Jon Voight Profile
Jon Voight is an actor from United States. He has one Academy Award, for which he was also nominated four times, to his credit. In addition, Jon has won four Golden Globe Awards after receiving a total of eleven nominations. Jon has two children: James Haven, an actor, and actress Angelina Jolie.
He gained notoriety in the late 1960s for his role as would-be gigolo Joe Buck in the film Midnight Cowboy. He received an Academy Award nomination in 1969 for this performance. His roles in the movies Deliverance (1972), for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor, Coming Home (1978), in which he played a paraplegic Vietnam veteran, and the remake of The Champ (1979), in which he played a penniless former boxing champion, propelled him to stardom in Hollywood during the 1970s.
Finding Jon’s work was challenging in the 1980s and the early 1990s. For his well-known portrayal of the ruthless bank robber Oscar “Manny” Manheim in Runaway Train, he was nominated for an Academy Award and received a Golden Globe, but he ultimately did not receive either (1985).
He made a comeback in Hollywood in the middle of the 1990s and was cast in the Michael Mann-directed crime saga Heat (1995), which also starred Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. He received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles as Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible (1996), a dishonest NSA agent in Enemy of the State (1998), and the dishonest lawyer Leo F. Drummond in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rainmaker (1997).
Jon’s biographical performances in the 2000s received high praise from critics, including his portrayal of legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell in the movie Ali (2001). He was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Critics’ Choice Award for his supporting performance in Uprising (2001), Pearl Harbor (2001), and Pope John Paul II, in addition to his roles as a Nazi officer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Pope John Paul II, respectively. He also played Pope John Paul II in the 2005 miniseries of the same name.
He also stars as Mickey Donovan in the Showtime television series Ray Donovan, which is currently in its sixth season. He has received praise for this role from viewers and critics alike, and in 2014, he won his fourth Golden Globe Award.
Jon Voight Age
On December 29, 1938, in Yonkers, New York, Jon (Jonathan Vincent Voight) was born. He is 84 years old.
Jon Voight Height
Jon stands at a height of 1.89 m.
Jon Voight Family
Jon’s life began in Yonkers, New York. He was born to Elmer Voight (1909-1973), a professional golfer, and Barbara (née Kamp; 1910-1995). He is Elmer and Barbara’s son. Barry Voight, his brother, was a volcanologist at Pennsylvania State University and was born in 1937. Wesley Voight, his other sibling, was born on March 21, 1940, and is better known as Chip Taylor. A singer-songwriter, Taylor is best known for the songs “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning.”
Both his paternal grandfather’s parents and his paternal grandmother were immigrants from Slovakia. German immigrants made up his maternal grandmother’s and grandfather’s parents. Germany is where his maternal grandfather was born. His mother Joseph was related to P. Kamp, who was his great-uncle.
Jon Voight Young
Throughout his early years, Jon was brought up as a Catholic. He first developed an interest in acting while a student at White Plains, New York’s Archbishop Stepinac High School. He had the chance to perform in a comic role as Count Pepi Le Loup in the school’s annual musical at the time, The Song of Norway.
After earning his diploma in 1956, Jon enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, District of Columbia, to pursue a degree in art. In 1960, he graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He decided to pursue an acting career after finishing his education and moved to New York City.
Jon Voight Wife
Jon has experienced two divorces. Voight and Lauri Peters, an actress he had met while both were appearing in the first Broadway production of The Sound of Music, got married for the first time in 1962. The couple had two kids together. The couple split up in 1967.
He got married to the actress Marcheline Bertrand in 1971. The couple’s separation started in 1976, and their divorce was finally finalized ten years later, in 1980. James Haven (born June 4, 1975) and Angelina Jolie (born May 11, 1973) were the couple’s two favored offspring. Both of them eventually found employment in the film industry, initially as actors and then as producers. Jon and his children reconciled after being estranged for a number of years following Bertrand’s death in 2007.
Jon Voight Children
Following the passing of Bertrand, Voight and his children were finally able to mend fences with James Haven (born May 11, 1973) and Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) in 2007.
It was reported in November 2015 that Jon and his daughter Jolie were closer than they had ever been following his attendance at the premiere of his daughter Jolie’s and her co-star Pitt’s movie By the Sea in the same year. Closer Weekly reports that Jolie has now apologized to Voight. One of Jon’s biggest regrets, according to the article, is that he wasn’t more involved in Jolie’s children’s lives and, consequently, closer to her. This is allegedly one of Jon’s biggest regrets, according to the story.
Since he first began making amends years ago, “he’s actually become a really emotional, big-hearted man.” The insider continued by saying that Jolie had invited her father to spend Christmas in Los Angeles with her family as well as a post-holiday getaway at their chateau in France. She intends to have Jon spend a full week with the kids at least four times a year, and she also intends to invite him to the kids’ birthday parties.
Jon Voight Grandchildren
His daughter Jolie gave birth to all six of his grandchildren.
Jon Voight Politics
Republicanism is where Jon leans. Jon backed Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, both of whom were running as Republicans.
Jon is one of the few outspoken Republicans in the entertainment industry, and even fewer people are willing to openly support President Trump. During his interview with Mark Levin on the Fox News program, he was able to give a reasonably succinct explanation of his motivations in just under two minutes.
He attended Trump’s inauguration and is now probably best known as the father of the actress Angelina Jolie. One of the most popular actresses in the world is Angelina Jolie.
Jon Voight Holes
He played the character Marion Sevillo/Mr. Sir in the 2003 movie Holes. Adapted from Louis Sachar’s 1998 novel of the same name, this Andrew Davis-directed movie features humor, drama, and action elements. (Whose screenplay was also written)
Jon Voight Oscar
In 1979, he received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the Hal Ashby movie “Coming Home,” which made him the winner. He is a talented actor in his own right.
Jon Voight Dead
Jon Voight is still alive and kicking.
Jon Voight Anaconda
Jon was in Anaconda, it was revealed. The Amazon was the setting for the movie’s action. The character Jon played in this film, Paul Sarone, is a snake hunter who is driven to track down a fabled enormous anaconda. He kidnaps a National Geographic film crew that is searching for a remote Indian tribe throughout the entire film.
Jon Voight Seinfeld
Jon appeared as himself in a cameo on the Seinfeld episode titled “The Mom & Pop Shop,” which aired on November 17, 1994. An automobile that initially gives the impression that it belonged to Jon Voight is bought by George Costanza. In a red carpet interview at the 2006 BAFTA Emmy Awards, Jon talked about the preparations made in advance of the show’s airing.
Jon Voight Heat
Jon played the part of “Nate,” a fence, in the 1995 Michael Mann-produced film Heat. In the television movies Convict Cowboy and The Tin Soldier, the latter of which he also directed, Jon had roles before that. Michael Mann directed The Heat.
Jon Voight Transformers
He reunited with Shia LaBeouf, who he had previously worked with in Holes, when he played US Secretary of Defense John Keller in the summer blockbuster Transformers in 2007.
Jon Voight The Champ
In the motion picture “The Champ,” Jon portrayed Billy Flynn, a former boxer who was in charge of Timothy (Ricky Schroder). Billy makes an effort to help Timothy and reconcile with his ex-wife Annie (Faye Dunaway) by reentering the ring. Ricky Schroder portrayed Tim in the movie. It is a remake of King Vidor’s 1931 movie of the same name, which won the Academy Award for Best Director. The drama-sports movie’s director is Franco Zeffirelli.