Who Is Jon Favreau?

Jon Favreau is a popular American screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. He is well-known for his character as Happy Hogan in the Iron Man movies, The Avengers movies, Spiderman: Homecoming, and Spiderman: Far From Home. In addition, he also plays the character of Pete Becker in the iconic sitcom, Friends.

He has appeared in various movies, such as Rudy, Swingers, Very Bad Things, Chef, and The Break-Up. He is also the director of hit movies, such as Elf, Aliens, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book, and Cowboys & Aliens. He has also produced movies under Fairview Entertainment.

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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, married since 2000
  • Children: Brighton Rose Favreau, Madeleine Favreau, Max Favreau
  • Profession: American screenwriter, producer, director, and actor
  • Net Worth: $70 million

Early Life

Jonathan Favreau was born on October 19, 1966, in Flushing, Queens, NY, to parents Charles Favreau and Madeleine Favreau. His father was a special education teacher, while his mother was an elementary teacher who died in 1979 due to leukemia. In 1984, he graduated from The Bronx High School of Science, a learning institution for gifted pupils. In that same year, he attended Queens College but later dropped out in 1987.

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He worked for Bear Stearns for a short time before going back to college in 1988. He lacked a few credits to graduate and decided to finally stop schooling. He then went to Chicago to pursue a job as a comedian. He played various acts in improvisational theaters in Chicago, like the Improv Institute and ImprovOlympic.

Personal Life

On November 24, 2000, Jon and Joya Tillem got married. They have three children – one son and two daughters named Max, Madeleine, and Brighten Rose. According to Jon, the game Dungeons and Dragons was his inspiration that led him to have the gift of storytelling and imagination.


It was n 1993 that Jon began his acting career by appearing in the movie, Rudy. After a year, he got another project and played the role of Elmer Rice in the movie, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. In 1996, he was among the casts of Tracey Takes On. In that same year, he was an actor, writer, and producer of the movie, Swingers.

Jon has appeared in numerous movies, including The Replacements, Daredevil, Couples Retreat, Chef, and Very Bad Things. He was essential to Marvel Cinematic Universe, as he was the director, producer, and actor of several films, such as Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Spiderman: Homecoming, and Spiderman: Far From Home.

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Furthermore, he is the creator and an executive producer of the Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian. He is also the voice actor of Pre Vizsla, the Death Watch’s leader in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Jon is indeed a multi-talented man and apart from directing and acting, he also produces films under Fairview Entertainment. He is the producer and director of the live adaptation of Jungle Book. Furthermore, he is the director of the first episode of the TV series, Young Sheldon.

Awards and Achievements

In 2005, Favreau received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Awards for the TV series, Dinner of Five. In 2017, he was also nominated for the Bodil Awards. The awards he has won include Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films Award in 2009, Cinema Audio Society Awards in 2017, Tribeca Film Festival Award, Florida Film Critics Circle Award, and Hollywood Film Award.

Total Net Worth 2020

To date, Jon Favreau is known to have a total net worth of over $70 million. Most of his wealth came from his movie career as an actor, director, producer, writer, and creator. Most of his films have grossed hundreds of millions at the box office. The Jungle Book movie had a total sales of $966 million, while the movies Iron Man and Iron Man 2 had a total sales of $1.2 billion.


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