The middle Jonas Brother, singer Joe Jonas is from Casa Grande, AZ, and was raised in Wyckoff, NJ. His sense of humor and fondness for pulling pranks made him contemplate becoming a standup comedian before the Jonas Brothers became one of the most popular teen pop acts of the 2000s. With 2006’s It’s About Time and the following year’s self-titled album, Joe and his brothers established themselves as a pop band comfortable with adding rock elements to their sound, which earned them a large fan base thanks to the heavy exposure they received on The Disney Channel; their August 2007 appearance on an episode of Hannah Montana drew a record 10.7 million viewers. The reality television show Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, which documented the band’s life on the road, arrived in spring 2008, and that summer Joe appeared in the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock as Shane Gray, the lead singer of the band Connect Three, with his brothers playing the other two-thirds of the band. One of his solo songs from the movie, “Gotta Find You,” charted around the same time that the the Jonas Brothers’ third album, A Little Bit Longer, arrived; by that time, Joe and the rest of the group were already working on Camp Rock 2.