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Jon Bon Jovi

Highest Rated:   68% U-571 (2000)
Lowest Rated:   7% New Year's Eve (2011)
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Birthplace:   Sayreville, New Jersey, USA
After spending most of the '80s as a hard rock god, Jon Bon Jovi decided to put his proven charisma and movie-star looks to work in front of the Hollywood cameras. Making his major screen debut as an amiable house painter in Moonlight and Valentino (1995), Bon Jovi earned surprisingly good notices for his performance, winning both grudging respect from film critics and further offers from casting agents. Born John Francis Bongiovi in working-class Perth Amboy, NJ, on March 2, 1962, Bon Jovi spent much of his adolescence skipping school to play in a series of local rock bands. After one of his first demos, "Runaway," became a hit on the Jersey airwaves, the young musician formed Bon Jovi in 1983. The group went on to become one of the most successful hard rock bands of the decade, earning a huge number of fans and numerous industry honors. In 1990, during the band's 18-month hiatus, Bon Jovi wrote the soundtrack for the blockbuster Young Guns, and also had a very small role in the film. His soundtrack produced two hit singles and won Grammy and Oscar nominations, and Bon Jovi re-formed his band shortly thereafter. Following his first major foray into acting in 1995, the musician won his first starring role in John Duigan's The Leading Man (1996). The film, which cast Bon Jovi as its title character -- a seductive and conniving actor -- earned lukewarm reviews and did negligible business at the box office. The aspiring actor was soon back in front of the camera, however, appearing in a string of films that included the submarine thriller U-571 (2000), in which he shared the screen with Matthew McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, and Bill Paxton, as well as Pay It Forward (2000), which cast him as Helen Hunt's loutish, absentee husband. Bon Jovi also continued his work as a musician, releasing a solo album in 1997 and then regrouping with his band members in 2000. He earned decent reviews for his work as a possible love interest for Ally McBeal, and parlayed that into roles in the films Cry Wolf and National Lampoon's Pucked. In 2011 he was one of the many members of the ensemble in Garry Marshall's romantic comedy New Year's Eve.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Bon Jovi Inside Out
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet - The Videos
  • Actor
2012
7% New Year's Eve
  • Jensen
$54.6M 2011
No Score Yet Bon Jovi: Rock 'n 'Roll
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bon Jovi - In The Third Millennium: The Billion Dollar Quartet
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Bon Jovi: It's My Life
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Bon Jovi - Rock Case Studies
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Bon Jovi: Music in Review
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Number Ones
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Pucked
  • Frank
2006
No Score Yet Rock Milestones: Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
  • Actor
2006
22% Cry_Wolf
  • Rich Walker
$10.1M 2005
No Score Yet Bon Jovi: Rock Legends
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Bon Jovi: This Left Feels Right: Live
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Bon Jovi: The Inside Story
  • Actor
2003
20% Vampires: Los Muertos
  • Derek Bliss
2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Rock Survivors
  • Actor
2001
40% Pay It Forward
  • Ricky
$32.9M 2000
68% U-571
  • Lt. Pete Emmett
2000
No Score Yet Row Your Boat
  • Jamey
2000
No Score Yet Bon Jovi: The Crush Tour
  • Actor
2000
63% The Leading Man
  • Robin Grange
1998
No Score Yet Little City
  • Kevin
1998
47% Homegrown
  • Danny
1998
38% No Looking Back
  • Michael
1998
No Score Yet Thin Lizzy: The Rocker - A Portrait of Philip Lynott
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Bon Jovi: Live from London
  • Actor
1995
15% Moonlight and Valentino
  • The Painter
1995
No Score Yet Ozzy Osbourne - Don't Blame Me: The Tales of Ozzy Osbourne
  • Actor
1992
35% Young Guns II
  • Pit Inmate
1990
No Score Yet The Return of Bruno
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Rock 'n' Roll Meltdown
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Incident at Channel Q
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes: Live at Alabama Hall, Munich, Germany 1985
  • Actor
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Person to Person
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2012
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Himself
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest
  • Performer
  • Host
  • 2007
  • 2001
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Himself
  • 2006
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Victor Morrison
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
  • 2000

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