Kevin Jonas, September 2008
|Birth name||Paul Kevin Jonas II|
|Born||November 5, 1987
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
|Origin||Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop rock, teen pop|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, mandolin|
|Gibson Les Paul|
Paul Kevin Jonas II (born November 5, 1987), also known as Kevin Jonas and K2, is an American musician and actor. He is a member of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he created with his younger brothers Joe and Nick. The Jonas Brothers originally started with a solo singing career for Nick, but when Joe and Kevin sang backup for him, the record producer liked their sound and signed all three of them.
In 2008, he appeared on a list of the sexiest men alive.
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 hearing the song, "Please Be Mine", written and performed by all the brothers, Daylight/Columbia Records decided to sign the three as a group act. After being signed to Columbia, the brothers considered naming their group "Sons of Jonas" before settling on the name "Jonas Brothers".
It's About Time, the brothers' first album, was released on August 8, 2006. According to the band's manager, it was only a "limited release" of a little over 50,000 copies. Because Sony was not interested in further promoting the band, the Jonas Brothers then considered switching labels. The band was ultimately dropped by Columbia Records in early 2007.
After shortly being without a label, the Jonas Brothers signed with Hollywood Records in February 2007. Around the same time, the brothers began appearing in GAP commercials for Baby Bottle Pops, singing the jingle. Their self-titled second album, Jonas Brothers, was released on August 7, 2007. It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 200 chart in its first week.
On June 16, 2009 The Jonas Brothers's 4 studio album, and third release under Hollywood Records entitled Lines, Vines, and Trying Times was released. The album peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with 247,000 copies sold.
On August 17, 2007, Kevin, along with his brothers, guest starred in an episode of Hannah Montana. The episode debuted alongside High School Musical 2 and a sneak peek of the new Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb. The episode broke basic cable records with a record 10.7 million viewers and became basic cable's most watched series telecast ever.
Kevin and his brothers filmed a Disney Channel Original Movie called Camp Rock where they play a band called "Connect Three". Kevin plays the role of "Jason," a guitarist; Nick plays the role of "Nate," also a guitarist; and Joe plays the lead male role and lead singer "Shane Gray". A soundtrack for the movie was released on June 17, 2008. The movie premiered on June 20 in the USA on Disney Channel, and Canada on Family.
The Disney Channel reality short series, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, premiered on Disney Channel on May 16, 2008. The show, which ran until September 5, 2008, documented the brothers' lives on the Look Me in the Eyes Tour. The name was inspired by their hit song When You Look Me in the Eyes.
Kevin Jonas was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, the son of Denise, a former sign language teacher and singer, and Paul Kevin Jonas, Sr., a songwriter, musician and former ordained minister at a Pentecostal Assemblies of God church.
|2008||Best of Both Worlds Concert||Himself||3D Concert film|
|Camp Rock||Jason||Made for television|
|2009||Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience||Himself||3D Concert film|
|Band in a Bus||Himself||Reality DVD|
|Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||Cherub||Feature Film|
|2010||Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam||Jason||Production begins in late summer 2009|
|2008||Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream||Himself||Reality series|
|2009||JONAS||Kevin Lucas||Now Playing on Disney Channel|
|2007||Hannah Montana||Himself||"Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas" (Season 2, Episode 16)|
|2008||Disney Channel Games 2008||Himself||Third annual|
|Studio DC: Almost Live||Himself||Second show|
|Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||Himself||"The Akers Family" (Season 6, Episode 2)|
|Disney Channel's Totally New Year 2008||Himself||Disney Channel special New Years event|
|2009||Saturday Night Live||Himself||February 14, 2009 episode|