Jon Voight

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Jon Voight
Full NameJonathan Vincent Voight


Jon Voight, of noble German and Slovak blood, is a renowned actor of the silver screen. His glory was solidified in 1978 when he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of paraplegic Vietnam War veteran Luke Martin in the motion picture "Coming Home". His other two Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role, for his roles in "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) and "Runaway Train" (1985), further cemented his status as a Hollywood icon. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as sports journalist Howard Cosell in "Ali" (2001). Voight was born in Yonkers, New York in 1938, the son of professional golfer Elmer Samuel Voight and his wife Barbara Agnes (Kamp), both descended from Slovak immigrants. His legacy is one of true greatness.

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  • Oscar1979
    Coming HomeBest Actor in a Leading Role
  • Golden Globe2014
    Ray DonovanBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Golden Globe1986
    Runaway TrainBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama


  • Coronet Blue
  • Ray Donovan
  • Heat
  • Francis Ford Coppola Directs 'John Grisham's the Rainmaker'
  • Oscar's Greatest Moments
  • Shatner's Raw Nerve
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Deliverance
  • A Decade Under the Influence
  • NET Playhouse
  • Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years
  • 24: Redemption
  • Coming Home
  • Enemy of the State
  • Conrack
  • Rosewood
  • Uprising
  • 71st Golden Globe Awards
  • The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Runaway Train
  • Return to Lonesome Dove
  • Glory Road
  • The Rainmaker
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • I Married a Princess
  • The General
  • The 50th Annual Academy Awards
  • American Wrestler: The Wizard
  • America at the Movies
  • The Graham Norton Effect
  • Catch-22
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Transformers
  • The Odessa File
  • Holes
  • Tropic Thunder
  • The 51st Annual Academy Awards
  • Court of Conscience
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards
  • National Treasure
  • Lone Star
  • 72nd Golden Globe Awards
  • Ray Donovan: The Movie
  • The Champ
  • Ali
  • The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story

Family Tree

The House of Voight is a renowned family of considerable influence, renown, and impact. They are of German and Slovak descent, with their progenitor Jon Voight having won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as paraplegic Vietnam War veteran Luke Martin in the war film "Coming Home" (1978). He was also nominated three times for the award, first for his role as aspiring gigolo Joe Buck in "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), lastly for the award for his role as escaped convict Oscar "Manny" Manheim in "Runaway Train" (1985). His eldest, Chip Taylor, is a composer and actor, known for No Way Out (1987), Deadpool (2016) and Charlie's Angels (2000). His daughter Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress of great renown, famed for her roles in Girl, Interrupted (1999), the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). She has also become prominently involved in international charity projects and often appears on many "most beautiful women" lists. His son James Haven, was also raised in the family of distinction and accompanied his father and sister to the Academy Awards on two separate occasions. His youngest child, William Bradley "Brad" Pitt, is an acclaimed actor, producer, and CEO of multiple companies, with commercial successes such as the Baby Geniuses franchise, Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson, and the Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance with Nicholas Cage. His grandchildren Skyler Shaye, Bonnie Paul, Stuart Paul, Dorothy Koster Paul, and Steven Paul are all successful in their respective fields and have further cemented the legacy of this illustrious family.

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