Jonathan Vincent “Jon” Voight was born on December 29, 1938. He has won one Academy Award, out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards, out of nine nominations. He is the biological father of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven.
He came to prominence in the late 60s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy. During the 70s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in Deliverance (1972), a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and a penniless ex-boxing champion in The Champ (1979).
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