Knowledge Identifier: +Jon_Favreau
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1966.
Countries: United States (66%), (15%), United Kingdom (8%)
Linked to: Bronx High School of Science, Hebrew school, Improv Institute, Queens College, New York
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
He dropped out of college for good , and in the summer of 1988, moved to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy
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
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
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
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
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"
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"
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
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 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
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
In 2013, he shot a pilot for a TV series based on the novel "About a Boy", but set in San Francisco
Favreau is set to direct "The Jungle Book" for Walt Disney Pictures which is set for an April 15, 2016 release
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
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