Jon Voight
Voight in 2012
Jonathan Vincent Voight

(1938-12-29) December 29, 1938 (age 85)
Alma materCatholic University of America (BA)
Years active1961–present
Political partyRepublican
(m. 1962; div. 1967)

(m. 1971; div. 1980)
ChildrenJames Haven
Angelina Jolie
FamilyBarry Voight (brother)
Chip Taylor (brother)
AwardsNational Medal of Arts
See Awards and nominations

Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight (/ˈvɔɪt/; born December 29, 1938) is an American actor. Voight is associated with the angst and unruliness that typified the late-1960s counterculture.[1] He has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and four Golden Globe Awards as well as nominations for four Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2019, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.[2] Films in which Voight has appeared have grossed more than $5.2 billion worldwide.[3]

Voight won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978). His other Oscar-nominated roles were for playing Joe Buck, a would-be gigolo, in Midnight Cowboy (1969), a ruthless bank robber Oscar "Manny" Manheim in Runaway Train (1985) and as sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali (2001). Other notable films include Deliverance (1972), The Champ (1979), Heat (1995), Mission: Impossible (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Enemy of the State (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Zoolander (2001), Holes (2003), Glory Road (2006), Transformers (2007), and Pride and Glory (2008). He is also known for his role in the National Treasure film series.

Voight is also known for his television roles, including as Nazi officer Jürgen Stroop in Uprising (2001) and Pope John Paul II on the eponymous miniseries (2005). His role as Mickey Donovan on the Showtime drama series Ray Donovan brought him newfound acclaim and attention among critics and audiences, as well as his fourth Golden Globe win in 2014. He also appeared on the thriller series 24 in its seventh season.

Despite originally adopting liberal views, Voight has gained attention in his later years for his outspoken conservative and religious beliefs.[4][5] He is the father of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven.

Early life and education

Jonathan Vincent Voight[6] was born on December 29, 1938, in Yonkers, New York,[7] to Barbara (née Kamp) and Elmer Voight ( Voytka),[8] a professional golfer.[9] He has two brothers, Barry Voight, a former volcanologist at Pennsylvania State University,[10] and James Wesley Voight, known as Chip Taylor, a singer-songwriter who wrote "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning". Voight's paternal grandfather and his paternal grandmother's parents were Slovak immigrants,[11] while his maternal grandfather and his maternal grandmother's parents were German immigrants.[8] Political activist Joseph P. Kamp was his great-uncle through his mother.[12]

Voight was raised as a Catholic[13] and attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, where he first took an interest in acting. Following his graduation in 1956, he enrolled at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he majored in art and graduated with a B.A. degree in 1960. After graduation, Voight moved to New York City, where he pursued an acting career. He graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre,[6] where he studied under Sanford Meisner.[6][14]


1961–1969: Early roles and breakthrough

Voight as Prince Hamlet in Hamlet in 1976

Voight started his off-Broadway career in a revue called O Oysters, which ran in early 1961. [15][16] He made his Broadway debut in the fall of 1961 as Rolf in The Sound of Music.[17] [18] In the early 1960s, Voight found work in television, appearing in several episodes of Gunsmoke, between 1963 and 1968, as well as guest spots on Naked City and The Defenders, both in 1963, and Twelve O'Clock High, in 1966 and Cimarron Strip in 1968. Voight's theater career took off in January 1965, playing Rodolfo in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in an Off-Broadway revival. Voight's film debut did not come until 1967, when he took a part in Phillip Kaufman's crimefighter spoof, Fearless Frank. He also took a small role in 1967's western, Hour of the Gun, directed by veteran helmer John Sturges. In 1968 he took a role in director Paul Williams's Out of It.

In 1968, Voight was cast in the groundbreaking Midnight Cowboy (1969), the film that would make his career. He played Joe Buck, a naïve male hustler from Texas, adrift in New York City. He comes under the tutelage of Dustin Hoffman's Ratso Rizzo, a tubercular petty thief and con artist. The film explored late 1960s New York and the development of an unlikely, but poignant friendship between the two main characters. Directed by John Schlesinger and based on a novel by James Leo Herlihy, the film struck a chord with critics and audiences. Because of its controversial themes, the film was released with an X rating and would make history by being the only X-rated feature to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Both Voight and Hoffman were nominated for Best Actor, but lost out to John Wayne in True Grit.

