They Can’t All Be Midnight Cowboy

As I write this, a coworker of mine is interviewing Jon Voight. Jon freaking Voight, star of Midnight Cowboy and Coming Home. That’s pretty awesome. In honor of my coworker’s grand foray into big-time interviewing, I perused Voight’s IMDB page to see what all the famed thespian has done since his magnificent turn as Joe Buck way back in 1969. 

 

I was of course aware of his role in the most recent season of 24 as the evil and positively reprehensible Jonas Hodges (he irritated me throughout the entire season).

 

There was his traitorous role in Mission Impossible.

 

And let us not forget him as the hirsute Paul Sarone in the masterpiece that was Anaconda.

 

But what of all his great roles that may have gone unnoticed, or have simply faded from our memories with the passage of time? 

Like Coach Bud Kilmer, in Varsity Blues:

 

Or Hamilton Cage, in The Karate Dog:

(Voight is not in this picture. How much do you want to go out and rent this movie now?)

 

He was Bill Biscane, in Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (also starring the immensely gifted Scott Baio):

 

And perhaps my favorite from Voight’s extensive body of work:

Principal Dimly, from the cinematic treasure Bratz:

 

It’s all gold people. Hollywood gold.

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1 Comment

  1. Dan said,

    August 24 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I’m pretty sure that dog was nominated for an academy award for best supporting actor.


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