John Travolta

John Travolta

John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer and singer. He first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta's career re-surged in the 1990s, with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in Hollywood films, including Face/Off, Ladder 49 and Wild Hogs. Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The first, for his role in Saturday Night Fever and the second for Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty.

Travolta, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City. His father, Salvatore Travolta, was a semi-professional football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother, Helen Cecilia, was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher. His siblings are Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta. Travolta's father was a second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American; he grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and has said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture. His family was Roman Catholic.

Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had a son, Jett, (April 13, 1992 - January 2, 2009), and have a daughter, Ella Bleu, born in 2000. On May 18, 2010, Travolta and Preston announced that she is pregnant with the couple's third child. The couple has regularly attended marriage counselling, and Travolta admits that therapy has helped the marriage. Travolta was involved with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; the relationship ended when she died of breast cancer in 1977.

Travolta is a certified pilot and owns five aircraft, including an ex-Australian Boeing 707–138 airliner. The plane bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children. His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his front door.

Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the movie The Devil's Rain in Durango, Mexico.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2016

David Blaine: Beyond Magic

Himself2016-11-16
2016

In a Valley of Violence

The Marshal2016-10-21
2016

Life on the Line

Beau2016-08-03
2016
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond
Himself2016-05-13
2016
I Am Wrath
Stanley Hill2016-04-14
2015

Criminal Activities

Eddie2015-11-20
2015

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Himself (archive footage)2015-01-25
2014

The Forger

Raymond Cutter2014-09-10
2013
Killing Season
Emil Kovac2013-07-12
2012
Casting By
2012-09-09
2012
Savages
Dennis2012-07-06
2010
The Secrets of Scientology
Himself (archive footage)2010-09-28
2010
From Paris with Love
Charlie Wax2010-02-05
2009
Old Dogs
Charlie2009-11-24
2009
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Ryder2009-06-11
2008
Bolt
Bolt (voice)2008-11-20
2008
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History
2008-10-14
2007
Hairspray
Edna Turnblad2007-07-13
2007
Wild Hogs
Woody Stevens2007-03-02
2006
Tony Bennett: An American Classic
Himself2006-11-21
2006
Lonely Hearts
Elmer C. Robinson2006-04-30
2005
Be Cool
Chili Palmer2005-03-04
2005
Sylvester Stallone Bio.
as himself2005-03-01
2005
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
Jim Irwin2005-01-01
2004
Ladder 49
Captain Mike Kennedy2004-10-01
2004
A Love Song for Bobby Long
Bobby Long2004-09-02
2004
John Travolta: The Inside Story
Himself2004-04-22
2004
The Punisher
Howard Saint2004-04-15
2003
Basic
Hardy2003-04-18
2001
Domestic Disturbance
Frank Morrison2001-10-30
2001
Swordfish
Gabriel Shear2001-06-07
2000
Lucky Numbers
Russ Richards2000-10-27
2000
Battlefield Earth
Terl2000-05-10
2000
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation
Himself2000-05-01
1999
The General's Daughter
Paul Brenner1999-06-18
1999
Our Friend, Martin
Kyle's Dad1999-01-12
1998
The Thin Red Line
Brig. Gen. David Quintard1998-12-25
1998
Primary Colors
Jack Stanton1998-03-20
1998
A Civil Action
Jan Schlichtmann1998-03-05
1997
Mad City
Sam Baily1997-11-07
1997
She's So Lovely
Joey Germoni1997-08-29
1997
Face/Off
Sean Archer1997-06-27
1996
Michael
Michael1996-12-25
1996
Phenomenon
George Malley1996-07-05
1996
Broken Arrow
Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins1996-02-09
1995
White Man's Burden
Louis Pinnock1995-12-01
1995
Get Shorty
Chili Palmer1995-10-20
1994
Pulp Fiction
Vincent Vega1994-10-13
1993
Look Who's Talking Now!
James Ubriacco1993-11-05
1991
Shout
Jack Cabe1991-10-04
1991
Chains of Gold
Scott Barnes1991-09-15
1991
Eyes of an Angel
Bobby1991-07-26
1990
Look Who's Talking Too
James Ubriacco1990-12-14
1989
Look Who's Talking
James Ubriacco1989-10-12
1989
The Experts
Travis1989-01-13
1987
The Grand Knockout Tournament
Himself1987-06-19
1987
Basements
Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")1987-05-12
1985
Perfect
Adam1985-06-07
1985
That's Dancing!
Himself1985-01-01
1983
Staying Alive
Tony Manero1983-07-11
1983
Two of a Kind
Zack1983-01-01
1981
Blow Out
Jack Terry1981-07-24
1980
Urban Cowboy
Bud Davis1980-06-06
1978
Moment by Moment
Strip1978-12-22
1978
Grease
Danny Zuko1978-07-07
1977
Saturday Night Fever
Tony Manero1977-12-16
1976
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
Tod Lubitch1976-11-12
1976
Carrie
Billy Nolan1976-11-03
1975
The Devil's Rain
Danny1975-07-01
1969
Balogna Man