Jonathan Favreau or Jon Favreau or Happy is a very well known American actor, screenwriter, and director. He has also produced several movies. While he started his career as an actor, he has gained much prominence for directing the MCU movies.
Quick facts about Jon Favreau
- Birth day: October 19, 1966
- Nationality: American
- Age: 54 Years
- Sun Sign: Libra
- Also Known As: Jonathan Kolia Favreau, Jonny Hacky
- Birth Place: Flushing, New York City, United States
- Famous As: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
- Net Worth: $100 million
Early Life of Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau was born to Madeleine and Charles Favreau on 19 October 1966, in Queens, New York, the US. His mother is of Russian Jewish descent, and Favreau’s father is from Italian and French-Canadian descent.
In 1984, Favreau passed out from ‘The Bronx High School of Science’. After that he took up a course in ‘Queens College’ but he later dropped out. To build his career in comedy, he moved to Chicago to perform in theatres.
Major works of Jon
Jon Favreau is known for his directorial position in the superhero film ‘Iron Man’, which starred Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Scarlett Johansson.
The success led Favreau to direct the sequel ‘Iron Man 2,’ which went ahead to receive an ‘Oscar’ nomination. His other significant works include the 2016 fantasy adventure film ‘The Jungle Book’. In 2018, Jon Favreau co-executive produced ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ He also directed the highly popular Will Ferrell comedy Elf (2003).
Jon Favreau has also acted in movies including, Rudy (1993), Swingers (1996), Very Bad Things (1998), The Replacements (2000), Daredevil (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Couples Retreat (2009), and Chef (2014). Originally Favreau started as an Indie actor but gained much mainstream visibility soon after.
Awards and Achievements of Jon
Jon , in 2008, was nominated for the ‘Best Director’ award for directing ‘Iron man’ at ‘Scream Awards’. In 2009, once again for directing ‘Iron Man’, he won the ‘Best Director’ award at the 35th ‘Saturn Awards’. For directing the movie ‘The Jungle Book’ he has received a ‘Hollywood Film Award’.
Personal Life of Jon
Jon Favreau has been married to Joya Tillem in 2000. The couple share a son Max and two daughters, Madeleine and Brighton.
Net Worth of Jon
Jon is an American actor, director, screenwriter, voiceover artist, and producer. He is worth a whopping sum of $100 million dollars. Favreau’s films (Iron Man, Elf, Cowboys & Aliens) have collectively brought in more than a billion dollars at the box office . He is one of the few directors who has created a diverse resume of films in Hollywood.