Jon Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an American actor. He was born in Yonkers, New York to a Czech father and an English American mother. Voight's brother is singer/songwriter, Chip Taylor. Voight attended The Catholic University of America entering as an art student. Voight received an Academy Award for his performance in the film Coming Home.
He has also been nominated for an Academy Award for his performances in both the films Midnight Cowboy and Runaway Train. He has also won a small cult following after a guest appearance on TV show Seinfeld in which he bites the character Kramer on the arm.
Voight married the French actress Marcheline Bertrand on December 12, 1971. The couple had two children, actress Angelina Jolie and James Haven. Voight and Bertrand separated in 1976, and divorced in 1978.
Voight said on The O'Reilly Factor that he was a practicing Roman Catholic, and has recently played the lead role in a mini-series on the life of Pope John Paul II.