John Travolta in 2013
|Born||John Joseph Travolta
February 18, 1954
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
|Residence||Jumbolair subdivision; Ocala, Florida|
|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer, producer, writer|
|Religion||Roman Catholic (until 1975)
|Spouse||Kelly Preston (1991–present)|
John Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, pilot, and dancer. He starred in the movies Grease alongside Olivia Newton-John and Pulp Fiction with Samuel L. Jackson. He is also in the movie Hairspray.
Travolta, the youngest of six children, 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.
Personal life[change | change source]
Travolta 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.
Filmography[change | change source]
|1972||Emergency!||Chuck Benson||Episode: "Kids"|
|1972||Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law||Episode: "A Piece of God"|
|1973||The Rookies||Eddie Halley||Episode: " Frozen Smoke"|
|1974||Medical Center||Danny||Episode: "Saturday's Child"|
|1975–1979||Welcome Back, Kotter||Vincent "Vinnie" Barbarino||Credited as "Special Guest Star" (Season 4 only)|
Discography[change | change source]
Albums[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.