Jon Voight: biography and latest news!

  • Job : actor
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of birth: Thursday, December 29, 1938 (age: 82 years old)
  • Country: United States

Jon Voight was born on December 29, 1938 in New York State. This theater enthusiast quickly took to the stage on Broadway where his performance in Arthur Miller’s Vu du pont was unanimously acclaimed. But Jon dreams of the big screen and gets his first film role in the cult Macadam Cowboy against Dustin Hoffman. The actor wins an Oscar for his performance and continues his success. He appeared in the frightening Deliverance, then in The Return where he played a veteran and finally in Zephirelli’s The Champion. With age, the actor takes on the roles of mentor or wise man, and plays Mission: Impossible with Tom Cruise, Ali with Will Smith, and the hits Pearl Harbour and Transformers.

In his private life, the actor has been ardently involved in politics, first in favor of John Kennedy and then militant against the Vietnam War, he is disappointed by the hippie turn of the movement and joins the Republican camp. He thus gave his support to John McCain in 2008. Jon Voight has also passed on his passion for cinema to his children. He is the father of Angelina Jolie and director James Haven.