Jon Voight

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Birthday
29, 1938
Birthplace
Yonkers, NY
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthplace
Yonkers, NY

About

Best known for his monumental performance in the classic film Midnight Cowboy and his Academy Award winning role in Coming Home. He also appeared with his daughter Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider and earned a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in the 2001 biopic Ali.

Before Fame

Raised Catholic, he studied acting at Archbishop Stepinac High School in New York. Early in his career, he had various guest-starring roles on shows such as Gunsmoke and Naked City.

Trivia

For his work in the series Ray Donovan, he won a 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. He appeared in the blockbuster films Mission: Impossible and Transformers.

Family Life

He married actress Lauri Peters in 1962. His daughter is actress, Angelina Jolie and his son is actor James Haven.

Associated With

He co-starred with Jane Fonda in the 1978 film Coming Home.

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