Jon Bon Jovi’s son Jake Bongiovi, 20, reveals he has no plans to pursue music career

Jon Bon Jovi’s son Jake Bongiovi, 20, reveals he has no plans to pursue music career as ‘there’s really no following’ his father’s act

Jon Bon Jovi’s doppelganger son has no plans to follow in his rock ‘n’ roll footsteps.

Jake Bongiovi, 20, is instead intent on continuing to carve out a career as an actor, he told Man About Town magazine.

When asked if he fancied a career in music he said: ‘I think I’ll leave that to my dad! There’s really no following the act there.’

Uncanny resemblance: Jon Bon Jovi¿s doppelganger son has no plans to follow in his rock 'n' roll footsteps

Uncanny resemblance: Jon Bon Jovi’s doppelganger son has no plans to follow in his rock ‘n’ roll footsteps

He shared: ‘There was always music playing in the house growing up, all different types of genres from all different types of worlds. But what spoke to me were the people on the screen, not the voices through the speakers.’

However, Jake – who is dating Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, 18 – says his father’s experience in the industry has been hugely beneficial to him.

He told the new issue of the magazine: ‘Having my father’s influence has been a wonderful learning curve. It’s just great to hear it directly from a first-person source, their experience coming up through artistic expression.’

Jake reflected: ‘As long as you can have your identity – who you are and what you originally set out to do – and keep that strong, that’s the goal.’

Cover star: Jake Bongiovi, 20, is instead intent on continuing to carve out a career as an actor, he told Man About Town magazine

Cover star: Jake Bongiovi, 20, is instead intent on continuing to carve out a career as an actor, he told Man About Town magazine

And in spite of being far from a household name, Jake said he has been targeted by trolls who have ‘plenty of nasty things to say.’

He added: ‘None of my friends or family would say that to me, and those are the people that I care about.’

Along with music, Jon Bon Jovi has racked up an array of acting credits including the films Moonlight and The Leading Man.

New love: However, Jake - who is dating Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, 18 - says his father's experience in the industry has been hugely beneficial to him

New love: However, Jake – who is dating Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, 18 – says his father’s experience in the industry has been hugely beneficial to him

Jake, who moved from London to New York to pursue acting, said: ‘What I share with my dad is our love for movies.’

Jon shares Jake, daughter Stephanie, 28, and sons Jesse, 25, and Romeo, 16, with wife Dorothea Hurley, 59.

He met Dorothea in 1980 while attending high school in New Jersey before later starting a family.

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