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Jon Favreau

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Jon Favreau

American actor, director, screenwriter, voice artist, and comedian add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1966.

Countries: United States (66%), (15%), United Kingdom (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Iron Man (2008 film), Vince Vaughn, The Walt Disney Company

Linked to: Bronx High School of Science, Hebrew school, Improv Institute, Queens College, New York




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Jon Favreau was born in 1966 add something


Favreau was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, the son of Madeleine, an elementary school teacher who died of leukemia in 1979, and Charles Favreau, a special education teacher add something


He dropped out of college for good , and in the summer of 1988, moved to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy add something


Vince Vaughn - His first film role was 1993's "Rudy" playing Jamie O'Hare, where he struck up a friendship with featured Jon Favreau


The next year, he appeared in the college film "PCU" alongside Jeremy Piven, and stepped into the world of television in the 1994 episode of "Seinfeld" titled "The Fire" as Eric the Clown add something


He moved to Los Angeles, where he made his breakthrough in 1996 as an actor-screenwriter with the film "Swingers", which was Vaughn's breakthrough role as the glib and extremely confident Trent Walker, a perfect foil to Favreau's heartbroken Mike Peters add something


Vince Vaughn - Vaughn did not receive wider success until his role in 1996's "Swingers" with Jon Favreau


In 1997, he appeared on the popular TV sitcom "Friends", portraying Pete Becker, whom Monica Geller dates for several episodes, and who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship add something


Tank Abbott - In 1997, Abbott appeared as a UFC fighter in the TV show "Friends", defeating Jon Favreau's character, the billionaire Pete Becker, who was dating Monica at the time


He rejoined Piven in 1998 as part of "Very Bad Things" add something


Peter Berg - In 1998, Berg made his feature directorial debut with "Very Bad Things", a black comedy starring Jon Favreau, Christian_Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, and Leland Orser


In 1999, he starred in the TV movie "Rocky Marciano", based on the life of the only undefeated world heavyweight champion add something


Favreau appeared in 2000's "The Replacements" as maniacal linebacker Daniel Bateman, and that same year he played himself in "The Sopranos" episode "D-Girl", as a Hollywood director who feigns interest in developing mob associate Christopher Moltisanti's screenplay in order to collect material for his own screenplay add something


Favreau married Joya Tillem on November 24, 2000 add something


He was a guest-director for an episode of the college dramedy "Undeclared" in 2001, and Favreau got some screen time as lawyer Foggy Nelson in the 2003 movie "Daredevil" add something


In 2001, he made his directorial debut with another self-penned screenplay, "Made" add something


The couple have three children: a son, Max, born July 25, 2001, and two daughters, Madeleine, born April 2003, and Brighton Rose, born August 2006 add something


Also in 2003, Favreau had a small part in "Something's Gotta Give" ; Favreau played Leo, Harry Sanborn's personal assistant, who visited Harry in the hospital add something


In 2003, he starred in "The Big Empty", directed by Steve Anderson add something


In the fall of 2003, he scored his first financial success as a director of the hit comedy "Elf" starring Will Ferrell and James Caan add something


Foggy Nelson - Foggy Nelson first appeared in the 2003 film "Daredevil", played by Jon Favreau


Elf (film) - "'Elf"' is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum


Also in 2005, Favreau appeared as a guest judge and executive representative of Sony corporation in week five of NBC primetime reality TV business show, "The Apprentice" add something


He was called upon to judge the efforts of the show's two teams of contestants, who were assigned the task of designing and building a float to publicise his 2005 Sony Pictures movie, "Zathura" add something


In 2005, Favreau directed the film adaptation of "Zathura" add something


Zathura (film) - "'Zathura: A Space Adventure"' is a 2005 American science fiction fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, and is loosely based on the illustrated book "Zathura" by Chris Van Allsburg, author of "Jumanji"


On April 28, 2006, it was announced that Favreau was signed to direct the long awaited "Iron Man" movie add something


Club Med - The 2006 hit, "The Break Up" Jon Favreau is seen wearing a Club Med t-shirt in one of the final scenes in the movie


Iron Man (2008 film) - Len Wiseman had been in negotiations to direct, before Jon Favreau was hired in April 2006


Released on May 2, 2008, the film was a huge critical and commercial success, solidifying Favreau's reputation as a director add something


