Jon Favreau is an American actor and he has appeared in several popular movies. He is also a director, screenwriter, and producer. Favreau is most famous for appearing in popular movies like “Iron Man” franchise, “Elf” (2003), and “The Lion King” (2019). The actor has achieved immense success and has millions of fans. Let’s get to know more about the actor.
Jon Favreau has an estimated net worth of $100 million dollars. He has appeared in several movies and has gained his income from working in the entertainment industry. He has several professions and is also a known director, screenwriter, and producer. Jon is one of the richest actors in Hollywood and has achieved a lot of success.
Jon Favreau was born Jonathan Kolia Favreau on October 19, 1966, in Flushing, Queens, New York. His mother was an elementary school teacher and died from leukemia in 1979. He was raised by his father Charles, who was a special education teacher. Jon studied at the school for gifted students and graduated in 1984. He got admission to Queens College and enrolled for a pre engineering degree but dropped out 1987. He started working at Bear Stearns. Jon went back to college in 1988 but dropped out a few weeks later. He moved to Chicago, and he started performing with improv groups.
Favreau has a successful film and TV career and has appeared in many popular movies and films. Some of his popular appearances include:
- Deep Impact
- Very Bad Things
- Rocky Marciano
- The Replacements
- The Sopranos
- Couples Retreat
- Cowboys & Aliens
- The Jungle Book
- The Chef Show
- The Mandalorian
- Swingers” (1996)
- “Made” (2001)
- “Couples Retreat” (2009)
- “Chef” (2014)
- “Open Season” (2006)
- “G-Force” (2009)
- “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018)
- “Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Jon got married to Joya Tillem on November 24, 2000. Joya gave birth to their son Max in July 2001. She got pregnant again with their daughter and gave birth to Madeleine in April 2003. The couple had another daughter Brighton in 2006. Favreau loves playing poker and it is his favorite past time hobby. He also appeared on the “Celebrity Poker Showdown” in 2004, and played Poker for the charity against Andy Richter, Maura Tierney, Tom Everett Scott, and James Blake.
Awards and Honors
Favreau has won many awards and has achieved many honors. He has been awarded many prestigious awards that include:
- Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Swingers
- Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award for “Chef
- Hollywood Film Award for “The Jungle Book
- CinEuphoria Award for “The Lion King
- The Academy of Science Fiction
- Fantasy & Horror Films
- The Visionary Award
- Best Director Award for “Iron Man
- The Visual Effects Society Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Disney Legend in 2019.