Biography / Wiki
An American actor and singer John Travolta made his debut in the Broadway cast of Grease, as well as the hit musical Over Here! He rose to prominence with his role as Vinnie Barbarino in the hit TV series, Welcome Back Kotter, and the critically acclaimed TV movie, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.
Initially, in the 1970s, he faced a series of flops due to wrong career moves and turning down golden opportunities. He was featured in not so serious but commercially successful movies such as Look Who’s Talking and its sequels. He received his major breakthrough when he was starred in Quentin Tarantino‘s crime smash, Pulp Fiction.
For his performance in the critically acclaimed film, Get Shorty he was nominated for Academy Award and went on to win a Golden Globe. His notable films include Primary Colors and The General’s Daughter. As a singer, he has worked in the film adaptation of the Broadway smash, Hairspray, playing Edna Turnblad. He has also convincingly transformed himself into a large woman to play the role with the help of wigs, make-up, costumes, and a fat suit.
Height / Weight / Age
John Travolta weighs 80 kg and 176 lbs in pounds. This prominent actor has a towering height of 188 cm or in feet inches 6’4” tall. Currently, he has a bald head and sharp wide brown color eyes. He has a healthy body with figure measurement is 42 inches breast, 32 inches waist, and 33 inches hips approximately. He has turned 66 years old in February 2020. His biceps size is 15 inches and his shoe size is 11 (US).
Due to his huge celebrity status, John Travolta’s estimated net worth is $170 million US dollars approximately.
Education / Family
John Travolta was born as John Joseph Travolta on February 18, 1954. He was born in Englewood to his father, Salvatore who was a semi-professional American football player who owned a tire repair shop while his mother, Helen Cecilia was an actress and singer.
He was the youngest among two elder brothers named Joey & Sam Travolta and three elder sisters Ellen, Ann, and Margaret. He attended Dwight Morrow High School for elementary education but dropped out as a junior at age 17.
|Real name||John Joseph Travolta.|
|Birth Place||Englewood, New Jersey (USA).|
|Date Of Birth||February 18, 1954|
|Height||In centimeters – 188 cm
In feet inches – 6’4”
|Weight||In kilograms – 80 kg
In pounds – 176 lbs
|Hair Color||Bald Head|
|Profession||Actor, Singer, Dancer & Producer.|
|School||Dwight Morrow High School.|
|Home Town||New Jersey, USA|
|Fathers Name||Salvatore Travolta (Footballer & Salesman)|
|Mothers Name||Helen Cecilia (Actress & Singer)|
|Sister||Margaret, Ellen, and Ann Travolta.|
Career / Fashion And Style
John Travolta moved to New York City and started his career with a role in a touring company of the musical Grease and the Broadway hit, Over Here. Later he moved to Los Angeles for better prospects. In 1972, he made a television debut role which was of a fall victim in, Emergency! But he came to significance from his movie role was as Billy Nolan, a bully in the horror film, Carrie, four years later.
From 1975 to1979, he appeared in the role as the swaggering Vinnie Barbarino in the TV sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, aired on ABC which gave him the first taste of fame. In 1976, he was starred in ‘The Boy in the Plastic Bubble’ which was a made-for-TV movie, aired on ABC TV network.
This movie was inspired by the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who lacked effective immune systems. He was starred in Look Who’s Talking was successful enough to spawn two sequels: Look Who’s Talking Too, and, Look Who’s Talking Now, in the next four years.
Face/Off, an action thriller film which was directed by John Woo was a critical and financial success in which John was starred alongside Nicolas Cage playing an FBI agent and a terrorist respectively. The dance film, Saturday Night Fever which starred Travolta as Tony Manero, significantly helped to popularize disco music around the world.
In 1994, he appeared in Pulp Fiction, a crime film that revitalized the actor’s career taking on the character of Vincent Vega and became the significant film of its era, it made $213,928,762 at the box-office.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
In 1991, John Travolta got married to Kelly Preston who was an actress. The couple is having two children Ella Bleu and Benjamin as their eldest son Jett suffered from Kawasaki disease and died on a vacation in the Bahamas.
|Girlfriends||1. Diana Hyland
2. Kelly Preston
|Children||Son – Jett Travolta (Dead),
Daughter – Ella Bleu Travolta
Here we are providing you the list of John Travolta’s favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Bruce Lee|
|Favorite Actress||Margaret Travolta|
|Favorite Food||Vanilla Milkshake & Salad|
|Favorite Color(s)||Black and white|
Some Interesting Facts About John Travolta
- In 1975, John was converted to Scientology which teaches that people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature.
- He is also a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft, including an ex-Qantas Boeing 707–138 airliner.
- He has earned 6 Golden Globe nominations for the movies Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Primary Colors, and Hairspray.
- His wife Kelly Preston died on July 12, 2020, due to breast cancer.