John Travolta

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  • Name: John Travolta ( John Joseph Travolta )
  • Date of birth: 18 February 1954
  • Age: 62 years
  • Place of birth: Englewood, United States
  • Height: 188
  • Activities: actor, writer, producer, singer, dancer
  • Marital status: married to Kelly Preston

    John Travolta: biography

    John Travolta was born February 18, 1954 in a large family. He is the sixth child. The father of the future actor has played professional football, and when retired from the sport, started trading of automotive spare parts. John’s mother taught acting.

    The basics of acting and John Travolta imbibed with mother’s milk. Father built the house the kind of stage on which children gave Amateur performances. Growing up, three of the six children are actors.

    With 6 years John was engaged in dances. His teacher was the brother of the famous dancer Gene Kelly. Stylish, leggy, plastic Travolta, it seemed, was born to dance. His youth was spent on the dance floor, and in 16 years, John Travolta had acted professionally on the theatrical stages of new Jersey. Then there was Broadway, where artistic guy and drew the attention of the producers.


    For the first time on television John Travolta was born in 1975 in the musical «Come back, Kotera». In the same year, he starred in the film «Rain of the devil.» First acting experience was successful and finally convinced John to choosing the right profession.

    Fame brought him the role in the film «Saturday night Fever», filmed in 1977. Travolta masterfully showed the character of a guy-lover of discos — this image was typical of the youth of the time. The film was shown dancing and dramatic talent of the actor. For this role, John Travolta was nominated for «Oscar».

    In 1978 premiere of the movie «grease» — also successfully. The actor often starred in that period – almost every year there was a new picture with its participation. Soon he associated the audience with the image of an attractive young man, who dances well.

    A landmark moment in the acting career of John Travolta was the movie Sylvester Stallone’s «Staying alive». In this picture, he showed the difficult fate of a dancer – not only victory, but of failure, pain, injury, disappointment.

    Cult actor Travolta was after the role of a gangster in pulp fiction. The film was released in 1994 after the premiere filmmakers blew up John great deals.

    Today, John Travolta is among the ten most highly paid Hollywood stars.

    Personal life

    John Travolta is the father of three children. His eldest son was no longer alive. 16-year-old boy died during an epileptic seizure on 2 January 2009. The tragedy occurred in the house of the actor in the Bahamas.

    John’s wife – actress Kelly Preston, they have been married since 1991.

    John Travolta loves planes. The actor admitted that the passion for aviation he carried through his entire life, ill metal birds at the age of five. Now he has several planes, including «Boeing-707». Have Travolta has a pilot license and have logged several thousand hours. Private jets are the names of his children.

    John Travolta has 40 years of practicing Scientology. His fascination with these religious-philosophical current started in the movie «the devil’s rain» when the Mexicans presented to the actor the book «Dianetics».

    Travolta does charity work. In 2010, he was personally delivered in Haiti, medicines and clothing for the doctors who help the victims of the earthquake. The actor and his wife donate large amounts to children’s foundations and other charitable organizations.


    • Grease
    • «Staying alive»
    • Pulp fiction
    • «Saturday night fever»
    • «Rain devil»
    • «The counterfeiters»
    • «Especially dangerous»
    • «Battlefield: Earth»
    • «Lonely hearts»
    • «Without a face»
    • «It’s beautiful»


    John Travolta

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