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John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ. Travolta started acting appearing in a local ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 52 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(2000)
Hairspray Edna Turnblad
(2007)
Face/Off Sean Archer
(1997)
Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega
(1994)

Filmography

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  The Poison Rose (post-production)
Carson Philips
 2018/I Moose (post-production)
Moose
 2018 Speed Kills
Ben Aronoff
 2018 Gotti
John Gotti
 2016 I Am Wrath
Stanley
 2015-2016 American Crime Story (TV Series)
Robert Shapiro
- The Verdict (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
- Manna from Heaven (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
- A Jury in Jail (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
- Conspiracy Theories (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
- Marcia, Marcia, Marcia (2016) ... Robert Shapiro
 2016 In a Valley of Violence
Marshal
 2015 Criminal Activities
Eddie
 2015/I Life on the Line
Beau
 2014 The Forger
Raymond J. Cutter
 2014 Kirstie (TV Series)
Mickey Russo
- Mickey & Maddie (2014) ... Mickey Russo
 2013 Killing Season
Emil Kovac
 2012 Savages
Dennis
 2010 From Paris with Love
Charlie Wax
 2009/I Old Dogs
Charlie
 2008 Bolt
Bolt (voice)
 2007 Hairspray
Edna Turnblad
 2007 Wild Hogs
Woody Stevens
 2006 Lonely Hearts
Det. Elmer Robinson
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Jim Irwin (voice)
 2005 Be Cool
Chili Palmer
 2004 Ladder 49
Captain Mike Kennedy
 2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long
Bobby Long
 2004 The Punisher
Howard Saint
 2003 Basic
Hardy
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy')
 2001 Domestic Disturbance
Frank Morrison
 2001 Swordfish
Gabriel
 2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Vinnie Barbarino
- What's Wrong with This Episode IV (2001) ... Vinnie Barbarino (credit only)
 2000 Lucky Numbers
Russ Richards
 2000 Battlefield Earth
Terl
 1999 The General's Daughter
Paul Brenner
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Kyle's Dad (voice)
 1998 A Civil Action
Jan Schlichtmann
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Brig. Gen. Quintard
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
John Travolta
 1998 Primary Colors
Governor Jack Stanton
 1997 Mad City
Sam
 1997 Face/Off
Sean Archer
 1997 She's So Lovely
Joey
 1996 Michael
Michael
 1996 Phenomenon
George Malley
 1996 Broken Arrow
Vic Deakins
 1995 Get Shorty
Chili Palmer
 1995 White Man's Burden
Louis Pinnock
 1994 Pulp Fiction
Vincent Vega
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now
James Ubriacco
 1992 Boris and Natasha (TV Movie)
John Travolta
 1991 Shout
Jack Cabe
 1991 Eyes of an Angel
Bobby
 1991 Chains of Gold
Scott Barnes
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too
James
 1989 Look Who's Talking
James
 1989 The Experts
Travis
 1989 Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (Video short)
John Travolta
 1987 Basements (TV Movie)
Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")
 1985 Perfect
Adam
 1983 Two of a Kind
Zack
 1983 Staying Alive
Tony Manero
 1981 Blow Out
Jack
 1980 Urban Cowboy
Bud
 1975-1979 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Vinnie Barbarino
- Barbarino's Baby (1979) ... Vinnie Barbarino
- Bride and Gloom (1979) ... Vinnie Barbarino
- A Winter's Coat Tale (1978) ... Vinnie Barbarino
- Washington's Clone (1978) ... Vinnie Barbarino
- The Barbarino Blues (1978) ... Vinnie Barbarino
 1978 Moment by Moment
Strip
 1978 Grease
Danny
 1977 Saturday Night Fever
Tony Manero
 1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (TV Movie)
Tod Lubitch
 1976 Carrie
Billy Nolan
 1976 Mr. T and Tina (TV Series)
Vinnie Barbarino
- Pilot (1976) ... Vinnie Barbarino
 1976 The Tenth Level (TV Movie)
College Student (uncredited)
 1975 The Devil's Rain
Danny
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Danny
- Saturday's Child (1974) ... Danny
 1974 Nightmare (TV Movie)
Man Outside Store (uncredited)
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Eddie Halley
- Frozen Smoke (1973) ... Eddie Halley
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
- A Piece of God (1972)
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Chuck Benson
- Kids (1972) ... Chuck Benson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in the musical, "Grease," in a National Tour at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Jeff Conaway (Danny Zuko); Pamela Adams (Sandy Dumbrowski); Judy Kaye (Rizzo); Marilu Henner; Walter Charles; Mike Clifford; Carol Culver; Ray DeMattis; Vivian Fineman; Rebecca Gilchrist; Michael Lembeck; Ellen March; Lesslie ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 22 Interviews | 81 Articles | 19 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being cast in Pulp Fiction (1994)] There was a rumor that a young new director who had directed a film called Reservoir Dogs (1992) was quite interested in working with me. And his name was Quentin Tarantino. I said, "Sounds good. He's talented. I saw the movie. I would love to meet him, too." After six or seven hours of hanging out, he verbally presented two ideas to me. One was the vampire ... See more »

Trivia:

He was due to have played the lead role in The Double, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel about a man whose life is taken over by his doppelganger. He was being paid $17m and shooting was to have started in Paris in June 1996. Just days before principal photography was due to begin, he flew back to the United States following an argument with the film's director, Roman Polanski, over ... See more »

Trademark:

Often works some sort of dance into his roles See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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