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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 & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 In a Valley of Violence (completed)
The Marshal
  I Am Wrath (post-production)
Stanley Hill
 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)
 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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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 | 71 Articles | 19 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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As you get older, you have to force yourself to have new dreams. For instance, I've been flying for 37 years but now teaching others to fly is interesting for me. Sometimes, you have to find new angles on life to keep you interested, like sharing successes and inspiring and helping others. You have to go out of your way to activate your dreams and keep them going in this third chapter of your ... 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 »


Often works some sort of dance into his roles See more »



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