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Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
Biographical Information

Jonathan Kolia "Jon" Favreau


October 19, 1966


Flushing, Queens, New York

Career Information

Actor, comedian, filmmaker


1992 – Present

The Lion King work

The Lion King (2019 film)

Jon Favreau is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is set to direct the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King.


Favreau landed his first film role as D-Bob in the sports film Rudy. The following year, he featured in the college film PCU and assumed his first television role on Seinfeld. He played the role of Foggy Nelson in the 2003 film Daredevil.

The same year, he scored his first financial success as the director of Elf, which starred Will Ferrell. This success was later followed up by the critically acclaimed Iron Man film, which was released in 2008. He also directed the film's sequel, Iron Man 2.

Favreau recently directed the 2016 live-action remake of The Jungle Book. Due to the film's success, Favreau was hired to direct the live-action remake of The Lion King.[1]


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