Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an American Academy Award-winning, Emmy- and BAFTA Award-nominated film and television actor. He has had a long and distinguished career as both a leading man and, in recent years, a character actor, with an extensive and compelling range. He came to prominence at the end of the sixties, with a performance as a would-be hustler in 1969's Best Picture winner, Midnight Cowboy, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination. Throughout the following decades, Voight built his reputation with an array of challenging roles and has appeared in such landmark films as 1972's Deliverance, and 1978's Coming Home, for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor. Voight's impersonation of the late sportscaster/journalist Howard Cosell, in 2001's biopic Ali, earned Voight critical raves and his fourth Oscar nomination. He is the father of actors Angelina Jolie and James Haven as well as brother of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor and geologist Barry Voight. He has six grandchildren by Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt.
Voight was born in Egg Harbor Twp, New Jersey, the son of Barbara (née Kamp; New York, January 7, 1910 – Palm
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