Jon Voight Overview:

Actor, Jon Voight, was born Jonathan Vincent Voight on Dec 29, 1938 in Yonkers, NY. As of December 2020, Jon Voight was 82 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Jon Voight was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Coming Home (as Luke Martin) in 1978.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1969Best ActorMidnight Cowboy (1969)Joe BuckNominated
1978Best ActorComing Home (1978)Luke MartinWon
1985Best ActorRunaway Train (1985)MannyNominated
2001Best Supporting ActorAli (2001)Howard CosellNominated
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Jon Voight Quotes:

Joe Buck: I only get carsick on boats.


Joe Buck: Uh, well, sir, I ain't a f'real cowboy. But I am one helluva stud!


Ratso Rizzo: Here I am, goin' to Florida, my leg hurts, my butt hurts, my chest hurts, my face hurts, and like that ain't enough, I gotta pee all over myself.
[Joe Buck laughs]
Ratso Rizzo: That's funny? I'm fallin' apart here!
Joe Buck: It's just - Know what happened? You just took a little rest stop that wasn't on the schedule!


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Honored at fund-raiser for Joseph Papp Children's Humanitarian Fund in New York City, May 2002.

Has played a boxer in two films: The All-American Boy (1973) and The Champ (1979). Was also in Ali (2001), but played the role of legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell.

In 2000, Voight became involved with the Florida Holocaust Museum and worked very closely with then Exec Director Larry Wasser (deceased 2003) and President John Loftus, famous US Justice Department official, author & former prosecutor. Voight serves today as an advisory member of their Board. Jon Voights contributions in supporting the Florida Holocaust Museums programs have made a long lasting impact to helping the children in Florida become better citizens through character education.

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