1970–1989: Stardom and acclaim

Voight at the Academy Awards in April 1988

In 1970, Voight appeared in Mike Nichols' adaptation of Catch-22, and re-teamed with director Paul Williams to star in The Revolutionary, as a left-wing college student struggling with his conscience. Voight next starred in 1972's Deliverance. Directed by John Boorman, from a script that James Dickey had helped to adapt from his own novel of the same name, it tells the story of a canoe trip in a feral, backwoods America. Both the film and the performances of Voight and co-star Burt Reynolds received great critical acclaim, and were popular with audiences. Voight also appeared at the Studio Arena Theater, in Buffalo, New York, in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire from 1973 to 1974 as Stanley Kowalski.

Voight played a directionless young boxer in 1973's The All American Boy, then appeared in the 1974 film Conrack, directed by Martin Ritt. Based on Pat Conroy's autobiographical novel The Water Is Wide, Voight portrayed the title character, an idealistic young schoolteacher sent to teach underprivileged black children on a remote South Carolina island. The same year he appeared in The Odessa File, based on Frederick Forsyth's thriller, as Peter Miller, a young German journalist who discovers a conspiracy to protect former Nazis still operating within Germany. This film first teamed him with the actor-director Maximilian Schell, who acted out a character named and based on the "Butcher of Riga" Eduard Roschmann, and for whom Voight would appear in 1976's End of the Game, a psychological thriller based on a story by Swiss novelist and playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Voight was Steven Spielberg's first choice for the role of Matt Hooper in the 1975 film Jaws, but he turned down the role, which was ultimately played by Richard Dreyfuss.[19] In 1978, Voight portrayed the paraplegic Vietnam veteran Luke Martin in Hal Ashby's film Coming Home, and was awarded Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival, for his portrait of a cynical, yet noble paraplegic, reportedly based on real-life Vietnam veteran-turned-antiwar-activist Ron Kovic, with whom Jane Fonda's character falls in love. The film included a much-talked-about love scene between the two. Fonda won her second Best Actress award for her role, and Voight won for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Oscars.[20] In 1979, Voight once again put on boxing gloves, starring in 1979's remake of the 1931 Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper vehicle The Champ, with Voight playing the part of an alcoholic ex-heavyweight and a young Ricky Schroder playing the role of his adoring son. The film was an international success, but less popular with American audiences.

He next reteamed with director Ashby in 1982's Lookin' to Get Out, in which he played Alex Kovac, a con man who has run into debt with New York mobsters and hopes to win enough in Las Vegas to pay them off. Voight both co-wrote the script and also co-produced. He also produced and acted in 1983's Table for Five, in which he played a widower bringing up his children by himself. Also in 1983, Voight was slated to play Robert Harmon in John Cassavetes' Golden Bear-winning Love Streams, having performed the role on stage in 1981. However, a few weeks before shooting began, Voight announced that he also wanted to direct the picture and was consequently dropped.[21] In 1985, Voight teamed up with Russian writer and director Andrei Konchalovsky to play the role of escaped con Oscar "Manny" Manheim in Runaway Train. The script was based on a story by Akira Kurosawa, and paired Voight with Eric Roberts as a fellow escapee. Voight received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and won the Golden Globe's award for Best Actor. Roberts was also honored for his performance, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Voight followed up this and other performances with a role in the 1986 film, Desert Bloom, and reportedly experienced a "spiritual awakening" toward the end of the decade. In 1989, Voight starred in and helped write Eternity, which dealt with a television reporter's efforts to uncover corruption.

