Jon Favreau is an eminent figure of America. This veteran American actor, voiceover artist, director and producer has been associated with many blockbusters including The Lion King, Avengers, Friends, Elf and Iron Man, to name a few.
He is also the owner of production companies namely Golem Creations and Fairview Entertainment. Throughout his career, he has earned decent wealth through his directorial work, production work, acting and voiceovers.
He is one of the richest celebrities in America. Let’s find out more about his life, career and wealth.
What are the age, weight and height of Jon Favreau?
Jon Favreau was born in the month of October in the year 1966. So, he is 53 years old as of now. The American superstar stands 6 feet tall while his weight is 89 kgs.
What is the net worth of Jon Favreau in early 2020?
In accordance to a trustworthy source, the net worth of Jon Favreau in 2020 is $100 million. His major earnings have come from his acting and his directorial ventures. His films always fetch profits in millions. Recently, he has given blockbusters that have added immense value to his wealth. He last directed and produced the film “The Lion King” in 2019, which was again a blockbuster. He is also associated with Marvel Studio.
When and where was the superstar born?
Jon Favreau made his first cry on 19th October 1966. He was born as Jonathan Kolia Favreau in Flushings in Queens, New York. He was known by name of “Johnny Hack” by his closest friends from his college times.
How was the early life of the superstar?
Jon Favreau was born to Charles Favreau and Madeleine Favreau. His father was a teacher of special education while his mother was an elementary school teacher. His mother died due to leukemia when he was young. So, he was raised singlehandedly by his father. The superstar spent his school life in Bronx High School of Science, and then he went for higher studies to Queen’s college. He gave up on his college life in the middle of his last semester and dropped out. He was not happy with what he was studying and he wanted to try his hands in acting and comedy. Hence, he went to Chicago to pursue his career in comedy after dropping out of college.
A glance at his personal life
Unlike other celebrities, Jon Favreau was never a part of any controversy. He was seldom linked with co-stars. He dated a simple girl Joya Tillem, who was not from the glamour world. On the 24th of November 2000, he finally got married to Joya Tillem after years of dating. His wife is an Internal Medicine Doctor. Both Jon and Joya have three children (one son and two daughters) together.
Career highlights of the star
Jon Favreau made his debut with the film “Rudy” in the year 1993. It was a sports-based movie where he played the character of a football tutor named “D-Bob”. A year later, he featured in another film named “PCU”. Then, he moved to Los Angeles to flourish in his career. There, he took a step forward in not just the sphere of acting but he also tried screenwriting. In the movie “Swingers”, he played the character of Trent Walker and he even did the screenwriting for it.
Throughout his career, Jon always explored different verticals. In 2001, he made his directorial debut with the film “Made’. In his initial days, he never got that much attention from the box office world despite his wide range of talents. After the release of the movie “Elf” in 2003, Jon’s career took a great turn. After that, he collaborated with Marvel Studios and directed superhit movies like Iron Man (2008). He also featured in the movie as “Happy Hogan” the driver of Tony Stark (Iron Man). From 2008 onwards, Favreau also started his own production house and never looked back.
Awards and Achievements
Jon Favreau created exceptional movies that were worth-remembering and he even got much recognition for them. He won the best director award for Iron Man in the year 2019. Favreau was also nominated in Broadcast Film Critics Award in 2015 in the category of Best Actor in a comedy role. In the year 2017, he bagged Cinema Audio Society Awards. He was honored with VES Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Most liked quotes of Jon Favreau
Jon never left a chance to inspire his fans and followers with his successful and optimistic quotes. Few of those are listed below:
“I’ve always wanted to call the shots because I would rather fail than not have a chance to figure it on my own.”
“I don’t think I’m egotistical as much as I’m taking responsibility for what I’m putting out there”
“Acting is the most fun. I like to do it and it’s great that I can still do that, but you know, you don’t really have a lot control over things so it’s real hit or miss.”
“I find that people… very few people think that what they are doing is bad, and usually the people who think what they are doing is bad it has more to do with guilt”.