John Travolta

Biography

John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer and singer. He first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta's career re-surged in the 1990s, with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in Hollywood films, including Face/Off, Ladder 49 and Wild Hogs. Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The first, for his role in Saturday Night Fever and the second for Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty.

Travolta, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City. His father, Salvatore Travolta, was a semi-professional football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother, Helen Cecilia, was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher. His siblings are Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta. Travolta's father was a second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American; he grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and has said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture. His family was Roman Catholic.

Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had a son, Jett, (April 13, 1992 - January 2, 2009), and have a daughter, Ella Bleu, born in 2000. On May 18, 2010, Travolta and Preston announced that she is pregnant with the couple's third child. The couple has regularly attended marriage counselling, and Travolta admits that therapy has helped the marriage. Travolta was involved with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; the relationship ended when she died of breast cancer in 1977.

Travolta is a certified pilot and owns five aircraft, including an ex-Australian Boeing 707–138 airliner. The plane bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children. His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his front door.

Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the movie The Devil's Rain in Durango, Mexico.

John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer and singer. He first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta's career re-surged in the 1990s, with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in Hollywood films, including Face/Off, Ladder 49 and Wild Hogs. Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The first, for his role in Saturday Night Fever and the second for Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty.

Travolta, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City. His father, Salvatore Travolta, was a semi-professional football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother, Helen Cecilia, was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher. His siblings are Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta. Travolta's father was a second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American; he grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and has said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture. His family was Roman Catholic.

Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had a son, Jett, (April 13, 1992 - January 2, 2009), and have a daughter, Ella Bleu, born in 2000. On May 18, 2010, Travolta and Preston announced that she is pregnant with the couple's third child. The couple has regularly attended marriage counselling, and Travolta admits that therapy has helped the marriage. Travolta was involved with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; the relationship ended when she died of breast cancer in 1977.

Travolta is a certified pilot and owns five aircraft, including an ex-Australian Boeing 707–138 airliner. The plane bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children. His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his front door.

Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the movie The Devil's Rain in Durango, Mexico.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 93

Birthday 1954-02-18

Place of Birth Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.travolta.com/

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond as Himself
2016 I Am Wrath as Stanley Hill
2016 In a Valley of Violence as The Marshal
2016 American Crime Story(10 episodes) as Robert Shapiro
2015 Criminal Activities as Eddie
2015 Life on the Line as Beau
2015 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief as Himself (archive footage)
2014 The Forger as Raymond Cutter
2013 Killing Season as Emil Kovac
2012 Casting By
2012 Savages as Dennis
2012 The Scrat Show(13 episodes)
2010 The Secrets of Scientology as Himself (archive footage)
2010 From Paris with Love as Charlie Wax
2009 Old Dogs as Charlie
2009 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 as Ryder
2008 Bolt as Bolt (voice)
2008 Oprah's Big Give(1 episode)
2007 Hairspray as Edna Turnblad
2007 Wild Hogs as Woody Stevens
2006 Tony Bennett: An American Classic as Himself
2006 Lonely Hearts as Elmer C. Robinson
2005 Fat Actress(1 episode)
2005 Be Cool as Chili Palmer
2005 Sylvester Stallone Bio. as as himself
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon as Jim Irwin
2004 Ladder 49 as Captain Mike Kennedy
2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long as Bobby Long
2004 John Travolta: The Inside Story as Himself
2004 The Punisher as Howard Saint
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 Basic as Hardy
2001 Domestic Disturbance as Frank Morrison
2001 Good Day Live(2 episodes)
2001 Fear Factor(1 episode)
2001 Swordfish as Gabriel Shear
2000 Lucky Numbers as Russ Richards
2000 Battlefield Earth as Terl
2000 Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation as Himself
1999 The Early Show(3 episodes)
1999 Rove(2 episodes) as Himself
1999 The General's Daughter as Paul Brenner
1999 Where Are They Now?(4 episodes)
1999 Our Friend, Martin as Kyle's Dad
1998 The Thin Red Line as Brig. Gen. David Quintard
1998 Primary Colors as Jack Stanton
1998 A Civil Action as Jan Schlichtmann
1997 Mad City as Sam Baily
1997 She's So Lovely as Joey Germoni
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 Face/Off as Sean Archer
1996 Michael as Michael
1996 Phenomenon as George Malley
1996 Broken Arrow as Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins
1995 White Man's Burden as Louis Pinnock
1995 Get Shorty as Chili Palmer
1994 Pulp Fiction as Vincent Vega
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 Look Who's Talking Now! as James Ubriacco
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1991 Shout as Jack Cabe
1991 Chains of Gold as Scott Barnes
1991 Eyes of an Angel as Bobby
1990 Look Who's Talking Too as James Ubriacco
1989 Look Who's Talking as James Ubriacco
1989 The Experts as Travis
1987 The Grand Knockout Tournament as Himself
1987 Basements as Ben
1985 Perfect as Adam
1983 Harty(1 episode)
1983 Staying Alive as Tony Manero
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1983 Two of a Kind as Zack
1981 Blow Out as Jack Terry
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 Urban Cowboy as Bud Davis
1978 Moment by Moment as Strip
1978 Grease as Danny Zuko
1977 Saturday Night Fever as Tony Manero
1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble as Tod Lubitch
1976 Carrie as Billy Nolan
1976 Mr. T and Tina(9 episodes) as Vinnie Barbarino
1976 The Captain and Tennille(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1975 Welcome Back, Kotter(101 episodes) as Vinnie Barbarino
1975 The Devil's Rain as Danny
1972 The Rookies(1 episode)
1972 Emergency!(1 episode)
1969 Medical Center(1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(9 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes) as John Travolta
1900 Balogna Man

Writing

1991 Chains of Gold … Writer

Production

2000 Battlefield Earth … Producer

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