36 Facts About John Travolta


John Joseph Travolta was born on February 18,1954 and is an American actor.


John Travolta came to public attention during the 1970s, appearing on the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Carrie, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, and Urban Cowboy.


In 2016, Travolta received his first Primetime Emmy Award, as a producer of the first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, subtitled The People v O J Simpson.


John Travolta received an additional Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of lawyer Robert Shapiro in the series.


John Travolta has released 9 albums, including 4 singles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100's Top 40.


The youngest of six children, John Travolta was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City in Bergen County, New Jersey.


John Travolta's father, Salvatore "Sam" Travolta, was a semiprofessional American football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company, Travolta Tire Exchange.


John Travolta's mother, Helen Cecilia, was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher.


John Travolta's father was a second-generation Sicilian American with roots in Godrano, Province of Palermo, and his mother was Irish American.


John Travolta grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture.


John Travolta was raised Catholic, but later converted to Scientology in 1975 at age 21.


John Travolta attended Dwight Morrow High School, but dropped out as a junior at age 17 in 1971.


John Travolta then moved to Los Angeles for professional reasons.


John Travolta had a hit single titled "Let Her In", peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 1976.


John Travolta followed up Urban Cowboy with a starring role in Brian de Palma's 1981 film Blow Out, which was critically lauded but a box office disappointment, likely due to its bleak ending.


John Travolta subsequently starred in Look Who's Talking Too and Look Who's Talking Now, but it was not until he played against type as Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's hit Pulp Fiction, with Samuel L Jackson, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, that his career was revived.


In 2000, Travolta starred in and co-produced the science fiction film Battlefield Earth, based on the novel of the same name by L Ron Hubbard, in which he played the villainous leading role as a leader of a group of aliens that enslaves humanity on a bleak future Earth.


In 2007, John Travolta played Edna Turnblad in the remake of Hairspray, his first musical since Grease.


Since 2010, John Travolta has starred mostly in action films and thrillers, such as From Paris with Love and Savages.


At the 86th Academy Awards, John Travolta notoriously mispronounced Idina Menzel, calling her "Adele Dazeem".


John Travolta was in a relationship with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.


In 1988 while filming The Experts, John Travolta met actress Kelly Preston, whom he married in Paris in 1991.


John Travolta confirmed that Jett was autistic and suffered regular seizures, and immediately made his public statements while giving testimony at a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against him in connection with Jett's death.


In memory of Jett, John Travolta created the Jett John Travolta Foundation, a nonprofit organization to help children with special needs.


John Travolta has been a member of the Church of Scientology since 1975.


John Travolta converted after being given the book Dianetics while filming The Devil's Rain in Durango, Mexico.


John Travolta named his 707 "Jett Clipper Ella", in honor of his children.


In 2017, John Travolta donated the Boeing 707 to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society near Wollongong, Australia.


John Travolta planned to be on board when the aircraft was to be flown to Illawarra Regional Airport, where HARS is based, however was not allowed to fly it, because it was to be registered as an Australian aircraft.


In 1984, John Travolta was inducted into the American Academy of Achievement and presented with the Golden Plate Award by Awards Council member General Chuck Yeager, USAF.


On November 24,1992, John Travolta was piloting his Gulfstream N728T at night above a solid undercast when he experienced a total electrical system failure while flying under instrument flight rules into Washington National Airport.


John Travolta was inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation in 2007 and acts as the award show's official ambassador.


On September 13,2010, during the first episode of the final season of her talk show, Oprah Winfrey announced that she would be taking her entire studio audience on an eight-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Australia, with John Travolta serving as pilot for the trip.


John Travolta had helped Winfrey plan the trip for more than a year.


John Travolta is the author of the book Propeller One-Way Night Coach, the story of a young boy's first flight.


John Travolta's counsel stated that his client would be able to prove that he was not in California on the day in question and asserted that John Travolta would "sue the attorney and Plaintiff for malicious prosecution" after getting the case thrown out.