Jon VOIGHT

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Actor

AmericanBorn Jonathan Vincent VOIGHT

American actor

Born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, USA , United States (82 years)

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Voight was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Barbara (née Kamp; 1910–1995) and Elmer Voight (né Voytka; 1909–1973), a professional golfer. He has two brothers, Barry Voight (born 1937), a former volcanologist at Pennsylvania State University, and Wesley Voight (born March 21, 1940), known as Chip Taylor, a singer-songwriter who penned "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning". Voight's paternal grandfather was a Slovak immigrant from Košice, then under Austro-Hungarian rule; Voight's paternal grandmother was also of Slovak descent. Voight's maternal grandfather, and Voight's maternal grandmother's parents, were all immigrants from Germany.

Voight was raised as a Catholic, and attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, where he first took an interest in acting, playing the comedic role of Count Pepi Le Loup in the school's annual musical, The Song of Norway. Following his graduation in 1956, he enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he majored in art and graduated with a B.A. in 1960. After graduation, Voight moved to New York City, where he pursued an acting career.

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