- Also Known As:
- John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., Captain Kidd
- Date of Birth:
- March 2, 1962
- 5' 9"
Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi Jr. in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on March 2, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, but he’s best known as the founder and lead singer of rock band Bon Jovi. Both of Jon’s parents served in the Marines. He met his future wife, Dorothea Hurley, in a high-school history class. Jon has released two solo albums and eleven studio albums with his band, which to date have sold over 130 million albums worldwide making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. The hit song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” was used in a 2006 tourism campaign for his home state of New Jersey. Jon started an acting career in the 1990s — he starred in films including Moonlight, Valentino and U-571. He’s also appeared on TV series including Sex and the City and Ally McBeal. Jon Bon Jovi is also the one of the majority owners of the AFL team, Philadelphia Soul.
Best Known For:
Jon Bon Jovi is best known as the founder and lead singer of Bon Jovi.
On April 29, 1989, during a stop in Los Angeles on the New Jersey tour, Bon Jovi secretly took a trip to Las Vegas, where he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. They have four children: Stephanie Rose (born May 31, 1993), Jesse James Louis (born February 19, 1995), Jacob Hurley (born May 7, 2002) and Romeo Jon (born March 29, 2004).