Jon Voight

Jon Voight

Highest Rated: 100% Uprising (2001)

Lowest Rated: 0% Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

Birthday: Dec 29, 1938

Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, USA

The son of a Czech-American golf pro, Jon Voight was active in student theatricals in high school and at Catholic University. In 1960 he began studying privately with Neighborhood Playhouse mentor Sanford Meisner, and made his off-Broadway debut that same year in O Oysters, receiving a daunting review which opined that he could "neither walk nor talk." Fortunately, Voight persevered, and in 1961 took over the role of "singing Nazi" Rolf in the Broadway hit The Sound of Music (his Liesl was Laurie Peters, who became his first wife).Blessed with handsome, Nordic features, Voight kept busy as a supporting player on such TV series as Gunsmoke, Coronet Blue, and NYPD, and in 1966 spent a season with the California National Shakespeare Festival. The following year, he won a Theatre World Award for his stage performance in That Summer, That Fall. Thus, by the time he became an "overnight" star in the role of wide-eyed hustler Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy (1969), he had nearly a decade's worth of experience under his belt. The success of Midnight Cowboy, which earned Voight an Oscar nomination, prompted a fast-buck distributor to ship out a double feature of two never-released mid-'60s films: Fearless Frank, filmed in 1965, starred Voight as a reluctant superhero, while Madigan's Millions was a 1968 turkey featuring Voight's Cowboy co-star (and longtime friend) Dustin Hoffman.Entering the 1970s with dozens of producers clamoring for his services, Voight refused to accept roles that banked merely on his youth and good looks. Instead, he selected such challenging assignments as crack-brained Army officer Milo Minderbinder in Catch 22 (1970), a political activist known only as "A" in The Revolutionary (also 1970), reluctant rugged individualist Ed Gentry in Deliverance (1972), and real-life teacher/novelist Pat Conroy in Conrack (1974). In 1978, he won both the Oscar and the Cannes Film Festival award for his portrayal of paraplegic Vietnam veteran Luke Martin in Hal Ashby's Coming Home. The following year, he earned additional acclaim for his work in the remake of The Champ.Devoting increasing amounts of time to his various sociopolitical causes in the 1980s and 1990s, Voight found it more and more difficult to fit film roles into his busy schedule. A reunion project with Ashby, on the godawful gambling comedy Lookin' to Get Out (produced 1980, released 1982), failed dismally, with many reviewers complaining about Voight's terrible, overmodulated performance, and the paper-thin script, which the actor himself wrote. Voight weathered the storm, however, and enjoyed box-office success as star of the 1983 weeper Table for Five. He also picked up another Oscar nomination for Andrei Konchalovsky's existential thriller Runaway Train (1985), and acted in such socially-conscious TV movies as Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991) and The Last of His Tribe (1992). He also produced Table for Five and scripted 1990's Eternity. Voight kept busy for the remainder of the decade, appearing in such films as Michael Mann's Heat (1995), Mission: Impossible (1996), and The General, a 1998 collaboration with Deliverance director John Boorman, for which Voight won acclaim in his role as an Irish police inspector. During the same period of time, a bearded Voight also essayed a wild one-episode cameo on Seinfeld - as himself - with a scene that required him to bite the hand of Cosmo Kramer from a parked vehicle. In 1999, Voight gained an introduction to a new generation of fans, thanks to his role as James Van Der Beek's megalomaniacal football coach in the hit Varsity Blues, later appearing in a handful of other films before teaming onscreen with daughter Angelina Jolie for Tomb Raider in 2001. After essaying President Roosevelt later that same year in Pearl Harbor, Voight went for laughs in Ben Stiller's male-model comedy Zoolander, though his most pronounced role of 2001 would come in his Oscar nominated performance as iconic newsman Howard Cosell in director

