Kevin Jonas
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Born in Teaneck, New Jersey on November 5th, 1987, Paul Kevin Jonas II is an American guitarist, vocalist and the eldest member of the Jonas Brothers.

Growing up in Wyckoff, NJ, Kevin attended Eastern Christian High School where he was an avid pole vaulter. Around the age of 12, Kevin was home sick one day when he found a guitar and a "Teach Yourself Guitar" book lying around the house. In 2007, he was quoted to say, "I spent the next three days learning how to play the basic chords. That was about four years ago."

Discovery


After his brother, Nick Jonas', solo career as a singer had taken off, Steve Greenberg, president of Columbia records, heard Kevin and his brothers singing and performing the song "Please Be Mine" written by all three. Daylight/Columbia Records decided to sign all of them as a group act.

Instruments


Kevin can usually be seen rocking a Gibson Les Paul (in black, gold or white) and singing back-up vocals for his brothers. A list of guitars he's been known to play follows:

  • Black Gibson Les Paul Supreme
  • White Gibson Les Paul Supreme
  • Alpine White Gibson Les Paul Custom
  • Custom Gibson Les Paul Black (With Jonas Brothers patterned logo)
  • Unidentified Takamine Acoustic
  • Gibson Acoustic Dove
  • Gibson CJ-165
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Quick facts


Name Paul "Kevin" Jonas II
Birthdate November 5, 1987
Birthplace Teaneck, NJ
Current Residence Los Angeles, California
Height 5'9
Parents Denise and Paul Kevin Jonas Sr
Siblings Joseph, Nicholas, and Frankie Jonas
Hobbies Guitar and bowling
Star Sign Scorpio

Filmography


Actor:

  1. "J.O.N.A.S!" (2008) TV series (filming) …. Kevin
  2. Camp Rock (2008) (TV) …. Jason

Producer:

  1. Untitled Jonas Brothers 3D Project (2008) (pre-production) (producer)

Soundtrack:

  1. Aquamarine (2006) (writer: "Time for Me to Fly")

Self:

Year Show Role Notes
2008 Loose Women Guest Interview and performance
2008 Live with Regis and Kelly Guest Interview and performance
2008 American Idol Guest Performance
2008 Rachael Ray Guest Denise Jonas (Mom) appeared
2008 C-SPAN Guest Presidential Dinner
2008 The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest Interview and performance
2008 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest Interview and performance
2008 Dancing with the Stars (US) Guest Performance
2008 Access Hollywood Guest Interview
2008 Kid's Choice Awards Guest Won "Best Group" Award
2008 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Guest Performance
2008 The Early Show Guest Performance
2008 Jimmy Kimmel Live Guest Interview and performance
2007 Yo on E! Guest Interview
2007 What Perez Sez Guest Won an Award
2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Guest Performance
2007 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest Interview and performance
2007 Live with Regis and Kelly Guest Interview and performance
2007 Access Hollywood Guest Interview
2007 Good Morning America Guest Interview and performance
2007 Total Request Live Guest Interview
2007 New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008 Guest Performance
2007 Walt Disney Day Parade Guest Performance
2007 Early Show Guest Performance
2007 Teen Choice Awards Guest Presented an award
2007 American Music Awards 2007 Guest Performance
2007 Hannah Montana Special Guest Performance
2006 Total Request Live Guest Performance
2004 Early Show Guest Performance

Trivia


First

  • Concert Attended: MxPx or Michael W. Smith (can't remember)
  • CD Bought: MxPX
  • What He Reaches for in the Refrigerator: Coffee Creams or Chocolate Cake
  • Book Read: ABC's
  • Kiss: "I don't kiss and tell!"
  • Car: 1990 Toyota Corolla
  • Major Purchase: Jeep Commander

Favorite

  • Sports: Badminton & Pole Vaulting
  • Hobby: Bowling
  • TV Shows: Heroes
  • Movie: About a Boy
  • Actresses: Rachel McAdams and Hayden Panettiere
  • Actor: James Dean
  • Singer: john Mayer
  • Car: Jeep Commander
  • Food: Sushi
  • Fast Food: In-N-Out
  • Drink: Coffee
  • Sandwich: Turkey Club Super Melt
  • Ice Cream: Rocky Road
  • Chewing Gum: Stride
  • Candy: Butterfinger
  • After Shave: Old Spice
  • Clothing: Nike Shoes
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Color: Green
  • Board Game: Monopoly
  • Foreign Country: Indonesia

School

  • School Subjects: Latin and History
  • Science Subjects: Physical Science and Chemistry
  • Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Historical Era: The Dark Ages
  • Best Memory at School: "Finding out I love Shakespeare!"
  • Best thing about school: "The social aspect."
  • Worst thing about school: "Waking up early."

Personal

  • What Makes Him Laugh: "Stupid Humor"
  • What makes him cry: "Nothing, I'm a real man…haha!"
  • At 13: "Loner - didn't have many friends"
  • Now: "Guitar player, energetic, loves to play in front of a lot of people."
  • What attracts him to a girl?: "Being a good listener - I talk a lot!"
  • Boxer or Briefs?: Boxer-briefs
  • Most Romantic Date: "Going to see the Christmas lights after a good meal."

Controversy

Purity Ring

Kevin, along with the rest of his brothers all practice abstinence and wear purity rings to prove it. They are often criticized by the press and others of their choice to abstain from sex until marriage, but in a quote from Kevin, he says:

"It was a personal decision that we made a long time ago when we were younger before we were even in the band and we've just carried through and the ring is just a reminder to try our best."

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