1990–2012: Established actor

Voight at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993
Voight in June 2013

He made his first acting debut into television films, acting in 1991's Chernobyl: The Final Warning, followed by The Last of his Tribe, in 1992. He followed with 1992's The Rainbow Warrior for ABC, the story of the ill-fated Greenpeace ship sunk by French operatives in Auckland Harbour. For the remainder of the decade, Voight would alternate between feature films and television movies, including a starring role in the 1993 miniseries Return to Lonesome Dove, a continuation of Larry McMurtry's western saga, 1989's Lonesome Dove. Voight played Captain Woodrow F. Call, the part played by Tommy Lee Jones in the original miniseries. Voight made a cameo appearance as himself on the Seinfeld episode "The Mom & Pop Store" airing November 17, 1994, in which George Costanza buys a car that appears to be owned by Jon Voight. Voight described the process leading up to the episode in an interview on the Red Carpet at the 2006 BAFTA Emmy Awards:

Well what happened was I was asked to be on Seinfeld. They said: "Would you do a Seinfeld?" And I said, and I just happened to know to see a few Seinfelds and I knew these guys were really tops; they were really, really clever guys, and I liked the show. And so I said "Sure!" and I thought they would ask me to do a walk-on, the way it came: "Would you come be part of the show?" And I said "Yeah, sure I'll do it." You know what I mean? Then I got the script and my name was on every page because it was about my car. And I laughed; it was hysterically funny. So I was really delighted to do it. The writer came up to me and he said "Jon, would you come take a look at my car to see if you ever owned it?", because the writer wrote it from a real experience where someone sold him the car based on the fact that it was my car. And I went down and I looked at the car and I said "No, I never had this car." So unfortunately I had to give him the bad news. But it was a funny episode.[22]

In 1992, Voight appeared in the HBO film The Last of His Tribe.[23] In 1995, Voight played the role of "Nate", a sophisticated fence, in the crime drama film Heat, directed by Michael Mann, and appeared in the television films Convict Cowboy and The Tin Soldier, also directing the latter film. Voight next appeared in 1996's blockbuster film Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Tom Cruise. Voight played the role of spymaster James Phelps, a role originated by Peter Graves in the television series. In 1997, Voight appeared in six films, beginning with Rosewood, based on the 1923 destruction of the primarily black town of Rosewood, Florida, by the white residents of nearby Sumner. Voight played John Wright, a white Rosewood storeowner who follows his conscience and protects his black customers from the white rage. He next appeared in Anaconda, set in the Amazon; he played Paul Sarone, a snake hunter obsessed with a fabled giant anaconda, who hijacks an unwitting National Geographic film crew who are looking for a remote Indian tribe. Voight next appeared in a supporting role in Oliver Stone's U Turn, portraying a blind man. He took a supporting role in The Rainmaker, adopted from the John Grisham novel and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He played an unscrupulous lawyer representing an insurance company, facing off with a neophyte lawyer played by Matt Damon. His last film of 1997 was Boys Will Be Boys, a family comedy directed by Dom DeLuise.

The following year, Voight had the lead role in the television film The Fixer, in which he played Jack Killoran, a lawyer who crosses ethical lines in order to "fix" things for his wealthy clients. A near-fatal accident awakens his dormant conscience and Killoran soon runs afoul of his former clients. He also took a substantial role in Tony Scott's 1998 political thriller, Enemy of the State, in which he played Will Smith's character's stalwart antagonist from the NSA . Voight was reunited with director Boorman in 1998's The General. Set in Dublin, Ireland, the film tells the true-life story of the charismatic leader of a gang of thieves, Martin Cahill, at odds with both the police and the Provisional IRA. Voight portrays Inspector Ned Kenny, determined to bring Cahill to justice. He next appeared in 1999's Varsity Blues. He played a blunt, autocratic football coach, pitted in a test of wills against his star player, portrayed by James Van Der Beek. Produced by fledgling MTV Pictures, the film became a surprise hit and helped connect Voight with a younger audiencee. Voight played Noah in the 1999 television production Noah's Ark, and appeared in Second String, also for TV. He also appeared with Cheryl Ladd in the feature A Dog of Flanders, a remake of a popular film set in Belgium.

