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Jon Voight Biography
Jon Voight born Jonathan Vincent Voight is an American actor. He has won one Academy Award, having been nominated for four times. Jon also won four Golden Globe Awards and so far he has been nominated for eleven times. Jon is the father of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven.
He became fame in the late 1960s with his Oscar-nominated performance as Joe Buck, a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy (1969). He became a Hollywood star during the 1970s with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in Deliverance (1972); a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor; and a penniless ex-boxing champion in the remake of The Champ (1979).
Jon’s work became scarce during the 1980s and early 1990s. Although he won the Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for his iconic performance as the ruthless bank robber Oscar “Manny” Manheim in Runaway Train (1985).
During the mid-1990s he made a comeback in Hollywood , starring in Michael Mann’s crime epic Heat (1995) alongside Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. He characterized Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible (1996), a corrupt NSA agent in Enemy of the State (1998), and the unscrupulous attorney Leo F. Drummond in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rainmaker (1997), which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Jon during the 2000s he gave critically acclaimed biographical performances, appearing as legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali (2001). His supporting performance was nominated for the Academy Award, the Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award, and also as Nazi officer Jürgen Stroop in Uprising (2001), as Franklin D. Roosevelt in Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor (2001) and as Pope John Paul II in the eponymous miniseries (2005).
He also appears in Showtime’s Ray Donovan TV series, now in its sixth season as Mickey Donovan, a role that brought him newfound critical and audience acclaim and his fourth Golden Globe win in 2014.
Jon Voight Age | How Old Is Jon Voight
Jon was born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York. He is 80 years old as of 2018.
Jon Voight Height | How Tall Is Jon Voight
Jon stands at a height of 1.89 m.
Jon Voight Family | Is Jon Voight Jewish
Jon was born in Yonkers, New York. He is the son of Barbara (née Kamp; 1910–1995) and Elmer Voight (né Voytka; 1909–1973), a professional golfer. He has two siblings, his brother Barry Voight (born 1937)who is a former volcanologist at Pennsylvania State University, and Wesley Voight (born March 21, 1940) who is known as Chip Taylor, a singer-songwriter who wrote “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning.”
His paternal grandfather and his paternal grandmother’s parents were Slovak immigrants. His maternal grandfather and his maternal grandmother’s parents were German immigrants. Through his motherJoseph P. Kamp was his great-uncle.
Jon Voight Young
Jon was brought up as a Catholic. He went to Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, where he first took an interest in acting, playing the comedic role of Count Pepi Le Loup in the school’s annual musical, The Song of Norway. After he graduated in 1956, Jon enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he majored in art and graduated with a B.A. in 1960. He moved to New York City after his graduation, where he pursued an acting career.
Jon Voight Wife
Jon was married twice. He first married actress Lauri Peters, in 1962, Voight married who he met when they both appeared in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. The two divorced in 1967.
In 1971 he married actress Marcheline Bertrand. The two separated in 1976, filed for divorce in 1978, and divorced in 1980. The couple had two children children, James Haven (born May 11, 1973) and Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975). They both went on to enter the film business as actors and producers. Jon was estranged from his children for several years, but they reconciled in 2007 after Bertrand’s death.
Jon Voight Children | Jon Voight Daughter |Jon Voight And Angelina Jolie |Jon Voight Son
Voight was estranged from his children James Haven (born May 11, 1973) and Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) for several years, but they reconciled in 2007 after Bertrand’s death.
It was revealed in November 2015 that Jon and his daughter Jolie were closer than ever after he attended the premiere of her film with Pitt, By The Sea, that year. Jolie finally apologized to Voight, according to Closer Weekly. “It’s been one of Jon’s greatest regrets that he wasn’t closer with Jolie, and as a result, a bigger part of her children’s lives,” the report alleged. “He’s tried to make amends for years—he’s really become a very emotional, big-hearted man.” Jolie invited her father to spend Christmas with her family in LA and to a post-holiday getaway to their château in France,” the insider continued. “She’ll get Jon together with the kids for a week at least four times a year, and she’s inviting him to the kids’ birthday parties.”
Jon Voight Grandchildren
From his daughter Jolie he has six grandchildren.
Jon Voight Movies | Jon Voight Films |Jon Voight Filmography
Movies From 2012 To 2019
- 2019 – Roe v. Wade as Warren E. Burger
- 2018 – Surviving the Wild as Gus (Grandfather)
- 2017 – Same Kind of Different as Me as Earl Hall
- 2016 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as Henry Shaw Sr.
