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Richie Sambora

Soundtrack | Writer | Actor
KNOWN FOR 
Wild Wild West (1999) | Days of Thunder (1990) | Spaceballs (1987)
AWARDS 
1 nomination More »
AKA 
Bon Jovi
NICKNAMEs  
King of Swing, Dean, Sambo
BORN 
Jul 11, 1959 (age 56)
HEIGHT 
6' 0½" (1.84m)

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Past Film & Video (63 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (69 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for GleeGlee (TV Series) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (1 episode, 2015), Writer ("It's My Life/Confessions") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Start Me Up/Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2009–2015 3
    • Transitioning (Feb 13, 2015) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (uncredited)  Less
    • Never Been Kissed (Nov 9, 2010) Writer ("Start Me Up/Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
    • Vitamin D (Oct 7, 2009) Writer ("It's My Life/Confessions") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Coronation StreetCoronation Street (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (2 episodes, 2015), Performer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (2 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015 2
    • Episode #1.8564 (Jan 28, 2015) Performer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited), Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #1.8559 (Jan 21, 2015) Performer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited), Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The MentalistThe Mentalist (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • The Whites of His Eyes (Jan 21, 2015) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The VoiceThe Voice (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2013), Writer ("Keep the Faith") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2013–2014 2
  • Primary photo for Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American RockBorn to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' On a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Never Say Goodbye", "Wanted Dead or Alive") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Welcome to the Jungle (Jan 24, 2014) Writer ("Livin' On a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Never Say Goodbye", "Wanted Dead or Alive") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Masters SnookerMasters Snooker (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Final, Part 2 (Jan 19, 2014) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 (TV Movie) Himself - Bon Jovi, Writer ("Livin' On A Prayer")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for HaKochav HaBaHaKochav HaBa (TV Series) Writer ("It's My Life") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Episode #1.5 (Oct 6, 2013) Writer ("It's My Life")  Less
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Writer ("It's My Life") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for The X FactorThe X Factor (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (5 episodes, 2004–2013), Writer ("We Weren't Born to Follow") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Keep the Faith") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004–2013 7
    • Auditions 8 (Sep 22, 2013) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
    • Auditions 2 (Aug 25, 2012) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
    • Auditions 3 (Sep 3, 2011) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Voice of the PhilippinesThe Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) Writer ("I'll Be There for You") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Episode #1.2 (Jun 16, 2013) Writer ("I'll Be There for You")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Vampire DiariesThe Vampire Diaries (TV Series) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Graduation (May 16, 2013) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (9 episodes, 2010–2013), Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (5 episodes, 2011–2013), Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (2 episodes, 2011–2012), Himself - Musical Guest / Himself (2 episodes, 2005–2012), Musical Guest (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("Every Road Leads Home to You") (1 episode, 2012), Writer ("Every Road Leads Home to You") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 1998–2013 19
    • Episode #21.142 (May 8, 2013) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less
    • Episode #21.124 (Apr 5, 2013) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #21.78 (Jan 23, 2013) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Deadliest Catch: An Epic SeasonDeadliest Catch: An Epic Season (TV Movie) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (uncredited)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Radio 2 in Concert. Bon JoviRadio 2 in Concert. Bon Jovi (TV Movie) Actor  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (2 episodes, 2009), Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (2 episodes, 2011–2012), Writer ("Who Says You Can't Go Home") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("This Ain't a Love Song") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2009–2012 6
    • Fusion Dance Week (Nov 5, 2012) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less
    • Round Five (Oct 17, 2011) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less
    • Episode #11.1 (Sep 20, 2010) Writer ("This Ain't a Love Song")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Deadliest Catch: Behind the ScenesDeadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes (TV Movie) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (uncredited)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Australia's Got TalentAustralia's Got Talent (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Semi Final #5 (Jun 6, 2012) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Wanted Dead Or Alive") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2011–2012 2
    • Episode #12.5 (May 13, 2012) Writer ("Wanted Dead Or Alive") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #11.6 (Jun 12, 2011) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Britain's Got TalentBritain's Got Talent (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • 2012: Live Semi-Final 3 (May 8, 2012) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Voice UKThe Voice UK (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 7Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 7 (TV Movie) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (uncredited)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Big Bang TheoryThe Big Bang Theory (TV Series) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suenaTu cara me suena (TV Series) Writer ("It's My Life") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Episode #1.3 (Oct 12, 2011) Writer ("It's My Life")  Less
  • Primary photo for Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 7Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 7 (TV Movie) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (uncredited)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (2 episodes, 2010–2011)  Less 2010–2011 2
    • Episode #3.87 (Jun 8, 2011) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #2.4 (Jan 7, 2010) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less
  • Primary photo for Elvira's Movie MacabreElvira's Movie Macabre (TV Series) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for The 4th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star TributeThe 4th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (TV Movie) Writer ("What Do You Got?")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Writer ("What Do You Got?", "It's My Life") (1 episode, 2010), Himself (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995–2010 2