Voight next portrayed President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 2001's action/war film Pearl Harbor, having accepted the role when Gene Hackman declined (his performance was received favorably by critics). Also that year, he appeared as Lord Croft, father of the title character of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.[24] Based on the popular video game, the digital adventuress was played on the big screen by Voight's own real-life daughter Angelina Jolie. That year, he also appeared in Zoolander, directed by Ben Stiller who starred as the title character, a vapid supermodel with humble roots. Voight appeared as Zoolander's coal-miner father. The film extracted both pathos and cruel humor from the scenes of Zoolander's return home, when he entered the mines alongside his father and brothers and Voight's character expressed his unspoken disgust at his son's chosen profession. Also in 2001, Voight joined Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria and David Schwimmer in the made-for-television film Uprising, which was based on the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto. Voight played Major-General Juergen Stroop, the German officer responsible for the destruction of the Jewish resistance, and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Director Michael Mann tagged Voight for a supporting role in the 2001 biopic Ali, which starred Will Smith as the controversial former heavyweight champ, Muhammad Ali. Voight was almost unrecognizable under his make-up and toupée, as he impersonated the sports broadcaster Howard Cosell. Voight received his fourth Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for his performance. Also in 2001, he appeared in the television mini-series Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story along with Vanessa Redgrave, Matthew Modine, Richard Attenborough, and Mia Sara. In 2003, he played the role of Marion Seville/Mr. Sir in Holes. In 2004, Voight joined Nicolas Cage, in National Treasure as Patrick Gates, the father of Cage's character. In 2005, he played the title role in the second part of CBS' miniseries, Pope John Paul II.

In 2006, he was Kentucky Wildcats head coach Adolph Rupp in the Disney hit Glory Road. In 2007, he played United States Secretary of Defense John Keller in the summer blockbuster Transformers, reuniting him with Holes star Shia LaBeouf. Also in 2007, Voight reprised his role as Patrick Gates in National Treasure: Book of Secrets. He appeared in Bratz with his goddaughter Skyler Shaye. In 2008, he appeared as Creighton Kinkaid in the Christmas film Four Christmases. In 2009, Voight played Jonas Hodges, the American antagonist, in the seventh season of the hit Fox drama 24, a role that many argue is based on real life figures Alfried Krupp, Johann Rall and Erik Prince. Voight plays the chief executive officer of a fictional private military company based in northern Virginia called Starkwood, which has loose resemblances to Academi and ThyssenKrupp. Voight made his first appearance in the two-hour prequel episode 24: Redemption on November 23. He then went on to recur for 10 episodes of Season 7. He joined Dennis Haysbert as the only two actors ever to have been credited with the "Special Guest Appearance" card on 24.

That same year Voight also lent his voice talents in the Thomas Nelson audio Bible production known as The Word of Promise. In this dramatized audio, Voight played the character of Abraham. The project also featured a large ensemble of other well-known Hollywood actors including Jim Caviezel, Louis Gossett Jr., John Rhys-Davies, Luke Perry, Gary Sinise, Jason Alexander, Christopher McDonald, Marisa Tomei and John Schneider.[25][26]


In 2013, Voight made his much-acclaimed appearance on Ray Donovan as Mickey Donovan, the main character's conniving father. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2014 as well as nominations for two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.[27][28] He reprised his role in the 2022 film Ray Donovan: The Movie. He played Henry Shaw Sr. in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). The following year he acted in the Christian drama Same Kind of Different as Me alongside Greg Kinnear and Renée Zellweger. On March 26, 2019, Voight was appointed to a six-year term on the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.[29][30] He portrayed Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Burger in the film Roe v. Wade (2020). In 2022 he participated in the documentary film Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy with Bob Balaban, Brian De Palma and Brenda Vaccaro. It premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival and was later shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 96th Academy Awards. In 2022, Voight was cast in the science fiction epic Megalopolis, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.[31]

Political views

Voight with President Donald Trump after receiving the National Medal of Arts in 2019

In his early life, Voight's political views aligned with American liberal views, and he supported President John F. Kennedy, describing his assassination as traumatizing to people at that time.[32] He also worked for George McGovern's voter registrations efforts in the inner cities of Los Angeles.[33] Voight actively protested against the Vietnam War.[34] In the 1970s, he made public appearances alongside Jane Fonda and Leonard Bernstein in support of the leftist Popular Unity group in Chile.[35]

