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John Travolta

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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Born:
Feb 18, 1954 In Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
73
First Appeared:
In the movie Moose
Latest Project:
movie Speed Kills 2018-08-16
Known For
Poster of The Bourne Identity
Poster of Inside the Actors Studio
Filmography
Movie Moose Moose 2019
Movie Speed Kills Don Aronow 2018-08-16
Movie Gotti John Gotti 2018-06-15
Movie Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees Himself 2017-04-16
Series American Crime Story Robert Shapiro 2016-02-02
Movie I Am Wrath Stanley Hill 2016-04-14
Movie In a Valley of Violence The Marshal 2016-10-21
Movie Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Himself 2016-05-13
Movie David Blaine: Beyond Magic Himself 2016-11-16
Movie Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Himself (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Movie Criminal Activities Eddie 2015-11-20
Movie Life on the Line Beau 2015-11-05
Movie The Forger Raymond Cutter 2014-09-10
Movie Killing Season Emil Kovac 2013-07-12
Movie Savages Dennis 2012-07-06
Movie Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking Himself 2012-11-20
Movie Casting By 2012-09-09
Movie From Paris with Love Charlie Wax 2010-02-05
Movie The Secrets of Scientology Himself (archive footage) 2010-09-28
Movie Old Dogs Charlie 2009-11-24
Movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Ryder 2009-06-11
Movie Bolt Bolt (voice) 2008-01-29
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008-10-14
Series Comedy Slapdown Howard Saint 2008-11-08
Series Beethoven Virus Chili Palmer 2008-09-10
Movie Wild Hogs Woody Stevens 2007-03-02
Movie Brando Himself 2007-05-01
Movie Hairspray Edna Turnblad 2007-07-13
Series Jam & Jerusalem Danny Zuko 2006-11-24
Movie Tony Bennett: An American Classic 2006-11-22
Movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Jim Irwin 2005-01-01
Movie Be Cool Chili Palmer 2005-03-04
Movie A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long 2004-09-02
Movie John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself 2004-04-22
Movie John Travolta Remembers James Cagney 2003-09-30
Series Max and Ruby James Ubriacco 2002-05-03
Series Guinevere Jones Captain Mike Kennedy 2002-05-04
Movie Austin Powers in Goldmember John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy') 2002-07-26
Movie The Bourne Identity Unknown 2002-06-14
Movie Swordfish Gabriel Shear 2001-06-07
Series Fear Factor Unknown 2001-06-11
Movie Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison 2001-10-30
Movie Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Himself 2000-05-01
Movie Lucky Numbers Russ Richards 2000-10-27
Movie Battlefield Earth Terl 2000-05-10
Movie Our Friend, Martin Kyle's Dad 1999-01-12
Series Rove Himself 1999-09-22
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Welcome to Hollywood John Travolta 1998-10-01
Movie A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann 1998-03-05
Movie Face/Off Sean Archer 1997-06-27
Movie She's So Lovely Joey Germoni 1997-08-29
Movie Mad City Sam Baily 1997-11-07
Movie Broken Arrow Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins 1996-02-09
Movie Phenomenon George Malley 1996-07-05
Movie White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock 1995-12-01
Movie Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega 1994-09-10
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Chains of Gold Scott Barnes 1991-09-15
Movie Shout Jack Cabe 1991-10-04
Movie The Experts Travis 1989-01-13
Movie Basements Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter") 1987-05-12
Movie Perfect Adam 1985-06-07
Movie Two of a Kind Zack 1983-01-01
Movie Staying Alive Tony Manero 1983-07-11
Movie Blow Out Jack Terry 1981-07-24
Movie Urban Cowboy Bud Davis 1980-06-06
Movie Moment by Moment Strip 1978-12-22
Movie Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero 1977-12-16
Series Mr. T and Tina Vinnie Barbarino 1976-09-25
Movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch 1976-11-12
Movie The Devil's Rain Danny 1975-07-01
Series Welcome Back, Kotter Vinnie Barbarino 1975-09-09