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John Travolta

1954-02-18 Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Image of John Travolta


An American actor, film producer, 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.


Al Pacino, le Bronx et la fureur Self (archive footage) 2022-02-06
American Badass: A Michael Madsen Retrospective self 2022-08-15
Paradise City Buck 2022-11-11
The Princess Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2022-05-30
Mr. Saturday Night Self (archive footage) 2021-11-13
The Fanatic Moose 2019-08-30
Trading Paint Sam 2019-02-22
The Poison Rose Carson Philips 2019-05-23
QT8: The First Eight Self (archive footage) 2019-10-21
Studio 54 Self (archive footage) 2018-06-15
Speed Kills Ben Aronoff (Don Aronow) 2018-11-16
Gotti John Gotti 2018-06-14
Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death, the Truth Self (archive footage) 2017-05-22
Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees Self - Host 2017-04-16
Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie Himself 2017-12-22
John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood Self - Actor (archive footage) 2017-03-19
The Grease Story Danny Zuko 2017-11-05
I Am Wrath Stanley Hill 2016-04-14
David Blaine: Beyond Magic Himself 2016-11-16
In a Valley of Violence The Marshal 2016-10-21
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Self 2016-05-13
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Self (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Criminal Activities Eddie 2015-11-20
Life on the Line Beau 2015-11-05
Urban Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of Gilley's Himself 2015-06-13
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
The Forger Raymond Cutter 2014-09-10
Killing Season Emil Kovac 2013-07-12
Savages Dennis 2012-07-06
Casting By Self 2012-09-09
Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking Self 2012-11-20
Paul Williams Still Alive Self (archive footage) 2011-09-11
From Paris with Love Charlie Wax 2010-02-04
Old Dogs Charlie 2009-11-24
Waking Sleeping Beauty Self (archive footage) 2009-09-05
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Ryder 2009-06-10
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Himself 2008-10-14
Bolt Bolt (voice) 2008-10-07
Wild Hogs Woody Stevens 2007-03-02
Brando Self 2007-05-01
Hairspray Edna Turnblad 2007-07-19
Lonely Hearts Elmer Robinson 2006-04-30
Tony Bennett: An American Classic Himself 2006-11-22
Everyday Heroes: Real Stories from Real Firefighters 2005-03-08
Sylvester Stallone Bio. Self 2005-03-01
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Jim Irwin 2005-01-01
Be Cool Chili Palmer 2005-03-04
The Punisher Howard Saint 2004-04-15
Ladder 49 Captain Mike Kennedy 2004-10-01
A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long 2004-09-02
John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself 2004-04-22
John Travolta Remembers James Cagney Himself 2003-09-30
Basic DEA Agent Tom Hardy 2003-04-18
Austin Powers in Goldmember John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy') 2002-07-26
Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison 2001-10-28
Swordfish Gabriel Shear 2001-06-07
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Self 2000-05-01
Battlefield Earth Terl 2000-05-12
Lucky Numbers Russ Richards 2000-10-27
The General's Daughter Paul Brenner 1999-06-18
Forever Hollywood Himself 1999-01-01
Our Friend, Martin Kyle's Dad (voice) 1999-01-12
The Thin Red Line Brig. Gen. David Quintard 1998-12-25
A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann 1998-12-25
Primary Colors Jack Stanton 1998-03-20
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself 1998-06-19
Welcome to Hollywood John Travolta 1998-10-01
Face/Off Sean Archer 1997-06-27
She's So Lovely Joey Germoni 1997-08-29
Mad City Sam Baily 1997-11-07
Orientation: A Scientology Information Film 1996-03-13
Broken Arrow Vic Deakins 1996-02-09
Phenomenon George Malley 1996-07-05
Michael Michael 1996-12-25
Get Shorty Chili Palmer 1995-10-20
White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock 1995-12-01
Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega 1994-09-10
Look Who's Talking Now! James Ubriacco 1993-11-05
Boris and Natasha Himself 1992-04-17
Chains of Gold Scott Barnes 1991-09-15
Shout Jack Cabe 1991-10-04
Eyes of an Angel Bobby 1991-07-26
Look Who's Talking Too James Ubriacco 1990-12-14
Look Who's Talking James Ubriacco 1989-10-12
The Experts Travis 1989-01-13
Basements Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter") 1987-05-12
The Grand Knockout Tournament Self 1987-06-19
Perfect Adam Lawrence 1985-06-07
Two of a Kind Zack 1983-01-01
James Bond: The First 21 Years Self 1983-05-27
Staying Alive Tony Manero 1983-07-11
Blow Out Jack Terry 1981-07-24
Urban Cowboy Bud Davis 1980-06-06
Grease Danny Zuko 1978-07-07
Moment by Moment Strip 1978-12-22
Grease Day USA Self 1978-06-18
Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero 1977-12-16
WWE Talk: Live Event Premiere '06-07' Travolta (uncredited) 1976-07-04
The Tenth Level Lab Technician (uncredited) 1976-08-26
Carrie Billy Nolan 1976-11-03
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch 1976-11-12
The Devil's Rain Danny 1975-07-01
Nightmare Man Outside Store (uncredited) 1974-01-08
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