In a July 28, 2008, op-ed in The Washington Times, Voight wrote that he regretted his youthful anti-war activism, and claimed that the peace movement of that time was driven by "Marxist propaganda". He also claimed that the radicals in the peace movement were responsible for the communists coming to power in Vietnam and Cambodia and for failing to stop the subsequent slaughter of 1.5 million people in the Killing Fields.[34]

In the same op-ed, Voight also criticized the Democratic Party and Barack Obama's bid to become president, claiming that the Democrats had created "a propaganda campaign with subliminal messages, creating a God-like figure (Obama)" who would "demoralize this country and help create a socialist America."[34] He claimed that Obama had grown up with the teachings of very angry, militant white and black people around him.[34]

Voight endorsed Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney and Donald Trump in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections respectively.[36][37] Speaking at an inauguration rally for Trump in January 2017, Voight said, "God answered all our prayers" by granting Trump the White House. In May 2019, Voight released a short two-part video on Twitter supporting Trump's policies, and calling him "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln."[38]

In November 2020, after the United States presidential election, Voight released a statement through his Twitter account, in which he stated he was very angry that Joe Biden had won the election. He further implied that Biden had committed electoral fraud and proclaimed that the United States was engaged in "our greatest fight since the Civil War – the battle of righteousness versus Satan, because these leftists are evil, corrupt, and they want to tear down this nation." He finished the statement by imploring his followers to not let the 2020 presidential election be certified without attempting to make sure it was accurate first. After the January 6 United States Capitol attack, and after Biden's victory was confirmed in Congress on January 7, Voight released one more video on his Twitter account for his followers telling them to cease protesting.[39][40]

In 2022, following a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Voight posted a video in support of gun control, arguing that "proper qualifications" and "testing" should be necessary for gun ownership.[41][42] In November 2023, Voight expressed disappointment in his daughter Angelina Jolie, criticizing her differing views on the Israel-Hamas war and accusing her of spreading misinformation. While Jolie called for a ceasefire, Voight defended Israel's right to protect its people and emphasized the conflict's significance in preserving the Holy Land and the history of the Jews.[43][44]

Personal life

In 1962, Voight married actress Lauri Peters, whom he met when they both appeared in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. They divorced in 1967. He married actress Marcheline Bertrand in 1971. They separated in 1976, filed for divorce in 1978, and finalized it in 1980. Their children, James Haven (born 1973) and Angelina Jolie (born 1975), went on to enter the film business as actors and producers. Through Jolie, he has six grandchildren.

Voight has never remarried in the 45-plus years since splitting from his second wife. Over the decades, he has dated Linda Morand, Stacey Pickren, Rebecca De Mornay, Eileen Davidson, Barbra Streisand, Nastassja Kinski, and Diana Ross.[45][46]

