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John Travolta
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Biography

Height
6' 2"
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John Travolta first gained fame as the swaggering Vinnie Barbarino on the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975). In 1977, he parlayed his teeny-bopper fame into a big-screen career with the disco blockbuster Saturday Night Fever (1977). He languished in light dramas and TV movies in the 1980s, but started a comeback in 1989 with Look Who's Talking (1989). He further resuscitated his career with an Oscar nomination for his role as a heavyset sympathetic hitman in in Pulp Fiction (1994) in 1994.
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Spouse
Kelly Preston (12 September 1991 - present); 1 son, 1 daughter
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Trivia


(October 1997) Ranked #21 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

He appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine 4 times, the most for any actor (through 1994).

He was named Man of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club in 1981.

Richard Gere practically owes his film career to Travolta. Travolta turned down the leads for Days of Heaven (1978), 0080365 and Officer and a Gentleman, An (1982), all of which went to Gere.

Travolta married Kelly Preston twice. Their first wedding on 5 September 1991, by a French Scientologist minister, was declared illegal. The couple met during the filming of Experts, The (1989).

John is a member of the Church Of Scientology.

Travolta and Kelly Preston have a son, Jett - born 13 April 1992

Jet was conceived during a weekend at Demi Moore and Bruce Willis's house. (source: Premiere August 1996, p.60)

Brother of Joey Travolta, Ellen Travolta, Ann Travolta and Sam Travolta

was the youngest of six siblings - parents - Salvatore and Helen Travolta of Englewood, NJ

During the filming of _The Boy in the Plastic Bubble_ he fell in love with Diana Hyland 18 years his senior - she died of cancer in his arms in 1977

He was in Jermaine Jackson's "(The Closest Thing To) Perfect" music video.

He was in the Frank Stallone "Far From Over" music video.

Pilots a multitude of jet aricraft. Most notable aviation feat is succesful landing at Washington National of a Gulfstream IIB with complete electrical failure. Conditions at the time were night, IMC, icing. December of '93

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28.

In July 1978 he became the very first male to make the cover of "McCall's" magazine.

He pilots three Gulfstream jets and a Learjet. Also owns a Boeing 707.

Played Misfit on the Broadway stage in Over Here! with The Andrews Sisters, Ann Reinking, and Treat Williams.

Anti-Scientology group FactNet accusing the controversial church of hiding "subliminal messages" in the upcoming John Travolta flick Battlefield Earth. FactNet says the messages are an effort to recruit new Scientologists.

His second child with Kelly Preston, daughter Ella Bleu was born on 3rd April 2000, weighing in at 4.08 kilos (nine pounds).

Read for the Tom Hanks role in Splash (1984) and wanted to play the part but was discouraged by his agent to do the film.

John Travolta stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Carrie 1976 ** 1/2
Grease 1978 Showcase Orange Digital ***
Two of a Kind 1983 Don't Remember * 1/2
Look Who’s Talking 1989 **
Pulp Fiction 1994 Showcase Orange Digital **** 1/2
Get Shorty 1995 Digital ***
Broken Arrow 1996 on Powerbook DVD *** 1/2
Michael 1996 With Kim in Westbrook DVD ***
Face/Off 1997 DVD *** 1/2
Primary Colors 1998 Branford Hoyts *** 1/2
A Civil Action 1998 At Showcase Orange with Neil, Lois and Mary ***
The Thin Red Line 1998 Showcase Orange w/ Neil Bob S. and others ** 1/2
Battlefield Earth 2000 Branford Hoyts 1/2 *
Lucky Numbers 2000 North Haven Showcase **
Swordfish 2001 Branford Hoyts *
Ladder 49 2004 family on DVD ** 1/2
Be Cool 2005 suzy on DVD * 1/2
Wild Hogs 2007 Hoyts Branford w/ Suzy Digital ***
Hairspray 2007 Destina Middletown Digital *** 1/2
Bolt 2008 Hanna at Destina Middletown Digital *** 1/2
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009 Digital ** 1/2
The Forger 2014 Suzy Digital **