Birth Name: Jonathan Vincent Voight
Place of Birth: Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 29, 1938
Jon Voight is an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Coming Home (1978).
He is the son of Barbara (Kamp) and Elmer Vojtka/Voight. His father was of Slovak descent and his mother was of German ancestry. Jon’s children, with ex-wife Marcheline Bertrand, are actors James Haven (James Haven Voight), who is also a producer, and Angelina Jolie (Angelina Jolie Voight), who is also a filmmaker and humanitarian. He is the brother of Barry Voight, a volcanologist, and Chip Taylor, a songwriter.
Jon’s paternal grandfather was named George Vojtka/Vojtech/Voytka. George was born in Kassa, Hungary (now in Košice, Slovakia).
Jon’s paternal grandmother was named Helen “Nellie”. Helen was born in New Jersey or New York, to Slovak parents.
Jon’s maternal grandfather was Joseph H. Kamp (the son of Heinrich Kamp and Theresia Baum). Joseph was born in Büren, Germany. Heinrich was the son of Franz Kamp and Bernardina Thielemeyer. Theresia was the daughter of Christina Baum.
Jon’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Franz (the daughter of Peter Franz and Barbara). Margaret was born in New York, to German parents, a father from Prussia and a mother from Bavaria.
Genealogy of Jon Voight (through his daughter, Angelina Jolie) – http://www.wargs.com
Jon Voight on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jon’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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