1987 (2010) ... (writer: "Livin on a Prayer")
 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)
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 2 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")
 1993-2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- January Jones/Black Eyed Peas (2009) ... (writer: "Bad Medicine" - 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: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "You Give Love A Bad Name")
 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)
 2009 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates the G.E.D. (2009) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II (Video) (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive")
 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 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 (Video Game) ("Livin' On A Prayer")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "Livin' On A Prayer")
 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 Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm (Video Game) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive")
 2008 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Rest for the Wicked (2008) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2007 CMT Hot 20 Countdown (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 December 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore")
 2007 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2007) ... (writer: "Everyday")
 2007 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 14 (2007) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
 2007 Patinando por un sueño (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 August 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "I'll Be There for You")
 2007 Ride to Live (Short) (writer: "Let It Rock")
 2007 Wild Hogs (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Lost Highway" - as Richard Sambora)
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive")
 2006 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Go, Bulldogs! (2006) ... (writer: "Livin' On a Prayer" - uncredited)
 2004-2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Druhé semifinále: Holky (2006) ... (writer: "One Light Burning")
- První finále: Moje SuperStar (2004) ... (writer: "All About Lovin' You")
 2003-2006 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 9 Performance Show: Birth Year (2006) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
- Top 6 Performance Show: The 80's (2003) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2006 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 6: Unplugged (2006) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
- Top 8: The 1980s (2006) ... (writer: "I'll Be There for You", "You Give Love a Bad Name")
 2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 7 - 80-tallet (2006) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2006 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to Wherever You Are (2006) ... (writer: "Welcome to Wherever You Are")
 2006 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mottoshow #3 - Rock (2006) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
 2005 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Limo (2005) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name" - uncredited)
 2005 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Workshop #2 (2005) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
 2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rock (2005) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
 2005 Reunion (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1986 (2005) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2005 A Lot Like Love (writer: "I'll Be There for You")
 2005 Deadliest Catch (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive" - uncredited)
 2005 Slovensko hladá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- První finále: Moj pop idol (2005) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final Showdown - Contestant's Choice (2004) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 2 Showdown (2004) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
- Top 4 Performance Show: Rock Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 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")
 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (writer: "Wanted Dead Or Alive")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2003) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
- Episode #1.11 (2003) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive")
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (writer: "Livin' On A Prayer")
 2003 View from the Top (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer" - as Richard Sambora)
 2003 Mulheres Apaixonadas (TV Series) (writer: "Misunderstood")
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.23 (2003) ... (writer: "Everyday")
 2003 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.13 (2003) ... (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2002 The Banger Sisters (performer: "One Last Goodbye") / (writer: "One Last Goodbye")
 2001 On the Line (performer: "Take Me On") / (writer: "Take Me On")
 2001 Rock Star (writer: "Livin' on a Prayer")
 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (writer: "Bad Medicine")
 1986-2001 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 May 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "One Wild Night")
- Episode dated 8 December 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Thank You For Loving Me")
- Episode dated 2 June 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "It's My Life")
- Episode dated 5 July 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Hey God")
- Episode dated 7 March 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "These Days")
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hank's Choice (2001) ... (writer: "Thank You for Loving Me")
 2000 Uga Uga (TV Series) (writer: "Thank You For Loving Me")
 1999 Wild Wild West (performer: "I'm Wanted") / (writer: "I'm Wanted" - as R. Sambora)
 1997-1998 Beach Boys (TV Series) (performer - 13 episodes)
- Special (1998) ... (performer: "Forever", "Hard Times Come Easy")
- Episode #1.12 (1997) ... (performer: "Forever", "Hard Times Come Easy")
- Episode #1.11 (1997) ... (performer: "Forever", "Hard Times Come Easy")
- Episode #1.10 (1997) ... (performer: "Forever", "Hard Times Come Easy")
- Episode #1.9 (1997) ... (performer: "Forever", "Hard Times Come Easy")
 1997 Fire Down Below (performer: "Long Way Around") / (producer: "Long Way Around")
 1994-1997 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1997 (1997) ... (writer: "This Ain't a Love Song")
- Episode #8.6 (1997) ... (writer: "This Ain't a Love Song")
- Live Grand Final 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
- Episode #5.6 (1994) ... (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (writer: "This Ain't a Love Song")
 1994 The Cowboy Way (writer: "Good Guys Don't Always Wear White")
 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) (writer: "You Give Love a Bad Name")
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Movie) (performer: "YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW")
 1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (writer: "Wanted Dead or Alive")
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (performer: "The Wind Cries Mary") / (producer: "The Wind Cries Mary")
 1990 Days of Thunder (producer: "Trail of Broken Hearts") / (writer: "Trail of Broken Hearts")
 1987 Disorderlies (writer: "Edge of a Broken Heart" - as Richard Sambora)
 1987 Spaceballs (writer: "Raise Your Hands")
 1987 Bon Jovi: Wanted Dead or Alive (Video short) (writer: "Wanted Dead Or Alive")
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El Viejo (1986) ... (writer: "Wanted Dead Or Alive" - uncredited)
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Album: "Richie Sambora: Undiscovered Soul", 1998. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bon Jovi

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Graduated From Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, New Jersey. See more »

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Frequent use of a guitar talk box See more »

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Star Sign:

Cancer

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