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Jon Voight

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an American actor. He has received an Academy Award, out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards, out of nine nominations. Voight came to prominence in the late 1960s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy (1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in Deliverance (1972), a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and a penniless ex-boxing champion in The Champ (1979). Although his output slowed during the 1980s, Voight received critical acclaim for his performance as a ruthless bank robber in Runaway Train (1985). During the 1990s, he most notably starred as an unscrupulous showman attorney in The Rainmaker (1997). Voight gave critically acclaimed biographical performances during the 2000s, appearing as sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali (2001), as Nazi officer Jürgen Stroop in Uprising (2001), and as Pope John Paul II in the television film of the same name (2005). Voight is the father of actress Angelina Jolie. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jon Voight, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 29, 1938 In Yonkers, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
16
First Appeared:
In the series Return to Lonesome Dove 1993-11-14
Latest Project:
Movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016-11-16
Known For
Filmography
Movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Henry Shaw Sr 2016-11-16
Series Ray Donovan Mickey Donovan 2013-06-30
Movie Tropic Thunder Himself - Awards Ceremony 2008-08-09
Movie 24: Redemption Jonas Hodges 2008-11-23
Movie Transformers John Keller 2007-06-27
Movie The Manchurian Candidate Senator Thomas Jordan (D-CT) 2004-07-30
Movie Holes Marion Sevillo 2003-04-18
Movie Second String Coach Chuck Dichter 2002-12-18
Movie Zoolander Larry Zoolander 2001-09-28
Series Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Siggy (Sigfried Mannheim), Overseas Div. Director for Robinson Intl. 2001-12-02
Movie Ali Howard Cosell 2001-12-11
Movie Varsity Blues Coach Bud Kilmer 1999-01-15
Movie U Turn Blind Man 1997-10-03
Movie Heat Nate 1995-12-15
Series Return to Lonesome Dove Woodrow F. Call 1993-11-14
Movie Return to Lonesome Dove Captain Woodrow F. Call 1993-11-14