Christopher Joseph Ward (born October 8, 1965), better known as "C.J. Ramone", is an American musician best known as the bassist for punk rock group The Ramones from 1989 to 1996. His hometown is Queens, New York. Ward replaced original band-member Dee Dee Ramone, though Dee Dee continued to write songs for the group. C.J. sang many well-known Ramones songs, and gave The Ramones a young image. He was an ex-Marine and Ramones fan before he joined the band.