- 2016 – JL Ranch as John Landsburg
- 2016 – American Wrestler: The Wizard as Principal Skinner
- 2015 – Woodlawn as Paul “Bear” Bryant
- 2015 – Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby as Moriarty
- 2014 – Baby Geniuses and the Treasure of Egypt as Moriarty
- 2013 – Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels as Taxi Driver
- 2013 – Getaway as Mysterious Voice
- 2013 – Dracula: The Dark Prince as Leonardo Van Helsing
- 2012 – Beyond as Jon Koski
- 2012 – Beatles Stories as Himself
Movies From 2001 To 2008
- 2008 – Pride and Glory as Francis Tierney Sr.
- 2008 – Four Christmases as Creighton
- 2008 – An American Carol as George Washington
- 2008 – Tropic Thunder as Himself
- 2007 – September Dawn as Jacob Samuelson
- 2007 – Transformers as Secretary of Defense John Keller
- 2007 – Bratz as Principal Dimly
- 2007 – National Treasure: Book of Secrets as Patrick Henry Gates
- 2006 – The Legend of Simon Conjurer as Dr. Crazx
- 2006 – Glory Road as Adolph Rupp
- 2004 – Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 as Bill Biscane/Kane
- 2004 – The Manchurian Candidate as Senator Thomas Jordan
- 2004- National Treasure as Patrick Gates
- 2003 – Holes as Mr. Sir/Marion Sevillo2001 – Zoolander as Larry Zoolander
- 2001 – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider as Lord Richard Croft
- 2001 – Pearl Harbor as Franklin D. Roosevelt
- 2001 – Ali as Howard Cosell
Movies From 1990 To 1999
- 1999 – Varsity Blues as Coach Bud Kilmer
- 1999 – A Dog of Flanders as Michael La Grande
- 1998 – Enemy of the State as Thomas Brian Reynolds
- 1998 – The General as Ned Kenny
- 1997 – The Rainmaker as Leo F. Drummond
- 1997 – Rosewood as John Wright
- 1997 – Anaconda as Paul Serone
- 1997 – U Turn as Blind Man
- 1997 – Most Wanted as Gen. Adam Woodward / Lt. Col. Grant Casey
- 1996 – Mission: Impossible as Jim Phelps
- 1995 – Heat as Nate
- 1990 – Eternity as Edward / James
Movies From 1967 To 1986
- 1986 – Desert Bloom as Jack Chismore
- 1985 – Runaway Train as Oscar ‘Manny’ Manheim
- 1983 – Table for Five as J. P. Tannen
- 1982 – Lookin’ to Get Out as Alex Kovac
- 1979 – The Champ as Billy Flynn
- 1978 – Coming Home as Luke Martin
- 1975 – End of the Game as Walter Tschanz
- 1974 – Conrack as Pat Conroy
- 1974 – The Odessa File as Peter Miller
- 1973 – The All-American Boy as Vic Bealer
- 1972 – Deliverance as Ed Gentry
- 1970 – Catch-22 as 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder
- 1970 – The Revolutionary – A
- 1969 – Midnight Cowboy as Joe Buck
- 1969 – Out of It as Russ
- 1967 – Fearless Frank as Fearless Frank
- 1967 – Hour of the Gun as Curly Bill Brocius
Jon Voight Tv Shows
Tv Shows From 2001 To 2013
- 2013–present – Ray Donovan as Mickey Donovan
- 2010 – Lone Star as Clint Thatcher
- 2009 – 24 as Jonas Hodges
- 2008 – 24: Redemption as Jonas Hodges
- 2005 – Pope John Paul II as John Paul II
- 2004 – The Five People You Meet in Heaven as Eddie
- 2004 – The Karate Dog as Hamilton Cage
- 2003 – Jasper, Texas as Billy Rowles
- 2002 – Second String as Head Coach Chuck Dichter
- 2001 – Uprising as Maj. Gen. Jürgen Stroop
- 2001 – Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story as Sigfriend “Siggy” Mannheim
Tv Shows From 1991 To 1999
- 1999 – Noah’s Ark as Noah
- 1995 – Tin Soldier as Yarik
- 1995 – Convict Cowboy as Ry Weston
- 1994 – Seinfeld – Himself
- 1993 – Return to Lonesome Dove as Captain Woodrow F. Call
- 1992 – The Rainbow Warrior as Peter Willcox
- 1992 – The Last of His Tribe as Professor Alfred Kroeber
- 1991 – Chernobyl: The Final Warning as Dr. Robert Gale
Tv Shows From 1963 To 1963
- 1968 – Cimarron Strip as Bill Mason
- 1967 – Coronet Blue as Peter Wicklow
- 1967 – N.Y.P.D. as Adam
- 1966 – Summer Fun
- 1966 – NET Playhouse
- 1966 – 12 O’Clock High as Capt. Karl Holtke
- 1966–68 – Gunsmoke as Petter Karlgren / Cory / Steven Downing
- 1963 – Naked City as Victor Binks
- 1963 – The Defenders as Cliff Wakeman
Jon Voight Trump | Jon Voight Politics
Jon is a Republican. In the 2012 and 2016 Jon endorsed Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney and Donald Trump presidential elections respectively.
