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Jon Voight

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Net worth 2018: $55 Million
Residence: Yonkers
Country: United States
BirthDay: 29 December 1938
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.89 m
Education: The Catholic University of America, Archbishop Stepinac High School

Jon Voight was bornon 29 December 1938 in Yonkers, American, is Actor. Jon Voight is an Academy Award winning American actor best known for his role in the film ‘Coming Home.’ A critically acclaimed character actor, he is also the recipient of four Golden Globe Awards and several other prestigious accolades. The son of a Czechoslovakian-American professional golfer, he became interested in acting while in high school. Following his graduation from the Catholic University of America, he proceeded to pursue an acting career in New York City. He ventured into theater where he found considerable success which enabled him to find television work as well. Even though he started appearing in films in the mid-1960s, it was not until after a few years that he began to enjoy mainstream success. His performance as young Joe Buck in the drama film ‘Midnight Cowboy’ earned him an Academy Award nomination and launched his Hollywood career. Over the next two decades he acted in a number of notable films and also had his share of flops which threatened his career time and again. His portrayal of Nate in ‘Heat’ in the mid-1990s re-established him as a much sought-after star. In the recent years, he has enjoyed tremendous success not only as a character actor on the silver screen, but also on television.


$55 Million


Recently he played football coach Paul William "Bear" Bryant in ‘Woodlawn’ (2015)


His film career saw a resurgence in the 2000s, with his being cast as the journalist Howard Cosell in the film ‘Ali’ in a short but crucial role


In 1997, he made some bad choices and appeared in the films ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Most Wanted’ and was nominated for Razzie Award for Worst Actor for both these films


In 1996, he shared the screen with Tom Cruise in the action spy film ‘Mission: Impossible’ which went on to become a blockbuster


He also acted in ‘The Rainbow Warrior’ in 1992, the story of the ill-fated Greenpeace ship sunk by French operatives in the Auckland Harbor


In the 1990s, he became active on television and appeared in the television movie ‘Chernobyl: The Final Warning’ in 1991, followed by ‘The Last of his Tribe’, in 1992


For many years he went without any notable film but finally made a mark with his role as Oscar "Manny" Manheim in the survival-thriller film ‘Runaway Train’ in 1985 for which he was nominated for an Academy Award


Jon Voight and Marcheline divorced in 1980 after years of separation


In 1979, Voight played the part of an alcoholic ex-heavyweight in the remake of the 1931 film ‘The Champ’ which went on to become an international hit


He played Ed Gentry in the dramatic thriller ‘Deliverance’ in 1972


In 1971 he married actress Marcheline Bertrand and had two children with her


Over the 1970s he appeared in several hit films like ‘Conrack’ (1974), ‘The Odessa File’ (1974), ‘End of the Game’ (1976), and ‘Coming Home’ (1978)


In 1969, he was cast as Joe Buck, a naive male hustler, in the drama film ‘Midnight Cowboy


Theater paved the way for films and he made his first film appearance in ‘Fearless Frank’ in 1967


His first marriage was to actress Lauri Peters in 1962 which ended in 1967


In the mid-1960s his theater career took off and he enjoyed a stint in Broadway


He graduated in 1956 and joined The Catholic University of America in Washington, D


Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight was born on December 29, 1938, in Yonkers, New York, to Barbara and Elmer Voight

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