- Both parents served in the U.S. Marines.
- Met his future wife, Dorothea, in a high-school history class.
- First professional recording gig was singing vocals on the 1980 holiday album Christmas in the Stars.
- As a part owner of the franchise, launched the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League in 2004.
- Hit "Who Says You Can't Go Home" was used in a 2006 tourism campaign for his home state of New Jersey.
- Was named by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions in 2010.
- 1991, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
- 1990, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
- 2006, Grammy — Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
- 2008, CMT Music Awards — Group Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2007, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Rock Song: Winner
- 2006, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner
- 2013, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2008, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner
- Jacob Hurley Bongiovi — Son
- Jesse James Bongiovi — Son
- Romeo Jon Bongiovi — Son
- Anthony Bongiovi — Brother
- Carol Bongiovi — Mother
- John Francis Bongiovi Sr. — Father
- Matthew Bongiovi — Brother
- Dorothea Hurley — Wife
- Stephanie Rose Bongiovi — Daughter
- Birth Name: John Francis Bongiovi Jr.
- Birth Place: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
- Profession: Singer, Actor
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