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John Travolta

Actor / Film Producer / Writer / Musician | * 02/18/1954 (70) | Englewood, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
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John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor. Travolta began acting in television before transitioning into a leading man in films. His accolades include a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and a BAFTA Award. Travolta came to prominence starring in the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979), followed by leading roles in Carrie (1976), Grease (1978), Urban Cowboy (1980), and Blow Out (1981). He earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Pulp Fiction (1994). His other notable films include Get Shorty (1995), ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for John Travolta

Donostia Award IAS Freedom Medal Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy 2x Academy Award for Best Actor 2x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
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Movies with John Travolta as Actor(105)

as Mason Goddard2024 Cash Out
2023 The Shepherd
as Ron Wilcox2023 Die Hart
as Buck2022 Paradise City
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2022 The Princess
as Self (archive footage)2021 Mr. Saturday Night
as Carson Philips2019 The Poison Rose
as Self (archive footage)2019 QT8: The First Eight
as Sam2019 Trading Paint
as Moose2019 The Fanatic
as Self (archive footage)2018 Studio 54
as John Gotti2018 Gotti
as Ben Aronoff (Don Aronow)2018 Speed Kills
as Self - Actor (archive footage)2017 John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood
as The Marshal2016 In a Valley of Violence
as Stanley Hill2016 I Am Wrath
as Beau2015 Life on the Line
as Eddie2015 Criminal Activities
as Self (archive footage)2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as Raymond Cutter2014 The Forger
as Emil Kovac2013 Killing Season
as Dennis2012 Savages
as himself2012 Casting By
as Self (archive footage)2011 Paul Williams Still Alive
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2010 I'm Still Here
as Charlie Wax2010 From Paris with Love
as Self (archive footage)2009 Waking Sleeping Beauty
as Charlie2009 Old Dogs
as Bolt (voice)2008 Bolt
as Woody Stevens2007 Wild Hogs
as Edna Turnblad2007 Hairspray
as himself2007 Brando
as Elmer Robinson2006 Lonely Hearts
as Chili Palmer2005 Be Cool
as Bobby Long2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long
as Captain Mike Kennedy2004 Ladder 49
as himself2004 Crossings: John Woo
as Howard Saint2004 The Punisher
as DEA Agent Tom Hardy2003 Basic
as John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy')2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
as Gabriel Shear2001 Swordfish
as Frank Morrison2001 Domestic Disturbance
as Russ Richards2000 Lucky Numbers
as Terl2000 Battlefield Earth
as Paul Brenner1999 The General's Daughter
as himself1999 Forever Hollywood
as Kyle's Dad (voice)1999 Our Friend, Martin
as Jan Schlichtmann1998 A Civil Action
as Jack Stanton1998 Primary Colors
as Brig. Gen. David Quintard1998 The Thin Red Line
as himself1998 Welcome to Hollywood
as Sean Archer1997 Face/Off
as Joey Germoni1997 She's So Lovely
as Sam Baily1997 Mad City
as Michael1996 Michael
as George Malley1996 Phenomenon
as Vic Deakins1996 Broken Arrow
as Louis Pinnock1995 White Man's Burden
as Chili Palmer1995 Get Shorty
as Vincent Vega1994 Pulp Fiction
as James Ubriacco1993 Look Who's Talking Now!
as himself1992 Boris and Natasha
as Jack Cabe1991 Shout
as Bobby1991 Eyes of an Angel
as Scott Barnes1991 Chains of Gold
as James Ubriacco1990 Look Who's Talking Too
as James Ubriacco1989 Look Who's Talking
as Travis1989 The Experts
as Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")1987 Basements
as Adam Lawrence1985 Perfect
as Zack1983 Two of a Kind
as Tony Manero1983 Staying Alive
as Jack Terry1981 Blow Out
as Bud Davis1980 Urban Cowboy
as himself1978 Grease Day USA
as Danny Zuko1978 Grease
as Strip1978 Moment by Moment
as Tony Manero1977 Saturday Night Fever
as Lab Technician (uncredited)1976 The Tenth Level
as Billy Nolan1976 Carrie
as Danny1975 The Devil's Rain
as Man Outside Store (uncredited)1974 Nightmare

TV Shows/Series with John Travolta as Actor(35)

as Self (archive footage)2022 Il était une fois Champs-Élysées
as Self - Interviewee2021 Hart to Heart
as Ron Wilcox2020 Die Hart
as Robert Shapiro2016 American Crime Story
as himself2015 Jay Leno's Garage
as Mickey Russo2013 Kirstie
as himself2009 The Jay Leno Show
as himself2005 The Reichen Show
as himself2003 Celebrities Uncensored
as himself2001 Good Day Live
as himself1999 The Early Show
as himself1999 Rove
as himself1999 Where Are They Now?
as himself1997 The View
as himself1983 Harty
as himself1982 Champs-Elysées
as himself1981 Wetten, dass..?
as Vinnie Barbarino1976 Mr. T and Tina
as Vinnie Barbarino1975 Welcome Back, Kotter
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Himself (archive footage)??? Panorama

Movies with John Travolta as Crew(8)

Production/Executive Producer2019 The Poison Rose
Production/Producer2019 Trading Paint
Production/Producer2019 The Fanatic
Production/Executive Producer2015 Criminal Activities
Production/Producer2000 Battlefield Earth
Production/Executive Producer1997 She's So Lovely
Writing/Writer1991 Chains of Gold

TV Shows/Series with John Travolta as Crew(1)

Production/Producer2016 American Crime Story

Additional Information

Full Name: John Travolta
Born: Thursday, 02/18 1954 (February) in Englewood, New Jersey (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 70 years + 65 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Dwight Morrow High School
Spouses (current/former): Kelly Preston
Children: Ella Bleu Travolta, Jett Travolta
Father: Salvatore Travolta
Mother: Helen Cecilia Travolta
Other names for John Travolta (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Джон Траволта"
"جون ترافولتا"
"ジョン・トラボルタ"
"존 트래볼타"
"จอห์น ทราโวลตา"
"约翰·特拉沃尔塔"
"John Joseph Travolta"
"존 트라볼타"
John Travolta frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (32x, Actor)
Anson Downes (25x, Crew)
Linda Favila (23x, Crew)
Bill Hader (21x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (18x, Actor)
Elton John (18x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (17x, Actress)
Kenan Thompson (17x, Actor)
Nick Loren (16x, Actor)
Jonathan D. Krane (16x, Crew)
Amy Poehler (15x, Actress)
Michael Douglas (15x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:88, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 04/20/2024