John Travolta

John Travolta

  • Born on
    • February 18th, 1954
An American actor, film producer, 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.

Starring John Travolta on Plex


Acting (67 Credits)

2020Die Hart as Ron Wilcox
2019The Fanatic as Moose
2019Trading Paint as Sam
2019The Poison Rose as Carson Philips
2018Gotti as John Gotti
2018Speed Kills as Ben Aronoff (Don Aronow)
2016I Am Wrath as Stanley Hill
2016In a Valley of Violence as The Marshal
2015Life on the Line as Beau
2015Criminal Activities as Eddie
2014The Forger as Raymond CutterWatch Free
2014And the Oscar Goes To...
2013Killing Season as Emil Kovac
2012Savages as Dennis
2010From Paris with Love as Charlie Wax
2009Old Dogs as Charlie
2009The Taking of Pelham 123 as Ryder
2008Bolt as Bolt (voice)
2007Hairspray as Edna Turnblad
2007Wild Hogs as Woody Stevens
2006Lonely Hearts as Elmer C. RobinsonWatch Free
2005Be Cool as Chili Palmer
2005Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D as Jim Irwin
2004A Love Song for Bobby Long as Bobby Long
2004The Punisher as Howard Saint
2004Ladder 49 as Captain Mike Kennedy
2003Basic as Hardy
2002Austin Powers in Goldmember as John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy')
2001Swordfish as Gabriel Shear
2001Domestic Disturbance as Frank MorrisonWatch Free
2000Battlefield Earth as Terl
2000Lucky Numbers as Russ Richards
1999The General's Daughter as Paul Brenner
1999Our Friend, Martin as Kyle's Dad
1998Primary Colors as Jack Stanton
1998A Civil Action as Jan Schlichtmann
1998The Thin Red Line as Brig. Gen. David Quintard
1998Welcome to Hollywood as John Travolta
1997Face/Off as Sean Archer / Castor Troy
1997Mad City as Sam Baily
1997She's So Lovely as Joey Germoni
1996Michael as Michael
1996Phenomenon as George Malley
1996Broken Arrow as Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins
1995Get Shorty as Chili Palmer
1995White Man's Burden as Louis Pinnock
1994Pulp Fiction as Vincent Vega
1993Look Who's Talking Now as James Ubriacco
1992Boris and Natasha as John Travolta
1991Shout as Jack Cabe
1991Eyes of an Angel as Bobby
1990Chains of Gold as Scott Barnes
1990Look Who's Talking Too as James Ubriacco
1989The Experts as Travis
1989Look Who's Talking as James Ubriacco
1985Perfect as Adam Lawrence
1983Staying Alive as Tony Manero
1983Two of a Kind as Zack
1981Blow Out as Jack Terry
1980Urban Cowboy as Bud Davis
1978Grease as Danny Zuko
1978Moment by Moment as Strip
1977Saturday Night Fever as Tony Manero
1976The Boy in the Plastic Bubble as Tod Lubitch
1976Carrie as Billy Nolan
1975The Devil's Rain as Danny
1975Welcome Back, Kotter as Vinnie Barbarino

Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (6 Credits)

2018Studio 54 as Self (archive footage)
2017Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees as Himself
2015Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief as Himself (archive footage)
2012Casting By as Himself
2011Paul Williams Still Alive as Himself (archive footage)
2007Brando as Himself


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