Angelina Jolie has told her dad Jon Voight to follow one rule when he FaceTimes with his six grandchildren. Jon Voight is used to being in the spotlight because he is a successful actor, but his real-life role as a grandfather is probably the one he values the most.
Jon Voight has six grandchildren, the children Angelina shares with her ex-husband Brad Pitt. A source told us that Angelina Jolie’s dad dotes on all of them.
Jolie and Voight’s relationship improved after the actress split up with Pitt. After a few months, Jon Voight, his grandchildren, and Angelina Jolie were seen having dinner together. The father and daughter used to not talk to each other after Jolie had her daughter. But they got back together again in the end.
Jon Voight is said to have grown close to his six grandchildren since 2016 after Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt.
Here are 6 of Jon Voight’s Grandchildren
Maddox Jolie-Pitt is the oldest grandchild of Jon and Angelina, and Brad. He is also their oldest son. He was born in August 2001. He is one of the couple’s three adopted children who broke up. Angelina legally took him in on her own from an orphanage in Cambodia when he was only seven months old. She was married to Billy Bob Thornton, but they broke up soon after. When Brad started dating Angelina around 2005, he eventually adopted him as his child.
Maddox has become a very smart young man, and as of 2021, he is going to school at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. After the COVID-19 pandemic, he switched to taking classes online instead of in person.
Pax Jolie-Pitt is the second-oldest grandchild of Jon and the second child Angelina and Brad have adopted. He was born in November 2003, and Angelina decided to adopt him from Vietnam when he was only three years old. The actress from Girl, Interrupted said that she almost didn’t adopt Pax because she hadn’t planned to adopt a child from Vietnam after adopting Maddox.
Like Maddox, Pax sometimes goes to events with his mom and has worked in some of her movies. He played Yoo in Kung Fu Panda 3 and helped with the camera and electricity in First They Killed My Father, among other things.
Zahara Jolie-Pitt is Jon’s third-oldest grandchild, and she is the third child Angelina and Brad have adopted. She was born in Ethiopia in January 2005, and Angelina took her in after only six months. Angelina and Brad’s Jolie-Pitt Foundation started the Zahara Program and the Zahara Children’s Center because of their daughter’s adoption. In Ethiopia, the center treats people with tuberculosis that is resistant to drugs and does more research on the disease. In Maddox’s name, the foundation also set up the Maddox Chivan Children’s Center in Phnom Penh to help HIV/AIDS families.
She has also been in Kung Fu Panda 3, where she and her mom both voiced the character Meng Meng. Zahara is often seen going shopping with her mom and younger siblings. Sometimes she even wears changed versions of her mom’s famous dresses that the talented star has worn to award shows.
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is Jon’s fourth grandchild and Angelina and Brad’s first biological child. She was born in May 2006 in Swakopmund, Namibia, and has both Namibian and American citizenship. Angelina has kept her youngest children’s daily lives pretty quiet, but she has said that Shiloh is one of her “funniest” kids.
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is Jon’s youngest granddaughter and one of Angelina and Brad’s youngest children. She was born in 2008 as a twin with her brother Knox. Like her mother, she played a young Princess Aurora in the movie Maleficent. Angelina said later that she was given the part because she was the only child in the movie who wasn’t scared of her when dressed up.
Knox Jolie Pitt
Knox Jolie Pitt is Jon’s youngest grandson and Angelina and Brad’s youngest son. He was born in Nice, France, as a twin with his sister Vivienne. He has also been in Angelina’s movies, like when he voiced Ku Ku in Kung Fu Panda 3. In 2019, he was seen selling organic dog treats with his mom in a park, which could signify a future sales career.
Who is Jon Voight
Jonathan Vincent Voight was born in the United States on December 29, 1938. In the late 1960s, he became famous for his role as Joe Buck, a want-to-be gigolo, in Midnight Cowboy. This role earned him an Oscar nomination (1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his roles as a businessman involved in a murder in Deliverance (1972), a paralyzed Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and a poor former boxing champion in the remake of The Champ (1979).
During the 1980s and early 1990s, Voight made fewer movies. However, he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for his role as the cruel bank robber Oscar “Manny” Manheim in Runaway Train (1985). In the mid-1990s, he made a comeback in Hollywood. He starred with Sam Neill in The Rainbow Warrior (1993), about the French bombing of the same-named ship in Auckland, and with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Michael Mann’s crime drama Heat (1995). He played Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible (1996), a crooked NSA agent in Enemy of the State (1998), and the shady lawyer Leo F. Drummond in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rainmaker (1997), which got him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Critics praised Voight’s biographical roles in the 2000s. He played sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali (2001), for which he was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Critics’ Choice Award. He also played Nazi officer Jürgen Stroop in Uprising (2001), Franklin D. Roosevelt in Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor (2001), and Pope John Paul II in the miniseries of the same name (2005). Voight also plays Mickey Donovan on the Showtime TV show, Ray Donovan. This role won him new praise from critics and audiences and gave him his fourth Golden Globe in 2014. In the seventh season of the thriller show 24, he also played a bad guy.
Voight has won one of the four Academy Awards for which he was nominated. He has also been nominated for eleven Golden Globe Awards and won four of them. He got the National Medal of Arts on November 21, 2019. He is the father of Angelina Jolie and James Haven, both actors.
Jon Voight Quotes
“I want my grandchildren to have the same pride in America, freedom in America, and prosperity in America that I had when I was growing up.”
“It’s over for my grandchildren if this guy [President Obama] gets another four years.”
Jon Voight wants to be in a movie directed by Angelina, who just got nominated for a Golden Globe for her foreign film “First They Killed My Father.” Angelina Jolie and James haven are both Voight’s children. Jon Voight has six grandchildren from Jolie’s side.