Jon Voight Was Pretty Starstruck By Everyone At The Emmys

He was in awe of all the talent around him.

Jon Voight has had a storied career. The Oscar-winning actor rose to fame in the ‘70s with films like “Deliverance” and “Coming Home,” and continued to push the limits in movies like “Heat,” “Enemy of the State,” “The Rainmaker” and “Ali.” But lately, he’s been sticking to television, dominating in his role as Mickey Donovan on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” for which he won a Golden Globe in 2014. 

Voight’s portrayal of Mickey was nominated for an Emmy on Sunday, and he stopped by for a conversation with The Huffington Post on the red carpet. When asked if he gets starstruck by any TV stars, he smiled and said, “I think anybody I recognize.” 

“I see a lot of great people here,” the 77-year-old actor added. “I’m in awe of talent. When I see talent, boy, it’s wonderful. I’m very excited, always ... it’s nice to see the new generations.”

Although he was flattered to be included among the list of nominees (Ben Mendelsohn of “Bloodline” ended up winning in his Supporting Actor category), Voight believes there’s so much talent that it’s impossible to honor everyone.

“There are a lot of people around the circle of this group that deserve just as well to be here, but I got to say, everybody is very gifted.”

Adding of his show and the TV industry in general, “We fight hard to make it as good as we can, I’ll tell you that.”

Watch our full chat with Jon Voight in the video above. 



Emmys 2016 Red Carpet