Jon Favreau Biography: Movies, Age, Net Worth, Height, TV Shows, Girlfriend, Wiki, Wife

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Jonathan Kolia Favreau, widely regarded as Jon Favreau, is a versatile talent in the entertainment industry, known for his work both in front of and behind the camera.

His acting credits include a diverse range of films such as “Rudy,” “Swingers,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and many more.

Additionally, Favreau has made his mark as a filmmaker, with notable contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe through his directing, producing, and acting roles in the Iron Man films.

His extensive work showcases his creativity and talent across various genres and mediums.


  • Full name: Jonathan Kolia Favreau
  • Stage name: Jon Favreau
  • Born: October 19, 1966
  • Age: 57 years old.
  • Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
  • Nationality: American 
  • Occupation: Filmmaker and Actor
  • Height: 1.85m
  • Parents: Charles Favreau, Madeleine Favreau
  • Siblings: Andy Favreau
  • Spouse: Joya Tillem (m. 2000)
  • Children: Max Favreau, Madeleine Favreau, Brighton Rose Favreau
  • Relationship: Married
  • net worth: $200 million

Early Life

Jonathan Kolia Favreau, born on October 19, 1966, in Flushing, Queens, New York, was raised as the only child of Madeleine and Charles Favreau. His mother, a Jewish woman of Russian descent, passed away from leukemia in 1979.

His father is Catholic with Italian and French-Canadian roots. Despite dropping out of Hebrew school to pursue acting, both sides of his family came together after his mother’s death to ensure he still had a bar mitzvah ceremony.


After graduating from the renowned Bronx High School of Science in 1984, Jon Favreau continued his education at Queens College.

Despite his academic achievements, Favreau felt drawn to the world of entertainment. He boldly decided to leave college just a few credits shy of earning his degree to pursue his passion for acting and comedy.

Before fully committing to a career in entertainment, Favreau briefly worked at Bear Stearns on Wall Street.

However, he soon realized that his true calling lay elsewhere. He briefly returned to Queens College before deciding to make a career shift towards acting and comedy.

This decision would ultimately lead him to great success in the industry.


Jon Favreau, a multi-talented individual known for his work in both acting and directing, first rose to prominence with roles in films such as “Rudy” (1993) and “Swingers” (1996), which he also wrote.

He showcased his acting skills further by portraying Foggy Nelson in “Daredevil” (2003) before becoming a key figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Happy Hogan in multiple films.

Transitioning into directing, Favreau impressed audiences with critically acclaimed comedies like “Elf” (2003) and “Chef” (2014).

His directorial prowess was further highlighted with live-action remakes for Disney, utilizing cutting-edge technology for films such as “The Jungle Book” (2016) and “The Lion King” (2019).

Favreau’s contribution to the success of the MCU was substantial, having directed pivotal films like “Iron Man” (2008) and “Iron Man 2” (2010).

Jon Favreau has carved out a prominent role in Hollywood, contributing not only as a director but also as a screenwriter for several films, including “Swingers” and “Made” (2001).

In addition to his work behind the camera, he has established his own production company, Fairview Entertainment.

Favreau’s influence extends beyond his projects. He has served as an executive producer on numerous Marvel films and Disney+ shows, like “The Mandalorian.”

As the creator and executive producer of “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett,Favreau continues to make waves in the industry.

Adding to his impressive resume, he has also showcased his love for food by hosting the cooking show “The Chef Show” on Netflix.

Jon Favreau is recognized for his comedic flair, directing talent, and adeptness at handling high-profile franchises.

Awards and nominations


  • Disney Legend (2019): Honored for contributing to The Walt Disney Company [Wikipedia].
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2023): Recognized for his career achievements [Wikipedia].
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films Awards:
  • Won Visionary Award (2019) [IMDb].
  • Won the Saturn Award for Best Director (Iron Man, 2009) [IMDb].


  • Primetime Emmy Awards:
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (The Mandalorian, 2021) [Emmy Awards].
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (The Mandalorian, 2021) [Emmy Awards].

Other Awards:

  • Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media (The Lion King: The Songs, 2019) [].
  • Hugo Award nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Iron Man, The Mandalorian, 2009, 2020, 2021) [IMDb].
  • Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Drama Series (The Mandalorian) [IMDb].
  • Producers Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television (The Mandalorian) [IMDb].
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy (Chef, 2015) [TV Guide].
  • Emmy nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Series (2005) [TV Guide].

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @jonfavreau
  • Facebook handle: Jon Favreau
  • Twitter handle: @Jon_favreau

Personal Life

The talented actor, director, and producer Jon Favreau married Joya Tillem, a respected physician, in a beautiful ceremony on November 24, 2000.

Together, they have a lovely family with a son named Max Favreau (who appeared in Iron Man 2 and was later revealed to be a young Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and two daughters.

Interestingly, Tillem is the niece of the well-known lawyer and talk show host Len Tillem.

In an insightful reflection on his past experiences, Favreau acknowledged that playing Dungeons & Dragons significantly shaped his creative talents by fostering imagination, storytelling skills, and an understanding of tone and balance.



  • Favreau has appeared in numerous films, including:
  • Swingers (1996)
  • Very Bad Things (1998)
  • The Replacements (2000)
  • Daredevil (2003)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Iron Man (2008) as Happy Hogan
  • Chef (2014)


Favreau has directed several successful films, including:

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  • Elf (2003)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
  • The Lion King (2019) (live-action remake)


Favreau is also the creator and executive producer of the hit Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.

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Net Worth

Jon Favreau, a multi-talented American individual, has established himself as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.

With an extensive career encompassing acting, directing, screenwriting, voiceover work, and producing, Favreau has accumulated a significant net worth of $200 million.

His versatility and contributions to various aspects of filmmaking have undoubtedly solidified his status as a successful and respected figure within Hollywood.

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