Jon Favreau

  • Birth Name: Jonathan Kolia Favreau
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Writer
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  • Met frequent co-star Vince Vaughn on the set of Rudy.
  • Wrote his breakthrough indie hit Swingers on a screenwriting software program that he received as a gift from his father.
  • Guest-starred as a software entrepreneur trying to woo Monica on several episodes of Friends.
  • Played himself in the episode "D-Girl" of The Sopranos, meeting with Christopher about his screenplay.
  • Hosted Dinner for Five, a show that brought four other celebrities together with Favreau for dinner.
  • Cites Rob Reiner as an inspiration for his ability to segue from acting to directing and producing.


  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee


  • Joan — Grandmother
  • Charles Favreau — Father
  • Joya Tillem — Wife
  • Max Favreau — Son
  • Brighton Rose Favreau — Daughter
  • Madeleine Favreau — Mother
  • Madelaine Favreau — Daughter


  • Attended City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, New York, United States
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