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Academy Award® winner and four-time Oscar® nominee JON VOIGHT (Defense Secretary John Keller), will always be remembered for his role in the 1969 classic "Midnight Cowboy,” which brought him his first Oscar® nomination, and for his Academy Award®-winning portrayal of Luke Martin in "Coming Home.” In the nearly 40-year span of his career, Voight has proven himself as both leading man and as one of the industry's most versatile character actors.

Busier than ever, Voight was recently seen in Chris Kane's "September Dawn” with Lolita Davidovich, and appears in the upcoming "Pride and Glory” opposite Edward Norton and Colin Farrell, as well as the second installment of "National Treasure” with Nicholas Cage. Later this summer he will begin shooting "The Uninvited” for his own production company, Crystal Sky Worldwide.

Voight was recently seen on the big screen as the legendary coach Adolph Rupp in Jerry Bruckheimer Films' hit drama "Glory Road,” as well as in the company's highly successful "National Treasure,” directed by Jon Turteltaub. He was featured in "Pearl Harbor” and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (starring his daughter, Angelina Jolie), and has starred in "Mission: Impossible,” "Varsity Blues,” "Enemy of the State” and "Anaconda.” Other feature film credits include Francis Ford Coppola's "The Rainmaker,” for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, "The General,” "Deliverance,” "Runaway Train,” which earned him a third Academy Award® nomination and a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor, "The Odessa File” and "The Champ,” for which he received yet another Golden Globe nomination. His fourth Oscar® nomination was for Best Supporting Actor in "Ali,” opposite Will Smith.

Voight made his Broadway debut in "The Sound of Music.” In 1966, he starred opposite Robert Duvall in the acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge.” He later starred in "A Streetcar Named Desire” at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre.

On television, Voight received unanimous critical accolades for his portrayal of the late Pope in CBS's "Pope John Paul II,” for which he received an Emmy nomination, and starred in Hallmark's celebrated "The Five People You Meet in Heaven.” He co-starred in NBC's "Uprising,” the true story of the Warsaw ghetto, and in "Jack & The Beanstalk: The Real Story,” a miniseries for CBS. Voight has also starred in "Chernobyl: The Final Warning,” "The Last of His Tribe,” which earned him a Cable Ace Award, and the mini-series "Return to Lonesome Dove.”

He made his directorial debut with the Showtime cable movie "The Tin Soldier,” which won several awards internationally, including Best Children's Film at the Berlin Film Festival.

Voight is a humanitarian who has been an advocate for American Indian rights and has worked on behalf of Vietnam veterans. He is currently active in a continuing effort to airlift children from the contaminated areas of Chernobyl, and supports numerous charities of all races and religions.


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