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Jon Voight

Jon VoightAKA Jonathan Voight

Born: 29-Dec-1938
Birthplace: Yonkers, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Midnight Cowboy

Jon Voight was a big movie star in the late 1960s and 1970s. Early in his career, he did guest shots on 1960s TV shows like Naked City, Gunsmoke, and Twelve O'Clock High. He played the 17-going-on-18-year-old Nazi in Broadway's Sound of Music, and married and divorced the actress who played Leisl.

With his pretty boy baby face, Voight was perfect as the hick-turned-gigolo in the X-rated Midnight Cowboy (1969), for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He also starred in Catch 22 (1970), Deliverance (1972), The Odessa File (1978), and The Champ (1979). His most famous work is Coming Home, the 1978 Vietnam aftermath movie which won him his Oscar. Voight's best flick might be Conrack, Pat Conroy's true tale of teaching black children in South Carolina amid stark poverty and indifference.

Now mostly a charactor actor, Voight's celebrity has been eclipsed by that of his daughter, Angelina Jolie. After a decade of estrangement, father and daughter reconciled in the late 2000s. Voight's brother James wrote the pop hits "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning", under the pen name Chip Taylor.

Father: Elmer Voight (professional golfer)
Mother: Barbara Voight (housewife)
Brother: James Wesley Voight ("Chip Taylor", composer, b. circa 1973)
Brother: Barry Voight (volcanologist, Penn State University)
Wife: Lauri Peters (actress, m. 1962, div. 1967)
Wife: Marcheline Bertrand (m. 12-Dec-1971, div. 1978, d. 2007, one son, one daughter)
Son: James Haven (actor, b. 11-May-1973)
Daughter: Angelina Jolie (actor, b. 4-Jun-1975)
Girlfriend: Stacey Pickren (actor, together 1976-1980s)
Girlfriend: Eileen Davidson (actor, together late 1980s)

    High School: Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY (1956)
    University: BFA, Catholic University of America (1960)

    Oscar for Best Actor 1979 for Coming Home
    Golden Globe 1970 Most Promising Newcomer, Male for Midnight Cowboy
    Golden Globe 1979 for Coming Home
    Golden Globe 1986 for Runaway Train
    Birthday: Elizabeth Taylor (1992)
    Visited Disneyland Candlelight Procession (Dec-2009)
    Czech Ancestry Paternal

    TELEVISION
    Lone Star Clint Thatcher (2010)
    24 Jonas Hodges (2009)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Birth of the Living Dead (18-Oct-2013) · Himself
    Getaway (26-Aug-2013)
    Beyond (30-Jan-2012) · Jon Koski
    Pablo (30-Jan-2012) · Himself
    Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010) · Himself
    Four Christmases (26-Nov-2008) · Creighton
    24: Redemption (23-Nov-2008)
    An American Carol (3-Oct-2008)
    Pride and Glory (9-Sep-2008)
    Tropic Thunder (13-Aug-2008) · Himself
    National Treasure: Book of Secrets (13-Dec-2007)
    Bratz: The Movie (3-Aug-2007)
    Transformers (21-Jun-2007)
    Glory Road (13-Jan-2006)
    September Dawn (2006)
    Pope John Paul II (17-Nov-2005)
    The Five People You Meet in Heaven (5-Dec-2004)
    National Treasure (8-Nov-2004)
    SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (27-Aug-2004) · Bill Biscane
    The Manchurian Candidate (22-Jul-2004)
    The Karate Dog (5-May-2004) · Hamilton Cage
    Holes (11-Apr-2003) · Mr. Sir
    Jasper, Texas (11-Apr-2003)
    A Decade Under the Influence (19-Jan-2003) · Himself
    Second String (18-Dec-2002)
    Ali (11-Dec-2001) · Howard Cosell
    Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas (18-Nov-2001)
    Uprising (4-Nov-2001)
    Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (1-Oct-2001)
    Zoolander (28-Sep-2001)
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (11-Jun-2001)
    Pearl Harbor (21-May-2001)
    A Dog of Flanders (7-Aug-1999) · Michel
    Noah's Ark (2-May-1999) · Noah
    Varsity Blues (15-Jan-1999) · Coach Kilmer
    Enemy of the State (16-Nov-1998) · Thomas Brian Reynolds
    The General (29-May-1998) · Ned Kenny
    The Fixer (8-Mar-1998)
    The Rainmaker (21-Nov-1997) · Leo F. Drummond
    Most Wanted (10-Oct-1997) · Casey
    U Turn (27-Aug-1997) · Blind Man
    Anaconda (11-Apr-1997) · Paul Sarone
    Rosewood (21-Feb-1997) · John Wright
    Boys Will Be Boys (1997)
    Mission Impossible (22-May-1996)
    Heat (15-Dec-1995) · Nate
    Convict Cowboy (16-Jul-1995) · Ry Weston
    Return to Lonesome Dove (14-Nov-1993)
    The Last of His Tribe (28-Mar-1992)
    Rainbow Warrior (1992)
    Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991)
    Eternity (1989)
    Desert Bloom (22-Jan-1986)
    Runaway Train (17-Jan-1986)
    Table for Five (1983)
    Lookin' to Get Out (8-Oct-1982)
    The Champ (4-Apr-1979) · Billy
    Coming Home (15-Feb-1978)
    End of the Game (1975)
    The Odessa File (18-Oct-1974)
    Conrack (28-Aug-1974)
    The All-American Boy (24-Oct-1973)
    Deliverance (30-Jul-1972)
    The Revolutionary (15-Jul-1970)
    Catch-22 (24-Jun-1970) · Milo Minderbinder
    Out of It (Dec-1969)
    Midnight Cowboy (25-May-1969) · Joe Buck
    Hour of the Gun (1-Nov-1967) · Curly Bill Brocius
    Fearless Frank (1967) · Frank


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