THE LION KING
JON FAVREAU (Director) began his career as an actor in the
inspiring sports film
"Rudy." He went on to establish himself as a writer with the acclaimed hipster
"Swingers." Since then, he has continued to challenge himself as a filmmaker
eclectic variety of projects.
In "The Chef Show," actor/director Favreau and award-winning chef Roy Choi
after their critically acclaimed film "Chef" to embark on a new adventure. The
experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking,
collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and culinary
From sharing a meal with the "Avengers" cast in Atlanta, to smoking brisket in
with world-renowned pitmaster Aaron Franklin, to honoring the legendary food
Jonathan Gold in Los Angeles-Favreau and Choi embrace their passion for food,
more importantly their love for bringing people together over a delicious meal.
Show" is executive produced and directed by Favreau. Choi and Annie Johnson also
serve as executive producers.
Favreau executive produced and wrote the live-action "Star Wars" series "The
Mandalorian" for Disney's new direct-to-consumer platform, Disney+. Favreau is
stranger to the "Star Wars" galaxy, having played roles in both the "Star Wars:
Clone Wars" animated series and in "Solo: A Star Wars Story."
Favreau is teaming up with the producers of "Planet Earth," executive
Gunton, director Nick Lyon and BBC Studios' Natural History Unit to produce the
documentary series "Prehistoric Planet," using groundbreaking CGI to take the
audience back to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth 68 million years ago.
As an integral part of the formation and expansion of the Marvel Cinematic
Favreau directed the blockbuster hits "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2," which grossed
combined $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. He served as executive
"The Avengers" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which grossed a combined $2.9
worldwide. He served as executive producer on 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War"
2019's "Avengers: Endgame." Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Favreau
Happy Hogan, a character who appears in the "Iron Man" movies and "Spider-Man:
Homecoming" as security head and personal chauffeur to Iron Man alter ego Tony
(played by Robert Downey Jr.). Favreau reprises his role as Happy Hogan in Sony
Pictures' "Spider-Man: Far From Home."
Favreau directed and produced the 2016 adaptation of Disney's "The Jungle
which garnered widespread commendation as a marvel of technology-driven
storytelling that honored the original 1967 animated classic. Among the epic
many accolades, Favreau's team won an Oscar and a BAFTA Award for best
achievement in visual effects, five VES Awards, and an Annie Award for
achievement in character animation in a live-action production. The film
voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett
Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken, with newcomer Neel Sethi starring as
Mowgli, the film's only human character. "The Jungle Book" was a global
earning $965.8 million worldwide.
Favreau wrote, directed, produced and starred in the 2014 indie hit "Chef,"
starred Sofia Vergara, Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo and Robert
Downey Jr. Among its accolades, "Chef" was honored with the Tribeca Audience
for best narrative film.
In 2011, Favreau directed and produced "Cowboys & Aliens," starring Harrison
and Daniel Craig. Before directing the first two installments of the "Iron Man"
Favreau directed "Zathura: A Space Adventure," a children's film starring Tim
for Radar Pictures and Sony Entertainment. In 2003, Favreau directed the
holiday smash hit "Elf," starring Will Ferrell, for New Line Cinema. Favreau
feature-film directorial debut with 2001's "Made," which he wrote and starred in
Vince Vaughn and Sean Combs.
In front of the camera, Favreau was seen in "The Wolf of Wall Street,"
and "People Like Us." His other film credits as an actor include "Couples
Love You, Man," "Four Christmases," "The Break-Up," "Wimbledon," "Something's
Give," "Daredevil," "Love & Sex," "The Replacements," "Very Bad Things" and
Impact." He also portrayed legendary heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in the
MGM biopic "Rocky Marciano."
Favreau's television credits include "Seinfeld," a recurring role on
"Friends" and a
special appearance on HBO's "The Sopranos," playing himself. Favreau added the
of showrunner to his multi-hyphenate list of credits as the creator, producer
and host of
the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated IFC series "Dinner for Five." He
directed the pilots for "Young Sheldon" and "The Orville."
Among his honors, Favreau received the Visual Effects Society's Lifetime
Award during the 16th annual VES Awards in 2018. In 2016, he was inducted into
Variety's Home Entertainment & Digital Hall of Fame, recognizing his role as a
trailblazer and innovator in the world of content creation. Favreau went on to
"Gnomes & Goblins" virtual reality experience with Wevr and Reality One that
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