This gallery features a young Jon Voight, including a baby picture, as well as pictures of him with his ex-wife. Most of these photos feature him in his late 20’s and early 30’s, when his career first launched with his breakout role in the film Midnight Cowboy. Born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, his younger brother was a singer-songwriter known as Chip Taylor, who performed the songs “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning.” Voight was raised in a Catholic home and went to school at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, where he first began to take an interest in acting. He attended college in Washington, D.C. at The Catholic University of America, where he graduated in 1960 with a B.A. He moved to New York City to pursue a career as an actor and landed a role in the Broadway production of The Sound of Music, where he met his first wife, actress Lauri Peters. They divorced in 1967, and he later married Marcheline Bertrand in 1971, who was Angelina Jolie’s mother. They divorced in 1980. Jon Voight has starred in many successful television shows and films, such as: Gunsmoke, Deliverance, The Champ, Zoolander, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and Coming Home, for which he won an Academy Award. Enjoy these photos of young Jon Voight.
Young Jon Voight as a BabyPhoto: flickr / CC0
Young Jon Voight on Broadway's The Sound of Music SetPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
Young Jon Voight with WifePhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
Young Jon Voight in Black Leather Jacket and Black Buttondown ShirtPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY