John Travolta

John Travolta

  • Birthday: 1954-02-18
  • Place of birth: Englewood, New Jersey, USA
  • Also know as: Джон Траволта

Biography

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.

Filmography

Face/Off

1997

As Sean Archer

Grease

1978

As Danny Zuko

Pulp Fiction

1994

As Vincent Vega

Lonely Hearts

2006

As Elmer Robinson

The General's Daughter

1999

As Paul Brenner

Michael

1996

As Michael

Basic

2003

As DEA Agent Tom Hardy

Lucky Numbers

2000

As Russ Richards

Staying Alive

1983

As Tony Manero

Be Cool

2005

As Chili Palmer

Saturday Night Fever

1977

As Tony Manero

Battlefield Earth

2000

As Terl

Domestic Disturbance

2001

As Frank Morrison

Old Dogs

2009

As Charlie

Blow Out

1981

As Jack Terry

Get Shorty

1995

As Chili Palmer

Look Who's Talking Now!

1993

As James Ubriacco

Shout

1991

As Jack Cabe

Broken Arrow

1996

As Vic Deakins

Two of a Kind

1983

As Zack

Phenomenon

1996

As George Malley

A Civil Action

1998

As Jan Schlichtmann

Primary Colors

1998

As Jack Stanton

From Paris with Love

2010

As Charlie Wax

Swordfish

2001

As Gabriel Shear

Mad City

1997

As Sam Baily

Bolt

2008

As Bolt (voice)

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

1976

As Tod Lubitch

A Love Song for Bobby Long

2004

As Bobby Long

Chains of Gold

1991

As Scott Barnes

Urban Cowboy

1980

As Bud Davis

Perfect

1985

As Adam Lawrence

Eyes of an Angel

1991

As Bobby

The Experts

1989

As Travis

White Man's Burden

1995

As Louis Pinnock

The Forger

2014

As Raymond Cutter

I Am Wrath

2016

As Stanley Hill

Life on the Line

2015

As Beau

Gotti

2018

As John Gotti

Basements

1987

As Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")

Speed Kills

2018

As Ben Aronoff (Don Aronow)

Trading Paint

2019

As Sam

The Grease Story

2017

As Danny Zuko

The Fanatic

2019

As Moose

The Poison Rose

2019

As Carson Philips

Grease Day USA

1978

As Self

Paradise City

2022

As Buck

Ladder 49

2004

As Captain Mike Kennedy

Wild Hogs

2007

As Woody Stevens

The Punisher

2004

As Howard Saint

Look Who's Talking Too

1990

As James Ubriacco

Look Who's Talking

1989

As James Ubriacco

Killing Season

2013

As Emil Kovac

Moment by Moment

1978

As Strip

In a Valley of Violence

2016

As The Marshal

Criminal Activities

2015

As Eddie

John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood

2017

As Self - Actor (archive footage)

Mr. Saturday Night

2021

As Self (archive footage)

Hairspray

2007

As Edna Turnblad

She's So Lovely

1997

As Joey Germoni

Brando

2007

As Self

Savages

2012

As Dennis

Carrie

1976

As Billy Nolan

The Devil's Rain

1975

As Danny

The Thin Red Line

1998

As Brig. Gen. David Quintard

Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death, the Truth

2017

As Self (archive footage)

Our Friend, Martin

1999

As Kyle's Dad (voice)

Nightmare

1974

As Man Outside Store (uncredited)

Boris and Natasha

1992

As Himself

Studio 54

2018

As Self (archive footage)

Austin Powers in Goldmember

2002

As John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy')

The Tenth Level

1976

As Lab Technician (uncredited)

Forever Hollywood

1999

As Himself

Becoming Al Pacino

2022

As Self (archive footage)

The Princess

2022

As Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Paul Williams Still Alive

2011

As Self (archive footage)

QT8: The First Eight

2019

As Self (archive footage)

Welcome to Hollywood

1998

As John Travolta

Casting By

2012

As Self

WWE Talk: Live Event Premiere '06-07'

1976

As Travolta (uncredited)

Waking Sleeping Beauty

2009

As Self (archive footage)

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Battlefield Earth

2000

As Producer

Criminal Activities

2015

As Executive Producer

She's So Lovely

1997

As Executive Producer

Trading Paint

2019

As Producer

The Fanatic

2019

As Producer

The Poison Rose

2019

As Executive Producer

Chains of Gold

1991

As Writer

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