Photo of Jon Voight Jon Voight

Born on Dec. 29, 1938, in Yonkers, N.Y., Jon Voight began acting on the stage before appearing in small television and film roles. He created a splash in 1969 with his portrayal of vulnerable bumpkin Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy, one of the seminal films of the 1960s.

Voight received numerous honors for the role, including Best Actor Golden Globe and BAFTA awards and an Oscar nomination. His 1978 turn as a wounded Vietnam veteran in Coming Home nabbed him the Oscar for Best Actor. Voight received additional Oscar applause for Runaway Train and Ali.

Other notable films include Catch-22, Deliverance, Heat, Mission: Impossible, The Rainmaker and The Manchurian Candidate. Voight continues to work in film and television, and earned an Emmy nod for his portrayal of Pope John Paul II in the eponymous 2005 television movie. Voight is the father of actress Angelina Jolie.

Jon Voight in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2016 PG-13

This wizardly spin-off from the cinematic world of Harry Potter relates the wondrous and exotic life of "magizoologist" Newt Scamander, who wrote the Hogwarts School's textbook on magical creatures decades before Harry Potter would lay eyes on it.

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  • Jon Voight in Transformers Transformers
  • Jon Voight in The Manchurian Candidate The Manchurian Candidate
  • Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy Midnight Cowboy
  • Jon Voight in Heat Heat
  • Jon Voight in Catch-22 Catch-22
  • Jon Voight in Zoolander Zoolander
  • Jon Voight in National Treasure National Treasure
  • Jon Voight in National Treasure: Book of Secrets National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Jon Voight in Mission: Impossible Mission: Impossible
  • Jon Voight in Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor
  • Jon Voight in Deliverance Deliverance
  • Jon Voight in Ali Ali
  • Jon Voight in Holes Holes
  • Jon Voight in The Rainmaker The Rainmaker
  • Jon Voight in Enemy of the State Enemy of the State
  • Jon Voight in Ray Donovan Ray Donovan
  • Jon Voight in Glory Road Glory Road
  • Jon Voight in Pride and Glory Pride and Glory
  • Jon Voight in The Odessa File The Odessa File
  • Jon Voight in Tomb Raider Tomb Raider
  • Jon Voight in 24: Redemption 24: Redemption
  • Jon Voight in Varsity Blues Varsity Blues
  • Jon Voight in Uprising Uprising
  • Jon Voight in The Five People You Meet in Heaven The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Jon Voight in Who Is Harry Nilsson? Who Is Harry Nilsson?
  • Jon Voight in Four Christmases Four Christmases
  • Jon Voight in Desert Bloom Desert Bloom
  • Jon Voight in Anaconda Anaconda
  • Jon Voight in September Dawn September Dawn
  • Jon Voight in Coming Home Coming Home
  • Jon Voight in Most Wanted Most Wanted
  • Jon Voight in Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
  • Jon Voight in An American Carol An American Carol
  • Jon Voight in Getaway Getaway
  • Jon Voight in Lookin' to Get Out Lookin' to Get Out
  • Jon Voight in Table for Five Table for Five
  • Jon Voight in Rosewood Rosewood
  • Jon Voight in A Dog of Flanders A Dog of Flanders
  • Jon Voight in The Life and Art of John Cassavetes The Life and Art of John Cassavetes
  • Jon Voight in A Decade Under the Influence A Decade Under the Influence
  • Jon Voight in The Karate Dog The Karate Dog
  • Jon Voight in Casting By Casting By
  • Jon Voight in The Best of the David Steinberg Show The Best of the David Steinberg Show
  • Jon Voight in Return to Lonesome Dove Return to Lonesome Dove
  • Jon Voight in Boys Will Be Boys Boys Will Be Boys
  • Jon Voight in The Fixer The Fixer
  • Jon Voight in The Prince and the Surfer The Prince and the Surfer
  • Jon Voight in Jasper, Texas Jasper, Texas
  • Jon Voight in Movies 101 Movies 101
  • Jon Voight in Bratz: The Movie Bratz: The Movie
  • Jon Voight in Never Again?: Genocide Since the Holocaust Never Again?: Genocide Since the Holocaust
  • Jon Voight in Michael Jackson: King of Pop Michael Jackson: King of Pop
  • Jon Voight in Beyond Beyond