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Facts About John Travolta

Celebrated NameJohn Travolta
Age69 Years Old
Nick NameJohn Travolta
Birth NameJohn Joseph Travolta
Birth Date1954-02-18
Profession Actor
Place Of BirthEnglewood, New Jersey
Birth NationUSA
SiblingsJoey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta
High SchoolDwight Morrow High School
Height1.83 m
Weight97 Kg
Net Worth$250 Million
SalaryIn Millions
WifeKelly Preston (died in 2020)
Marital StatusMarried

An American actor, producer, dancer, and singer named John Travolta, rose to fame during the 1970s, 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 other movies include Get Shorty (1995), Broken Arrow (1996), Face/Off (1997), Swordfish (2001), Be Cool (2005), Wild Hogs (2007), Hairspray (2007), Bolt (2008) and The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009). Overall, he is a very talented person. 

John Travolta at the VMAs proves he may want to stop presenting

John Travolta doesn't have a great track record when it comes to awards shows. He knows it, too, which is why while presenting the Video of the Year award with Queen Latifah at Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards Travolta said, "I shouldn't do this because I'll just mispronounce s**t and f**k it up," before handing the envelope to her. For those who don't remember, the superstar famously mispronounced Tony Award-winning actress/singer Idina Menzel on the Oscars stage as "Adele Dazeem" in 2014. And while he didn't mispronounce Taylor Swift's name when she won, the internet still thinks he flubbed it by attempting to give the award to a member of her entourage instead of her. "John Travolta mistook Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift when handing over the award for 'Video of the Year,'" a tweet from Pop Crave said. 

What is John Travolta Famous For?

  • Famous as an American actor and singer.
  • For his performance in "Saturday Night Fever" and "Pulp Fiction"

Where was John Travolta born?

John was born on 18th February 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey, the United States as John Joseph Travolta. As of 2022, he celebrated his 68th birthday. His father Salvatore Travolta was a semi-professional American Football player and also a tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother Helen Cecilia was an actress and singer who had appeared in the “Sunshine Sisters” a radio vocal group. His father is a second-generation Italian American and his mother is Irish-American. John Travolta grew up in an Irish American neighborhood. He holds an American nationality. His siblings Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta were all inspired by their mother's love of theatre and drama and acted. He attended Dwight Morrow High School but dropped out as a junior at age 17 in 1971. He decides to become a musical comedy performer.

John Travolta's Career Highlights

  • John Travolta moved to the Hudson River to New York City after attending Dwight Morrow High School and landed a role in the touring company of the musical Grease and on Broadway over here and singing the Sherman Brother song.
  • He then moved to Los Angeles for another career in show business. 
  • In the year 1972, he first filmed in California in a television role as a fall victim in Emergency.
  • He started to play in a series of financial and critical failures that sidelined his acting career. 
  • He then remained busy as an actor, starring in many films including Swordfish (2001), Ladder 49 (2004), Be Cool (2005), Lonely Hearts (2006), Wild Hogs (2007), the animated film Bolt (2008), in which Travolta voiced the title character, The Taking of Pelham 123 and Old Dogs (both 2009).
  • He also starred in and co-produced Battlefield based on a work of science fiction by L Ron Hubbard as the leader of a group of aliens.
  • He played Edna Turnblad in the remake of Hairspray, his first musical since Grease in 2007.
  • In the year 2008, he lent his voice to the film Bolt in which he played the title role. 
  • Since 2010, he has starred mostly in action films and thrillers. 
  • In 2016, he returned to TV in the first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, titled The People v. O. J. Simpson, in which he played lawyer Robert Shapiro.

Awards and Nominations of John Travolta

  • In 1978 for his work in Saturday Night Fever and in 1995 for his role in Pulp Fiction, John Travolta received two nominations for the Oscars in the Best actor in a leading role Category.
  • He was honored with a Star on the Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in the Motion Picture category in 1985.
  • For his performances in Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Primary Colors, and Hairspray, he received six Golden Globe nominations, and won it for "Get Shorty" in 1996.
  • In 2008, he won the Critics' Choice Movie Awards in the category of Best Acting Ensemble for Hairspray.
  • In 2016, he won Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Limited Series for The People v.O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Who was John Travolta married to?

Actor and singer, John Travolta is currently living a single life after, Kelly Preston, his wife passed away in 2020 after battling breast cancer.

John Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991 and had three children name was Jeff, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin. In 2009 Travolta’s son, Jeff died at the age of 16 while a Christmas vacation in the Bahamas the cause of death was suffered of Kawasaki Disease. 

Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, passed away on July 12, 2020, at the age of 57, two years after diagnosing breast cancer. She was being treated in the Huston, Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Preston died at her mone in Anthony Florida.

Moreover, He was in a relationship with actress Diana Hyland from (1976-1977), he met her while filming The Boy In The Plastic Bubble. Hyland died because of breast cancer in 1977. In 1980, Travolta was in a relationship with French actress Catherine Deneuve. He also had an on-again/off-again relationship with actress Marilu Henner from 1980 to 1985.

John Travolta Wife

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Who is Kelly Preston, John Travolta's Wife?

How tall is John Travolta?

John Travolta is a very handsome person. He has a good height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.83 m). He has brown hair color and his eyes are blue. His body weight is 97 kg. His hair color is dark brown and his eyes are blue. There is no information about his shoe size and dress size. His other body measurements will be added soon. 

What is the Net Worth of John Travolta?

At present, the net worth of John Travolta is estimated to have $250 million. His yearly salary is $200,000,000. He earned such a sum from his acting career. Though, a trained private pilot, John Travolta is the owner of 11 aircraft, one of which is an ex-Qantas Boeing 707-138 airliner named Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children.

Trivias About John Travolta You Need To Know.

    Frequently Asked Questions About John Travolta.

    Where was John Travolta born?

    John Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey.

    Who is the father of John Travolta?

    The father of John Travolta is Salvatore.

    Who is the mother of John Travolta?

    The mother of John Travolta is Helen.

    What is the net worth of John Travolta?

    The net worth of John Travolta is $250 Million.

    What is the salary of John Travolta?

    The salary of John Travolta is In Millions.

    John Travolta Biography

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    Celebrated Name John Travolta
    Age 69 Years Old
    Nick Name John Travolta
    Birth Name John Joseph Travolta
    Birth Date 1954-02-18
    Gender Male
    Profession Actor
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    Celebrated Name John Travolta
    Age 69 Years Old
    Nick Name John Travolta
    Birth Name John Joseph Travolta
    Birth Date 1954-02-18
    Gender Male
    Profession Actor
    Place Of Birth Englewood, New Jersey
    Birth Nation USA
    Nationality American
    Father Salvatore
    Mother Helen
    Siblings Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta
    Ethnicity Mixed
    High School Dwight Morrow High School
    Height 1.83 m
    Weight 97 Kg
    Net Worth $250 Million
    Salary In Millions
    Wife Kelly Preston (died in 2020)
    Marital Status Married
    Children 3