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|Born:||December 29, 1938||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Yonkers, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Raised in Yonkers, NY
Off-Broadway debut, "O Oysters Revue"
Broadway debut, playing Rolf Gruber in "The Sound of Music"; appeared opposite first wife Lauri Peters who played Liesl
Film debut, "Fearless Frank" (shot in 1964; shown at Cannes in 1967; US release 1969)
Acted with Robert Duvall in Off-Broadway production of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge"; assistant to the director Ulu Grossbard was Dustin Hoffman
Returned to Broadway in "That Summer, That Fall"
Breakthrough screen role as Joe Buck opposite Hoffman's Ratso Rizzo in John Schlesinger's "Midnight Cowboy"; received Best Actor Academy Award nomination; had auditioned for role and then lost it to Michael Sarrazin; when Universal wouldn't release Sarrazin from his contract, director Schlesinger hired Voight
Cast in the Mike Nichols directed, "Catch-22"
Acted with Jennifer Salt (daughter of "Midnight Cowboy" screenwriter Waldo Salt) and Duvall in Paul Williams' "The Revolutionary"
Co-starred in John Boorman's "Deliverance"
Portrayed author-teacher Pat Conroy in the semi-autobiographical "Conrack"
Gave solid performance as German journalist on the trail of Nazis in the early 60s, single-handedly elevating the otherwise plodding "The Odessa File"
Stage co-producing debut, "The Hashish Club"
Earned Best Actor Oscar as a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Hal Ashby's "Coming Home"; film reprised "Midnight Cowboy" collaboration of screenwriter Salt and producer Jerry Hellman
Headlined the Franco Zeffirelli-directed remake of the sentimental "The Champ"
Feature producing and co-writing debut, "Lookin' to Get Out"; directed by Hal Ashby; also acted; daughter Angelina Jolie Voight made her film acting debut as a child
Produced the feature "Table for Five"; also starred
Garnered a third Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his slightly over-the-top portrayal of a brutal escaped convict in "Runaway Train"
Delivered solid performance as an embittered, alcoholic WWII hero reduced to running a gas station in "Desert Bloom"
Wrote and played dual role in direct-to-video release, "Eternity"
TV-movie debut, played Dr. Robert Gale in "Chernobyl: The Final Warning" on TNT
Lobbied unsuccessfully for the part of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"
Returned to the stage after a 16-year absence as Trigorin in the Broadway production, "The Sea Gull"
Succeeded Tommy Lee Jones as ex-Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call in the CBS miniseries sequel "Return to Lonesome Dove"
Filed a $4 million sexual-harassment suit against former business partner Laura Pels; later withdrew the suit
Guest-starred as himself in an episode of "Seinfield" (NBC)
TV directing debut, "The Tin Soldier" on Showtime (also acted); cited at the Berlin Film Festival as Best Children's Film
Co-starred as a thief in "Heat", directed by Michael Mann
Formed Jon Voight Entertainment (JVE)
Cast as Jim Phelps in the feature "Mission: Impossible"
Was virtually unrecognizable as a wily blind Native American in Oliver Stone's "U-Turn"
Garnered praise for his supporting role as a slick lawyer in "John Grisham's 'The Rainmaker'"
Scored big as a ruthless National Security Agency official in "Enemy of the State"
Portrayed an Irish policeman on the trail of notorious Irish thief Martin Cahill in John Boorman's "The General"
Played "win-at-all-costs" Texas high school football coach in "Varsity Blues"
Appeared as Noah in NBC miniseries "Noah's Ark"
Portrayed US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "Pearl Harbor"
Played on screen father of real-life daughter Angelina Jolie in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"
Portrayed Howard Cosell in the biopic "Ali"; directed by Michael Mann; earned a Best Supporting Oscar nomination
Cast as the coach of the Buffalo Bills in the TNT movie "Second String"
Portrayed Senator Thomas Jordan in the remake of the 1962 thriller "The Manchurian Candidate"
Co-starred with Nicolas Cage and Harvey Keitel in "National Treasure"
Starred in "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" (ABC) based on the book by Mitch Albom; received a SAG nomination for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Earned an Emmy nomination for playing John Paul during his papacy in the CBS miniseries "Pope John Paul II"
Co-starred with Nicholas Cage in the Marvel Comics-inspired "Ghost Rider"
Played a US Secretary of State in Michael Bay's live action film, "Transformers"
Reprised role opposite Nicolas Cage in "National Treasure; Book of Secrets"
Played Jonas Hodges, the villain, in the seventh season of the Fox drama "24"
Cast as Clint Thatcher, a Texas oil tycoon, on the short-lived FOX series "Lone Star"
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