Biography of Jon FavreauStarting his career with small secondary roles in low-budget ordinary TV series, Jon Favreau managed to become not only a recognizable actor and a character of action films but also a professional screenwriter, film director, and producer. Collaboration with Marvel Studios made our hero a world-famous star and earned him a considerable bank account, for a lot of his works took leading positions of world distribution and had box office success. He not just portrayed Tony Stark's right hand in the Marvel films but also directed the first two parts of the trilogy about Iron Man.
Childhood and Early LifeJon was born into a family of teachers living in Queens, New York. He is the only child of a Jew, Madeleine Favreau, and Charles Favreau, an Italian American. Even though his father was a catholic, the boy was raised as a Jew and attended a Jewish school in the Bronx.
When Jon was in elementary school, he played in a school play for the first time. That feeling always stayed with him. But at that time, he wasn't even thinking about an acting career. In middle school, he seriously got involved in biology but continued to rehearse with a school drama club. That was a typical list of plays for an American school of the 70s: Finian's Rainbow, Li'l Abner, and Guys and Dolls. The last one was his mom's favorite. When she passed away, Jon's mentors decided to stage the musical in remembrance of her.
When Jon was a student, he visited Chicago and was impressed by the performance of a local improvisational troupe. After three years, he left college and got a job at Bear Stearns investment company. At the same time, he gave improvisational shows, participated in amateur theatrical performances, and thought about acting career more often.