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Jon Favreau Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan Kolia Favreau
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
Actor, director, writer

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2021Writers Guild Awards-Drama Series: nominated
  • 2021Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Nonfiction Series: nominated


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