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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 51 wins & 54 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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  Speed Kills (filming)
Ben Aronoff
 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)
 1997 Mad City
Sam
 1996 Michael
Michael
 1992 Boris and Natasha (TV Movie)
John Travolta
 1991 Shout
Jack Cabe
 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
 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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Other Works:

TV commercial for the United States Army. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 22 Interviews | 79 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:

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 »

Trivia:

In October 2004, he starred in a series of television commercials for Sky TV (meant for Italian TV). Directed by Harald Zwart, the television commercials play as a sitcom, where John Travolta - as himself - moves in with a working-class family because they have Sky. See more »

Trademark:

New Jersey accent See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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