Jon Bon Jovi is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. He is best known as the founder and frontman of the rock band Bon Jovi.
Born John Francis Bongiovi Jr. on March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Jon spent most of his summers in Erle, Pennsylvania. He grew up with bis 2 siblings; brothers. As a child, he attended St. Joseph High School and later transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School.
Jon Bon Jovi began playing music in 1975, at the age of 13, playing piano and guitar with his first band, Raze. At 16, he formed a band called Atlantic City Expressway. He later played in the band John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones. By 1980, he had formed another band, the Rest. He finally started his Bon Jovi band in 1983 which led to his breakthrough.
In the 1990s, Bon Jovi started an acting career, starring in the films Moonlight and Valentino and U-571 and appearing on television in Sex and the City, Ally McBeal, and The West Wing.
As a songwriter, Bon Jovi was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. Bon Jovi was a founder and former majority owner of the Arena Football League team, the Philadelphia Soul. He is the founder of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, founded in 2006.
Jon Bon Jovi’s Wife
Jon Bon Jovi is married to his longtime girlfriend Dorothea Hurley. They have been married since 1989 and have 4 kids together.