John Travolta Biography

Birthday: 1954-02-18
Place of Birth: Englewood, New Jersey USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m) Mini Biography John
Wiki Biography: John Travolta first gained fame as the swaggering Vinnie Barbarino on the television 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 television 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 Pulp Fiction (1994) in 1994. IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel Mini Biography 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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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Welcome Back, Kotter Vinnie Barbarino 1975 - 1976 Comedy
Up Close Himself 1978 Talk Show
Two of a Kind 1983 Comedy
Broken Arrow Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins 1996 Action
Revealed Himself 2002
Blow Out Jack Terry 2004 - 2005 Thriller
Phenomenon George Malley 2007 - 2007 Drama
Magic Numbers Russ Richards 2010 Family
Twist Of Fate Zack 2011
Piha Rescue Sean Archer 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Broken Arrow Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins 1950 Fantasy, 0
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch 1976 0
Carrie Billy Nolan 1976 Drama, Horror
Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero 1977 0, 0, 0
Grease Danny Zuko 1978 Biography, 0
Moment by Moment Strip 1978 Drama, Romance
Urban Cowboy Bud 1980 0, Biography
Blow Out Jack Terry 1981 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Staying Alive Tony Manero 1983 Biography, 0, 0
Two of a Kind 1983 Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Perfect 1985 Drama, Romance
Look Who's Talking James Ubriacco 1989 0
The Experts Travis 1989 Comedy
Look Who's Talking Now James Ubriacco 1990
Look Who's Talking Too James Ubriacco 1990 Biography, 0
Shout Jack Cabe 1991
Eyes of an Angel 1991 Drama
Chains of Gold Scott Barnes 1991 Drama, Action, Thriller
Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega 1994 Crime, Thriller
White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock 1995
Get Shorty Chili Palmer 1995 0, Game Show
Phenomenon George Malley 1996 Drama, Fantasy
Michael Michael 1996 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
She's So Lovely Joey 1997 Game Show, 0, Biography
Face/Off Sean Archer / Castor Troy 1997 Action, Crime, Thriller
Mad City 1997 Drama, Thriller
The Thin Red Line Brig. Gen. Quintard 1998 0, 0, Romance
Primary Colors Governor Jack Stanton 1998 Comedy, Drama
The General's Daughter Paul Brenner 1999 0, Game Show
A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann 1999 Drama
Battlefield Earth Terl 2000 0, Sport
Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison 2001 Comedy
Swordfish Gabriel Shear 2001 0, Comedy
Basic Hardy 2003 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ladder 49 Captain Mike Kennedy 2004 Action, Drama, Thriller
Be Cool Chili Palmer 2005 0, Comedy
A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long 2005 Drama
Lonely Hearts Det. Elmer Robinson 2006 Comedy, Biography, 0, Game Show
Wild Hogs Woody Stevens 2007 0
Hairspray Edna Turnblad 2007 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Bolt Bolt 2008 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Ryder 2009 Game Show, 0, Comedy
Old Dogs Charlie 2009 Comedy, Family
Savages Dennis 2012 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Killing Season Emil Kovac 2013 Action, Thriller
Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father John Gotti Sr. 2014 Biography, Crime, Drama
The Forger Ray Cutter 2014 Drama
Life on the Line Beau 2014