Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau

Highest Rated: 100% As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Term Life (2016)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1966

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

An actor whose solid everyman quality has endeared him to audiences and critics alike, Jon Favreau first made his name with 1996's Swingers. The story of a group of rat pack-obsessed, out-of-work actors slumming amiably through life in L.A., the indie-comedy was one of the year's biggest sleeper hits and made a star out of Favreau, who also wrote the script.A native of Queens, NY, where he was born on October 19, 1966, Favreau was raised as the only child of two educators. After attending the Bronx High School of Science, he did an abbreviated stint at Queens College before heading to Chicago to pursue a comedy career. In Chicago, he studied improvisational comedy with Del Close and was a member of the ImrovOlympic troupe. Favreau's time in Chicago ended when he decided to head to L.A. to try and break into film; his experiences as a lovelorn, out-of-work actor would later provide the inspiration for Swingers.After years of false hopes and false starts that took the form of supporting roles in such disappointing films as Rudy and P.C.U., Favreau began channeling his experiences and those of his friends (who included fellow Swingers star Vince Vaughn) into a rudimentary script for Swingers. Encouraged to make his script into a film, the actor despaired of securing enough funding for the project until he met fledgling director Doug Liman, who convinced him that the film could be made for 250,000 dollars. Costs were cut by filming largely without permits and making use of inexpensive shooting locations such as Favreau's own apartment. The film's low-budget charm was sufficient enough to sway the powers-that-be at Miramax who picked it up for distribution. When Swingers was eventually released in 1996, it was hailed by critics as a funny and painfully accurate account of the L.A. scene and its various faux-hipster denizens, as well as the dynamics at work amongst a group of guys (Favreau, Vaughn, and company) and the women they try so desperately to impress. In the wake of the film's success, Favreau, who was being hailed as the latest in the long line of Hollywood "Next Big Things," chose to star in Very Bad Things (1998), a black comedy directed by actor-turned-director Peter Berg. The film, in which Favreau played a soon-to-be married man whose Las Vegas bachelor party goes disastrously wrong, received very mixed reviews, although most critics praised the actor's performance as a "suburban Joe" caught up in circumstances that rapidly spiral beyond his control. After playing the eponymous boxing legend in the made-for-TV Rocky Marciano in 1999, Favreau returned to the screen in 2000 to star as a football player in The Replacements, a sports comedy directed by Howard Deutch. That same year, he returned to the indie scene with Love & Sex, a take on urban romance. In 2001, Favreau re-teamed with Vaughn for Made, a crime comedy that cast the two actors as aspiring mobsters and marked Favreau's feature directorial debut. Also in 2001, Favreau made the jump to the small screen, producing and hosting IFC's Dinner for Five, a candid roundtable program featuring fellow actors and filmmakers. In 2003, not only did Favreau show up in supporting roles in the hits Daredevil and Something's Gotta Give, his sophomore directorial effort, the Will Ferrell holiday comedy Elf proved to be one of the season's biggest crowd-pleasers, grossing over 100 million dollars at the box office. He followed up that success by bringing Chris Van Allsburg's Zathura to the big screen, although it did not match Elf's box office success. After making a few cameos on TV shows like My Name Is Earl and Monk, Favreau re-teamed with Vince Vaughn once again for a supporting role in the 2006 comedy The Break-Up. He also lent his vocal talents to the animated film Open Season. That same year he announced he would be taking on directorial duties for the big screen adaptation of the comic book Iron Man. Though it wouldn't be released until 2008, Iron Man was a huge success,


Highest Rated Movies



53% The Lion King Director 2019
100% As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM Actor 2016
0% Term Life Jimmy Lincoln $13.5K 2016
94% The Jungle Book Producer Pygmy Hog Director $364M 2016
33% Entourage Himself 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron Executive Producer $429.2M 2015
87% Chef Director Producer Screenwriter Carl Casper $23.7M 2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 2014
79% The Wolf of Wall Street Manny Riskin $91.4M 2013
53% People Like Us Richards $12.5M 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers Executive Producer $623.3M 2012
52% John Carter Thark Bookie $73.1M 2012
69% Revenge of the Electric Car Actor $0.2M 2011
45% Cowboys & Aliens Executive Producer Director $100.3M 2011
14% Zookeeper Jerome the Bear $80.4M 2011
0% Brother's Justice Himself 2011
10% Couples Retreat Screenwriter Joey $109.2M 2009
83% I Love You, Man Barry $71.4M 2009
24% Four Christmases Denver $120.2M 2008
59% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland Actor $0.5M 2008
48% Open Season Reilly $84.4M 2006
34% The Break-Up Johnny O $118.7M 2006
75% Zathura: A Space Adventure Director $28.1M 2005
61% Wimbledon Ron Roth $16.9M 2004
72% Something's Gotta Give Leo $121.5M 2003
84% Elf Director Doctor Screenwriter $173.5M 2003
44% Daredevil Franklin Franklin "Foggy" Nelson $102.5M 2003
71% The Big Empty Executive Producer John Person 2003
11% The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Screenwriter 2002
71% Made Producer Screenwriter Director Bobby/Zoo Lady $3.7M 2001
48% Love & Sex Adam Levy 2000
41% The Replacements Daniel Bateman $44.1M 2000
33% Rocky Marciano Rocky Marciano 1999
No Score Yet Dogtown Ezra 1998
42% Very Bad Things Kyle Fisher 1998
45% Deep Impact Gus Partenza 1998
No Score Yet Notes From Underground Zerkov 1998
14% Persons Unknown Actor 1996
87% Swingers Mike Producer Screenwriter 1996
39% Batman Forever Assistant 1995
No Score Yet Notes From the Underground Actor 1995
74% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table) Elmer Rice 1994
78% Rudy D-Bob 1993
47% PCU Gutter 1993
0% Folks! Chicago Taxi Driver 1992


100% The Chef Show
Host Guest Creator Executive Producer 2019
95% The Mandalorian
Creator Director Screenwriter Executive Producer 2019
65% The Orville
Creator Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Pod Save America
Host Executive Producer 2018
94% The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Young Sheldon
Director 2017
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Guest 2017
78% The Shannara Chronicles
Director Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Host Guest Director 2017
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
Panelist 2017
56% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
Guest 2016
41% Chelsea
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Director's Chair
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Top Chef
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Meet the Press
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2013
88% The Office
Director 2013
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Independent Lens
Appearing 2012
67% Revolution
Director 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2009
7% In Case of Emergency
Director 2007
90% Monk
Dr. Bloom 2006
82% My Name Is Earl
Mr. Patrick 2006
No Score Yet The King of Queens
Sean 2004
71% Family Guy
Voice 2002
92% The Sopranos
Himself 2000
78% Friends
Pete Becker 1997
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
100% The Larry Sanders Show
Jon 1995
88% Seinfeld
Clown 1994
67% The Movies


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