Jon was a special guest for Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show tour in 2005. The documentary about the tour, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show, will be released February 8, 2008, and features Jon. His fellow cast-members are joining him as guests on his show, Dinner For Five, as a promotion for the movie.
Jon has worked extensively with Peter Billingsley, better known as "Ralphie" from A Christmas Story. Billingsley is credited as a producer on Dinner for Five, Made and the upcoming Iron Man.
Jon met his friend Ron Livingston, with whom he would go on to make Swingers, at a Chicago boat show, when they were hired to dress as Cap'n Crunch!
Jon got married on Nov. 24, 2000 in Sonoma, CA. Jon's wife, Joya Tillem, is three years younger than him and is a medical doctor.
He has three children with his wife Joya Tillem: son Max (b July 2001) and daughters Madeleine (b April 2003) & Brighton (b August 2006).
In 2006, Jon signed on to direct Iron Man for Paramount. The movie is based on a Marvel comics character. (May 18)
Jon directed the pilot of the ABC show "In Case of Emergency" and he was also credited as a producer. The episode aired on 3 January 2007.
Jon has directed several films for the big screen including cult-hit Made with his pal, Vince Vaughn, the hugely successful holiday film, Elf, with Will Ferrell and the sci-fi fantasy flick, Zathura.
Jon was a guest on the October 20 (2005) episode of The Apprentice. The contestants were to promote his directorial effort, Zathura.
Jon Favreau: (on the editing process) I've cut myself out...I've cut scenes out that I was in and thats when you realize that you've got to make the best movie you can.
Jon Favreau: (On actors playing sexist roles) The irony is that the more unapologetically sexist men are in movies, the more women tend to be attracted to them in person.
Jon Favreau: (on being an extra) I was the worst extra, I was 'that' guy. I was the guy on the phone trying to get the Oscar for best extra-- for best background performance.