Travolta in 2013
|Born||John Joseph Travolta
February 18, 1954
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
|Residence||Jumbolair subdivision; Ocala, Florida|
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, producer, singer, writer, pilot|
|Religion||Roman Catholic (until 1975)
|Spouse||Kelly Preston (1991–present)|
John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer and singer.
Biography[change | change source]
The youngest of six children, he was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. His father, Salvatore Travolta (November 1912 – May 1995), was a semi-professional American football player of Italian descent. His mother, Helen Cecilia (née Burke, January 1912 – December 1978), was an Irish-American actress and singer. He was raised Roman Catholic, but changed to Scientology in 1975. Travolta was engaged with Diana Hyland who died of breast cancer in 1977, they met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. He married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had a son, Jett (1992–2009). Their daughter, Ella Bleu, was born in 2000. On May 18, 2010, Travolta and Preston said she was pregnant with the couple's third child. Later they said it would be a boy. Their son, Benjamin, was born on November 23, 2010 in Florida. He starred in the movies Grease with Olivia Newton-John, Pulp Fiction with Samuel L. Jackson and Hairspray.
Filmography[change | change source]
|1975||The Devil's Rain||Danny|
|1977||Saturday Night Fever||Tony Manero||
|1978||Moment by Moment||Strip Harrison|
|1978||Grease||Daniel "Danny" Zuko||
|1980||Urban Cowboy||Buford 'Bud' Uan Davis|
|1981||Blow Out||Jack Terry|
|1983||Staying Alive||Tony Manero||Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor|
|1983||Two of a Kind||Zack Melon||Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor|
|1985||Perfect||Adam Lawrence||Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor|
|1989||The Experts||Travis||Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor|
|1990||Look Who's Talking Too||James Ubriacco|
|1991||Shout||Jack Cabe||Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor|
|1991||Eyes Of An Angel||Bobby||aka The Tender|
|1991||Chains of Gold||Scott Barnes|
|1992||Boris and Natasha: The Movie||Himself||cameo|
|1993||Look Who's Talking Now||James Ubriacco|
|1994||Pulp Fiction||Vincent Vega||
|1995||White Man's Burden||Louis Pinnock|
|1995||Get Shorty||Chili Palmer||
|1996||Broken Arrow||Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins||Nominated—MTV Movie Awards for Best Villain & Fight (with Christian Slater)|
|1997||She's So Lovely||Joey Giamonti||Also executive producer|
|1997||Face/Off||Sean Archer/Castor Troy|
|1997||Mad City||Sam Baily|
|1998||Primary Colors||Governor Jack Stanton||
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Brigadier General Quintard||Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble|
|1998||A Civil Action||Jan Schlichtmann||Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor — Drama|
|1999||The General's Daughter||Warr. Off. Paul Brenner||Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor — Suspense|
|2000||Lucky Numbers||Russ Richards|
|2001||Domestic Disturbance||Frank Morrison||
|2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Himself / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy')||Cameo|
|2004||The Punisher||Howard Saint|
|2004||A Love Song for Bobby Long||Bobby Long|
|2004||Ladder 49||Captain Mike Kennedy|
|2005||Be Cool||Chili Palmer|
|2005||Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D||James Irwin||
|2006||Lonely Hearts||Elmer C. Robinson|
|2007||Wild Hogs||Woody Stevens|
|2008||Bolt||Bolt the Dog||
|2009||The Taking of Pelham 123||Benard Ryder|
|2009||Old Dogs||Charlie Reed||Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor|
|2010||From Paris with Love||Charlie Wax|
|2013||Killing Season||Emil Kovac|
|2014||The Forger||Ray Cutter||Post-production|
|2014||Gummy Bear the Movie||Gummy Bear||Voice|
|2015||In a Valley of Violence||Ray Cutter||Filming|
|TBA||A Three Dog Life||Rich||Pre-production|
|1999||Our Friend, Martin||Kyle's Dad||Voice|
|1972||Emergency!||Chuck Benson||Episode: Kids|
|1972||Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law||N/A||Episode: A Piece of God|
|1973||The Rookies||Eddie Halley||Episode: Frozen Smoke|
|1974||Nightmare||Man Outside Store||
|1974||Medical Center||Danny||Episode: Saturday's Child|
|1976||The Tenth Level||College Student||
|1976||Mr T. and Tina||Vinnie Barbarino||Episode: Pilot|
|1976||The Boy in the Plastic Bubble||Tod Lubitch||
|1975–1979||Welcome Back, Kotter||Vinnie Barbarino||79 episodes|
|1989||Boris and Natasha||Himself||Movie|
|2001||The Drew Carey Show||Vinnie Barbarino||Episode: What's Wrong with This Episode IV|
|2014||Kirstie||Mickey Russo||Episode: Mickey & Maddie|
Discography[change | change source]
|1977||Can't Let You Go||66|
|1983||Two of a Kind||26|
|1986||The Road to Freedom||—|
|1996||Let Her In: The Best of John Travolta||—|
References[change | change source]
- Pearce, Garth (July 15, 2007). "On the move: John Travolta". Times Online (London). http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/article2068940.ece. Retrieved July 17, 2007.
- "Social Security Death Index". Ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com. http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Flynn, Gaynor (February 28, 2010). "The resurrection man". The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/the-resurrection-man-20100227-pa1y.html. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
- "The Big Question: John Travolta". "THE BIG QUESTION" BBC1. January 28, 2004. http://cosmedia.freewinds.cx/media/articles/bbc250198.html. Retrieved July 17, 2007.
- "Biography of Diana Hyland". IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0405076/bio. Retrieved March 28, 2007.
- Douglas Thompson (January 3, 2009). "'For John Travolta, protecting Jett was everything'". London: Dailymail.co.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1104777/For-John-Travolta-protecting-Jett-He-control-Thats-flew-plane-says-biographer.html. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- "John Travolta and Kelly Preston Are Expecting!". People. May 18, 2010. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20386272,00.html. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
- "Kelly Preston and John Travolta Expecting a Boy!". People.com. August 25, 2010. http://celebritybabies.people.com/2010/08/25/kelly-preston-and-john-travolta-expecting-a-boy/. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
- "John Travolta and Kelly Preston Welcome Son Benjamin". People.com. November 24, 2010. http://celebritybabies.people.com/2010/11/24/john-travolta-kelly-preston-welcome-son-benjamin/. Retrieved November 24, 2010.