Jon Voight, ‘Ray Donovan’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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At the 2014 Emmys, Jon Voight is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Learn more about the seasoned actor who plays Mickey Donovan on Ray Donovan.

1. He’s Nominated for ‘Ray Donovan’

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He plays Ray’s ex-con father, Mickey.

The drama premiered in June of 2013, and its pilot was the biggest premiere of all time on Showtime.

Watch the Season 2 trailer above.

2. He’s Angie’s Dad

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The actor recently shared personal photos with the Daily Mail, and one included him and his children, Angelina Jolie and James Haven.

He had both kids with his ex wife, Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away in 2007.

He told the Daily Mail about his famous daughter, “Angelina has to deal with fame in a way I never had to. She once said that she learned a lot about acting by noticing how I would observe people in everyday life in order to become like them. I’m fascinated by people.”

3. He’s Political

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During the GOP convention in 2012, Voight made comments against President Obama.

He told the Daily Caller:

America, guys, wake up. You should be appalled that they can get away with it, that they can attack – the Republican Party is a victim of a bias, of a destructive bias against the Republican Party. It’s been going on for all this time and it’s getting worse and worse. And, now this? Come on, people, stand up.

4. His Breakthrough Role Was in ‘Midnight Cowboy’

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He played Joe Buck in the classic film, which started his luminous career.

5. He Was the Dad in ‘Zoolander

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Voight also took a turn in comedy. He played Derek Zoolander, played by Ben Stiller’s, father in the 2001 film Zoolander.

In the scene above, after watching his son modeling in a merman costume, he utters a famous quote from the movie, “You’re dead to me, son. You’re even more dead to me than your dead mother.”

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