American actor James Haven was born on May 11, 1973. He was born to Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Both of his parents are actors. His father is known for Midnight Cowboy, where he played the role of Joe Buck, while his mother was seen in Ironside, which was released in 1971, 1982 Lookin’ to Get Out, and 1983 The Man Who Loved Women. James Haven is the elder brother of Angelina Jolie, who is the recipient of an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards.
He belongs to the star family. His uncle Chip Taylor is American Songwriter, and his other uncle Barry Voight is a geologist, volcanologist, author, and engineer. He belonged to French-Canadian, Dutch, Polish, and German from his mother’s side, whereas, from his father’s side, he belongs of German and Slovak descent.
James Haven’s mother divorced his father in 1980. She filed it in 1978 after Jon Voight’s adultery came into view. James and his sister Angelina were raised by their mother after their parent’s separation. She later moved to Palisades in New York after she gave up her acting career.
10 years later, they moved back to Los Angeles, and James started going to Beverly Hills High School and later attended the USC School of Cinema-Television. When he was at the University of Southern California, he won George Lucas Award for the film he directed, which also has his sister in it. Read further to know his net worth and his personal life.
James Haven’s Net Worth and Career
James Haven is an American actor who started his career in 1998 by starring in Gia and Hell’s Kitchen. James has a net worth of $2 million. He started his career by doing small roles in various films such as Gia, which was released in 1998, and in the same year, he was in Hell’s Kitchen. In 2001 he starred in Original Sin as Faust and as a Hospital guard in Monstre’s Ball. The following year he was Youngblood in Ocean Park and Usher in Haunting of Man in 2003.
The next year he played the character of Lazarus Kane in the crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. After that, he was seen as James Coleman in Rent-a-Person and Don Wake in Breaking Dawn which was released in 2004. He was also in Stay Alive, Validation, The Game, Deep in the Heart, and also in Easy Silence.
James Haven is not only an actor. He is also a producer, and he was the executive producer of the Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival winner documentary Trudell. It is a documentary based on the life of Santee Sioux, who was a musician, and John Trudell, who was an activist. The same documentary also won Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Seattle Film Festival.
He was also the executive producer of That’s Our Mary. It is a short comedy that came into the screens in 2011. James Haven is also the executive board director of Artivist Film Festivals & Awards. This award is for recognizing the efforts of directors in human rights, child advocacy, environmental preservation, and animal rights. He started handling this post in 2006 and, since then, has been doing an amazing job in this field.
James Haven’s Personal Life.
As mentioned early also, James Haven was born on May 11, 1943, 49 years old, and is an American native. His early official name was James Voight Haven, but after he was estranged from his father for several years, he changed his official name to James Haven and dropped his father’s name last name from his middle name. He used to have a bitter relationship with his father after this news came. It was only after the death of his mother that he reconciled with him.
In her ending years, Bertrand kept her life private and didn’t give many interviews. She was fighting ovarian and breast cancer for eight years, and on January 27, 2007, she took her last breath at the age of 56. She died at Cedras-Sinai Medical Center and was accompanied by her children in her last moments. Her mother and her sister also had cancer, and Jolie said that her mother always thought that it could happen to her.
James Haven reconciled his relationship with his father after six years of bitterness and, in 2009, became a born-again Christian.