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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 & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega
Grease Danny
Face/Off Sean Archer / Castor Troy
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 2016 I Am Wrath
 2016 In a Valley of Violence
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)
 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
 1989 The Experts
 1989 Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (Video short)
John Travolta (uncredited)
 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 | 74 Articles | 19 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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[on being cast in Pulp Fiction (1994)] There was a rumor that a young new director who had directed a film called Reservoir Dogs (1992) was quite interested in working with me. And his name was Quentin Tarantino. I said, "Sounds good. He's talented. I saw the movie. I would love to meet him, too." After six or seven hours of hanging out, he verbally presented two ideas to me. One was the vampire ... See more »


Master of Ceremony at the Centennial of Flight Celebration at Kitty Hawk in December 2003, where he presented to John Glenn aviation's highest award. See more »


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