John Travolta young
February 18, 1954
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
97 kg | 214 lbs
12 US | 45 EU
John Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S. on February 18, 1954, is an American actor. Young John Travolta first started performing in a local production of "Who'll Save the Plowboy?".
He began his professional acting career on stage in a summer stock production of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie", at the age of 16. He landed his Broadway debut in a musicals: "Grease" and "Over Here!", at the age of 18.
He got his television debut in NBC series Emergency! (1972) in episode "Kids", in role as Chuck Benson. He made his big screen debut in horror movie The Devil's Rain (1975) in role as Danny.
John's breakthrough performance came as Anthony "Tony" Manero in musical drama movie Saturday Night Fever (1977), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Trading Paint (2019) action drama sport in role as Sam Munroe, opposite Michael Madsen, Shania Twain and Toby Sebastian
The Poison Rose (2019) thriller in role as PI Carson Phillips, with Morgan Freeman and Brendan Fraser
The Fanatic (2019) psychological horror thriller in role as Moose
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Vincent Vega in drama crime film Pulp Fiction (1994).
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Chili Palmer in crime comedy film Get Shorty (1995).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
Grease (1978) musical romantic comedy in role as Danny Zuko
Primary Colors (1998) comedy drama in role as Governor of Arkansas, Jack Stanton
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Edna Turnblad in musical romantic comedy movie Hairspray (2007).
Blow Out (1981) neo-noir political thriller opposite Nancy Allen and John Lithgow
Carrie (1976) supernatural horror with Sissy Spacek
Urban Cowboy (1980) romantic drama opposite Debra Winger
Staying Alive (1983) dance drama romance in role as Tony Manero
Swordfish (2001) action crime thriller with Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry
Basic (2003) mystery action thriller opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Connie Nielsen
Phenomenon (1996) romantic fantasy drama with Forest Whitaker and Robert Duvall
Face/Off (1997) science fiction action with Nicolas Cage
The General's Daughter (1999) thriller drama with Madeleine Stowe and James Woods
Be Cool (2005) crime comedy opposite Dwayne Johnson, Uma Thurman and Danny DeVito
Lonely Hearts (2006) thriller crime opposite Jared Leto and Salma Hayek
The Forger (2014) thriller crime drama opposite Christopher Plummer
A Civil Action (1998) drama with Robert Duvall and William H. Macy
Broken Arrow (1996) action thriller with Christian Slater
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) thriller with Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini and John Turturro
In a Valley of Violence (2016) western opposite Ethan Hawke and Taissa Farmiga
Gotti (2018) biographical crime drama in role as crime boss John Gotti
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series as a producer and he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his performance as Robert Shapiro in first season of FX true crime anthology television series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016).
He played Vincent "Vinnie" Barbarino in ABC comedy sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979).
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1994.
Attended Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, New Jersey.
He studied voice, dancing and acting in drama school in New York.
Has Italian and Irish ancestry.
He is the youngest of six children.
He is a licensed private pilot, owns five private planes.
He was inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation in 2007.
He received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, in June 1985.
Longtime Scientologist, since 1975.
Featured on the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine four times.
He received the IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema in 2010.
Best friends with Kirstie Alley.
Fan of actor James Cagney.
Good friends with actor Forest Whitaker and actress Dakota Fanning.
Has been the Ambassador for Qantas, since 2001.
Lives in Los Angeles, California and Anthony, Florida.
He married actress Kelly Preston in 1991, they have two sons and a daughter.
He dated Paul Barresi (1983-1985), Doug Gotterba (1982-1988), Brooke Shields (1981), Catherine Deneuve (1980), Marilu Henner (1978-1989), Diana Hyland (1976-1977) and Anita Gillette (1976).
As you get older you have to force yourself to have new dreams. For instance, I've been flying for 37 years but now teaching others to fly is interesting for me. Sometimes you have to find new angles on life to keep you interested, like sharing successes and inspiring and helping others. You have to go out of your way to activate your dreams and keep them going in this third chapter of your life.
I was just thinking of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and how young they were when they died. I would like to be a pop icon who survives. I would like to be a living icon.
I have to believe there's some other life force out there. I don't know in what form. But we can't have all these galaxies and universes without something going on.
The first thing I ever rode when I was a kid was a motorcycle, so I knew how to drive a motorcycle before a car.
Oh yeah, dancing's part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.
I was suited for fame, and I mean that in the most non-egocentric way. I don't mind gearing my life towards privacy. It's my nature.
I believe L. Ron Hubbard resolved the human mind, and in resolving it he has also resolved human pain - that's what I really think has happened here.
I love fun movies that also have something to say. They tend to stay with me, always.