Jon is one of the few open conservatives in Hollywood and one of even fewer who’s willing to openly support President Trump. In an appearance on Mark Levin’s Fox News show he managed to give his reasons pretty succinctly in just under two minutes.
He appeared at Trump’s inauguration, is probably best known these days as the father of actress Angelina Jolie.
Jon Voight Holes
In 2003, he played the role of Marion Sevillo/Mr. Sir in Holes. An adventure comedy-drama film directed by Andrew Davis, and based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Louis Sachar (who also wrote the screenplay)
Jon Voight Oscar
He’s an accomplished thespian in his own right, having won Best Actor at the Oscars in 1979 for his role in Hal Ashby’s “Coming Home.”
Jon Voight Academy Award
- 1969 – BAFTA Awards – Best Newcomer
- 1969 – Golden Globe Awards – New Star of the Year – Actor
- 1969 – National Society of Film Critics – Best Actor
- 1969 – New York Film Critics Circle – Best Actor
- 1969 – Academy Awards – Best Actor
- 1969 – Golden Globe Awards – Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
- 1975 – NAACP Image Award – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
- 1978 – Academy Awards – Best Actor
- 1978 – Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor
- 1978 – Golden Globe Awards – Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
- 1978 – Los Angeles Film Critics Association – Best Actor
- 1978 – National Board of Review – Best Actor (tie)
- 1978 – New York Film Critics Circle – Best Actor
- 1978 – National Society of Film Critics – Best Actor
- 1979 – Golden Globe Awards – Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
- 1985 – Runaway Train – Won
- 1985 – Academy Awards – Best Actor
- 1992 – Golden Globe Awards – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
- 1997 – Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture as The Rainmaker
- 2001 – Academy Awards – Best Supporting Actor
- 2001 – Broadcast Film Critics Association as Best Supporting Actor
- 2001 – Chicago Film Critics Association as Best Actor
- 2001 – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association as Best Supporting Actor
- 2001 – Golden Globe Awards as Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
- 2001 – Primetime Emmy Awards – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
- 2004 – Screen Actors Guild – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
- 2005 – Primetime Emmy Awards – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
- 2013 – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series as Ray Donovan
- 2013 – Golden Globe Awards – Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
- 2013 – Critics’ Choice Television Awards – Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
- 2013 – Satellite Awards – Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
- 2015 – Primetime Emmy Awards as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Voight Dead
Jon Voight is still alive.
Jon Voight Anaconda
Jon appeared in Anaconda. The film was set in the Amazon . Jon played Paul Sarone, a snake hunter obsessed with a fabled giant anaconda, who hijacks an unwitting National Geographic film crew looking for a remote Indian tribe.
Jon Voight Seinfeld
Jon himself made a cameo appearance on the Seinfeld episode “The Mom & Pop Store” airing November 17, 1994. In which George Costanza buys a car that appears to be owned by Jon Voight. Jon described the process leading up to the episode in an interview on the Red Carpet at the 2006 BAFTA Emmy Awards.
Jon Voight Heat
Jon played the role of “Nate”, a fence in the film, Heat, directed by Michael Mann in 1995, and appeared in the television films Convict Cowboy, and The Tin Soldier, also directing the latter film.jon voight young photo
Jon Voight Transformers
He played United States Secretary of Defense John Keller in the summer blockbuster Transformers in 2007, reuniting him with Holes star Shia LaBeouf.
Jon Voight The Champ
Jon starred The Champ as Billy Flynn, a past boxer with custody of his son Timothy (Ricky Schroder) who attempts to support his son and make up with his ex-wife Annie (Faye Dunaway) by fighting in the ring again. It is a drama sports film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and a remake of the 1931 Academy Award-winning film of the same name which was directed by King Vidor.