John Travolta

Actor + Singer + Dancer
Born Feb 18, 1954
Age 62
Hometown City of Englewood
Religion Scientologist
Height 6' (183 cm)
Nationality American
High School (dropout)
Other Names Travolta, John Jo...

John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta's acting career declined in the early 1980s and continued to deteriorate for the rest of the decade.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born in 1954.


1971 17 Years Old Travolta attended Dwight Morrow High School, but dropped out as a junior at age 17 in 1971. … Read More
1972 18 Years Old Travolta's first California-filmed television role was as a fall victim in Emergency! S2E2), in September 1972, but his first significant movie role was as Billy Nolan, a bully who was goaded into playing a prank on Sissy Spacek's character in the horror film Carrie (1976). … Read More


1976 22 Years Old Travolta had a hit single entitled "Let Her In", peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 1976. … Read More
1977 23 Years Old Travolta was in a relationship with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; Hyland died of breast cancer in 1977.
1980 26 Years Old In 1980, Travolta inspired a nationwide country music craze that followed on the heels of his hit film, Urban Cowboy, in which he starred with Debra Winger. … Read More


1989 35 Years Old In 1989, Travolta starred with Kirstie Alley in Look Who's Talking, which grossed $297,000,000, making it his most successful film since Grease. … Read More
1991 37 Years Old Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. … Read More


2007 53 Years Old In 2007, he starred in Wild Hogs and played Mrs. Edna Turnblad in the remake of Hairspray, his first musical since Grease.
2008 54 Years Old In 2008 he lent his voice for the film Bolt, in which he played the title role.
2009 55 Years Old In 2009, Travolta's son, Jett, died while on a Christmas vacation in The Bahamas. … Read More
2012 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2012, an anonymous masseur filed a lawsuit against Travolta citing claims of sexual assault and battery. … Read More


2014 60 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2014, he received the IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema. … Read More
2015 61 Years Old Similarly, he is to play the voice of Gummy Bear in an animated film release scheduled for late 2015, Gummy Bear The Movie 3D, a film that may be noted more for its associated merchandise revenues.
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