Jon Favreau

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth October 19, 1966
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Working for Movies, TV Shows
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Joya Tillem (wife)
Married on 2000
Net Worth(s) $60 million
Name on Birth Jonathan Kolia "Jon" Favreau
Divorce Not Yet
Height 1.83 m
Weight N/A
Religion N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Twitter @Jon_Favreau
Age 55 Years

Jon Favreau  is an American actor, director, screenwriter, voice artist, and comedian. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in Rudy, Swingers, Very Bad Things, and The Break-Up. His notable directorial efforts include Elf, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Cowboys & Aliens. He also served as an executive producer on The Avengers and more recently, Iron Man 3. His most prominent television role was that of Pete Becker, Monica Geller's boyfriend during season three of the television sitcom Friends. He was born on October 19, 1966 in Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S. as Jonathan Kolia "Jon" Favreau. He is the only the son of his mother Madeleine who was an elementary school teacher who died of leukemia in 1979 and his father Charles Favreau who was  a special education teacher. He grew up with his father in Flushing, Queens, New York. Favreau studied at the Hebrew school and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1984 and attended Queens College from 1984 to 1987 before dropping out.

Dropping out just credits away from receiving his degree, Jon moved to Chicago where he focused on comedy and performed at several Chicago improvisational theaters, including the ImprovOlympic and the Improv Institute. He also found a couple of bit parts in films. While there, he earned another bit role in the film, Rudy (1993), and met fellow castmate Vince Vaughn. Their enduring personal friendship would play an instrumental role in furthering both their professional careers within just a few years. Jon broke into TV with a role on the classic series, Seinfeld (1989) (as "Eric the Clown"). After filming rudimentary roles in the movies Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994), Notes from Underground (1995) and Batman Forever (1995), he decided to do some risk taking by writing himself and friend Vaughn into what would become their breakthrough film. Swingers (1996), which he also co-produced, centers on Jon as a luckless, struggling actor type who is emotionally shattered after losing his girlfriend, but is pushed back into the L.A. social scene via the help of cool, worldly, outgoing actor/buddy Vaughn. These two blueprint roles went on to define the character types of both actors on film. In 1997, Jon appeared favorably on several episodes of the popular TV sitcom, Friends (1994), as "Pete Becker", the humdrum but extremely wealthy suitor for Courteney Cox's "Monica" character, and also appeared to fine advantage on the Tracey Takes On... (1996) comedy series. He later took on the biopic mini-movie, Rocky Marciano (1999), portraying the prizefighter himself in a highly challenging dramatic role and received excellent reviews. Other engagingly offbeat "everyman" films roles came Jon's way -- the ex-athlete in the working class film, Dogtown (1997); a soon-to-be groom whose bachelor party goes horribly awry in the comedy thriller Very Bad Things (1998); a newlywed opposite Famke Janssen in Love & Sex (2000); a wild and crazy linebacker in The Replacements (2000); as Ben Affleck's legal partner in Daredevil (2003); and another down-and-out actor in The Big Empty (2003). He wrote and directed himself and Vaughn as two fellow boxers who involve themselves in criminal activity in Made (2001). Both he and Vaughn produced. He also directed the highly popular Will Ferrell comedy, Elf (2003), in which he had a small part. Jon went on to re-team favorably with his friend, Vince Vaughn, who enjoyed a meteoric rise into the comedy star ranks, in such light-weight features as The Break-Up (2006), Four Christmases (2008) and Couples Retreat (2009), the last of which he co-wrote with Vaughn. He also made great strides as a producer/director in recent years with the exciting mega-box office action-packed Iron Man (2008), starring Robert Downey Jr. and its sequel, Iron Man 2 (2010).

Moving on to his personal life there are no information about his affairs with anyone and also about his marriage. He is still single waiting for his life partner. He has his several photos in internet where he looks hot and attractive. We can view his photo in internet if searched. He has a great height. He stands five feet and seven inches tall. He has well maintained his height and weight to look attractive. He is of American nationality and of white ethnicity and regarding his religion he is half a Jewish and catholic. He is now 40 years old.

He has earned 12 million dollars net worth from his acting skills and his hard work. He has achieved a lot in his life. Although he hasn’t won any awards he has been able to win the hearts of his fans from his skills and performance. There are no rumors about him in the public he carries a clean image in the society and is living a single happy life.

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