John Travolta

Birthday:

02/18/1954

Place of birth:

Englewood, New Jersey, USA:

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.



Credits

Gotti (2017)
as John Gotti
Shark Shit Vol. 1 (2017)
as Danny
The Grease Story (2017)
as Danny Zuko
Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees (2017)
as Himself
David Blaine: Beyond Magic (2016)
as Himself
In a Valley of Violence (2016)
as The Marshal
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond (2016)
as Himself
I Am Wrath (2016)
as Stanley Hill
Criminal Activities (2015)
as Eddie
Life on the Line (2015)
as Beau
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Forger (2014)
as Raymond Cutter
Killing Season (2013)
as Emil Kovac
Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking (2012)
as Himself
Casting By (2012)
as
Savages (2012)
as Dennis
The Secrets of Scientology (2010)
as Himself (archive footage)
From Paris with Love (2010)
as Charlie Wax
Old Dogs (2009)
as Charlie
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
as Ryder
Bolt (2008)
as Bolt (voice)
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008)
as
Hairspray (2007)
as Edna Turnblad
Brando (2007)
as Himself
Wild Hogs (2007)
as Woody Stevens
Tony Bennett: An American Classic (2006)
as Himself
Lonely Hearts (2006)
as Elmer C. Robinson
Be Cool (2005)
as Chili Palmer
Sylvester Stallone Bio. (2005)
as as himself
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon (2005)
as Jim Irwin
Ladder 49 (2004)
as Captain Mike Kennedy
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
as Bobby Long
John Travolta: The Inside Story (2004)
as Himself
The Punisher (2004)
as Howard Saint
Basic (2003)
as Hardy
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
as John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy')
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
as Frank Morrison
Swordfish (2001)
as Gabriel Shear
Lucky Numbers (2000)
as Russ Richards
Battlefield Earth (2000)
as Terl
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation (2000)
as Himself
The General's Daughter (1999)
as Paul Brenner
Our Friend, Martin (1999)
as Kyle's Dad
The Thin Red Line (1998)
as Brig. Gen. David Quintard
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
as John Travolta
Primary Colors (1998)
as Jack Stanton
A Civil Action (1998)
as Jan Schlichtmann
Mad City (1997)
as Sam Baily
She's So Lovely (1997)
as Joey Germoni
Face/Off (1997)
as Sean Archer
Michael (1996)
as Michael
Phenomenon (1996)
as George Malley
Broken Arrow (1996)
as Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins
White Man's Burden (1995)
as Louis Pinnock
Get Shorty (1995)
as Chili Palmer
Pulp Fiction (1994)
as Vincent Vega
Look Who's Talking Now! (1993)
as James Ubriacco
Boris and Natasha (1992)
as John Travolta
Shout (1991)
as Jack Cabe
Chains of Gold (1991)
as Scott Barnes
Eyes of an Angel (1991)
as Bobby
Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
as James Ubriacco
Look Who's Talking (1989)
as James Ubriacco
The Experts (1989)
as Travis
The Grand Knockout Tournament (1987)
as Himself
Basements (1987)
as Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")
Perfect (1985)
as Adam
That's Dancing! (1985)
as Himself
Staying Alive (1983)
as Tony Manero
Two of a Kind (1983)
as Zack
Blow Out (1981)
as Jack Terry
Urban Cowboy (1980)
as Bud Davis
Moment by Moment (1978)
as Strip
Grease (1978)
as Danny Zuko
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
as Tony Manero
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
as Tod Lubitch
Carrie (1976)
as Billy Nolan
The Tenth Level (1976)
as College Student (uncredited)
The Devil's Rain (1975)
as Danny
Nightmare (1974)
as Man Outside Store (uncredited)
Cigarette ()
as Don Aronow
Trading Paint ()
as Sam
Criminal Activities (2015)
Executive Producer
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Producer
Chains of Gold (1991)
Writer