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John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ. Travolta started acting appearing in a local ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega
(1994)
Grease
Grease Danny
(1978)
Face/Off
Face/Off Sean Archer / Castor Troy
(1997)
Bolt
Bolt Bolt
(2008)

Filmography

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 2016 I Am Wrath
Stanley
 2016 In a Valley of Violence
Marshal
 2015 Criminal Activities
Eddie
 2014 Kirstie (TV Series)
Mickey Russo
 2012 Savages
Dennis
 2009/I Old Dogs
Charlie
 2008 Bolt
Bolt (voice)
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Jim Irwin (voice)
 2003 Basic
Hardy
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Kyle's Dad (voice)
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
John Travolta
 1997 Mad City
Sam
 1996 Michael
Michael
 1996 Broken Arrow
Vic Deakins
 1992 Boris and Natasha (TV Movie)
John Travolta
 1991 Shout
Jack Cabe
 1991 Eyes of an Angel
Bobby
 1989 The Experts
Travis
 1989 Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (Video short)
John Travolta (uncredited)
 1987 Basements (TV Movie)
Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")
 1985 Perfect
Adam
 1983 Two of a Kind
Zack
 1980 Urban Cowboy
Bud
 1978 Grease
Danny
 1976 Mr. T and Tina (TV Series)
Vinnie Barbarino
- Pilot (1976) ... Vinnie Barbarino
 1976 The Tenth Level (TV Movie)
College Student (uncredited)
 1975 The Devil's Rain
Danny
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Danny
- Saturday's Child (1974) ... Danny
 1974 Nightmare (TV Movie)
Man Outside Store (uncredited)
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Eddie Halley
- Frozen Smoke (1973) ... Eddie Halley
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
- A Piece of God (1972)
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Chuck Benson
- Kids (1972) ... Chuck Benson
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Starred with Charles Durning in "Mass Appeal" at the American Theatre Company in Aspen, Snowmass, Colorado. Directed by Paul Blake. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 22 Interviews | 74 Articles | 19 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on dancing with Princess Diana at the White House in 1985] There really was something lovely and girlish about her and I felt that I had taken her back to her childhood when she had probably watched Grease (1978) and for that moment I was her Prince Charming. See more »

Trivia:

After starting his career on the TV show "Welcome Back, Kotter," John Travolta's film career took off in the late 1970's with starring roles in "Saturday Night Fever", which earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor in a leading role, and "Grease". Adjusted for inflation, these remain the two highest grossing films of Travolta's career. See more »

Trademark:

New Jersey accent See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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Still A LIst? wben750
John and Idina at the Oscars MrAce531
I've got to ask: what happened to his face? dollvalley
I know it's not his hair, but he does look good! arimarie83
Test your JT knowledge here. What did you score? cottinghamster
Saturday Night Fever and Urban Cowboy are 2 of the best movies ever, IMO nishivijay
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