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Jon Voight ACTOR


Jon Voight was born on December 29th, 1938 in Yonkers, New York with the middle name Vincent born to Elmer Voytka and Barbara Voight.  He had two brothers, Barry and Wesley Voight.  Wesley later became known as Chip Taylor, who had a career as a singer and song writer.    
Jon received his early years education ay Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York and then went on to earn a degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 1960.  After earning his degree he relocated to New York City and began to pursue a career as an actor.
He began with working as a stage actor and by the early 1960's he was being cast in a number of television series such as, "Gunsmoke", "Naked City" and "The Defenders".  When he appeared in the stage production of, "A View From The Bridge" (1965), Hollywood began to really take notice of his theatrical talent.
By 1967 he was also working in the film industry in such films as, "Fearless Frank" (1967), "Hour of the Gun" (1967), "Out of It" (1968) and his breakout film co-starring Dustin Hoffman, "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) which released with an X rating and became the only X rated feature to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
He had finally begun to make a name for himself in the industry and roles were becoming much more available to him.  He soon added such film credits to his resume as, "Deliverance" (1972), "Coming Home" (1978), "The Champ" (1979), "Runaway Train" (1985), "The Rainmaker" (1997), "Varsity Blues" (1999),  "Ali" (2001),  "Uprising" (2001), "Zoolander" (2001) and he was cast as President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the film, "Pearl Harbor" (2001). 
Jon has received an Academy award for his role as a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in, "Coming Home" as well as three other Academy Award nominations.  He has also received three Golden Globe Awards out of a total of nine nominations.
Added to his credits are numerous television appearances on such shows as, "Seinfeld", "Muppets Tonight", "Cimarron Strip", "Catch 22", "N.Y.P.D.", "12 O Clock High", "Mission: Impossible", "Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story" and "Pope John Paul II".  
In addition to his acting he has also been involved in co-writing and producing on a variety of projects such as, in, "Table for Five" (1983), "The Fixer" (1998), "Baby Geniuses" (1999), "The Princess & the Barrio Boy" (2000) and "The Final Song" (2010). 
Most recently, Voight has appeared in, "National Treasure" (2004), "Glory Road" (2006), "Transformers" (2007), "Four Christmases" (2008) and soon to release in 2012, "BG3: Play Kids" and "Ray Donovan".
He has married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Lauri Peters from 1962 through 1967.  He then married Marcheline Bertrand in 1971 and after having two children this marriage came to an end in 1980.  His two children, Angelina Jolie and James Haven both grew up to also have careers in entertainment.  
Voight has always been and remains involved in politics.  He is very open and public with his beliefs and is not afraid to share them with the public.  He has provided the narration for a video biography for Alaska governor, Sarah Palin as well as being involved in a public speech criticizing the current United States President, Barack Obama.
Jon Voight remains active in the industry and is also currently working as a partner at Paul Productions in Los Angeles, California. 


2012   Ray Donovan 

2012   BG3: Play Kids

2011   Beyond

2010   Lone Star

2009   24

2008   Four Christmases

2008   24

2008   An American Carol

2008   Pride and Glory

2007   National Treasure: Book of Secrets

2007   Bratz

2007   Transformers

2007   September Dawn

2006   The Legend of Simon Conjurer

2006   Glory Road

2005   Pope John Paul II

2004   The Five People You Meet in Heaven 

2004   National Treasure 

2004   Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

2004   The Manchurian Candidate 

2004   The Karate Dog 

2003   Jasper, Texas 

2003   Holes 

2002   Second String

2001   Ali

2001   Uprising

2001   Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story

2001   Zoolander

2001   Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

2001   Pearl Harbor

1999   The Prince and the Surfer

1999   A Dog of Flanders 

1999   Noah's Ark 

1999   Boys Will Be Boys 

1999   Varsity Blues 

1998   Enemy of the State 

1998   The General

1998   The Fixer

1997   The Rainmaker

1997   Most Wanted

1997   U Turn

1997   Anaconda

1997   Rosewood

1996   Mission: Impossible

1995   Heat

1995   Convict Cowboy

1995   The Tin Soldier

1993   Return to Lonesome Dove

1992   The Last of His Tribe

1992   The Rainbow Warrior

1991   Chernobyl: The Final Warning

1990   Eternity 

1986   Desert Bloom 

1985   Runaway Train

1983   Table for Five 

1982   Lookin' to Get Out 

1979   The Champ 

1978   Coming Home 

1975   End of the Game 

1974   The Odessa File 

1974   Conrack

1973   The All-American Boy 

1972   Deliverance

1970   The Revolutionary 

1970   Catch-22 

1969   Out of It 

1969   Midnight Cowboy

1966-1969  Gunsmoke 

1968   Cimarron Strip

1967   N.Y.P.D.

1967   Hour of the Gun 

1967   Coronet Blue

1967   Fearless Frank 

1966   12 O'Clock High 

1966   NET Playhouse 

1966   Summer Fun

1963   The Defenders

1963   Naked City

Matinee Classics - Midnight Cowboy starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt, Gilman Rankin, Gary Owens, George Eppersen, Al Scott, Linda Davis and J.T. Masters
Matinee Classics - Midnight Cowboy starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt, Gilman Rankin, Gary Owens, George Eppersen, Al Scott, Linda Davis and J.T. Masters
Matinee Classics - Pearl Harbor starring Josh Hartnett, Reiley McClendon, Ben Affleck, Jesse James, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, Mako, Alec Baldwin, William Lee Scott, Michael Shannon, Scott Wilson, Peter Firth, Dan Aykroyd, Jennifer Garner, Jaime King, Sara Rue, Catherine Kellner, Matt Davis, William Fichtner, Steve Rankin, Ewen Bremner, Greg Zola, Kim Coates, Leland Orser, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Graham Beckel, Tom Everett, Tomas Arana, Madison Mason a

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