Chaz Salvatore Bono

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Chaz Salvatore Bono Wiki Biography

Chaz Salvatore Bono was born as Chastity Sun Bono on the 4th March 1969, in Los Angeles, California USA, of Armenian descent on his father’s side, and Irish and Cherokee amongst others on his mother’s. He underwent gender transition therapy between 2008 and 2010. The world knows him for his LGBT activism, and recently for his involvement in the entertainment industry in film and television roles such as “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager” (2013), “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2012), and a documentary about his life “Becoming Chaz” (2011). His career has been active since 1990.

Have you ever wondered how rich Chaz Bono is? According to sources, it is estimated that Chaz Bono`s net worth is over $500,000, earned largely through his career as a media personality, and in addition he has also published several books, including “Transition: The Story Of how I Became A Man” (2011), which have also increased his wealth.

Bono`s parents are Sony Bono and Cher, major TV and music stars of the ’60s and ’70s, who shepparded him throughout his entire childhood. At an early age, well before the sex change, he was featured in his parents show “The Sony And Cher Comedy Hour”, but in 1975 his parents divorced, and he needed to divide his time between their separate homes, until he moved to New York to attend the High School For Performing Arts.

Following graduation, he enrolled at New York University; however he soon gave up on his studies when he decided to pursue a career in music. He formed a group called Ceremony, which consisted of musicians such as Heidi Shink, Pete McRae, Louis Ruiz, Bryan Mathieu and Steve Bauman. The band released its debut album in 1993 entitled “Hang Out Your Poetry”, which actually turned out to be their only album, but which started the growth of Chaz’s net worth.

In 1998 Chaz published his first book, entitled “Family Outing”, which deals with his sexuality on the whole, including of course coming out as a lesbian. He has released three more books which have also added to his net worth, in 2002 “The End Of Innocence: A Memoir”, in 2011 “Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man”, and in 2012 “Transition: Becoming Who I Was Always Meant to Be”, effectively covering his whole life to that date.

When it comes to his TV appearances, he was featured in the 13th season of the TV show “Dancing With Stars”, partnering professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer.

In his less-than-private personal life, Chaz says that he always felt uncomfortable in the dresses he wore, even in his childhood days, stating that he wanted to look more like his father. Eventually, he began with his sex change in 2008, and the whole process was finished in 2010, when he legally changed his name to Chaz Salvatore Bono. He has described the change in his books, and a documentary  entitled “Becoming Chaz” was filmed in 2011. He has been recognized as a fearsome fighter for LGBT rights, being a member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organization, and has been a spokesman for the Human Rights Activist Campaign.

Chaz Bono was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia, but they broke up in 2011; one can perhaps imagine the difficulties on both sides of such a relationship. He is still single, and still resides in Los Angeles.

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Chaz Salvatore Bono Quick Info

Full NameChaz Bono
Net Worth$700,000
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1969
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, USA
Height1.68 m
ProfessionAmerican advocate, musician, writer, actor
EducationNew York University, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
ParentsCher, Sonny Bono
SiblingsElijah Blue Allman, Chesare Elan Bono, Christine Bono, Sean Bono, Chianna Maria Bono
AwardsGLAAD Media Stephen F. Kolzak Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
MoviesBar Girls (1994), Fronterz (2004), Dirty (2016), Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets (2017)
TV ShowsDancing With Stars (2011), The Sonny and Cher Show (1976-1977), The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1973), Ellen (1997), Oprah Winfrey Network

Chaz Salvatore Bono Quotes

  • I was never a lesbian.
  • It really bothers me when I see people doing my mother in drag. I mean, just imagine if you saw people doing that with your mother.

Chaz Salvatore Bono Important Facts

  • Grandson of Georgia Holt.
  • Born as Chastity Sun Bono, Chaz legally changed his name to Chaz Salvatore Bono. Salvatore was Sonny Bono’s real first name. [April 2010]
  • Mother Cher’s younger half-sister, Georganne LaPiere, was once married to Michael Madsen.
  • Announced plans to undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man on June 11, 2009.
  • Prior to becoming a man, he had breast reduction surgery to relieve back pain and discomfort related to his large bust-size.
  • According to his publicist, Howard Bragman, Chastity is undergoing surgery to become a man. He is now known as Chaz [June 11, 2009].
  • He is named after the movie Chastity (1969) starring his mother Cher and written by her father Sonny Bono.
  • Graduated from the High School for Performing Arts in New York.
  • Half-nephew of Georganne LaPiere.
  • Older half-brother, on his mother’s side, of Elijah Allman.
  • High school friend of Jennifer Aniston.
  • Spokesperson for GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
  • Son of Sonny Bono and Cher.

Chaz Salvatore Bono Filmography

Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets2017post-productionActor
American Horror Story2016TV SeriesLot Polk / Brian WellsActor
Where the Bears Are2016TV SeriesGavin KellyActor
Dirty2016/IJerry the HoarderActor
The Bold and the Beautiful2016TV SeriesReverend RydaleActor
The Secret Life of the American Teenager2013TV SeriesChazActor
Degrassi: The Next Generation2012TV SeriesChazActor
Fronterz2004as Chastity BonoActor
Ellen1997TV SeriesThe ModeratorActor
Bar Girls1994Scorp’ (as Chastity Bono)Actor
The Sonny and Cher Show1976-1977TV SeriesRegular PerformerActor
Rockin’ the Night Away1988TV Movie performer: “I Got You Babe” – as Chastity BonoSoundtrack
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV Series performer – 4 episodesSoundtrack
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1974TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
I Am Cait2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHerself / HimselfSelf
RuPaul’s Drag Race2011-2014TV SeriesHimself – Guest Judge / Himself – Audience Member / HimselfSelf
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked!2013-2014TV SeriesHimself – Guest JudgeSelf
The Doctors2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Dear Mom, Love Cher2013TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Being Chaz2011DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Rosie Show2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself – Guest / HimselfSelf
Anderson Live2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Dancing with the Stars2011TV SeriesHimself – ContestantSelf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Talk2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Real Time with Bill Maher2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Good Morning America2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Oprah Winfrey Show1998-2011TV SeriesHimself / HerselfSelf
Becoming Chaz2011DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Oprah’s Guide to OWN2011TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Big Gay Sketch Show2008TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Sell This House2006TV SeriesHerself – HomeownerSelf
20 Greatest Celebreality Moments2006TV MovieHerself (as Chastity Bono)Self
Celebrity Fit Club2006TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The View2006TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Rosie O’Donnell Show2002TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Still Cher2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Chastity Bono)Self
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Late Night with Conan O’Brien1998TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Rockin’ the Night Away1988TV MovieHerself (as Chastity Bono)Self
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself – Audience MemberSelf
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972-1973TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Dragged2016DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault2009DocumentaryHerself (as Chastity Bono)Archive Footage
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerselfArchive Footage
Family Fundamentals2002DocumentaryHerself – Out at last (as Chastity Bono)Archive Footage
Sonny & Me: Cher Remembers1998TV SpecialHerself (as Chastity Bono)Archive Footage

Chaz Salvatore Bono Awards

2012Stephen F. Kolzak AwardGLAAD Media AwardsWon
2012Stephen F. Kolzak AwardGLAAD Media AwardsNominated