Sonny Bono (I) (1935–1998)


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Sonny Bono was born on February 16, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for The Sonny and Cher Show (1976), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). He was married to Mary Bono, Susie Coelho, Cher and Donna Rankin. He died on January 5, 1998 in South Lake Tahoe, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Sonny and Cher Show Self - Co-Host
(1976-1977)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Soundtrack
(2003)
(1982)
Hairspray Franklin von Tussle
(1988)

Filmography

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 1996 First Kid
Congressman Sonny Bono
 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Mayor Frank Berkowitz
- The Man of Steel Bars (1993) ... Mayor Frank Berkowitz
 1991 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series)
The Mayor
- The Honeymooners (1991) ... The Mayor
- Smile, You're Dead (1991) ... The Mayor
- Pilot (1991) ... The Mayor
 1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Colin David
- Stormy Mikey (1991) ... Colin David
 1991 Blossom (TV Series)
Sonny Bono
- Tough Love (1991) ... Sonny Bono
 1990 Thanksgiving Day (TV Movie)
 1990 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Sonny Bono
- Mrs. George Devereaux (1990) ... Sonny Bono
 1989 Under the Boardwalk
Ancient #2
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Valentino Reggiore
- Just Another Fish Story (1988) ... Valentino Reggiore
 1988 Hairspray
Franklin von Tussle
 1987 Dirty Laundry
Maurice
 1986 Troll
Peter Dickinson
 1983 The Vals
'Spaced-out' Musician
 1983 Balboa (TV Movie)
Tony Carlo
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Richard
- The Purrfect Crime (1983) ... Richard
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
The Bomber
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Matt Krane / Monty Green / Holly Ryan / ...
- Show Me a Hero/Slam Dunk (1981) ... Matt Krane
- The Invisible Woman/The Snowbird (1980) ... Monty Green
- The Handyman/Tattoo's Romance (1979) ... Holly Ryan
- The Big Dipper/The Pirate (1978) ... Ted Cavanaugh
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Marvin
- Angels of the Deep (1980) ... Marvin
 1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
Mike
- Go-Cart Terror (1980) ... Mike
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Bobby Antoine
 1979 Escape to Athena
Bruno Rotelli
 1979 The Country Western Murders (TV Movie)
Sonny Hunt
 1977-1978 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #1.6 (1978) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Guest Performer
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Darcy Taggart
- Pirates of Tin Pan Alley (1976) ... Darcy Taggart
 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie)
Jack Marshall
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
John Perry
- The Song and Dance Spy (1975) ... John Perry
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Rico Renati
- Blood Kin (1973) ... Rico Renati
 1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV Series)
Sonny Bono
- The Secret of Shark Island (1972) ... Sonny Bono (voice)
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Sack")
- Love and Operation Model/Love and the Sack/Love and the Triangle (1971) ... (segment "Love and the Sack")
 1969 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Guest Starring Sonny & Cher (1969) ... Guest Performer
 1967 Good Times
Sonny / Sheriff Irving Ringo / Jungle Morry / ... (uncredited)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Jerry
- The Hot Number Affair (1967) ... Jerry (as Sonny)
 1965 Dr. Rock and Mr. Roll
Sonny (rumored)
 1965 Sonny & Cher: I Got You Babe (Music Video short)
Sonny
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Show Show Self (79 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sonny & Cher | Sonny and Cher | Sonny

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Mary Bono  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Chaz Bono

Parents:

Jean Bono
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You're just borrowing (fame). It's like money. You're going to die, and somebody else is going to get it.

Trivia:

Had 4 children: daughter, Christine "Christy" Bono (b. June 24, 1958) with 1st ex-wife, Donna Rankin, son, Chaz Bono (b. March 4, 1969) with 2nd ex-wife, Cher and son, Chesare Elan Bono (b. April 25, 1988) & daughter, Chianna Maria Bono (b. February 2, 1991) with wife, Mary Bono. See more »

Nickname:

Sonny

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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