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Orphan Horse Actor 2018
No Score Yet Surviving the Wild Gus 2018
33% Same Kind of Different As Me Actor $6.5M 2017
No Score Yet American Wrestler: The Wizard Principal Skinner 2017
No Score Yet J.L. Famiy Ranch Executive Producer 2017
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Shaw Senior $234.1M 2016
No Score Yet A Christmas Eve Miracle Jerry the Dog 2015
73% Woodlawn Paul Bryant $14.4M 2015
No Score Yet Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby Moriarty 2015
No Score Yet Rifftrax Live: Anaconda Actor 2014
No Score Yet Pablo Actor 2014
No Score Yet Baby Geniuses and the Treasures of Egypt Moriarty 2014
No Score Yet Deadly Lessons Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Final Song Executive Producer 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
2% Getaway The Voice $10.5M 2013
No Score Yet Baby Geniuses 3: Baby Squad Investigators Moriarty 2013
No Score Yet Beyond Det. Koski 2012
86% Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Actor $30.3K 2010
No Score Yet Stardust Actor 2010
No Score Yet ClarkWorld Actor 2009
No Score Yet Michael Jackson: The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop Actor 2009
24% Four Christmases Creighton $120.2M 2008
80% 24: Redemption Actor 2008
35% Pride and Glory Francis Tierney Sr. $15.8M 2008
13% An American Carol George Washington $7M 2008
No Score Yet No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Genocide Factor: Genocide from Biblical Times Through the Ages Actor 2008
No Score Yet Genocide in the First Half of the 20th Century Actor 2008
No Score Yet Genocide: The Horror Continues Actor 2008
No Score Yet Never Again?: Genocide Since the Holocaust Actor 2008
36% National Treasure: Book of Secrets Patrick Gates $220M 2007
15% September Dawn Bishop Jacob Samuelson $1.1M 2007
10% Bratz: The Movie Principal Dimly $9.9M 2007
58% Transformers Defense Secretary John Keller $319.1M 2007
No Score Yet Brando Actor 2007
No Score Yet OLHAR ESTRANGEIRO Actor 2006
55% Glory Road Adolph Rupp $42.5M 2006
No Score Yet The Legend of Simon Conjurer Actor 2006
No Score Yet Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II 2005
No Score Yet Movies 101 Actor 2005
No Score Yet Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II 2005
No Score Yet Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' Old Eddie 2004
46% National Treasure Patrick Gates $173M 2004
0% Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Bill Biscane $9.1M 2004
80% The Manchurian Candidate Tom Jordan $65.8M 2004
No Score Yet Karate Dog Hamilton Cage 2004
No Score Yet Jasper, Texas Billy Rowles 2003
78% Holes Mr. Sir $67.4M 2003
No Score Yet Second String Coach Dichter 2002
No Score Yet The Princess and the Barrio Boy Executive Producer 2001
67% Ali Howard Cosell $58.2M 2001
No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Siggy 2001
100% Uprising General Stoop 2001
64% Zoolander Larry Zoolander $44.8M 2001
20% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider Lord Richard Croft $129.6M 2001
24% Pearl Harbor Pres. Roosevelt $197.8M 2001
No Score Yet Britney Spears - Live From Las Vegas Actor 2001
No Score Yet Noah's Ark Noah 1999
21% A Dog of Flanders Michel 1999
2% Baby Geniuses Executive Producer 1999
41% Varsity Blues Coach Bud Kilmer 1999
No Score Yet The Prince and the Surfer Producer 1999
82% The General Ned Kenny 1998
71% Enemy of the State Thomas Brian Reynolds 1998
No Score Yet The Fixer Executive Producer Jack Killoran 1998
No Score Yet John Grisham's The Rainmaker Leo F. Drummond 1997
83% The Rainmaker Leo F. Drummond 1997
15% Most Wanted Casey-Woodward 1997
60% U-Turn Blind Man 1997
40% Anaconda Paul Sarone 1997
86% Rosewood John Wright 1997
No Score Yet Boys Will Be Boys Lt. Palladino 1997
63% Mission: Impossible Jim Phelps 1996
86% Heat Nate 1995
No Score Yet Convict Cowboy Ry Weston 1995
No Score Yet The Tin Soldier Yarik Director 1995
No Score Yet Rainbow Warrior Peter Wilcox 1993
No Score Yet The Last of His Tribe Alfred 1992
No Score Yet Eternity Screenwriter Edward/James Edward 1990
No Score Yet Final Warning Dr. Robert Gale 1990
No Score Yet Without Honor Actor 1987
64% Desert Bloom Jack Chismore 1986
85% Runaway Train Oscar 'Manny' Manheim 1985
67% Table for Five J.P. Tannen 1983
25% Lookin' to Get Out Screenwriter Producer Alex Kovac 1982
36% The Champ Billy 1979
82% Coming Home Luke Martin 1978
50% End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman) Walter Tschanz 1975
64% The Odessa File Peter Miller 1974
67% Conrack Pat Conroy 1974
No Score Yet The All-American Boy Vic Bealer 1973
90% Deliverance Ed Gentry 1972
No Score Yet The Revolutionary A 1970
79% Catch-22 Milo Minderbinder 1970
90% Midnight Cowboy Joe Buck 1969
86% Hour of the Gun Curly Bill Brocius 1967

TV

Credit
72% Ray Donovan
2013
Mickey Donovan 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2014
2012
83% Lone Star
2010
Clint Thatcher 2010
86% 24
2001-2014
Jonas Hodges 2010
2009
2008
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Jon Voight 1994
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Guest Cory Petter 1967
1966

QUOTES FROM Jon Voight CHARACTERS

Bill Biscane says: (after being turned into a baby) I'm Bill Biscaine and if you touch my diapers, you're fired!

Bill Biscane says: I'm Bill Biscaine and if you touch my diapers, you're fired!

Milo Minderbinder says: As a matter of fact, Father, I know I can get my hands on an entire shipment of religious relics, blessed by the Pope himself. The Germans swiped them and put them on the open market. As I understand it, the stuff includes a wrist and collarbones of some of your top saints!

Milo Minderbinder says: We're gonna come out of this war rich!

