Jon Favreau is a famous American stand-up comedian, actor, vocal actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. As an actor, Jon Favreau has appeared in various television shows and movies. Jon Favreau made a name for himself after screenwriting and acting in ‘Swingers.’ Jon won Saturn Awards for Best Director for ‘Iron Mask.’ His first one was ‘Chef.’ He uses the ‘Fairview Entertainment,’ for directing and producing. Continue reading to find the net worth of Jon Favreau as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Jon Favreau was born as Jonathan Kolia Favreau on 19th October 1966 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, the US, to Madeleine and Charles Favreau. Madeleine, Russian-Jewish descent, worked as an elementary school teacher and died of Lukemia (1979). Charles Favreau, a Catholic of Italian and French-Candian decent, worked as a special education teacher.
After studying at Hebrew School, Jon Favreau graduated from The Bronx High School of Science (1984). He continued studying at Queens College (1984-1987). He took a break and worked for Bear Stearns on Wall Street. In early 1988, Jon returned to Queens College but never completed all his courses required for graduation.
On 24th November 2000, Jon Favreau and Joya Tillem (physician) married. They have three children. Son Max born on 25th July 2001 and daughters Madeleine (b. April 2003), and Brighton Rose (b. August 2006).
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1988 summer, Jon relocated to Chicago. He appeared as a stand-up comedian in improvisational theatres (ImprovOlympic and the Improv Institute).
Jon Favreau is well-known as an actor for enacting in movies including 1993s ‘Rudy’, his own screen-written movie 1996s ‘Swingers’, 1998s ‘Very Bad Things’, 2006s ‘The Break-Up’, 2009s ‘Couples Retreat’, his directed movie 2014s ‘Chef.’ Jon Favreau is renowned for directing the following movies: 2003s ‘Elf,’ 2005s ‘Zathura: A Space Adventure,’ 2008s ‘Iron Man,’ 2010s ‘Iron Man 2’, 2011s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’, and 2016s ‘The Jungle Book’.
Jon Favreau was the executive producer of the following movies: 2012s ‘The Avengers,’ 2013s ‘Iron Man 3’and 2015s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Jon Favreau shows ‘Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.’ Jon enacted Pete Becker during the three seasons of the television sitcom, ‘Friends.’
Awards won by Jon Favreau include Saturn Award for Best Director for ‘Iron Man’ (2008 and 2009) and PETA Innovation in Film Award for ‘The Jungle Book’ (2016).
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Jon Favreau is $65 million. Jon Favreau made his name and fame after he wrote and enacted in the movie, ‘Swingers.’ Most of his net worth comes from his movie direction. The list includes ‘Elf,’ ‘Iron Man’ franchise, and ‘Zathura.’ Also, Jon Favreau has enacted in movies and television shows including ‘Deep Impact,’ ‘Friends,’ ‘Swingers,’ and ‘The King of Queens.’
According to reports dated April 2016, Jon Favreau was to direct his sequel to ‘The Jungle Book,’ adapted from animation. Earlier, Warner Bros had created their version of ‘Jungle Book’ called ‘Mowgli.’ As planned, Jon Favreau’s movie, ‘The Jungle Book’ was to be released in August/November 2018. But, it got postponed due to the production of ‘The Lion King.’
According to reports dated September 2016, Jon Favreau was to direct the live-action remake of Walt Disney’s ‘The Lion King.’ On 17th February 2017, Jon Favreau reported that Donald Glover would lend his voice for Simba. Also, James Earl Jones would be playing the role of Mufasa from the original movie, ‘The Lion King.’
On 8th March 2018, Lucasfilm stated Jon Favreau as the executive producer and screenwriter of ‘Star Wars.’ This is the famous live-action television series for Disney’s streaming service. Jon Favreau would be appearing in 2019s Untitled Avengers movie that would be directed by the Russo brothers for 3rd May 2019.