James Haven

James Haven

Date Of BirthMay 11, 1973
Age47 years 2 months 30 days
Day of BirthFriday
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac SignTaurus
ProfessionsDirector , Producer , Writer , Actor
Nicknames Jamie , Jame , Jayme
Full Name James Haven Voight
Other Name James Voight

Personal Information
Religion Christianity (Born Again)
Language English
Star SignTaurus
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian (tiny part Native Americna)
Complexion White
Sexual Orientations Straight , Bisexual (rumored)
Body Features & Measurements
Height185 CM
6 Feet 1 Inches
Eye colorGrey
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight81 KG
179 lbs
Shoe Size11
Body Type Athletic
Family Information
Father Jon Voight
Mother Marcheline Bertrand (Actress & humanitarian worker; May 9, 1950 - January 27, 2007; died of ovarian cancer)
Sister Angelina Jolie (Younger; Actress & Model)
Cousin Raleigh Bertrand (Maternal)
Uncles Barry Voight (Paternal; Geologist by profession;)
Chip Taylor (James Wesley Voight; paternal; Singer & songwriter by profession)
Grandfathers Elmer Voight (Paternal; professional golfer)
Rolland Frederic Bertrand (Maternal)
Nephews Maddox Jolie-Pitt (Adopted from Cambodia; born on August 5, 2001)
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt (Adopted from Vietnam)
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt (born on July 12, 2008)
Nieces Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt (born on July 12, 2008; named after Angelina Jolie's mother)
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (born on May 27, 2006)
Zahara Jolie-Pitt (Adopted from Ethiopia; January 8, 2005)
Brothers In-Law Brad Pitt (Ex; Actor, producer (and many other things))
Jonny Lee Miller (actor; Ex)
Billy Bob Thornton (actor, filmmaker, singer; Ex)
Grandmothers Lois June Gouwens (Maternal)
Barbara Kamp (Paternal)
Aunt Debbie Bertrand (Maternal)
Relatives John Trudell (Ex partner of his mother)
Lauri Peters (Actress, Jon Voight's first wife)
Bill Day (Ex partner of his mother)
Godfather Maximilian Schell (Actress)
Godmother Jacqueline Bisset (Actor)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) USC School of Cinematic Arts
Education (High School) Beverly Hills High School (Los Angeles, California)
Alma MaterUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, California)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Girlfriend Ashley Reign (Actress)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Hell's Kitchen(1998)
Years Active 1998-
Debut (TV) Gia(1998) (Movie) , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite MovieTransformers
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileJames Haven Twitter Profile
More Information
Net worth$5 Million

Biography

James Haven is an American actor, director, producer & writer. He is the lookalike brother of popular actress Angelina Jolie.

James is known for playing roles in Original Sin (2001)(as Faust - Stage), Stay Alive (2006) (as Jonathan Malkus), Monster's Ball (2001), Rent-a-Person (2004)(as James Coleman)

He has written and directed the short movie 'Court of Conscience'

 

Childhood- Family

James Haven was born on 11th May 1973 in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of yesteryears star Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand. Actress Angelina Jolie is his younger sister. He grew up in Palisades, New York with his mother after his parents separated in 1976.

James has two uncles from his father's side, James Wesley Voight- a singer and songwriter & Barry Voight- a geologist.

He has a maternal aunt named Debbie Bertrand & a cousin named Raleigh Bertrand.

Relationship with father

He had an estranged relationship with his father Jon Voight, he dropped the last name 'Voight' and changed it to 'Haven', after his mother's death in 2007 he got closer to his father, they have worked together on projects after that.

Relationship with Sister

  • It is speculated in the media that James' close relationship with sister Angelina Jolie troubled Brad Pitt a bit and could have factored in their separation. Brad is believed to be angry at him for his coming in between.
  • James is close with his nieces and nephews, he often visits them at their home. Past Angelina Jolie's separation with Brad Pitt James is believed to be helping his sister take care of kids.

Education

  • James Haven attended Beverly Hills High School (BHHS) in Los Angeles after his mother moved back to Los Angeles from Palisades, New York.
  • After his high school, he attended USC School of Cinematic Arts (also known as SCA) for his graduation. He won the prestigious 'George Lucas Award' while at the university for directing a short movie, his sister Angeline Jolie acted in it.

