Jon Favreau

Jonathan Kolia Favreau (/ˈfævr/; born October 19, 1966)[1] is an American actor and filmmaker. As an actor, Favreau has appeared in the films Rudy (1993), PCU (1994), Swingers (1996), Very Bad Things (1998), Deep Impact (1998), The Replacements (2000), Daredevil (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Four Christmases (2008), Couples Retreat (2009), I Love You, Man (2009), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Chef (2014), and several films created by Marvel Studios.

Jon Favreau
Favreau at the Sydney premiere of The Jungle Book in 2016
Born (1966-10-19) October 19, 1966 (age 55)[1]
Queens, New York, U.S.
EducationBronx High School of Science (1984)
Queens College
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • filmmaker
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)
Joya Tillem
(m. 2000)
Children3

As a filmmaker, Favreau has been significantly involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He directed, produced, and appeared as Happy Hogan in the films Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010). He also served as an executive producer for or appeared as the character in the films The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

He has also directed the films Elf (2003), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Chef (2014), The Jungle Book (2016), and The Lion King (2019). Favreau is the creator of the Star Wars Disney+ original series The Mandalorian (2019–present) as well as one of its executive producers and directors. He also serves as a writer and executive producer for its spin-off series The Book of Boba Fett. He produces films under his production company banner, Fairview Entertainment, and also presents the television cooking series The Chef Show.


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