Jonathan Favreau (; born October 19, 1966) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his work with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directing and starring as Happy Hogan in the films Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010), as well as serving as an executive producer and/or starring in The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home (both 2019) and also directing and starring as Carl Casper in Chef.
Favreau is further known for directing the films Elf (2003), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Jungle Book (2016), and The Lion King (2019). He produces films under his production company banner, Fairview Entertainment.
Favreau has starred in the films Rudy (1993), Swingers (1996, which he also wrote), Very Bad Things (1998), The Replacements (2000), Daredevil (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Couples Retreat (2009), and Chef (2014), which he also wrote and directed. He also portrayed Pete Becker on the television sitcom Friends.