Jon Voight is an actor who has won several awards in his career. He has been performing for over five decades. He has starred in several films like ‘Uprising’, ‘Park harbor’, ‘Runaway Train’, ‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘Enemy of the State’, ‘The Champ’, ‘Coming Home’, and ‘Deliverance’. He has also appeared on television shows and is the father of Angelina Jolie. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Jon Voight in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Jonathan Vincent Voight was born in December 1938, in Yonkers, New York. His parents were Elmer Voight and Barbara Voight. His father was a professional golfer and is the brother of Wesley Voight and Barry Voight. He grew up as a Catholic, and his grandparents were immigrants from Slovakia.
He went to New York’s Archbishop Stepinac High School and appeared in the school’s production of ‘The Song of Norway’. After completing his high school in 1956, Jon went to The Catholic University of America from where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1960. Following that, he moved to New York City for a career in acting.
In 1962, Jon Voight got married to Lauri Peters. Following their divorce in 1967, he married Marcheline Bertrand in 1971. Their children are actor James Haven and actress Angelina Jolie. He was not on good terms with his children but has reconciled now. He divorced Bertrand in 1980. The actor was previously in relationships with Stacey Pickren, Eileen Davidson, Barbara Streisand, and Diana Ross. He has also dated Nastassja Kinski in the past.
Career, Award & Nominations
Jon Voight began his career by appearing in an episode of ‘Naked’ in 1963. This was followed by appearing in the television series ‘The Defenders’. In 1966, the actor appeared in ‘Gunsmoke’. After guest appearing in other television series, Voight starred in the miniseries ‘The Rainbow Warrior’ in 1992. He has also appeared in another miniseries ‘Return to Lonesome Dove’. His other television credits include ‘Ray Donovan’, ‘24’, ‘Pope John Paul II’, and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story’.
For his role in television, he has received a nomination for the Primetime Emmys. In 1967, he was seen in the film ‘Fearless Frank’. He then appeared in ‘Midnight Cowboy’, a role which made him win several awards like the BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and a nomination for the Academy Award. In the ‘70s Jon starred in other films like ‘Deliverance’, ‘Conrack’, ‘End of the Game’, and ‘The All-American Boy’. He starred in the 1978 film ‘Coming Home’ which made him win the Academy Award.
His other film roles include ‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘Anaconda’, ‘Runaway Train’, ‘Desert Bloom’, ‘Enemy of the State’, ‘Pearl Harbor’, ‘Zoolander’, ‘Ali’, ‘American Wrestler: The Wizard’, and ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Voight has received many other awards and nominations and will be next seen in the film ‘Roe v. Wade’ in 2020.
Net Worth & Earnings
What could possibly be the net worth of an actor who has been bestowed with a number of accolades in his career? He is a very successful actor who has been performing since 1963. The actor has got a net worth of over $60 million and has appeared in both films and television. He has also done several TV movies including ‘Chernobyl! The Final Warning’, ‘The Last of His Tribe’, ‘Noah’s Ark’, ‘Second String’, ‘The Karate Dog’, and ‘Jasper, Texas’.
Jon Voight has given terrific roles in his career. He is a very successful actor who has got many fans around the world. He has also appeared in negative roles and continues to act in both television and films.