  • Primary photo for Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 6Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 6 (TV Movie) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Footy ShowThe Footy Show (TV Series) Writer ("Something for the Pain") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Live from Geelong (Jun 30, 2010) Writer ("Something for the Pain") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Live from Studio FiveLive from Studio Five (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (2 episodes, 2010), Performer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (2 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010 2
    • Episode #1.134 (Mar 30, 2010) Performer ("Livin' on a Prayer"), Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less
    • Episode #1.126 (Mar 18, 2010) Performer ("Livin' on a Prayer"), Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less
  • Primary photo for Pizza & KaraokePizza & Karaoke (TV Movie) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest / Himself (2 episodes, 2007–2009), Writer ("Bad Medicine") (2 episodes, 2009), Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive", "Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (1 episode, 1993), Writer ("It's My Life", "You Give Love a Bad Name") (1 episode, 2001)  Less 1993–2009 7
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  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Writer ("You Give Love A Bad Name") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 5Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 5 (TV Movie) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Everybody Hates ChrisEverybody Hates Chris (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W BushWill Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (TV Special) Writer ("It's My Life")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (1 episode, 2009), Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007–2009 2
  • Primary photo for Memòries de la teleMemòries de la tele (TV Series) Writer ("Bad Medecine") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Episode #3.12 (Dec 27, 2008) Writer ("Bad Medecine")  Less
  • Primary photo for It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for SupernaturalSupernatural (TV Series) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • No Rest for the Wicked (May 15, 2008) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for CMT Top 20 CountdownCMT Top 20 Countdown (TV Series) Writer ("Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for Gilmore GirlsGilmore Girls (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' On a Prayer") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Go, Bulldogs! (Nov 7, 2006) Writer ("Livin' On a Prayer") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cesko hledá SuperStarCesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) Writer ("One Light Burning") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Writer ("Welcome to Wherever You Are") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for How I Met Your MotherHow I Met Your Mother (TV Series) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • The Limo (Dec 19, 2005) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for ReunionReunion (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • 1986 (Sep 8, 2005) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less
  • Primary photo for Still StandingStill Standing (TV Series) Roach (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for The SopranosThe Sopranos (TV Series) Writer ("You Give Love A Bad Name") (1 episode, 1999), Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 1999–2004 2
    • Marco Polo (Apr 25, 2004) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive") (uncredited)  Less
    • A Hit Is a Hit (Mar 14, 1999) Writer ("You Give Love A Bad Name")  Less
  • Primary photo for American DreamsAmerican Dreams (TV Series) Eric Clapton (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Australian IdolAustralian Idol (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Operación triunfoOperación triunfo (TV Series) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • Episode #2.13 (Jan 13, 2003) Writer ("Livin' on a Prayer")  Less
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Writer ("These Days") (2 episodes, 1995–1996), Writer ("It's My Life") (1 episode, 2000), Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (1 episode, 1986), Writer ("This Ain't A Love Song") (1 episode, 1995), Himself (1 episode, 2002), Writer ("Lie To Me") (1 episode, 1995), Writer ("One Wild Night") (1 episode, 2001)  Less 1986–2002 8
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  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1995–2002), Himself (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994–2002 3
  • Primary photo for America the BeautifulAmerica the Beautiful (TV Special) Performer, Composer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Uga UgaUga Uga (TV Series) Writer ("Thank You For Loving Me")  Less 2000–2001
  • Primary photo for VH1 Presents: Bon Jovi - One Last Wild NightVH1 Presents: Bon Jovi - One Last Wild Night (TV Special) Himself, Composer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Beach BoysBeach Boys (TV Series) Performer ("Forever", "Hard Times Come Easy") (13 episodes, 1997–1998)  Less 1997–1998 13
    • Episode #1.12 (Sep 22, 1997) Performer ("Forever", "Hard Times Come Easy")  Less
    • Episode #1.11 (Sep 15, 1997) Performer ("Forever", "Hard Times Come Easy")  Less
    • Episode #1.10 (Sep 8, 1997) Performer ("Forever", "Hard Times Come Easy")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Stars in Their EyesStars in Their Eyes (TV Series) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name") (2 episodes, 1994), Writer ("This Ain't a Love Song") (2 episodes, 1997)  Less 1994–1997 4
    • Live Grand Final 1997 (Jun 7, 1997) Writer ("This Ain't a Love Song")  Less
    • Episode #8.6 (Apr 19, 1997) Writer ("This Ain't a Love Song")  Less
    • Live Grand Final 1994 (Jul 16, 1994) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Brit Awards 1996Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) Writer ("This Ain't a Love Song")  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Brit Awards 1994The Brit Awards 1994 (TV Special) Himself - Performer, Presenter: Best British Female, Performer ("I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"), Writer ("I'll Sleep When I'm Dead")  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of PassionThe Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion (TV Special) Writer ("You Give Love a Bad Name")  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Red Shoe DiariesRed Shoe Diaries (TV Movie) Performer ("YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW")  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Miami ViceMiami Vice (TV Series) Writer ("Wanted Dead Or Alive") (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • El Viejo (Nov 7, 1986) Writer ("Wanted Dead Or Alive") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for North AmericaNorth America (TV Series) Writer ("Army of One")  Less 2013– 
  • Primary photo for Deadliest CatchDeadliest Catch (TV Series) Writer ("Wanted Dead or Alive")  Less 2005– 
  • Primary photo for Mulheres ApaixonadasMulheres Apaixonadas (TV Series) Writer ("Misunderstood")  Less 2003– 
Self (104 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (5 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
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