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Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Claim to Fame
Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Pulp Fiction
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
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Profile Bio Text
One of six children born to Helen Travolta and Salvatore Travolta, John Travolta grew up in Englewood, New Jersey. His father owned a tire repair shop in Englewood. Travolta appeared in a local production of "Who`ll Save the Plowboy?". His mother enrolled him in a drama school in New York, where he studied voice, dancing and acting. He decided to combine all three of these skills and become a musical comedy performer. At 16 he landed his first professional job in a summer stock production of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie". He quit school at 16 and moved to New York, and worked regularly in summer stock and on television commercials. When work became scarce in New York, he went to Hollywood and appeared in minor roles in several series. A role in the national touring company of the hit 1950s musical "Grease" brought him back to New York. An opening in the New York production of "Grease" gave him his first Broadway role at age 18. After "Grease", he became a member of the company of the Broadway show "Over Here", which starred The Andrews Sisters. After ten months in "Over Here", he decided to try Hollywood once again. Once back in Hollywood, he had little trouble getting roles in numerous television shows. He was seen on "The Rookies" (1972), "Emergency!" (1972) and "Medical Center" (1969) and also made a movie, The Devil`s Rain (1975), which was shot in New Mexico. The day he returned to Hollywood from New Mexico, he was called to an audition for a new situation comedy series ABC was planning to produce called "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975). He got the part of Vinnie Barbarino and the series went on the air during the 1975 fall season. The rest, as they say, is history.
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Full Name at Birth
John Joseph Travolta
Joey Travolta, Sam Travolta
Ellen Travolta, Ann Travolta, Margaret Travolta
Actor, singer, dancer, producer, writer, pilot
Shahid Kapoor (actor)
Jett Travolta (Son), Ella Bleu Travolta (Daughter), Benjamin Travolta (Son)
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John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, director, film producer, dancer and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978). His acting career declined through the 1980s, but enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction (1994), and he has since starred in films such as Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, Face/Off, Swordfish, Be Cool, Wild Hogs, Hairspray and The Taking of Pelham 123.
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
TV commercial for the US Army (1973)., TV commercial for Heineken (2001)., TV commercial for Band-Aid bandages (1974)., TV commercial for Sky, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore (2003)., TV commercial for Cadillac as Chili Palmer from Get Shorty (1995) (2005)., TV commercial for Haggar slacks (1971), TV commercial for Honda motorcycles (early 70s), (2007-11) Print ads for Breitling Instruments' Navitimer Swiss chronograph; (slogan: "A cult object for aviation enthusiasts"), Travolta is a licensed commercial pilot), TV commercial for Safeguard Bath Soap (1975), (2010) TV ads for 187 with Michelle Hunziker Italy.
www.nndb.com/people/927/000022861/, www.travolta.com/site/, www.facebook.com/johntravoltafans, www.travolta.com, travolta.com
Wiki Bio Text
==John Joseph Travolta== (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, producer, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series [[Welcome Back, Kotter]] (1975–1979) and starring in the box office successes [[Saturday Night Fever]] (1977) and [[Grease]] (1978). His acting career declined through the 1980s, but enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in [[Pulp Fiction]] (1994), and he has since starred in films such as [[Face/Off]] (1997), [[Swordfish]] (2001), [[Wild Hogs]] and [[Hairspray]] (both 2007).
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