Actor Jonathan Vincent Voight was born in the United States on December 29, 1938. In his Academy Award-nominated performance as Joe Buck, a would-be gigolo, in Midnight Cowboy, he rose to fame in the late 1960s (1969).
With his performances as a businessman involved in a murder in Deliverance (1972), a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor, and an impoverished former boxing champion in the remake of The Champ, he rose to fame in Hollywood during the 1970s (1979).
Although he won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of the vicious bank robber Oscar “Manny” Manheim in Runaway Train, Voight’s productivity decreased in the 1980s and the early 1990s (1985).
He made a comeback in Hollywood towards the 1990s, appearing with Sam Neill in the 1993 picture The Rainbow Warrior, about the French bombing of the ship of the same name in Auckland, and opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the 1995 crime epic Heat.
In addition to Leo F. Drummond, the dishonest lawyer in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rainmaker (1997), he played Jim Phelps in Mission:
Impossible (1996), a dishonest NSA agent in Enemy of the State (1998), and a corrupt NSA agent in Enemy of the State (1998). These roles earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Meet Lauri Peters, Jon Voight wife
Actress Lauri Peters, whom Voight met while performing together in The Sound of Music on Broadway in the early 1960s, and he were married in 1962. They split up in 1967. In 1971, he married the actress Marcheline Bertrand.
They filed for divorce in 1978 after separating in 1976, and it was finally granted in 1980. James Haven (born May 11, 1973) and Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) both became actors and producers in the movie industry. He has six grandchildren through Jolie.
In the more than 40 years since his second divorce, Voight has never remarried. He has dated a variety of celebrities throughout the years, including Stacey Pickren, Rebecca De Mornay, Eileen Davidson, Barbra Streisand, Nastassja Kinski, and Diana Ross.