 

Girlfriend- Relationships

James Haven & Ashley Reign

James started dating fellow actress Ashley Reign in 2011, the couple has been seen together since then, 'keeping the relationship away from media helps' claims Ashley. James and Ashley have worked together on projects like- Easy Silence(2013), That's Our Mary(2011)

James Haven & Girlfriend Ashley Reign

Image: James Haven & Girlfriend Ashley Reign

 

Interesting Facts

  • Ancestry: James is of German & Slovak ancestry from his father's side, He is a tiny part native American, from his mother's side, he is of Dutch, French, German ancestry. His great grandmother Catherine Anenontha, 8 generations back in the 17th century was a Native American.
  • He often acts in the projects directed by director Kurt Kuenne.
  • He attended Oscars twice, once with his father Jon Voight in 1986 next time with sister Angelina Jolie in 2000 who won that year and dedicated it to her brother. 
  • Born-again Christian: After his mother's death in 2007, he became religious, he renewed his Christian vows and became devoted in 2009.

 

Philanthropy

  • Artivists: James is among the board of directors of 'Artivist Film Festival & Awards'- the organization is dedicated to recognizing activist efforts of artists. Past board members of the group include- Tippi Hedren, Joaquin Phoenix, Daryl Hannah, Matthew McConaughey
  • AIDS work with Rick Warren: He worked with the pastor to spread awareness about AIDS, he wishes to world with people of all religions who are willing to work with him.
  • Core Cause Foundation: He founded the nonprofit organization with the mission to help native American children who have among the highest suicide rates in the USA.
  • He has worked as an honorary Advisor at the Harvard on Global Issues.
  • Pepfar bill: James lobbied in Washington to get the bill reauthorized, the bill dealt with education reform of all Native American tribes.
  • Havenly Blue foundation: He is a co-founder of the organization.

 

Controversy

James Haven & Angelina jolie kissing

[James Haven & Angelina Jolie kissing]

In her award winner's speech, Angelina Jolie mentioned that she is 'in love' with her brother, which the magazines picked up and suspected incest, which was dismissed by both brother and sister as bizarre.

Kissing Angeline Jolie on the lips: While celebrating winning Oscar for 'Girl, interrupted' as the Best Supporting Actress, Angelina Jolie kissed her brother James on the lips, adding to the gossip. Some called it a publicity stunt, Some an innocent kiss of joy among close siblings.

 

Career

Original Sin (2001)

In the 2001 mystery drama Original Sin featuring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie in the lead roles, James played 'Faust - Stage'.

The central theme of the story is about a young woman (played by Angelina) and her lover plotting to run away with a rich man's wealth by pretending to fall in love with him.


In the horror-fantasy movie Stay Alive (2006), he plays the minor role of Jonathan Malkus. 

In the romantic drama Monster's Ball (2001) directed by Marc Forster and featuring Billy Bob Thornton, Heath Ledger, Taylor Simpson, Peter Boyle in the lead roles, James appears working as the Hospital Guard.

 

Ocean Park (2002)

In the thriller movie Ocean Park (2002) by David W. Warfield, James played the lead role of 'Youngblood'

The story is about the murder investigation involving the murder of a girl and three boys romantically linked to her.

 

Breaking Dawn (2004)

In the mystery thriller by Mark Edwin Robinson, James plays the main role of Don Wake, the story revolves around a medical student that is assigned to investigate a psychiatric patient.

Kelly Overton (as Eve), Jennette McCurdy (The Little Girl), Joe Morton (Prof. Simon), Edie McClurg (Nurse Olivia), Diane Venora (Mother) appeared in the main cast.

 

Rent-a-Person (2004)

In the musical comedy written and directed by Kurt Kuenne, James appeared in the lead role as James Coleman. It was about a bathroom attendant starting a renting business.


In the drama Deep in the Heart (2012) about an alcoholic man, James appears as Gary

 

Filmography

Movies

Movie(year) Character
Deep in the Heart(2012) Gary
Stay Alive(2006) Jonathan Malkus
Breaking Dawn(2004)
Don Wake
Hunting of Man(2003) Usher
Ocean Park(2002) Youngblood
Monster's Ball(2001)
Hospital Guard
Original Sin(2001)
Faust - Stage
Scrapbook(1999) Jamie Park
Hell's Kitchen(1998) Boyle's Bartender

Gia (1998)

TV Movie

Young Man on Sansom Street

 

TV Series

Series(year) Character

The Game(2007)

Episode: The Ghost of Derwin Past

Director

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(2004)

Episode: Suckers

Lazarus Kane

 

Short movies

Short movies(year) Character

Court of Conscience(2015)

(as writer and director)

 

Easy Silence (2014)

(also as an executive producer)

Trent

That's Our Mary (2011)

(also as an executive producer)

 
Validation (2007) Uniformed Couple
Rent-a-Person (2004)
James Coleman

 

Documentary

Documentary(year) Character

Trudell(2011)

(as executive producer)

 

 

Quotes

  • Movies draw emotions out of us, they change our minds
  • Helping widows and orphans is my religion

 

References

  1. James Haven wiki
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