Jonathan Favreau (; born October 19, 1966) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. As an actor, he is known for roles in films such as Rudy (1993), Swingers (1996) (which he also wrote), Very Bad Things (1998), Daredevil (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Couples Retreat (2009), and Chef (2014) (which he also wrote and directed). He has additionally directed the films Elf (2003), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Jungle Book (2016), and the upcoming The Lion King (2019) and served as an executive producer on The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Favreau also portrays Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and played Pete Becker during season three of the television sitcom Friends. He produces films under his banner, Fairview Entertainment. The company has been credited as co-producers in most of Favreau's directorial ventures.