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Desmond Child

Born: Oct 28, 1953

Birthplace: Gainesville

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Desmond Child

Date of Birth : Oct 28, 1953
Birth Place : Gainesville

Desmond Child is an American musician, professional songwriter, and producer. He is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His hits as a songwriter include "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Livin' on a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Bad Medicine", "I Was Made for Lovin' You", "Dude, "Angel", "What it Takes", "Crazy", "The Cup Of Life" and "Livin' la Vida Loca". His career started when he formed a soft rock band, Desmond Child & Rouge, in 1975. This band is known for their inclusion on the soundtrack to The Warriors in 1979, with the song "Last of an Ancient Breed". One member, Maria Vidal, went solo and had a hit in 1985 with "Body Rock". Child has worked with various high-profile artists, including, Kiss, Cher, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Bonnie Tyler, Per Gessle, Ricky Martin and Kelly Clarkson, among many others. Child is credited with discovering Troy Tuminelli and recommending him to Edgardo Diaz before Tuminelli landed in Menudo, and, eventually, on Guiding Light. He was the key partner in Alice Cooper's album Trash. Child was also responsible for the majority of song writing on Ratt's comeback album Detonator.


  • Film Producer
  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Record producer
  • Songwriter

Also known as

  • John Charles Barrett
  • Child, Desmond


  • Elena Casals


  • Curtis Shaw


  • Roman Child
  • Nyro Child

Awards Won

  • Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
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