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John Travolta

Full Name John Joseph Travolta
Birthday February 18, 1954 (age 69)
Birthplace Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Death Date
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Height 6′ 2′′
Net Worth $250 million
Spouse Kelly Preston (m. 1991-2020, her death)
Children 3 (including Jett and Ella Bleu)
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

John Travolta is an acclaimed American actor known for his leading roles in classic films like Saturday Night Fever, Grease, and Pulp Fiction. With his vibrant charisma, smooth dance moves, and striking good looks, Travolta became one of Hollywood‘s hottest stars in the 1970s and has remained a beloved cultural icon for over four decades.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Born in New Jersey in 1954, John Travolta was drawn to performing from a young age. He dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue acting full time in New York City. His first major role came in 1975 when he was cast as Vinnie Barbarino on the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. This launched him to teen idol status.

Travolta soon transitioned to film, starring in the 1976 horror film Carrie followed by his star-making performance in Saturday Night Fever (1977). His natural dance abilities and magnetic charisma established him as one of Hollywood‘s most exciting talents.

Big Breakthroughs

In 1978, Travolta cemented his status as a global superstar with his iconic performance as Danny Zuko in the hit musical Grease opposite Olivia Newton-John. His portrayal of the rebellious yet charming teenager won the hearts of millions and spawned countless imitators. Travolta earned his first Oscar nomination for Saturday Night Fever.

He continued to star in major films like Urban Cowboy (1980) and Staying Alive (1983), the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. Though his career cooled in the mid-1980s, he made an acclaimed comeback playing a hitman in Quentin Tarantino‘s 1994 classic Pulp Fiction, earning his second Oscar nomination.

Recent Projects and Achievements

In recent decades, Travolta has starred in a diverse range of films including Get Shorty (1995), Face/Off (1997), Hairspray (2007), and the animated hit Bolt (2008) in which he voiced the lead dog character. He‘s also focused on his lifelong passion for aviation as a skilled pilot.

Among his latest roles are turns in American Crime Story (2016), Trading Paint (2019), and The Poison Rose (2019). Over his storied career, Travolta has won 2 Golden Globes and numerous other accolades. He remains one of the most captivating and well-loved Hollywood stars.