He wrote two issues of a planned mini-series for Marvel Knights titled "Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas", that debuted in September 2008 before being canceled in November 2008 add something


Captain America: The First Avenger - Directors Jon Favreau and Louis Leterrier were interested in directing the project before Johnston was approached in 2008


Favreau co-starred in 2009's "Couples Retreat", a comedy chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort, which he wrote add something


Malin Akerman - Also in 2009, Ã…kerman starred in the comedy film "Couples Retreat", opposite Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn


Couples Retreat - "'Couples Retreat"' is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Billingsley and written by Billingsley, Jon Favreau, Vince_Vaughn, Dana Fox, Curtis Hanson, and Greg Beeman


Favreau said in December 2010 that he would not direct "Iron Man 3", opting to direct "Magic Kingdom" instead add something


Scarlett Johansson - The film, released in May 2010, was directed by Jon Favreau and starred Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell - On May 3, 2010, it was announced that Rockwell would team up again with "Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau, for Favreau's adaptation of the graphic novel "Cowboys & Aliens"


Iron Man (2008 film) - The sequel, "Iron Man 2", was released in the United States on May 7, 2010 with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey, Jr. returning as director and lead, respectively, with a screenplay by Justin Theroux


Iron Man 3 - "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau said in December 2010 that he would not direct "Iron Man 3", opting to direct "Magic Kingdom" instead


In July 2011, Favreau was featured in a YouTube video by visual effects artists Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch , in a spoof of his then-upcoming summer film, "Cowboys & Aliens" add something


Adam Beach - In 2011, he starred in "Cowboys & Aliens", an American science fiction Western film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde


Keith Carradine - In 2011, he starred in "Cowboys and Aliens", an American science fiction western film directed by Jon Favreau starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde


The Dark Knight Rises - Shortly before Christmas of 2011, Christopher Nolan invited several prominent directors, including Edgar Wright, Michael Bay, Bryan Singer, Jon Favreau, Eli_Roth, Duncan Jones and Stephen Daldry, to Universal CityWalk's & IMAX theatre for a private screening of the first six minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises", which had been shot on IMAX film and edited from the original camera negative


Identity Thief - In May 2012, Jon Favreau and Morris Chestnut joined the cast


Jersey Boys (film) - By August 2012, Jon Favreau was engaged to direct and casting had begun


In 2013, he shot a pilot for a TV series based on the novel "About a Boy", but set in San Francisco add something


Favreau is set to direct "The Jungle Book" for Walt Disney Pictures which is set for an April 15, 2016 release add something


In September 2016, it was reported that Favreau will direct a live-action adaptation of Disney's "The Lion King" add something


Vince Vaughn - In 2016, he starred in the crime thriller "Term Life", which featured friend and frequent collaborator Jon Favreau in a supporting role and was directed by another frequent collaborator, Peter Billingsley


James Earl Jones - In February 2017, it was announced that Jones would again voice the character in a live-action remake of the film, which will be directed by Jon Favreau


Scar (The Lion King) - Chiwetel Ejiofor was officially chosen on November 1, 2017 for the role of Scar for the CGI live action remake, "The Lion King" directed by Jon Favreau


Chiwetel Ejiofor - He was officially chosen on November 1, 2017 for the role of Scar for the CGI live action remake, "The Lion King" directed by Jon Favreau


Hans Zimmer - On November 1, 2017, it was announced that he will return to score the upcoming 2019 CGI live-action adaptation of Disney's "The Lion King" directed by Jon Favreau


In March 2018, Lucasfilm announced that Favreau will executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars television series add something


On March 8, 2018, Lucasfilm announced that Favreau will executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars television series add something


The two films will premiere on May 4, 2018 and on May 3, 2019, respectively add something


Early pre-production of the sequel had begun by June 12, 2018, with Justin Marks, who wrote the previous film, having ended an early draft for the film add something


The film will be released on April 26, 2019 add something


In May 2019, it was announced that Favreau will be named a Disney Legend at the 2019 D23 Expo for his outstanding contributions to The Walt Disney Company add something


In May 2019, it was announced that Favreau would co-host and executive produce a cooking show for Netflix along with co-host Roy Choi, called "The Chef Show" add something


Scar (The Lion King) - On February 3, 2019, Skyler Shuler of The DisInsider reported that "Be Prepared" would be one of the songs featured in the 2019 remake of "The Lion King", directed by Jon Favreau