Nick Jonas
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Nicholas Jerry Jonas was born on September 16, 1992 in Dallas Texas. He, like his brothers, was raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey where he was home schooled.

A talented performer, Nick has been singing since a very young age and by eleven, he had already starred in four Broadway shows, numerous commercials, and a variety of recorded works.

At the age of 6, he was discovered while singing at a barber shop and was referred to a professional show business manager. He began his career on Broadway the following year.

Discovery


In 2002 while performing in Beauty and the Beast, Nicholas had written a song with his father called "Joy To The World (A Christmas Prayer)." With background vocals from the Beauty and the Beast cast, Nick performed the song on the 2002 annual Broadway "Equity Fights AIDS" album, Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Vol. 4. In November 2003, INO Records received a demo copy of "Joy To The World (A Christmas Prayer)." The label released the song to Christian radio, where it quickly became popular on Record & Radio's Christian Adult Contemporary Chart.

By September 2004, an executive at Columbia Records found out about Nick's song. Nick was soon jointly signed to INO Records and Columbia Records and released the single "Dear God." A second single, "Joy To The World (A Christmas Prayer)" (a new solo recording), was released on November 16. It was supposed to be followed by a December release of a self-titled solo album, but the album had been pushed back; it did, however, get a limited release.

In early 2005, Columbia Records' new president, Steve Greenberg, listened to Nick's record. While Greenberg did not like the album, he did like Nick's voice. After meeting with Nick and hearing the song, "Please Be Mine," written and performed by the brothers, Daylight/Columbia Records had decided to sign the three as a group act.

Instruments


Nick usually can be seen playing a Gibson SG in Green or Red. A list of instruments he's been known to play follows:

  • Red Satin Gibson SG
  • Green Gibson SG Supreme
  • Black Gibson Explorer Pro
  • Gibson Memphis ES-339 Semi-Hollow
  • Gibson CJ-165
  • Baldwin Piano
  • DW Drums
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Quick facts


Name Nicholas Jerry Jonas
Birthdate September 16th, 1992
Birthplace Dallas, Texas
Current Residence Los Angeles, California
Height 5'6
Parents Denise and Paul Kevin Jonas Sr
Siblings Joseph, Kevin, and Frankie Jonas
Hobbies Music, songwriting, and baseball
Star Sign Virgo

Filmography


Actor:

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

Soundtrack:

  1. Camp Rock (2008) (TV) (performer: "Soulmates")
  2. 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

  • Book Read: Silly War on Sunday
  • Theme Park Visited: Six Flags in 1997
  • Movie Attended: Barney
  • What He Reaches For in the Refrierator: Coca-cola
  • Major Purchase: Gameboy Advance
  • Job As A Kid: Performed in Broadway Shows: A Christmas Carol, Annie Get Your Gun, Les Miserables & Beauty and The Beast
  • Trip Out of the Country: Toronto, Canada
  • First Song Ever Sang:"A song from Peter Pan"

Favorite

  • Favorite Sports: Baseball, Tennis
  • Favorite TV Show: Lost & Sports Center
  • Favorite Movie: Finding Neverland
  • Favotire Actor: Matt Long
  • Favorite Singer: Stevie Wonder
  • Favorite Song: "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
  • Favorite Bands: Fall Out Boy, Switchfoot
  • Favorite Childhood Book: Magic Tree House
  • Favorite Car: Escalade
  • Favorite Food: Steak
  • Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: McDonald's
  • Favorite Drink: Diet Coke
  • Favorite Sandwich: Italian Hero
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate or Cotton Candy
  • Favorite Candy: Gummy Worms
  • Favorite Aftershave: Abercrombie
  • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
  • Favorite Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys
  • Favorite Baseball Player: Derek Jeter
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Pasttime: Reading

School

  • Favorite Schhol Subject: Spelling
  • Favorite Science Subject: Geology
  • Favorite Historical Era: French Revolution
  • Best Thing About School: "Learning new information"

Personal

  • What Makes Nick Laugh: His Brothers
  • What Makes Him Cry: "Onions"
  • Self-Description As A Child: "Very creative and independent
  • Now: "I love to sing and play. I love sports and I am very serious about everything I do in life."
  • Most Influential People: "My parents — they are so knowledgeable"
  • Best Advice Ever Gotten: "Live like you're at the bottom, even when you're at the top."
  • What Turns Him Off About A Girl: "When a girl acts too forward"
  • Boxers or Briefs: Boxer-Briefs
  • Instruments He Plays: Piano, Drums, Guitar
  • Would He Date A Fan?: "Only if she really loves me."
  • Mist Ridiculous New Year's Resolution: "To stop drinking soda, but that was impossible for me."

Diabetes and Charity work

Diabetes

Nick was diagnosed while on tour in November of 2005. Exhibiting the classic symptoms of the disease, he was thirsty all the time, lost a lot of weight, and was acting uncharacteristically moody. When his doctor told him his sugar level was 700, meaning he had diabetes, his first thought was that he might die.

"I had an emotional breakdown since I really had no idea what diabetes was all about. I wondered, 'why me?' Then I asked myself, 'why not me?' and realized that I might be able to help other kids with diabetes."

Nick spent three days in the hospital learning how to manage his diabetes, including how to give himself insulin injections several times a day. The band's busy tour schedule as a Disney Channel and teen and tween-aged pop rock band favorite, made managing his diabetes with injections a challenge.
After reviewing different insulin therapy options including conventional insulin pumps that deliver insulin via long tubing attached to a pump typically worn on the belt, Nick opted instead for a relatively new insulin delivery system called the OmniPod® Insulin Management System, developed by Insulet Corporation. One of Nick's Pediatric Diabetes Educators, Carolyn Gershenson, RN, CPT of New York Pediatric Diabetes Consultants met with him and taught him how to use and administer insulin using the OmniPod System.

Change For The Children Foundation

Nicholas is the founder of The Nicholas Jonas Change For The Children Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to the needs of abused, homeless, and terminally ill children. He started this effort after seeing a homeless family on the streets of New York City. His heart is to see children touched through the efforts of other children, including his talented friends in the child-acting Broadway community.

In addition, the Jonas Brothers earned about $12 million in 2007, and have donated 10% of their earnings to the same charity.

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