Produced on October 19, 1966, in Queens, Ny, Jon Favreau went to continue a multidisciplinary profession in film and television. He starred in and wrote the screenplay for the indie hit Swingers and after directed the movies Made, Elf, Zathura and Cowboys & Aliens, in addition to the smash Iron Man and its own sequels. He is also acted in numerous movies, including The Replacements, Love & Sex and Identity Thief.
Jonathan Kolia Favreau was born on October 19, 1966, in Queens, Ny, the only child of schoolteachers Madeleine and Charles Favreau. From the mid-1980s, he’d relocated to Chicago, Illinois, to take part the comedy and improv scene there.
Favreau finally made his way to Hollywood, California, appearing in movies like People!
The last merchandise, 1996’s Swingers, became an indie fave and starred Favreau along together with his real life close buddy, actor Vince Vaughn.
He also brought in a recurring part on the precious TV situation comedy Friends during its third season, playing Pete, a computer mogul romantically linked to Monica (Courteney Cox). Favreau after starred in the 1999 Showtime biopic Rocky Marciano.
(The two would work together in additional pictures through the years, including 2006’s The Break-Up and 2008’s Four Christmases.)
In November 2003, Favreau made his sophomore effort behind the camera with all the vacation success comedy Elf, starring Will Ferrell. A couple of years after, Favreau directed another big screen endeavor: the fantasy movie Zathura, which showcased a magical board game and its own much-flinging effects.
The show was nominated for a 2005 Emmy Award for excellent nonfiction series.
Favreau entered the comic book movie world having a tiny part in Batman Forever (1995) and with his characterization of Franklin Nelson in 2003’s Daredevil, which starred Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Years after, he took the reins as director and executive producer of Iron Man (2008), a large-budget film adaptation of the Marvel Comics series of the exact same name.
Both films earned more than $1 billion joined in the worldwide box office. Favreau went to pursue sci fi themed theories, including 2011’s Cowboys & Aliens, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.
Having worked as executive producer on 2012’s The Avengers as well as the TV series Revolution, Favreau returned to his armored star show as producer and performer the next year, playing the role of security guard Happy Hogan in Iron Man 3 (2013).
Between his directing and producing obligations, Favreau has appeared in other movie jobs as an actor and performed voiceover work.
Favreau wed doctor Joya Tillem in 2000. The couple has three kids.