Jon Voight

Highest Rated: 100% Uprising (2001)
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
11% 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
9% 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
56% 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
77% Holes Mr. Sir $67.4M 2003
77% A Decade Under the Influence Actor 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 Edward/James Edward Screenwriter 1990
No Score Yet Final Warning Dr. Robert Gale 1990
No Score Yet Without Honor Actor 1987
70% 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
38% The Champ Billy 1979
82% Coming Home Luke Martin 1978
60% End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman) Walter Tschanz 1975
64% The Odessa File Peter Miller 1974
73% Conrack Pat Conroy 1974
No Score Yet The All-American Boy Vic Bealer 1973
93% Deliverance Ed Gentry 1972
No Score Yet The Revolutionary A 1970
79% Catch-22 Milo Minderbinder 1970
91% Midnight Cowboy Joe Buck 1969
86% Hour of the Gun Curly Bill Brocius 1967

TV

CREDIT
72% Ray Donovan
2013
Mickey Donovan
  • 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
89% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Jon Voight
  • 1994
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Guest Cory Petter
  • 1967
  • 1966

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