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Birthday: December 29, 1938
Place: Yonkers, New York, USA
Height: 6' 3"
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| The son of a Czech-American golf pro, Jon Voight was active in student theatricals in high school and at Catholic University. In 1960 he began studying privately with Neighborhood Playhouse mentor Sanford Meisner, and made his off-Broadway debut that same year in O Oysters, receiving a daunting review which opined that he could "neither walk nor talk." Fortunately, Voight persevered, and in 1961 took over the role of "singing Nazi" Rolf in the Broadway hit The Sound of Music (his Liesl was Laurie Peters, who became his first wife).Blessed with handsome, Nordic features, Voight kept busy as a supporting player on such TV series as Gunsmoke, Coronet Blue, and NYPD, and in 1966 spent a season with the California National Shakespeare Festival. The following year, he won a Theatre World Award for his stage performance in That Summer, That Fall. Thus, by the time he became an "overnight" star in the role of wide-eyed hustler Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy (1969), he had nearly a decade's worth of experience under his belt. The success of Midnight Cowboy, which earned Voight an Oscar nomination, prompted a fast-buck distributor to ship out a double feature of two never-released mid-'60s films: Fearless Frank, filmed in 1965, starred Voight as a reluctant superhero, while Madigan's Millions was a 1968 turkey featuring Voight's Cowboy co-star (and longtime friend) Dustin Hoffman.Entering the 1970s with dozens of producers clamoring for his services, Voight refused to accept roles that banked merely on his youth and good looks. Instead, he selected such challenging assignments as crack-brained Army officer Milo Minderbinder in Catch 22 (1970), a political activist known only as "A" in The Revolutionary (also 1970), reluctant rugged individualist Ed Gentry in Deliverance (1972), and real-life teacher/novelist Pat Conroy in Conrack (1974). In 1978, he won both the Oscar and the Cannes Film Festival award for his portrayal of paraplegic Vietnam veteran Luke Martin in Coming Home. The following year, he earned additional acclaim for his work in the remake of The Champ.Devoting more and more time to his various sociopolitical causes in the 1980s and 1990s, Voight found less and less time to make movies. He enjoyed box-office success as star of the 1983 weeper Table for Five, picked up another Oscar nomination for the existential thriller Runaway Train (1985), and acted in such relevance-conscious TV movies as Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991) and The Last of His Tribe (1992). He also produced Table for Five and Lookin' to Get Out (1982), scripting both the latter film and 1990's Eternity. Voight kept busy for the remainder of the decade, appearing in such films as Michael Mann's Heat (1995), Mission: Impossible (1996), and The General, a 1998 collaboration with Deliverance director John Boorman, for which Voight won acclaim in his role as an Irish police inspector. In 1999, he gained an introduction to a new generation of fans, thanks to his role as James Van Der Beek's megalomaniacal football coach in the hit Varsity Blues, later appearing in a handful of other films before teaming onscreen with daughter Angelina Jolie for Tomb Raider in 2001. After essaying President Roosevelt later that same year in Pearl Harbor, Voight went for laughs in Ben Stiller's male-model comedy Zoolander, though his most pronounced role of 2001 would come in his Oscar nominated performance in director Michael Mann's Mohammad Ali biopic, Ali.
- His brother is songwriter Wes Voight who, under the alias Chip Taylor, wrote The Troggs' 1966 smash hit "Wild Thing". His other songs include "Angel of the Morning" (Merrilee Rush), "I Can't Let Go" (The Hollies), etc.
- Father of actor James Haven (b. 1973) and actress Angelina Jolie (b. 1975) with Marcheline Bertrand.
- Godfather of Skyler Shaye.
- Attended Archbishop Stepinac High School, and all-boy school in White Plains, New York.
- Beat out Gene Hackman for the role of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Pearl Harbor (2001).
- His father was a professional golfer.
- Honored at fund-raiser for Joseph Papp Children's Humanitarian Fund in New York City, May 2002.
- Graduated from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. in 1960. Changed his major after his Freshman year from Speech and Drama to Art.
- His grandfather was a Czech imigrant.
- Played father to Rick Schroder twice: The first time in The Champ (1979) and the second time in "Return to Lonesome Dove" (1993) (mini).
- In 1982, he (Presenter) accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" on behalf of Katharine Hepburn, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony
- In 1970, he accepted the Oscar for "Best Director" on behalf of John Schlesinger, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony. Schlesinger directed Voight in Midnight Cowboy (1969).
- Turned down the role of "Matt Hooper" in Jaws (1975). The role went to Richard Dreyfuss.
- In 1993, he took over the role of "Woodrow F. Call" from Tommy Lee Jones in "Return to Lonesome Dove" (1993) (mini). Three years later, he was succeeded by Jonny Lee Miller, who played the younger version of Call in "Dead Man's Walk" (1996) (mini). That same year, Miller married Voight's daughter, Angelina Jolie, making Voight a short-term father-in-law to his own successor.
- Has played a boxer in two films: The All-American Boy (1973) and The Champ (1979). Was also in Ali (2001), but played the role of legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell.
- Has played a coach in two films: Varsity Blues (1999) and Glory Road (2006).
- Turned down the role of Oliver in Love Story (1970), despite being offered 10% of the gross.
- A brother was a geology professor at Penn State.
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