Jon Voight

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Jonathan Vincent Voight
  • Birth Place: Yonkers, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/29/1938, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; Producer; Writer; Director
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Jon Voight Fast Facts:
  • Debuted on Broadway in 1961 as Rolf Gruber---the Austrian teen who sings "I Am 16" with Liesl---in The Sound of Music.
  • Appeared with Robert Duvall in a 1965 off-Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge; the director's assistant was Dustin Hoffman.
  • Four years later, he appeared opposite Hoffman in the groundbreaking 1969 movie Midnight Cowboy.
  • Is a champion of Native American rights.
  • Reconciled with his daughter Angelina Jolie in late 2009 after a period of estrangement.
  • Is outspoken about his conservative political views and wrote an op-ed piece in the Washington Times in 2010 that was critical of the Obama administration.
  • In September 2010, he accused Time magazine of running an anti-Semitic cover story. 
  • Among his favorite genres of music: old country and classical.
  • Jon Voight Relationships:
  • Barry Voight - Brother
  • Lauri Peters - Ex-wife
  • Marcheline Bertrand - Ex-wife
  • Chip Taylor - Brother
  • James Haven - Son
  • Elmer Voight - Father
  • Angelina Jolie - Daughter
  • Barbara Voight - Mother
  • Jon Voight Awards:
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1969 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Winner
  • 1969 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1970 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Winner
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (BFA 1960)

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