|Full Name||Paul Kevin Jonas II|
|Birthday||November 5, 1987|
|Birthplace||Teaneck, New Jersey, United States|
|Relationship Status||Married to Danielle Jonas|
|Children||2 daughters – Alena and Valentina|
|Height||5‘ 9" (1.75 m)|
|Net Worth||$40 million|
Paul Kevin Jonas II is an actor, singer, and musician in the pop rock band ‘Jonas Brothers‘. He is the oldest of the three Jonas Brothers and has made significant contributions to the band‘s success with his guitar skills, songwriting and energetic stage presence.
Early Life and Childhood
Born on November 5, 1987 in Teaneck, New Jersey, Kevin demonstrated a passion for music from a very young age. He sang in church choirs, learned to play the trumpet and guitar, and by age 7 was performing in Broadway productions like Beauty and the Beast. Kevin has cited legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix as one of his biggest inspirations during his childhood.
Forming the Jonas Brothers
In 2005, a 12-year-old Nick Jonas was discovered singing in a barber shop by a Columbia Records executive. He convinced his brothers Kevin and Joe to form a band, and thus the Jonas Brothers were born. With Kevin on lead guitar, they played local gigs before eventually getting signed. Their first album "It‘s About Time" was supposed to launch in 2006, but they were unexpectedly dropped by Columbia. This initial failure only made the brothers more determined.
Meteoric Rise to Fame
After signing with Hollywood Records, the Jonas Brothers released their 2007 self-titled album which catapulted them to international stardom. Hits like "S.O.S." and "Hold On" showcased Kevin‘s talents on guitar. He also co-wrote several songs on the album.
Over the next few years, Kevin and his brothers achieved feats like double platinum albums, world tours, Disney Channel shows and movies, and Grammy nominations. They won the American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist in 2008. However, this non-stop career pace led to growing pains and stress.
Band Breakup and Reunion
In 2013, the Jonas Brothers abruptly canceled their tour and announced their disbandment. Kevin later admitted this was necessary for their mental health and creative growth. After six years working on individual projects, Kevin reunited with Joe and Nick in 2019 for their comeback single "Sucker" which debuted at #1 on Billboard. Their long-awaited return satisfied fans eager for new Jonas Brothers music.
Other Creative Outlets
Beyond the Jonas Brothers, Kevin has explored other creative avenues. He appeared in films like Night at the Museum 2 and established a real estate development company called JonasWerner. Kevin also co-founded Blu Market, a brand that promotes upcycling and eco-conscious products.
In 2009, Kevin married Danielle Deleasa, whom he met while vacationing with his family in the Bahamas. They now have two daughters, Alena Rose and Valentina Angelina. Kevin values family time and maintains that fatherhood is one of his most important roles.
Why Fans Love Kevin
- His incredible musical talents, especially his guitar skills
- His role in creating the Jonas Brothers‘ iconic songs
- His high energy and stage presence during concerts
- His laidback, funny personality that balances out his brothers
- The nostalgia his music evokes for dedicated fans
- His wholesome family image as a loving husband and father
Kevin may live more out of the spotlight now, but he holds a special place in fans‘ hearts for helping to create the legendary Jonas Brothers catalog.
Fun Facts About Kevin
- Kevin is the only Jonas brother who is left-handed
- He has a fear of heights which caused him to skip the high wire scenes in Camp Rock
- Kevin can play the drums, trumpet and piano in addition to guitar
- His zodiac sign is Scorpio
- He loves photography and posting pics on Instagram
- Kevin admits to being the messiest and most unorganized brother
What‘s Next for Kevin Jonas?
While Kevin keeps busy with family life, real estate projects and occasional acting gigs, fans continue to hope for more new music from the Jonas Brothers. Perhaps he will even explore solo work. Kevin‘s passion, talent and work ethic ensure that whatever comes next will undoubtedly make his fans proud.