Jon Voight

Actor, Special appearance, Voice-over

Born: Yonkers, New York, U.S.


Jonathan Vincent Voight professionally known as Jon Voight made his debut as an actor in Gunsmoke (1963). It was in 1969 that he gained recognition as an actor with the movie Midnight Cowboy which gave him stardom. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the BAFTA Awards for Best Newcomer for Midnight Cowboy which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Voights career so far are Midnight Cowboy (1969), Deliverance (1972), Coming Home (1978), The Champ (1979), Runaway Train (1985), Heat (1995), Mission: Impossible (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Enemy of the State (1998), Ali (2001), Uprising (2001), and Pearl Harbor (2001) to name a few. Voight son of Barbara and Elmer Voight was born on December 29, 1938, in Yonkers, New York. He attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, and graduated in the year 1956. He then joined The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he majored in art and graduated with a B.A. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Donald Trump.

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