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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
1961:
Off-Broadway debut, "O Oysters Revue"
1961:
Broadway debut, playing Rolf Gruber in "The Sound of Music"; appeared opposite first wife Lauri Peters who played Liesl
1964:
Film debut, "Fearless Frank" (shot in 1964; shown at Cannes in 1967; US release 1969)
1965:
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
1967:
Returned to Broadway in "That Summer, That Fall"
1969:
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
1970:
Cast in the Mike Nichols directed, "Catch-22"
1970:
Acted with Jennifer Salt (daughter of "Midnight Cowboy" screenwriter Waldo Salt) and Duvall in Paul Williams' "The Revolutionary"
1972:
Co-starred in John Boorman's "Deliverance"
1973:
Portrayed author-teacher Pat Conroy in the semi-autobiographical "Conrack"
1974:
Gave solid performance as German journalist on the trail of Nazis in the early 60s, single-handedly elevating the otherwise plodding "The Odessa File"
1975:
Stage co-producing debut, "The Hashish Club"
1977:
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
1979:
Headlined the Franco Zeffirelli-directed remake of the sentimental "The Champ"
1982:
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
1983:
Produced the feature "Table for Five"; also starred
1985:
Garnered a third Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his slightly over-the-top portrayal of a brutal escaped convict in "Runaway Train"
1986:
Delivered solid performance as an embittered, alcoholic WWII hero reduced to running a gas station in "Desert Bloom"
1990:
Wrote and played dual role in direct-to-video release, "Eternity"
1991:
TV-movie debut, played Dr. Robert Gale in "Chernobyl: The Final Warning" on TNT
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Lobbied unsuccessfully for the part of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"
1992:
Returned to the stage after a 16-year absence as Trigorin in the Broadway production, "The Sea Gull"
1993:
Succeeded Tommy Lee Jones as ex-Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call in the CBS miniseries sequel "Return to Lonesome Dove"
1994:
Filed a $4 million sexual-harassment suit against former business partner Laura Pels; later withdrew the suit
1994:
Guest-starred as himself in an episode of "Seinfield" (NBC)
1995:
TV directing debut, "The Tin Soldier" on Showtime (also acted); cited at the Berlin Film Festival as Best Children's Film
1995:
Co-starred as a thief in "Heat", directed by Michael Mann
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Formed Jon Voight Entertainment (JVE)
1996:
Cast as Jim Phelps in the feature "Mission: Impossible"
1997:
Was virtually unrecognizable as a wily blind Native American in Oliver Stone's "U-Turn"
1997:
Garnered praise for his supporting role as a slick lawyer in "John Grisham's 'The Rainmaker'"
1998:
Scored big as a ruthless National Security Agency official in "Enemy of the State"
1998:
Portrayed an Irish policeman on the trail of notorious Irish thief Martin Cahill in John Boorman's "The General"
1999:
Played "win-at-all-costs" Texas high school football coach in "Varsity Blues"
1999:
Appeared as Noah in NBC miniseries "Noah's Ark"
2001:
Portrayed US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "Pearl Harbor"
2001:
Played on screen father of real-life daughter Angelina Jolie in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"
2001:
Portrayed Howard Cosell in the biopic "Ali"; directed by Michael Mann; earned a Best Supporting Oscar nomination
2002:
Cast as the coach of the Buffalo Bills in the TNT movie "Second String"
2004:
Portrayed Senator Thomas Jordan in the remake of the 1962 thriller "The Manchurian Candidate"
2004:
Co-starred with Nicolas Cage and Harvey Keitel in "National Treasure"
2004:
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
2005:
Earned an Emmy nomination for playing John Paul during his papacy in the CBS miniseries "Pope John Paul II"
2007:
Co-starred with Nicholas Cage in the Marvel Comics-inspired "Ghost Rider"
2007:
Played a US Secretary of State in Michael Bay's live action film, "Transformers"
2007:
Reprised role opposite Nicolas Cage in "National Treasure; Book of Secrets"
2008:
Played Jonas Hodges, the villain, in the seventh season of the Fox drama "24"
2010:
Cast as Clint Thatcher, a Texas oil tycoon, on the short-lived FOX series "Lone Star"

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