Jon Favreau

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Favreau credits the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons with giving him "...a really strong background in imagination, storytelling, understanding how to create tone and a sense of balance."
Favreau credits the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons with giving him "...a really strong background in imagination, storytelling, understanding how to create tone and a sense of balance."

Jon Favreau credits the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons with giving him “…a really strong background in imagination, storytelling, understanding how to create tone and a sense of balance.”

Jonathan Kolia “Jon” Favreau( born October 19, 1966) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, , and comedian.

was born in Flushing, Queens, , the son of Madeleine, an elementary school teacher who died of leukemia in 1979, and , a special education teacher. His mother was Jewish and his father is a Catholic of Italian and distant French-Canadian ancestry. Favreau attended Hebrew school.

John Favreau graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1984 and attended Queens College from 1984 to 1987, before dropping out. His friend from college, Mitchell Pollack, said that Favreau went by the nickname “Hack” because of his talent in the game, Hacky Sack. He briefly worked for Bear Stearns on before returning to Queens College for a semester in early 1988. He dropped out of college for good (a few credits shy of completing his degree), and in the summer of 1988, moved to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy. He performed at several Chicago improvisational theaters, including the ImprovOlympic and the Improv Institute.

Jon Favreau Filmography

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???? Secret Cabinet
2013 About a Boy
2011 Cowboys & Aliens
2010 Iron Man 2
2008 Iron Man
2005 Zathura
2003 Elf
2003 Life on Parole
2001 Made
1999 Smog
1998 Bad Cop, Bad Cop[/tab]
[tab title =”as Actor”]2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
2013 Iron Man 3
2013 Identity Thief
2012 People Like Us
2012 John Carter
2011 Zookeeper
2010 Iron Man 2
2009 Couples Retreat
2009 G-Force (voice)
2009 I Love You, Man
2008 Four Christmases
2008 Iron Man
2006 Open Season (voice)
2006 The Break-Up
2004 Wimbledon
2003 Something's Gotta Give
2003 Elf
2003 The Big Empty
2003 Daredevil
2001 Made
2001 Ain't It Cool News
2000 The Replacements
2000 Love & Sex
1999 Rocky Marciano
1998 Very Bad Things
1998 Deep Impact
1996 Persons Unknown
1996 Dogtown
1996 Swingers
1996 Desert Breeze
1995 Notes from Underground
1995 Batman Forever
1994 Speechless
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
1994 PCU
1994 Grandpa's Funeral
1993 Rudy
1992 Hoffa (uncredited)
1992 Folks![/tab]
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