Jon Voight

by follers on August 2, 2014

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Birth Name: Jonathan Vincent Voight

Place of Birth: Yonkers, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 29, 1938

*Slovak (father)
*German (mother)

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 grandparents were George Vojtka/Vojtech/Voytka and Helen “Nellie”. George was born in Kassa, Hungary (now in Košice, Slovakia). Helen was born in New Jersey, 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.

Sources: Genealogies of Jon Voight –

Genealogy of Jon Voight (through his daughter, Angelina Jolie) –

Jon Voight on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Jon’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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andrew December 11, 2016 at 3:31 pm
Morrigan Ni Boii November 25, 2016 at 5:58 am

Jon Voight’s father’s real surname is Vojtka. This is short form of Slavic name Vojtech.
The name contains two Czech phonology elements. The first is the caron, which is a form of a diacritical mark, over the letter ‘e’. The caron modifies the pronunciation of the letter ‘t’ immediately preceding the ě. The second is a digraph at the end of the name: the last two letters ‘ch’ in fact form a single phoneme (pronounced as a voiceless velar fricative [x]). (The pair ‘ch’ is the only formal digraph in the Czech alphabet.) Pronounced as “Vawy-tekh”.

bearboy August 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm

I love the show Ray Donavan thank’s to Jon Voight. Great actor always thought he could pass as Irish.

Freerk November 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Prussians and the Bavarians usually hate each other. But sometimes hormones are stronger … :D

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