John Travolta


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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 52 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega
(1994)
Get Shorty Chili Palmer
(1995)
Grease Danny
(1978)
Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero
(1977)

Filmography

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 2020 Capitol One: Christmas Ad (Video short)
Santa Claus
 2020 Die Hart (TV Series)
Ron Wilcox
- Sex, Lies and Videotape (2020) ... Ron Wilcox
- Man on Fire (2020) ... Ron Wilcox
- True Lies (2020) ... Ron Wilcox
- Live Free or Die Hard (2020) ... Ron Wilcox
- Bad Boys (2020) ... Ron Wilcox
 2019 The Fanatic
Moose
 2019 Pitbull: 3 to Tango (Music Video)
John Travolta
 2019 The Poison Rose
Carson Phillips
 2019 Trading Paint
Sam Munroe
 2018 Speed Kills
Ben Aronoff
 2018 Gotti
John Gotti
 2016 I Am Wrath
Stanley
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series)
Robert Shapiro
- The Verdict (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
- Manna from Heaven (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
- A Jury in Jail (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
- Conspiracy Theories (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
- Marcia, Marcia, Marcia (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
 2016 In a Valley of Violence
Marshal
 2015 Andrea Bocelli : Nelle Tue Mani (Music Video)
John Travolta
 2015 Criminal Activities
Eddie
 2015/I Life on the Line
Beau
 2014 The Forger
Raymond J. Cutter
 2014 Kirstie (TV Series)
Mickey Russo
- Mickey & Maddie (2014) ... Mickey Russo
 2013 Killing Season
Emil Kovac
 2012 Savages
Dennis
 2010 From Paris with Love
Charlie Wax
 2009/I Old Dogs
Charlie
 2008 Bolt
Bolt (voice)
 2007 Hairspray
Edna Turnblad
 2007 Wild Hogs
Woody Stevens
 2006 Lonely Hearts
Elmer Robinson
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon (Documentary short)
Jim Irwin (voice)
 2005 Be Cool
Chili Palmer
 2004 Ladder 49
Captain Mike Kennedy
 2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long
Bobby Long
 2004 The Punisher
Howard Saint
 2003 Basic
Hardy
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy')
 2001 Domestic Disturbance
Frank Morrison
 2001 Swordfish
Gabriel
 2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Vinnie Barbarino
- What's Wrong with This Episode IV (2001) ... Vinnie Barbarino (credit only)
 2000 Lucky Numbers
Russ Richards
 2000 Battlefield Earth
Terl
 1999 The General's Daughter
Paul Brenner
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Kyle's Dad (voice)
 1998 A Civil Action
Jan Schlichtmann
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Brig. Gen. Quintard
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
John Travolta
 1998 Primary Colors
Governor Jack Stanton
 1997 Mad City
Sam
 1997 Face/Off
Sean Archer
 1997 She's So Lovely
Joey
 1996 Michael
Michael
 1996 Phenomenon
George Malley
 1996 Broken Arrow
Vic Deakins
 1995 Get Shorty
Chili Palmer
 1995 White Man's Burden
Louis Pinnock
 1994 Pulp Fiction
Vincent Vega
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now
James Ubriacco
 1992 Boris and Natasha (TV Movie)
John Travolta
 1991 Shout
Jack Cabe
 1991 Eyes of an Angel
Bobby
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too
James
 1990 Chains of Gold
Scott Barnes
 1989 Look Who's Talking
James
 1989 The Experts
Travis
 1987 Basements (TV Movie)
Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")
 1985 Jermaine Jackson: (The Closest Thing To) Perfect (Music Video short)
John Travolta
 1985 Perfect
Adam
 1984 Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate (Music Video)
John Travolta
 1983 Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta: Take a Chance (Music Video)
John Travolta
 1983 Two of a Kind
Zack
 1983 Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate (Music Video)
John Travolta
 1983 Staying Alive
Tony Manero
 1981 Blow Out
Jack
 1980 Urban Cowboy
Bud
 1975-1979 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Vinnie Barbarino
- Barbarino's Baby (1979) ... Vinnie Barbarino
- Bride and Gloom (1979) ... Vinnie Barbarino
- A Winter's Coat Tale (1978) ... Vinnie Barbarino
- Washington's Clone (1978) ... Vinnie Barbarino
- The Barbarino Blues (1978) ... Vinnie Barbarino
 1978 Moment by Moment
Strip
 1978 Grease
Danny
 1977 Saturday Night Fever
Tony Manero
 1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (TV Movie)
Tod Lubitch
 1976 Carrie
Billy Nolan
 1976 Mr. T and Tina (TV Series)
Vinnie Barbarino
- Pilot (1976) ... Vinnie Barbarino
 1976 The Tenth Level (TV Movie)
Lab Technician (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:

Over Here! (1974). Musical. Book by Will Holt. Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Musical Director: Joseph Klein. Dance arrangements by Louis St. Louis. Vocal arrangements by Louis St. Louis. Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson and Jim Tyler. Scenic Design by ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 22 Interviews | 88 Articles | 19 Pictorials | 58 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Kelly Preston  (her death)  (3 children)

Children:

Travolta, Benjamin | See more »

Parents:

Helen Travolta | Travolta, Salvatore

Relatives:

Joey Travolta (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[2014] In the old days, you didn't do a movie three times a year; you did a movie once every year and a half or every three years. You had a lot of time between films. I remember taking violin lessons, painting lessons, French lessons, you know, to fill my time. Otherwise you get in trouble. But the memories of all the films are wonderful. See more »

Trivia:

Third child, a son named Benjamin, was born in a Florida hospital on November 23, 2010 at 8 lbs. 3 oz. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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