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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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Feb 18, 1954 In Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Die Hart 2023-02-22
Known For
Poster of Casting By
Poster of From Paris with Love
Poster of The Devil's Rain
Movie Die Hart Ron Wilcox 2023-02-22
Movie The Princess Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2022-05-30
Movie Becoming Al Pacino Self (archive footage) 2022-02-06
Movie Paradise City Buck 2022-11-11
Movie American Badass: A Michael Madsen Retrospective self 2022-08-15
Movie Mr. Saturday Night Self (archive footage) 2021-11-13
Series Die Hart Ron Wilcox 2020-07-20
Movie Trading Paint Sam 2019-02-22
Movie The Poison Rose Carson Philips 2019-05-23
Movie The Fanatic Moose 2019-08-30
Movie QT8: The First Eight Self (archive footage) 2019-10-21
Movie The Great Satan 2018-06-12
Movie Gotti John Gotti 2018-06-14
Movie Speed Kills Ben Aronoff (Don Aronow) 2018-11-16
Movie Studio 54 Self (archive footage) 2018-06-15
Movie John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood Self - Actor (archive footage) 2017-03-19
Movie Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees Self - Host 2017-04-16
Movie Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death, the Truth Self (archive footage) 2017-05-22
Movie The Grease Story Danny Zuko 2017-11-05
Series American Crime Story Robert Shapiro 2016-02-02
Movie I Am Wrath Stanley Hill 2016-04-14
Movie Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Self 2016-05-13
Movie David Blaine: Beyond Magic Self 2016-11-16
Movie In a Valley of Violence The Marshal 2016-10-21
Movie Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Self (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Movie Urban Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of Gilley's Himself 2015-06-13
Movie Life on the Line Beau 2015-11-05
Movie Criminal Activities Eddie 2015-11-20
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Movie The Forger Raymond Cutter 2014-09-10
Movie Killing Season Emil Kovac 2013-07-12
Movie Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen 2012-02-04
Series The Scrat Show 2012-07-06
Movie Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking Self 2012-11-20
Movie Casting By Self 2012-09-09
Movie Savages Dennis 2012-07-06
Movie Paul Williams Still Alive Self (archive footage) 2011-09-11
Movie I'm Still Here Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2010-09-10
Movie From Paris with Love Charlie Wax 2010-02-04
Movie Waking Sleeping Beauty Self (archive footage) 2009-09-05
Movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Ryder 2009-06-10
Movie Old Dogs Charlie 2009-11-24
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Himself 2008-10-14
Series Oprah's Big Give Unknown 2008-03-02
Movie Bolt Bolt (voice) 2008-11-21
Movie Wild Hogs Woody Stevens 2007-03-02
Movie Brando Self 2007-05-01
Movie Hairspray Edna Turnblad 2007-07-19
Movie Lonely Hearts Elmer Robinson 2006-04-30
Movie Tony Bennett: An American Classic Self 2006-11-22
Movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Jim Irwin 2005-01-01
Series Fat Actress Unknown 2005-03-06
Movie Sylvester Stallone Bio. Self 2005-03-01
Movie Be Cool Chili Palmer 2005-03-04
Movie The Punisher Howard Saint 2004-04-15
Movie John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself 2004-04-22
Movie A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long 2004-09-02
Movie Ladder 49 Captain Mike Kennedy 2004-10-01
Movie Basic DEA Agent Tom Hardy 2003-04-18
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Austin Powers in Goldmember John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy') 2002-07-26
Series Fear Factor Unknown 2001-06-11
Movie Swordfish Gabriel Shear 2001-06-07
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison 2001-10-28
Movie Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Self 2000-05-01
Movie Battlefield Earth Terl 2000-05-12
Movie Lucky Numbers Russ Richards 2000-10-27
Movie Making of Pulp Fiction Self 2000-10-07
Movie Forever Hollywood Self 1999-01-01
Movie Our Friend, Martin Kyle's Dad (voice) 1999-01-12
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie The General's Daughter Paul Brenner 1999-06-18
Movie Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself 1998-06-19
Movie Welcome to Hollywood John Travolta 1998-10-01
Movie Primary Colors Jack Stanton 1998-03-20
Movie A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann 1998-12-25
Movie The Thin Red Line Brig. Gen. David Quintard 1998-12-25
Movie Face/Off Sean Archer 1997-06-27
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie She's So Lovely Joey Germoni 1997-08-29
Movie Mad City Sam Baily 1997-11-07
Movie Phenomenon George Malley 1996-07-05
Movie Broken Arrow Vic Deakins 1996-02-09
Movie Michael Michael 1996-12-25
Movie Get Shorty Chili Palmer 1995-10-20
Movie White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock 1995-12-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega 1994-09-10
Movie Look Who's Talking Now! James Ubriacco 1993-11-05
Movie Boris and Natasha Himself 1992-04-17
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Chains of Gold Scott Barnes 1991-09-15
Movie Eyes of an Angel Bobby 1991-07-26
Movie Shout Jack Cabe 1991-10-04
Movie Look Who's Talking Too James Ubriacco 1990-12-14
Movie The Experts Travis 1989-01-13
Movie Look Who's Talking James Ubriacco 1989-10-12
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Basements Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter") 1987-05-12
Movie The Grand Knockout Tournament Self 1987-06-19
Movie That's Dancing! Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Perfect Adam Lawrence 1985-05-15
Movie Two of a Kind Zack 1983-01-01
Series Harty Unknown 1983-09-20
Movie James Bond: The First 21 Years Self 1983-05-27
Movie Staying Alive Tony Manero 1983-07-11
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie Blow Out Jack Terry 1981-07-24
Movie Urban Cowboy Bud Davis 1980-06-06
Movie Grease Danny Zuko 1978-07-07
Movie Moment by Moment Strip 1978-12-22
Movie Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero 1977-12-16
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Series Mr. T and Tina Vinnie Barbarino 1976-09-25
Movie The Tenth Level Lab Technician (uncredited) 1976-08-26
Movie Carrie Billy Nolan 1976-10-31
Movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch 1976-11-12
Series Welcome Back, Kotter Vinnie Barbarino 1975-09-09
Movie The Devil's Rain Danny 1975-07-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Nightmare Man Outside Store (uncredited) 1974-01-08
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18