December 01, 2023

Jon Voight Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 22, 2021

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Short Biography

Jon Voight was born on 29-12-1938 in Yonkers in the state of New York, United States. He is an American Film Actor, Television Actor & Theatre Actor who is best known for his work in Hollywood.

Other Name: Jonathan Vincent Voight
Other Professions: Television Actor Theatre Actor
Appearance: Hollywood

Jon Voight Complete Bio & Career

Jon" Voight was born in Yonkers, New York, the USA to Barbara and Elmer Voight. His father was a professional golfer. He studied at 'Archbishop Stepinac High School. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University, ‘The Catholic University of America’ in Washington in 1960.

His debut movie is  The Defenders Naked city. He got famous for his performance as a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy in 1969. hE became a Hollywood star with his various portrayals. He worked for movie Deliverance and then as a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home. He appeared in films like 'Anaconda' and 'Most Wanted'.  He was nominated for 'Razzie Award’ for ‘Worst Actor’ for these films.

In 1985, the man appreciated his performance as a ruthless bank robber in Runaway Train. In 1997, he performed a good role in The Rainmaker. In 2001,  got huge success from biographical performances as sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali. Then he played Nazi officer Jürgen Stroop in Uprising in the same year. In 2005, he worked for Pope John Paul II in the television film.

He played ‘Howard Cosell,' an American sports journalist, in the biographical sports drama film 'Ali.' The film was based on the story of famous boxer Muhammad Ali. He was nominated for an 'Academy Award' for 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance.

Despite that, he worked in various movies like Conrack, Heat, The Odessa file, Catch-22, The champ, Runaway train, and the enemy of the state.


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Jon Voight Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Elmer Voight (Golfer) and Barbara Voight. He has two brothers named Chip Taylor (Songwriter) and Barry Voight (Geologist). He was married twice. First, he married actress Lauri Peters on 30-04-1962, and the couple divorced in 1967. He married second-time actress Marcheline Bertrand on 12-12-1971. Together they have a daughter named Angelina Jolie (the famous American actress) and a son named James Haven who is also an actor. On 14-04-1980, he divorced Marcheline.

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Body Measurements

Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Grey

Personal Info

Home Town Yonkers, New York, United States
Nationality American
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Yonkers, New York, United States
School Archbishop Stepinac High School
College Catholic University of America
Qualification Graduation
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Fearless Frank (1967)
Best Movies Heat (1995), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Glory Road (2006)
Salary N/A
Net Worth $55 Million


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Brand Adidas, Gucci
Favorite Player Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Favorite Sport Boxing
Favorite Place London
Favorite Food Mexican
Favorite Accessories Watch

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jon Voight

  • Jon is the proud father of famous actress Angelina Jolie.
  • He has received an Academy Award, from 4 nominations, and 3 Golden Globe Awards from 9 nominations.
  • One of his most memorable works is a portrayal of Luke Martin in the drama film coming home.
  • In 1978, he won the ‘Academy Award' for 'Best Actor' for a role in 'Coming Home
  • The actor has won the ‘Cannes Film Festival Award’ for ‘Best Actor.’
  • In 1985, he got Motion Picture Drama' for a portrayal of Oscar Manheim’ in ‘Runaway Train’.

Jon Voight Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

84 years, 11months, 2 days old age Jon Voight will turn 85 on 29 December, 2023. Only 27 days, 20 hours,36 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Jon Voight has celebrated the total number of 85 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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