Biography

Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight is an American actor. He has received an Academy Award, out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards, out of nine nominations.

Voight came to prominence in the late 1960s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy (1969). During the 1970s, 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 Champ (1979).

Although his output slowed during the 1980s, Voight received critical acclaim for his performance as a ruthless bank robber in Runaway Train (1985). During the 1990s, he most notably starred as an unscrupulous showman attorney in The Rainmaker (1997).

Voight gave critically acclaimed biographical performances during the 2000s, appearing as sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali (2001), as Nazi officer Jürgen Stroop in Uprising (2001), and as Pope John Paul II in the television film of the same name (2005).

Voight is the father of actress Angelina Jolie.

Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight is an American actor. He has received an Academy Award, out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards, out of nine nominations.

Voight came to prominence in the late 1960s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy (1969). During the 1970s, 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 Champ (1979).

Although his output slowed during the 1980s, Voight received critical acclaim for his performance as a ruthless bank robber in Runaway Train (1985). During the 1990s, he most notably starred as an unscrupulous showman attorney in The Rainmaker (1997).

Voight gave critically acclaimed biographical performances during the 2000s, appearing as sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali (2001), as Nazi officer Jürgen Stroop in Uprising (2001), and as Pope John Paul II in the television film of the same name (2005).

Voight is the father of actress Angelina Jolie.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 109

Birthday 1938-12-29

Place of Birth Yonkers, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Roe v. Wade as Justice Burger
Court of Conscience as Father Peter
2018 Orphan Horse as Ben Crowley
2018 Hal as Himself
2018 Surviving The Wild as Gus
2017 Same Kind of Different as Me as Earl Hall
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as Henry Shaw Sr
2016 JL Family Ranch as John
2016 American Wrestler: The Wizard as Principle Skinner
2015 A Christmas Eve Miracle as Jerry the Dog
2015 Woodlawn as Paul Bryant
2015 Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby
2014 The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films as Himself
2014 Baby Geniuses and the Treasures of Egypt as Moriarty
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Himself - Interviewee
2013 Dracula: The Dark Prince as Van Helsing
2013 Getaway as The Voice
2013 Ray Donovan(72 episodes) as Mickey Donovan
2013 Baby Geniuses 3: Baby Squad Investigators as Moriarty
2012 Pablo as Himself
2012 Casting By
2012 Top Priority: The Terror Within as Himself - Academy Award Winning Actor (archive footage)
2012 Beyond as Jon Koski
2010 Stardust as Himself (uncredited)
2010 Lone Star(4 episodes)
2009 Clarkworld as himself
2008 Four Christmases as Creighton
2008 24: Redemption as Jonas Hodges
2008 An American Carol as President George Washington
2008 Pride and Glory as Francis Tierney, Sr.
2008 Tropic Thunder as Himself - Awards Ceremony
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets as Patrick Gates
2007 Bratz as Principal Dimly
2007 Transformers as John Keller
2007 September Dawn as Jacob Samuelson
2006 The Foreign Eye
2006 Deadly Lessons as Dr. Crazx
2006 Controversy and Acclaim: The Timelessness of a Groundbreaking Film as Interviewee
2006 After Midnight: Reflecting on a Classic 35 Years Later as Interviewee
2006 Glory Road as Adolph Rupp
2005 Pope John Paul II(2 episodes) as Pope John Paul II / Karol Wojtyla
2004 The Five People You Meet In Heaven as Edward
2004 National Treasure as Patrick Gates
2004 The Tony Danza Show(3 episodes)
2004 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 as Bill Biscane / Kane
2004 The Manchurian Candidate as Senator Thomas Jordan (D-CT)
2004 The Karate Dog as Hamilton Cage
2003 A Decade Under the Influence as Himself
2003 Holes as Marion Sevillo "Mr. Sir"
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Second String as Coach Chuck Dichter
2001 Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas as Storyteller
2001 Ali as Howard Cosell
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story(2 episodes) as Siggy (Sigfried Mannheim), Overseas Div. Director for Robinson Intl.
2001 Zoolander as Larry Zoolander
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider as Lord Richard Croft
2001 Pearl Harbor as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
2001 Uprising as SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Stroop
2000 A Constant Forge
1999 A Dog Of Flanders as Michel
1999 A Tribute To Johnny Cash as Host
1999 Noah's Ark(2 episodes) as Noah
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn(1 episode)
1999 Varsity Blues as Coach Bud Kilmer
1998 Enemy of the State as Thomas Brian Reynolds
1998 The General as Inspector Ned Kenny
1998 The Fixer as Jack Killoran
1997 The Rainmaker as Leo F. Drummond
1997 Most Wanted as Gen. Adam Woodward, alias Lt. Col. Grant Casey
1997 U Turn as Blind Man
1997 The View(3 episodes)
1997 Anaconda as Paul Serone
1997 Rosewood as John Wright
1996 Mission: Impossible as Jim Phelps
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(2 episodes)
1995 Heat as Nate
1995 Convict Cowboy as Ry Weston
1995 The Tin Soldier as Yarik
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove(4 episodes) as Woodrow F. Call
1993 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
1990 Eternity as Edward / James
1990 Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey as Interviewee
1989 Seinfeld(1 episode)
1986 Desert Bloom as Jack Chismore
1985 Runaway Train as Oscar 'Manny' Manheim
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1983 Table For Five as J.P. Tannen
1982 Lookin' to Get Out as Alex Kovac
1982 Wogan(1 episode)
1979 The Champ as Billy
1978 Coming Home as Luke Martin
1975 End of the Game as Walter Tschanz
1974 The Odessa File as Peter Miller
1974 Conrack as Pat Conroy
1973 The All-American Boy as Vic Bealer
1972 Deliverance as Ed Gentry
1970 The Revolutionary as A
1970 Catch-22 as 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder
1969 Out of It as Russ
1969 Midnight Cowboy as Joe Buck
1969 The Crowd Around the Cowboy
1967 Hour of the Gun as Curly Bill Brocius
1967 Cimarron Strip(1 episode)
1967 Fearless Frank as Fearless Frank
1958 Naked City(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(3 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)

Writing

1990 EternityWriter
1982 Lookin' to Get OutWriter

Directing

1995 The Tin SoldierDirector

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