Born on October 19, 1966, Jon Favreau is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who is best known for his roles in Rudy (1993), Swinger (1996), Retreat (2009), Chef (2014) and for directing Elf (2003), Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book and The Lion King.

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Family/ Relationships

Jon Favreau Ethnicity/Religion

Jon was born in Queens, New York, US to Madeleine and Charles Favreau. His mother was of Russian Jewish descent and his father was of Italian and French-Canadian Catholic descent.

Jon Favreau Affair/Married/Wife

He is married to Joya Tillem (m. 2004). They have three children. For more information, visit his Instagram.

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Personal Information

  • Full Name: Jonathan Favreau
  • Nicknames: Jon
  • Birthday: October 19, 1966
  • Age: 52 years old (as of May 2019)
  • Birthplace: New York City, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: The Bronx High School of Science, Queens College (drop-out)
  • Profession: Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: his mother had Russian ethnicity and her father had Italian and French-Canadian ancestry
  • Religion:  His mother was of Jewish and his father was of Catholic religion
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Spouse/Wife: Joya Tillem (m. 2000)
  • Children: 3
  • Net Worth: Estimated to be above $50 million USD


  • Height: 185 cm (6 feet 1 inch)
  • Weight: 80-90 kg (approx)

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • His mother was of Russian Jewish descent and his father was of Italian and French-Canadian Catholic descent.
  • His mother died in 1979 of leukemia.
  • He is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter.
  • As an actor he is known for his roles in movies such as Rudy (1993), Swingers (1996), Couples Retreat (2009), Chef (2014) and so on.
  • He has also directed movies including Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Zathura: A Space Adventure, The Jungle Book (2016), and The Lion King (2019).
  • He is an executive producer of The Avengers film series, and Iron Man 3.
  • He is the first person to appear in a Marvel Comic film adaptation as well as direct one. 
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Memorable Quotes:

I don’t ‘handle’ people. It’s so much easier to manipulate actors than to really have an earnest discussion with them. It’s very easy to say whatever’s going to appease them and then turn around and do whatever you want to do. It’s difficult to be forthright with people, because the job does not lend itself to that.