Capt. Yossarian says: You're gonna come out rich. We're gonna come out dead.

Milo Minderbinder says: What's good for M & M Enterprises will be good for the country.

Milo Minderbinder says: Nately died a wealthy man, Yossarian. He had over sixty shares in the syndicate.

Capt. Yossarian says: What difference does that make? He's dead.

Milo Minderbinder says: Then his family will get it.

Capt. Yossarian says: He didn't have time to have a family.

Milo Minderbinder says: Then his parents will get it.

Capt. Yossarian says: They don't need it, they're rich.

Milo Minderbinder says: Then they'll understand.

The Voice says: Drive away.

Brent Magna says: I cant I got a kid in the car!

Brent Magna says: I can't. I got a kid in the car!

Franklin D. Roosevelt says: I like sub commanders. They don't have time for bullshit, and neither do I.

Franklin D. Roosevelt says: I like sub commanders. They don't have time for bullshit and neither do I.

Joe Buck says: You know what you can do with them dishes. And if you ain't man enough to do it for yourself, I'd be happy to oblige. I really would.

Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo says: You know, in my own place, my name ain't Ratso. I mean, it just so happens that in my own place my name is Enrico Salvatore Rizzo

Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo says: You know, in my own place, my name ain't Ratso. I mean, it just so happens that in my own place my name is Enrico Salvatore Rizzo.

Joe Buck says: Well, I can't say all that

Joe Buck says: Well, I can't say all that.

Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo says: Rico, then.

Joe Buck says: [wearing glasses] Guess who I am?

Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo says: Who?

Joe Buck says: [takes off glasses and laughs] It's me!

Joe Buck says: I ain't no kinda hustler.

Coach Bud Kilmer says: Make him understand

Coach Bud Kilmer says: Make him understand.

Blind Man says: A man with no ethics is a free man.

Blind Man says: Everything is everything. And everything is nothing, too.

Blind Man says: Your lies are old but you tell them pretty good.

Mike says: You know what you are? A pain in the ass? That's right... A pain in the ass!

Billy says: You know what you are? A pain in the ass. That's right... A pain in the ass!

Peter Miller says: Daddy don't go, mama come home!

Patrick Henry Gates says: And he dragged you two into this nonsense?

Dr. Abigail Chase says: 'Literally'

Riley Poole says: I volunteered!

Patrick Henry Gates says: Well un-volunteer before you waste your life!

Ben Gates says: Where's the phone?

Patrick Henry Gates says: I don't know son I can't find anything in this mess.

Ben Gates says: It's only temporary 'til I can find a new place.

Patrick Henry Gates says: Find the old one. I like her!

Franklin D. Roosevelt says: We're building refrigerators, while our enemies build bombs.

Trout Walker says: Even Zero, here, isn't completely worthless.

Mr. Sir says: Even Zero, here, isn't completely worthless.

Mr. Sir says: You take a bad boy and make him dig holes all day long in the hot sun, it makes him a good boy. That's our philisophy here at Camp Green Lake.

Paul Sarone says: This river can kill you in a thousand ways.

Paul Sarone says: Never look in the eyes, of those you kill. They will haunt you forever. I know.

Derek Zoolander says: I think I've got the black lung, pop.

Larry Zoolander says: For god's sake Derek, you were down there one day!

Paul Sarone says: There's a devil inside everyone.

Ethan Hunt says: [Realizing Jim is the mole] Why Jim? Why?

Jim Phelps says: Well, you think about it Ethan, it was inevitable. No more cold war. No more secrets you keep from yourself. Answer to no one but yourself. Then, you wake up one morning and find out the President is running the country without your permission. The son of a bitch, how dare he. Then you realize, it's over. You are an obsolete peice of hardware, not worth upgrading, you got a lousy marriage, and 62 grand a year.

Jim Phelps says: Any questions?

Ethan Hunt says: Yeah. Could we get a capuccino machine in here? Cause I don't know what you call this.

Larry Zoolander says: You're dead to me, son. You're even more dead to me than your dead mother.

Mr. Sir says: Once upon a time... there was a magical place where it never rained. ...the end.

Mr. Sir says: Once upon a time there was a magical place where it never rained. The End.

Agent Sadusky says: And you have no idea where your son is?

Patrick Henry Gates says: He tied me to a chair.

Patrick Henry Gates says: Gonna untie me?

Patrick Henry Gates says: Where's the party?

Benjamin Franklin Gates says: We found the Charlotte.

Patrick Henry Gates says: The Charlotte? You mean she was a ship?

Benjamin Franklin Gates says: Yeah she was beautiful.

Patrick Henry Gates says: And the treasure?

Benjamin Franklin Gates says: No but we found a clue that led us here....

Patrick Henry Gates says: And that will lead you to another clue, and another clue!

Patrick Henry Gates says: I have a job, health insurance, what do you have, him?

Larry Zoolander says: Damnit Derek, I'm a coal miner, not a professional film or television actor.