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Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas, September 2008
Background information
Birth name Paul Kevin Jonas II
Born November 5, 1987 (1987-11-05) (age 22)
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Origin Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, teen pop
Occupations Actor, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, mandolin
Years active 2005–present
Labels Hollywood, Columbia
Website JonasBrothers.com
Notable instruments
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.[1]

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Career

Singing

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.[2] 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.[3] After being signed to Columbia, the brothers considered naming their group "Sons of Jonas" before settling on the name "Jonas Brothers".[4]

It's About Time, the brothers' first album, was released on August 8, 2006.[5] 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.[6][7] Around the same time, the brothers began appearing in GAP commercials for Baby Bottle Pops, singing the jingle.[7] Their self-titled second album, Jonas Brothers, was released on August 7, 2007.[8] It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 200 chart in its first week.

The Jonas Brothers' third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, was released in the United States on August 12, 2008 and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200.[9]

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.

Acting

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.[10] The episode broke basic cable records with a record 10.7 million viewers and became basic cable's most watched series telecast ever.[11]

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.

He and his brothers: Joe, Nick, and Frankie are currently starring in their own Disney Channel Original Series called JONAS.

Personal life

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.[12][13][14]

Jonas and his brothers are of Cherokee, Irish (from their maternal grandfather), Italian, and German descent.[15][16]

He married Danielle Deleasa, a former hairdresser, at Oheka Castle on December 19, 2009 with Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas as best men.[17]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
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
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Himself Reality series
2009 JONAS Kevin Lucas Now Playing on Disney Channel
Guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
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

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