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John Travolta

John Travolta

Birthday: 1954-02-18 | Place of Birth: Englewood, New Jersey, USA

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.

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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2019
The Poison Rose

as    Carson Philips

2019
The Fanatic

as    Moose

2019
Trading Paint

as    Sam

2018
Speed Kills

as    Ben Aronoff (Don Aronow)

2018
Gotti

as    John Gotti

2016
Life on the Line

as    Beau Ginner

2016
I Am Wrath

as    Stanley Hill

2016
In a Valley of Violence

as    The Marshal

2015
Criminal Activities

as    Eddie

2015
The Forger

as    Raymond Cutter

2015
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

as    Self (archive footage)

2013
Killing Season

as    Emil Kovac

2012
Savages

as    Dennis

2010
From Paris with Love

as    Charlie Wax

2009
Old Dogs

as    Charlie

2009
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

as    Ryder

2008
Bolt

as    Bolt (voice)

2007
Hairspray

as    Edna Turnblad

2007
Wild Hogs

as    Woody Stevens

2006
Lonely Hearts

as    Elmer Robinson

2005
Be Cool

as    Chili Palmer

2005
Bio.

as    Self

2004
The Punisher

as    Howard Saint