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Who Is Jon Favreau?

Jon Favreau is a notable movie producer, director, actor, and voiceover artist who is worth at least $100 million. He is well-known for playing the role of Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. He appeared in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Avengers: Infinity War, The Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also appeared in several episodes on the sitcom, Friends, as Pete Becker.

Aside from his acting projects, he is also the director and creator of Chef, executive producer of the Avenger movies and Spider-Man movies, and the creator and an executive producer of The Mandalorian series. 

Personal Details

Celebrity Name: Jon Favreau
Full Name: Jonathan Favreau
Gender: Male
Birth Date: October 19, 1966
Birth Place: Queens, New York, Us
Age: 53
Height: 1.83m
Weight: 85 kilos
Nationality: American
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Status: Married
Wife: Joya Tillem
Children: Brighton Rose Favreau, Madeleine Favreau, Max Favreau
Profession: American screenwriter, producer, director, and actor
Net Worth: $100 million

Early Life

Jon Favreau was born on October 19, 1966, in Queens, NY. The name of his mother is Madeleine, a former elementary teacher who died in 1979 due to leukemia. His father is Charles Favreau, who teaches special education.

In 1984, he finished his high school in The Bronx High School of Science, a school dedicated to gifted children. From 1984 to 1987, he went to Queens College but did not graduate. Before he returned to Queens College in 1988, he worked for a short time for Bear Stearns. Even though he went back to college, he did not finish his degree and decided to drop out finally just a few months after enrolling. Shortly after, he went to Chicago and performed at various improvisational theatres, such as the Improv Institute and ImprovOlympic.

Personal Life

Jon Favreau and Joya Tillem tied the knot on November 24, 2000. They have been married ever since. They have three children together, two daughters and a son, who appeared in Iron Man 2.

Jon Favreau Career

Favreau started pursuing his career way back in the 90s. He has come a long way to get where he is now and there’s no surprise why he is very successful.

The Start of His Career

Jon debuted his acting career by appearing in the movie Rudy that was released in 1993. After a year, he made another appearance in the movie PCU with Jeremy Piven. He was also in The Fire episode of Seinfeld playing the role of Eric the Clown.

His breakthrough as a screenwriter and actor happened after moving to Los Angeles through the movie, Swingers. Vince Vaughn was also in the film, who also made his breakthrough through this film. After a year, he was featured in various episodes of Friend, playing as Pete Becker, the millionaire boyfriend of Monica Geller.

Other early films that he starred in include Deep Impact, Very Bad Things, Rocky Marciano, Love & Sex, the Replacements, and the D-Girl episode of The Sopranos.

Jon Favreau Net Worth

Becoming a Director and Producer

He debuted his career as a director through the movie, Made, where he partnered again with Vince Vaughn. In 2001, he was a guest director for the college drama-comedy, Undeclared. In 2003, he made an appearance in Daredevil as the lawyer Foggy Nelson. He was also one of the casts of The Big Empty, a 2003 movie directed by Steve Anderson.

In 2003, he made his first success as a director through the movie Elf, which starred Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage, James Caan, and Zooey Deschanel. In 2005, he directed Zathura.

Other films and TV shows that he appeared during these times include The Break-Up, My Name is Earl, Wild West Comedy Show, The Apprentice, Four Christmases, and Dinner for Five, which he was the main cast.

Iron Man was the first Marvel movie produced in partnership with Paramount and Favreau was the executive producer and director. He was also the executive producer and director of Iron Man 2 and was the executive producer of Iron Man 3.

In 2009, he directed the movie Cowboys and Aliens and in 2012, directed the pilot episode of Revolution. In 2013, he also filmed the pilot episode of About a Boy and in 2014, he wrote, starred, directed, and co-produced the movie Chef. In 2016, he was the producer and director of the live adaptation of The Jungle Book.

The Present

In September 2016, he directed the CGI adaptation of The Lion King. It was the highest-grossing movie that he directed, which surpassed The Jungle Book.  From 2017 to 2019, he was a consultant on all 24 episodes of The Orville. 

In 2018, he was the voice of Rio Durant in the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie. He appeared and co-produced the Avengers: Endgame movie that was released in 2019. In that same year, he also appeared in the Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Jon Favreau Awards and Achievements

It was announced in May 2019 that Favreau will be given the honors as a Disney Legend for his contributions to the Walt Disney Company. Other awards he received include the following:

  • 1997 Florida Film Critics Circle Award
  • 2014 Tribeca Film festival Audience Award
  • 2016 Hollywood Film Award
  • 2020 CinEuphoria Award
  • Visionary Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films
  • Best Director Award for Iron Man
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Visual Effects Society Awards

Jon Favreau Total Net Worth 2020

The net worth of Jon Favreau is $100 million. His wealth mostly came from the movies and TV shows he starred in as well as the films he has directed and produced. In 2016, he paid about $5.25 million for the Allan’s Aquarium located in Venice, California.