Jon Voight young
December 29, 1938
6 ft 2 in | 189 cm
88 kg | 194 lb
12 US | 45 EU
Jon Voight was born in Yonkers, New York, United States, on December 29, 1938, is an American actor.
Young Jon Voight first started acting during his years at the Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, in school production of musical "The Song of Norway", in role as Count Pepi Le Loup.
He landed his first break with a role as Rodolfo in Off-Broadway play "A View from the Bridge" (1965).
He got his television debut in ABC police drama series Naked City (1963) in episode "Alive and Still a Second Lieutenant" (1963), in role as Victor Binks.
He made his big screen debut in fantasy comedy film Fearless Frank (1967) in role as Fearless Frank.
Jon's breakthrough performance came as Joe Buck in buddy drama movie Midnight Cowboy (1969), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
JL Family Ranch 2 (2020) family western in role as Justice Burger
Roe v. Wade (2020) political legal drama in role as Warren E. Burger
He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Luke Martin in drama film Coming Home (1978).
He was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Oscar "Manny" Manheim in drama thriller film Runaway Train (1985).
He was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Howard Cosell in biographical sports drama movie Ali (2001).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Billy Flynn in drama sports film The Champ (1979).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Leo F. Drummond in legal drama film The Rainmaker (1997).
Heat (1995) drama crime opposite Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Val Kilmer
Deliverance (1972) thriller with Burt Reynolds
Mission: Impossible (1996) action spy opposite Tom Cruise
Enemy of the State (1998) action thriller with Will Smith, Gene Hackman and Lisa Bonet
National Treasure (2004) and sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) thriller action opposite Nicolas Cage
Holes (2003) adventure comedy opposite Shia LaBeouf and Patricia Arquette
U Turn (1997) crime thriller with Jennifer Lopez, Sean Penn and Nick Nolte
Glory Road (2006) sports drama opposite Josh Lucas and Derek Luke
Pearl Harbor (2001) drama action with Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnett
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) fantasy thriller opposite Angelina Jolie
Anaconda (1997) adventure horror with Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Owen Wilson
Zoolander (2001) comedy opposite Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) fantasy adventure opposite Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston
Transformers (2007) science fiction action with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) political thriller opposite Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Professor Alfred Kroeber in television drama film The Last of His Tribe (1992).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Maj. Gen. Jürgen Stroop in war drama television miniseries Uprising (2001).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as John Paul II in television miniseries Pope John Paul II (2005).
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for his role as Mickey Donovan in crime drama television series Ray Donovan (2013– ).
Gunsmoke (1966-1968) Western drama series in role as Petter Karlgren / Cory / Steven Downing
24 (2009) Fox drama television series in role as Jonas Hodges
Lone Star (2010) Fox drama series in role as Clint Thatcher
Graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York in 1956.
Graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C in 1960.
Has two brothers, Barry and James Wesley.
He played Stanley Kowalski in a play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1973-1974), at the Studio Arena Theater, in Buffalo, New York.
He was considered for role of Clark Kent / Superman in Superman (1978).
He was Steven Spielberg's first choice for role of Matt Hooper in film Jaws (1975).
He was married to:
Marcheline Bertrand (1971-1978) they have two children: James Haven and Angelina Jolie
Lauri Peters (1962-1967)
He dated Diana Ross (2005-2006), Nastassja Kinski (2002), Barbra Streisand (1994-1995), Eileen Davidson (1989-1991) and Stacey Pickren (1979-1986).
You start where you can get an opportunity, you take everything that you can do to gain entrance. You do the little work and you try to find people who can teach you.
I was a guy who needed to go to class, because I had some raw talent that I thought was identifiable, when I finally made a decision to be an actor. And yet I wanted to learn how to really do the stuff. You know, 'How do I get to be a serious actor?'
Angelina is my daughter and I am always wishing her the best.
I was raised Catholic... I fell in love with certain ideals.
Doesn't make a difference who you're auditioning for; whatever it is, you have an audience, and you have a role, and you have the opportunity to perform that role the best you can for this audience. If you look at it like that, it doesn't make a difference if you get the part or not.
I made a lot of mistakes as a young father. I made a lot of mistakes as a young man. I paid dearly, and my children paid dearly.
I'm a character actor, and I've always been a character actor.
I play a detective, very close to myself actually.
If I do a scene with an actor who doesn't have much experience, I say, 'I tell you what we're going to do: You just listen to me, and then you respond. We don't have to do any acting.' And that's good advice because you shouldn't see the acting.