Acting credits


Year Title Role Notes
1967 Fearless Frank Fearless Frank
Hour of the Gun Bill 'Curly Bill' Brocius
1969 Midnight Cowboy Joe Buck
Out of It Russ
1970 Catch-22 1st Lieutenant Milo Minderbinder
The Revolutionary A
1972 Deliverance Ed Gentry
1973 The All-American Boy Vic Bealer
1974 Conrack Pat Conroy
The Odessa File Peter Miller
1975 End of the Game Walter Tschanz Only released in West Germany in 1978
1978 Coming Home Luke Martin Academy Award Winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1979 The Champ Billy Flynn
1982 Lookin' to Get Out Alex Kovac Also writer
1983 Table for Five J.P. Tannen
1985 Runaway Train Oscar 'Manny' Manheim
1986 Desert Bloom Jack Chismore
1990 Eternity Edward / James Also writer
1995 Heat Nate
1996 Mission: Impossible Jim Phelps
1997 The Rainmaker Leo F. Drummond
Rosewood John Wright
Anaconda Paul Serone
U Turn Blind Man
Most Wanted General Adam Woodward
Lt. Col. Grant Casey
1998 Enemy of the State Thomas Brian Reynolds
The General Ned Kenny
1999 Baby Geniuses Unknown Co-executive producer
Varsity Blues Coach Bud Kilmer
A Dog of Flanders Michael La Grande
2001 Zoolander Larry Zoolander
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Lord Richard Croft
Pearl Harbor Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ali Howard Cosell
2003 Holes Marion Seville / Mr Sir
2004 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Bill Biscane / Kane
The Manchurian Candidate Senator Thomas Jordan
National Treasure Patrick Gates
2006 The Legend of Simon Conjurer Dr. Crazx
Glory Road Adolph Rupp
2007 September Dawn Jacob Samuelson
Transformers Mr. John Keller
Bratz Principal Dimly
National Treasure: Book of Secrets Patrick Henry Gates
2008 Pride and Glory Assistant Chief Francis Tierney Sr.
Four Christmases Creighton
An American Carol George Washington
Tropic Thunder Himself Cameo
2012 Beyond Jon Koski
Beatles Stories Himself Documentary
2013 Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels Taxi Driver Direct-to-video
Getaway Mysterious Voice
Dracula: The Dark Prince Leonardo Van Helsing
2014 Baby Geniuses and the Treasure of Egypt Moriarty Direct-to-video
The Final Song Unknown Executive producer
2015 Woodlawn Paul 'Bear' Bryant
Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby Moriarty Direct-to-video
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Henry Shaw Sr.
American Wrestler: The Wizard Principal SkinnerSr.
2017 Same Kind of Different as Me Earl Hall
2018 Surviving the Wild Grandfather Gus
Orphan Horse Ben Crowley
2020 Roe v. Wade Warren E. Burger
2022 Dangerous Game: The Legacy Murders Ellison Betts
Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy Himself Documentary
2023 Mercy Patrick Quinn
2024 The Painter Byrne
Reagan Viktor Novikov Post-production
Megalopolis TBA Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1963 Naked City Victor Binks Episode: "Alive and Still a Second Lieutenant"
The Defenders Cliff Wakeman 2 episodes
1966 Summer Fun Unknown Episode: "Kwimpers of New Jersey"
NET Playhouse Unknown Episode: "A Sleep of Prisoners"
12 O'Clock High Captain Karl Holtke Episode: "Graveyard"
1966–1968 Gunsmoke Steven Downing / Cory / Petter Karlgren 3 episodes
1967 Coronet Blue Peter Wicklow Episode: "The Rebels"
1967 N.Y.P.D. Adam Episode: "The Bombers"
1968 Cimarron Strip Bill Mason Episode: "Without Honor"
1991 Chernobyl: The Final Warning Dr. Robert Gale Television film
1992 The Rainbow Warrior Peter Willcox Television film
The Last of His Tribe Professor Alfred Kroeber Television film
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove Captain Woodrow F. Call Miniseries
1994 Seinfeld Himself Episode: "The Mom & Pop Store"
1995 The Tin Soldier Yarik Television film; also director
Convict Cowboy Ry Weston Television film
1998 The Fixer Jack Killoran Television film; executive producer
1999 Noah's Ark Noah Miniseries
2000 The Princess & the Barrio Boy Unknown Television film; executive producer
2001 Uprising Major General Jürgen Stroop Television film
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Sigfriend 'Siggy' Mannheim Miniseries
2002 Second String Head Coach Chuck Dichter Television film
2003 Jasper, Texas Sheriff Billy Rowles Television film
2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Eddie Television film
The Karate Dog Hamilton Cage Television film
2005 Pope John Paul II John Paul II Miniseries
2008 24: Redemption Jonas Hodges Television film
2009 24 Jonas Hodges Recurring guest role (season 7)
2010 Lone Star Clint Thatcher 2 episodes
2013–2020 Ray Donovan Mickey Donovan Main role
2016 J.L. Family Ranch John Landsburg Television film
2020 J.L. Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift John Landsburg Television film
2022 Ray Donovan: The Movie Mickey Donovan Television film


Year Title Role Notes
1959 The Sound of Music Rolf Gruber (replacement) Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Broadway debut
1966 The Tempest Ariel The Old Globe, San Diego
1966 Romeo and Juliet Romeo The Old Globe, San Diego
1967 That Summer - That Fall Steve Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway
1975 The Hashish Club Producer only Bijou Theatre, Broadway
1976 Hamlet Prince Hamlet The Old Globe, San Diego
1992 The Seagull Trigorin Lyceum Theatre, Broadway

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Jon Voight

See also


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