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John Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore 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 appeared in a local production of "Who'll Save the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 37 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 I Am Wrath (post-production)
Stanley Hill
 2016 In a Valley of Violence (completed)
The Marshal
 2015 Criminal Activities
 2015/I Life on the Line
 2014 Kirstie (TV Series)
Mickey Russo
 2012 Savages
 2009/I Old Dogs
 2008 Bolt
Bolt (voice)
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Jim Irwin (voice)
 2005 Be Cool: Close-Up - André 3000 (Video short)
 2005 Be Cool: Close-Up - The Rock (Video short)
 2003 Basic
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Kyle's Dad (voice)
 1997 Mad City
 1996 Michael
 1992 Boris and Natasha (TV Movie)
John Travolta
 1991 Shout
Jack Cabe
 1991 Eyes of an Angel
 1990 Seriously... Phil Collins (TV Movie)
 1989 The Experts
 1987 Basements (TV Movie)
Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")
 1985 Perfect
 1983 Two of a Kind
 1980 Urban Cowboy
 1978 Grease
 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
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
- 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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Release of his audiobook "Propeller One-Way Night Coach: A Fable for All Ages" See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 22 Interviews | 71 Articles | 19 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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My mother was an acting teacher. She taught more of the existentialist style, which was that acting is believing that you're in the moment with the other actor, and I like that. I'm more comfortable portraying what I'm feeling at the moment and not knowing what I'm going to do next. See more »


When introducing Idina Menzel at the 2014 Academy Awards, he mistakenly pronounced her name as "Adele Dazeem". The flub has since drawn a lot of attention and ridicule (including a Twitter account for Adele Dazeem). Travolta apologized to Menzel and sent her a bouquet of flowers. See more »


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