Jon Voight Biography
Four times Gloden Globe awards, Jon Voight was born as Jonathan Vicent Voight. Jon is best known for his movies such as Lara Croft; Tomb Raider(2001), Transformers(2007), Mission; Impossible(1996), Heat(1995), Beyond(2012), End of the Game(1975), Midnight Cowboy(1969), Coming Home(1978), Ali (2001) and much more.
Jon Voight is also famous as the father of the famous American actress, Angelina Jolie. He is blessed with two children from his second wife, Marcheline Bertrand.
Jon Voight Early Life and Education
Jon Voight was born on December 29, 1938, in Yonkers, New York City, the United State. He was born to Barbara Voight, mother and Elmer Voight, a father and grew up with his siblings, named, Chip Taylor and Barry Voight. His father is a professional golfer.
Jon Voight, during his young age
Jon Voight completed his primary education from the Archbishop Stepinac High School in the year 1956, White Plains, New York. There he took part in many comedic plays. As a result, he started getting interested in acting. Thus, Jon obtained his bachelor’s degree in Art from The Catholic University of America in 1960, Washington, D.C.
Jon Voight Career
After graduation, Jon moved to New York City for pursuing an acting career. In the year 1963, Jon got his first role on the police drama television series named, Naked City as Victor Binks, created by Stirling Silliphant. Following this, Jon Voight featured in several tv series, includes,
- Summer Fun(1966)
- Coronet Blue(1967)
- Second Stage(2002)
- Lone Star(2010)
- Ray Donovan(2013) and much more.
Youtube: Jon Voight as a role of Mickey in the famous tv series, Ray Donovan;
Till this date, Jon has given his marvelous performance in dozens of TV series, but the main credit of his popularity goes to his role in Ray Donovan as Mickey Donovan.
Jon Voight, Youtube; Trailor of his hit movie, Midnight Cowboy
After achieving a huge success on the television series, Jon made his first step in the Hollywood, film through the movie named, Fearless Frank as a role of Fearless Frank, released on April 29, 1967. Philip Kaufman is the director, producer, and writer of the movie. Similarly, his incredible acting skills liked by millions of people within a very short period thus, Jon appeared in numerous movies. Some of his hit’s movies,
From the movie Midnight Cowboy, Jon was honored with BAFTA Awards, Gloden Globe Awards, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle and nominated for different awards.
From the movie Coming Home, Jon was honored with Academy Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Gloden GLobe Award National Board of Review and many others.
Jon Voight wins Gloden Globe Award in the year 2014; Youtube
From the movie Runaway Train, Jon earned the Gloden Globe Awards for Best Actor in 1985.
8)Same Kind of Different as Me(2017) and so on.
Jon Voight Personal Life
Firstly, Jon Voight married to his long-term girlfriend named, Lauri Peters. Besides, his wife is an American actress. The couple got married on April 30, 1962, after dating a couple of years. After spending five years, unfortunately, their marriage life couldn’t be a success thus they got divorced in 1967 without any children. And the real reason behind their divorce is still hidden behind the closed walls.
Jon with his ex-wife, Lauri
Then, Jon married his girlfriend, Marcheline Bertrand. His wife was an American actress and humanitarian worker. The couple got married on December 12, 1971, after dating a couple of months.
Jon Voight with his son and daughter; Instagram
From their relationship, the couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter, Angelina Jolie and a son, James Haven. The husband and wife not just looks awesome together but looks like they are actually meant to be together and definitely a good example of a perfect couple. However, their marital relationship ended on April 14, 1980.
Jon Voight Net Worth
Jon Voight receives the beautiful amount of money from his acting career. Currently, he is one of the noticeable and demanded actors. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated is around $55 million.