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John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, singer, and film producer who was born in New Jersey. In the 1970s, when he was on the TV show “Welcome Back, Kotter” and in the movies “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease,” Travolta first became famous.
At the beginning of the John Travolta
On February 18, 1954, John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey. Salvatore, his father, was a semi-professional American football player and owned a tire shop. Helen Cecilia, his mother, was an actress and singer.
Travolta was the youngest of six children. He went to Dwight Morrow High School but dropped out as a junior when he was 17 years old.
The career of the John Travolta
When Travolta moved to New York, he got a part in a touring production of the musical Grease and in the Broadway hit Over Here.
In the TV show “Welcome Back, Kotter,” he played the cocky Vinnie Barbarino from 1975 to 1979. The show was on ABC. It was his first taste of being famous.
In 1989, Travolta was in the movie “Look Who’s Talking,” which made $297,000,000 at the box office. The movie did well enough that it led to two follow-ups in the next four years: “Look Who’s Talking Too” and “Look Who’s Talking Now.”
John Travolta’s Personal Life
In 1991, Travolta married actress Kelly Preston. The couple had three children. Their oldest son, Jett, died in the Bahamas while on vacation on January 2, 2009, when he was 16 years old.
On the official death certificate, a seizure was listed as the cause of death. Travolta has confirmed that his son was autistic and had regular seizures.
In memory of his son, Travolta started the Jett Travolta Foundation, which helps kids with special needs. Kelly Preston died of breast cancer on July 12, 2020, at age 57.
Travolta was raised in a Catholic family, but he joined the Church of Scientology in 1975 and has kept doing so ever since. He says that his immediate family and Scientology helped him deal with the death of his son.
John Travolta’s Net Worth
According to celebritynetworth.com American singer and actor John Travolta has a net worth of $250 million. We should talk about money. Only two of John Travolta’s homes are worth close to $25 million.
Not only that, but he also has an aviation state where his jumbo jet lands on a runway. In addition to the big jet, he also has a small private jet.
John Travolta’s Success, Downfall, and Revival
Young John Travolta started his career with small parts in movies like Emergency!, Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, and The Rookies.
He finally got his first part in a movie when Carrie came out in 1976. He also got a role as Vincent Barbarino, one of the main characters in the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.
John Travolta was very unhappy, even though he was the main character in a TV show. “I asked myself, ‘What’s going on? Will I ever get my big break?” In an interview with Vanity Fair, John talked about his fears.
John became a big star in the late 1970s when his song “Let Her In” reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Later, over the next two years, John’s roles in the movies Saturday Night Fever in 1977 and the musical Grease in 1978 were both big hits.
After his first two movies did well, Urban Cowboy, which came out in 1980, gave him another hit. Even though John Travolta has beautiful blue eyes, the universe still gave him some bad luck.
His movies Two of a Kind and Perfect were panned by critics and didn’t do well at the box office. Then things got worse when John turned down lead roles in three movies that would all become hits.
Then, with the movie Staying Alive, the follow-up to Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta’s comeback began to pick up speed. His career got better, but not until he did well in the romantic comedy Look Who’s Talking and in Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction.
In 1996, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role in the comedy film Get Shorty.
John Travolta didn’t have a leading role in a TV show for a long time. In 2016, he returned with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which he also helped make.
In 2016, the series won an Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series. Well, he sure has a great job!
Questions People Usually Ask
What’s John Travolta’s Age?
John Travolta is 67 years old now (18 February 1954).
What Does John Travolta Stand for?
John Travolta is 1.88 meters (6 feet and 1 inch) tall.
What’s the Name of John Travolta’s Wife?
Kelly Preston is John Travolta’s wife (m. 1991–2020).