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Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an American actor. He has won one Academy Award, out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards, out of nine nominations. Voight is the father of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven.

Voight was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Barbara (née Kamp; 1910–1995) and Elmer Voight (né Voytka; 1909–1973),a professional golfer. He has two brothers, Barry Voight (born 1937), a former volcanologist at Pennsylvania State University, and Wesley Voight (born March 21, 1940), known as Chip Taylor, a singer-songwriter who penned "Wild Thing" and "Angel Of The Morning". from Germany. Voight's paternal grandfather was a Slovak immigrant from Kosice, then under Austro-Hungarian rule; Voight's paternal grandmother was also of Slovak descent.Voight's maternal grandfather, and Voight's maternal grandmother's parents, were all immigrants from Germany.

Voight was raised as a Catholic, and attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, where he first took an interest in acting, playing the comedic role of Count Pepi Le Loup in the school's annual musical, The Song of Norway. Following his graduation in 1956, he enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he majored in art and graduated with a B.A. in 1960. After graduation, Voight moved to New York City, where he pursued an acting career. Jon began acting in film & television professionally in the 1960s.

In 1962, Voight married actress Lauri Peters, whom he met when they both appeared in the original Broadway production of The Sound Of Music. They divorced in 1967 after five years of marriage. He married actress Marcheline Bertrand in 1971. They separated in 1976, filed for divorce in 1978, and divorced in 1980. Their children, James Haven (born May 11, 1973) and Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975), would go on to enter the film business, Haven as an actor and producer, and Jolie as a movie star in her own right. Voight was estranged from his children for several years, but they reconciled in 2007 after Bertrand's death.

Filmography

List of film credits
Year Title Role Notes
1963 Naked City Victor Binks Television series (1 episode)
The Defenders Cliff Wakeman Television series (1 episode)
1966 Summer Fun Television series (1 episode)
NET Playhouse Television series (1 episode)
12 O'Clock High Capt. Holtke Television series (1 episode)
Gunsmoke Petter Karlgren Television series (1 episode)
1967 Fearless Frank Fearless Frank First feature film
Coronet Blue Peter Wicklow Television series (1 episode)
Hour of the Gun Curly Bill Brocius
N.Y.P.D. Adam Television series (1 episode)
Gunsmoke Cory Television series (1 episode)
1968 Cimarron Strip Bill Mason Television series (1 episode)
1969 Gunsmoke Steven Downing Television series (1 episode)
Midnight Cowboy Joe Buck BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor
Laurel Award for Male New Face
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Out of It Russ Entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival.
1970 Catch-22 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder
The Revolutionary A
1972 Deliverance Ed Gentry Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1973 The All-American Boy Vic Bealer
1974 Conrack Pat Conroy
The ODESSA File Peter Miller
1975 End of the Game Walter Tschanz Credited as John Voight
(Only released in West Germany in 1978)
1978 Coming Home Luke Martin Academy Award for Best Actor
Best Actor Award (Cannes Film Festival)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor]]
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (tied with Laurence Olivier for The Boys from Brazil)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
1979 The Champ Billy Flynn Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1982 Lookin' to Get Out Alex Kovac
1983 Table for Five J.P. Tannen
1985 Runaway Train Oscar 'Manny' Manheim Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
1986 Desert Bloom Jack Chismore
1990 Eternity Edward / James
1991 Chernobyl: The Final Warning Dr. Robert Gale Television movie
1992 The Rainbow Warrior Peter Willcox Television miniseries
The Last of His Tribe Professor Alfred Kroeber Television movie
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove Captain Woodrow F. Call Television miniseries
1995 Tin Soldier Yarik Television movie (Director)
Convict Cowboy Ry Weston Television movie
Heat Nate
1996 Mission: Impossible Jim Phelps
1997 The Rainmaker Leo F. Drummond Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Rosewood John Wright
Anaconda Paul Serone Razzie Award for Worst Actor
Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (with the animatronic anaconda)
U Turn Blind Man Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Most Wanted Gen. Adam Woodward / Lt. Col. Grant Casey
1998 Enemy of the State Thomas Brian Reynolds Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Villain
The General Ned Kenny
1999 Varsity Blues Coach Bud Kilmer
A Dog of Flanders Michael La Grande
Noah's Ark Noah Television movie
2001 Zoolander Larry Zoolander
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Lord Richard Croft
Pearl Harbor Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ali Howard Cosell Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Uprising Maj. Gen. Jürgen Stroop Television movie
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Sigfriend "Siggy" Mannheim Television miniseries
2002 Second String Head Coach Chuck Dichter Television movie
2003 Holes Mr. Sir/Marion Sevillo
2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Eddie Television movie
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
National Treasure Patrick Gates
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Bill Biscane/Kane Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
The Manchurian Candidate Senator Thomas Jordan
The Karate Dog Hamilton Cage Television movie
2005 Pope John Paul II John Paul II Television miniseries
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
2006 The Legend of Simon Conjurer Dr. Crazx
Glory Road Adolph Rupp
2007 September Dawn Jacob Samuelson Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Transformers Secretary of Defense John Keller
Bratz: The Movie Principal Dimly
National Treasure: Book of Secrets Patrick Gates
2008 Pride and Glory Francis Tierney Sr.
An American Carol George Washington
Tropic Thunder Himself Cameo
24: Redemption Jonas Hodges Television movie
Four Christmases Creighton
2009 24 (season 7) Jonas Hodges Television series (10 episodes)
2010 Lone Star Clint Thatcher Television series (2 episodes)
2011 Tower Heist Karl Cartwright Appearance was removed from final cut
2012 Beyond Jon Koski
2013 Ray Donovan Mickey Donovan Television series
2013 Getaway Mysterious Voice
2013 Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators Moriarty

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