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Jon Voight

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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

Awards

  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2001Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1993ACE-Best Actor: winner
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1985Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1980Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1978Cannes Film Festival-Best Actor: winner
  • 1978Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 1978National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 1978Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1978New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 1973Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1970Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: winner
  • 1970BAFTA Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: winner
  • 1969National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor: winner
  • 1969New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner

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