Jon Voight

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Full Name Jon Voight
Age 81 Years Old
Nick Name Jon, Jonathan Vincent
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date December 29th, 1938
Birth Place Yonkers, New York

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Jonathan Vincent Voight famed as Jon Voight is a famous Academy Award-winning actor. He has also won four Golden Globe Awards and has so far been nominated for eleven. He is popular as the father of an actor James Haven and actress Angelina Jolie. He rose to face in the late 1960s with his Oscar-nominated performance in Midnight Cowboy (1969) as Joe Buck, a would-be gigolo. Jon Voight is a very talented actor. 

Jon Voight says Trump is the ‘Greatest’ president since Abraham Lincoln

Actor Jon Voight says Trump is the ‘greatest’ president since Abraham Lincoln. “I’m here today to tell you, my fellow Americans, that our country is stronger, safer and with more jobs because our president has made his every move correct,” Voight stated in a video Trump retweeted Saturday. 

How old is Jon Voight?

As of 2018, he celebrated his 80th birthday on 29th December.

Where was Jon Voight born?

On 29th December 1938, Jon Voight was born as Jonathan Vincent Voight to his parents Elmer Voight and Barbara in Yonkers, New York, the USA. His parents were professional golfer. He has got two brothers namely Barry Voight (born 1937) and Wesley Voight (born March 21, 1940). His brother Barry is a former volcanologist at Pennsylvania State University while another brother is a singer-songwriter who wrote “Angel of the Morning” and “Wild Thing”. He grew up as a Catholic. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. As per his education, he joined Archbishop Stepinac High School located in White Plains, New York. There he took the interest in playing and acting in the school’s annual musical, The Song of Norway with the comedic role of Count Pepi Le Loup. He also attended The Catholic University of America located in Washington, D.C. after graduating High School in 1956. There he took arts as a major subject and graduated from there in 1960 with a B.A. degree. Other information about his early life will be added soon. 

What is the net worth of Jon Voight?

Jon Voight is a very successful actor. He has an estimated net worth of $55 Million as of 2019. He earns a huge amount of salary but currently has not disclosed to the media. His source of income is from his acting career. 

Who is the wife of Jon Voight?

Regarding his marital life, Jon Voight is a married person. Jon married Lauri Peters, an actress in the year 1962. The couple met when they both played in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. However, they divorced in the year 1967. He then tied a knot with an actress Marcheline Bertrand in the year 1971. But, their relationship could not last long and got separated in 1976, filed for divorce in 1978, and divorced in 1980. The couple has been blessed with two children namely James Haven (born May 11, 1973) and Angelina Jolie(born June 4, 1975). However,  Voight was estranged from his children for many years, but they reconciled after Bertrand’s death in the year 2007. As of today, he is living a single life with his children. His sexual orientation is Straight. 

How tall is Jon Voight?

Jon Voight is a very handsome actor with amazing body features. He has a tall body with a height of 6 ft 3 inch and a body weight of 88 kg. His shoe size is 12 (US). He has gray hair color and blue eyes. His other body details will be added soon. 

Is Jon Voight active on Social Media?

Yes, John is active on social media. He is active on Twitter with 59.3K followers and Facebook with more than 12k followers but He does not use Facebook.

What makes Jon Voight famous?

  • Jon Voight began his career in the early 1960s by working in several episodes of Gunsmoke, between 1963 and 1968, as well as guest spots on Naked City, and The Defenders, both in 1963, and Twelve O'Clock High, in 1966.
  • He also took a small role in 1967's western, Hour of the Gun.
  • He rose in the 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 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) during the 1970s. 
  • 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 1980s.  
  • He portrayed 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 during the 1990s. 
  • Another, he appeared on Muppets Tonight (1996) on 9th December 2001 as a surprise guest, dressed with Gonzo the Great as a giant chicken.
  • He gave critically acclaimed biographical performances during the 2000s, appearing as legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali (2001).
  • For this, he was nominated for the Academy Award, the Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award.
  • He appeared as Lord Croft, father of the title character of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. 
  • He appeared in the television mini-series Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story along with Vanessa Redgrave, Matthew Modine, Richard Attenborough, and Mia Sara.
  • He played the role of Marion Sevillo/Mr. Sir in Holes in 2003. 
  • He made his role in National Treasure in the year 2004.
  • He played Pope John Paul II in the second part of CBS' miniseries, Pope John Paul II in 2005. 
  • He was Kentucky Wildcats head coach Adolph Rupp in the Disney hit Glory Road in the year 2006. 
  • He played United States Secretary of Defense John Keller in the summer blockbuster Transformers in 2007. 
  • He played Jonas Hodges, the American antagonist, in the seventh season of the hit Fox drama 24 in 2009. 
  • He appeared as Mickey Donovan on Ray Donovan in 2013. 
  • Under the category Television Series, he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor-Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2013.

What awards has Jon Voight achieved?

Regarding his awards, Jon Voight has earned a Golden Globe Award in the year 2013  for Best Supporting Actor-Series, Miniseries or Television Film under the category Television Series. He also got the nomination for the Golden Globe, the Academy Award, and a Critics Choice Award for his supporting performances in Ali (2001). He was nominated for an Academy Award and received the Golden Globe for his iconic performance in Runaway Train (1985) as the ruthless bank robber Oscar “Manny” Manheim. Jon Voight is an award-winning actor.