Frankie Jonas

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Frankie Jonas
Frankie Jonas and Noah Cyrus at the Ponyo premiere in 2009.
Frankie Jonas at his brothers' 2010 World Tour
Born Franklin Nathaniel Jonas
(2000-09-28) September 28, 2000 (age 15)[1]
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2009–present

Franklin Nathaniel "Frankie" "Biff" Jonas (born September 28, 2000) is an American actor, who had a recurring role on the Disney Channel sitcom, Jonas L.A.. His older brothers - Kevin, Joe, and Nick - were in the pop rock group the Jonas Brothers. He starred in his first solo role without his brothers in Ponyo, alongside Noah Cyrus.

Personal life[edit]

Frankie is the son of Denise and Paul Kevin Jonas Sr. and the younger brother of Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas. Jonas is sometimes referred to as the "Bonus Biff Jonas,"[2] and "Frank the Biff Tank". He is of Italian (from a maternal great-grandfather), German, Cherokee, English, Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian descent.[3][4][5]

He currently resides in Southlake, TX, a suburb of Dallas.


In 2009, Jonas lent his voice to a Japanese animated film, Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo, which was released in American theaters on August 14, 2009. He played Sōsuke, a character who is befriended by a juvenile fish named Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus), who wants to become a human girl. They also both sing the theme song to the movie.

He appeared as a recurring character in the Disney Channel Original Series, Jonas L.A. for which he won the award for "Choice Breakout TV Star Male" at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

He appeared in his first movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam alongside his older brothers The Jonas Brothers as Junior Rocker Trevor.

He appears in his brother Kevin's reality show Married to Jonas, that follows Kevin and his wife during their married life, and the Jonas Brothers Reunion.[6][7]



Year Song Artist
2009 "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" Frankie Jonas & Noah Cyrus

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist
2008 "When You Look Me in the Eyes" Jonas Brothers (cameo appearance)
2009 "Love Is on Its Way"
"Fly with Me"
"Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" Frankie Jonas & Noah Cyrus
2012 "Sweet Baby" [8] Jru Driscoll (cameo appearance)



Year Television Role Notes
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Himself Reality series
2009–2010 Jonas L.A. Frankie Lucas Disney Channel Original Series
2011–2013 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour [9] Dave and Steffan Episodes: "Pumpkinhead", and "Coat Rack Cowboy".
2012–2013 Married to Jonas Himself Docu-soap[6][7]


Year Film Role Notes
2009 Ponyo Sosuke Lead role
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Kid in Museum Uncredited/Minor role
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Himself 3D concert film
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Junior Rocker Trevor Supporting role
Disney Channel Original Movie
2011 Jonas Brothers: The Journey Himself Unauthorized documentary
Spooky Buddies Pip Voice[10]
2012 The Reef: High Tide Junior Voice
2013 Gutsy Frog Frankie Lead role

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Role Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star Male Frankie Lucas on Jonas L.A. Won
2010 J-14 Teen Model Awards Icon of Tomorrow Biff Nominated


  1. ^ "Frankie Jonas Biography (Celebrity Relative) -". 
  2. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (2008-08-15). "Jonas Brothers Introduce Kid Brother Frankie - Or 'Bonus Jonas' - To MTV Audience On 'TRL' - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  3. ^ 19 mei 2009. "The JONAS Brothers talk purity rings & their Irish roots". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  4. ^ 11 juni 2009 (2009-06-04). "Jonas Brothers Irish". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  5. ^ "10 Celebrities You Might Not Know Are Irish". 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  6. ^ a b Barrett, Annie. "Jonas brother lands E! reality show | Inside TV |". Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  7. ^ a b "Nick Jonas". Nick J Online. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  8. ^ "Jru Driscoll Music Video W/ Frankie Jonas!". Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  9. ^ Are you following Frankie Jonas on Facebook? I hope so!. "Nick Jonas". Nick J Online. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  10. ^ "Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Twitter". Retrieved 2012-09-28. 

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