Joe Jonas Biography
Joseph Adam Jonas was born in Casa Grande, Arizona, the son of Denise, a former sign language teacher and singer, and Paul Kevin Jonas, Sr., a songwriter, musician and former ordained minister at an Assemblies of God church.
Jonas and his brothers are of Cherokee, Irish (from their maternal grandfather), Italian, and German descent.
On August 17, 2007, Joe, 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.
Joe and his brothers filmed a Disney Channel Original Movie called Camp Rock where they play a band called "Connect Three." Joe plays the lead male role and lead singer "Shane Gray"; Nick plays the role of "Nate," a guitarist; and Kevin plays the role of "Jason," also a guitarist. The film's soundtrack was released on June 17, 2008.
The 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 the band's hit song "When You Look Me in the Eyes". The series has been renewed for a second season and will be premiering on March 21, 2010.
Joe, along with his three brothers Kevin, Nick and Frankie also star in their own Disney Channel Original Series, called JONAS, which they have completed filming, and now is airing on Disney Channel, Saturdays at 8pm. Filming for the second season began in February 2010.
Joe Jonas guest judged on an episode of American Idol during the auditions in Dallas.
In February 2010 Joe Jonas made a cameo appearance in Vampire Weekend's music video for "Giving Up the Gun" along with Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil Jon, and RZA.
In 2006, Jonas dated AJ Michalka of pop-duo 78violet, as confirmed by Michalka on her MySpace blog.
In 2008, Jonas was in a high-profile relationship with country pop singer Taylor Swift. On November 11, 2008, in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Swift claimed that Jonas broke up with her in a 27-second phone call. In explanation, Jonas wrote on his MySpace blog (in a post that has since been removed): "I called to discuss feelings with the other person, and obviously these feelings were not well received. I did not end the phone call. Someone else ended it for me. Phone calls only last as long as the person on the other end is willing to talk." Furthermore, Jonas says that he has tried to call her since the breakup, in an attempt at reconciliation, but received no response. During the same interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Swift revealed that the heartbreak song "Forever & Always" on her album Fearless, recorded in late September/early October 2008, was inspired by Jonas.
Jonas began a relationship with Camilla Belle after she starred in the band's music video for the song "Lovebug". After almost a year together, it was announced the couple had split.
Jonas's co-star in Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2, Demi Lovato, confirmed that she and Jonas had started dating.