John Travolta

18 Feb 1954

Actor, Producer

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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Filmography (52 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Gotti
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as John Gotti)
(movie, 2016)
···In a Valley of Violence
Genre: Thriller, Western
By: Ti West
Role: Actor (as The Marshal)
(movie, 2016)
···I Am Wrath
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stanley Hill)
(movie, 2016)
···Life on the Line
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Beau)
(movie, 2015)
···Criminal Activities
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···The Forger
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Raymond Cutter)
(movie, 2013)
···Killing Season
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Emil Kovac)
(movie, 2012)
···Savages
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dennis)
(movie, 2010)
···From Paris with Love
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Charlie Wax)
(movie, 2009)
···Old Dogs
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Charlie)
(movie, 2009)
···The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Ryder)
(movie, 2009)
···The Taking of Pelham 123
Genre: Thriller, Action
Role: Actor (as Ryder)
(movie, 2008)
···Bolt
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Bolt (voice))
(movie, 2007)
···Hairspray
Genre: Family, Comedy, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Edna Turnblad)
(movie, 2007)
···Wild Hogs
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Woody Stevens)
(movie, 2006)
···Lonely Hearts
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Elmer C. Robinson)
(movie, 2005)
···Be Cool
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Chili Palmer)
(movie, 2004)
···Ladder 49
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Captain Mike Kennedy)
(movie, 2004)
···A Love Song for Bobby Long
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Bobby Long)
(movie, 2004)
···The Punisher
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Howard Saint)
(movie, 2003)
···Basic
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hardy)
(movie, 2001)
···Domestic Disturbance
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank Morrison)
(movie, 2001)
···Swordfish
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gabriel Shear)
(movie, 2000)
···Lucky Numbers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Russ Richards)
(movie, 2000)
···Battlefield Earth
Genre: Science Fiction, War
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1999)
···The General's Daughter
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Paul Brenner)
(movie, 1998)
···The Thin Red Line
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Brig. Gen. David Quintard)
(movie, 1998)
···Primary Colors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jack Stanton)
(movie, 1998)
···A Civil Action
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jan Schlichtmann)
(movie, 1997)
···She's So Lovely
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Joey Germoni)
(movie, 1997)
···Face/Off
Genre: Action, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sean Archer)
(movie, 1997)
···Mad City
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sam)
(movie, 1996)
···Michael
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Michael)
(movie, 1996)
···Phenomenon
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as George Malley)
(movie, 1996)
···Broken Arrow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins)
(movie, 1995)
···White Man's Burden
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Louis Pinnock)
(movie, 1995)
···Get Shorty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chili Palmer)
(movie, 1994)
9.1Pulp Fiction
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Vincent Vega)
(movie, 1993)
···Look Who's Talking Now!
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as James Ubriacco)
(movie, 1991)
···Chains of Gold
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Scott Barnes)
(movie, 1991)
···Eyes of an Angel
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Bobby)
(movie, 1990)
···Look Who's Talking Too
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Role: Actor (as James Ubriacco)
(movie, 1989)
···Look Who's Talking
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as James Ubriacco)
(movie, 1987)
···Basements
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter"))
(movie, 1983)
···Staying Alive
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tony Manero)
(movie, 1983)
···Two of a Kind
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Zack)
(movie, 1981)
···Blow Out
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Terry)
(movie, 1980)
···Urban Cowboy
Genre: Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Bud Davis)
(movie, 1978)
···Grease
Genre: Romance
Role: Actor (as Danny Zuko)
(movie, 1977)
···Saturday Night Fever
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Tony Manero)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Tod Lubitch)
(movie, 1976)
···Carrie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Billy Nolan)