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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 41 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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  Gummy Bear the Movie (announced)
Gummy Bear (voice)
 2015 American Crime Story (TV Series) (pre-production)
Robert Shapiro
- Episode #1.10 (2015) ... Robert Shapiro
- Episode #1.9 (2015) ... Robert Shapiro
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... Robert Shapiro
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... Robert Shapiro
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Robert Shapiro
  I Am Wrath (filming)
Stanley Hill
 2015 In a Valley of Violence (completed)
The Marshal
 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
 1991 Eyes of an Angel
Bobby
 1990 Seriously... Phil Collins (TV Movie)
 1989 The Experts
Travis
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared as Hugh Peabody in "Bye Bye Birdie" at Club Benet in Morgan, New York. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 22 Interviews | 70 Articles | 19 Pictorials | 53 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

My best quality? The transparency in my eyes. I only have to think a thought and it's seen. See more »

Trivia:

John Travolta married Kelly Preston twice. Their first wedding on September 5, 1991, by a French Scientologist minister, was declared illegal. The couple met during the filming of The Experts (1989). See more »

Trademark:

New Jersey accent See more »

Nickname:

Bone

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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