Favorite Quote: "We've been away five years and all they could come up with is boy bands?Well, this is a man band." -- Jon Bon Jovi, 2000 Favorite Quote #2: "This is the way I look at sex scenes: I have basically been doing them for a living for years.Mother is Carol Sharkey, one of the first Playboy bunnies. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University in 2001Majority owner of the Philadelphia Soul (Arena Football League), which began play in 2004.He was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, but he grew up in Sayreville, New Jersey.Currently, he is seen performing with his fabled band, Bon Jovi.The band’s recent albums include Burning Bridges and What About Now.He started idolising the budding stars Bruce Springsteen and the Asbury Jukes while he was young.After the band was on an indefinite retirement, he tried his hands on a solo career.
He established the band called Bon Jovi during the 1980s, which became very famous for its soaring guitar riffs, power ballads, and well-made melodies.
Besides singing, he has also tried his hands at acting and has worked in films and television series.
He was highly praised for his splendid performance in the film The Leading Man and on Television series Sex and the City and The West Wing.
In 1980, Jon recorded his first single, Runaway, at his cousin’s studio, with backup by studio musicians.
An area radio station contained the song on a compilation tape, also it started to get regular airplay.
Within a show in Ny in 1983, the group captured the attention of record exececutive Derek Shulman, who signed them to Poly Gram.