Who is John Travolta?
Actor and singer John Travolta is an American. Both Grease and the smash hit Over Here! were his Broadway debuts. He rocketed to fame as Vinnie Barbarino in Welcome Back Kotter and The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, two critically praised TV movies. Both Saturday Night Fever and Grease were box office successes that catapulted them to international stardom.
Childhood of John Travolta:
In addition to being a semi-professional football player and a tyre repair business owner, Salvatore Travolta was the proud father of actor and singer John Travolta, who was born on February 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey.
There were five older siblings in the family: Joey (father), Ellen (mother), Ann (sister), Margaret (father), and Sam (son). Dwight Morrow High School was where he’d gone since the age of 12 before he dropped out in 1971.
Acting Career of John Travolta:
After relocating to New York, John Travolta landed roles in the national tour of Grease and the Broadway smash play Over Here. After that, he relocated to Los Angeles in search of brighter futures.
The role of Billy Nolan, the bully in Carrie, four years after his debut television role in Emergency!, was his first major film role.
His first taste of stardom came from his portrayal as the swaggering Vinnie Barbarino on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, which aired from 1975 to 1979.
An ABC TV network made-for-television film in 1976, he starred in, was called The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. David Vetter and Ted DeVita, both of whom suffered from ineffective immune systems, inspired the creation of this novella.
Films like John Travolta and Debra Winger’s 1980 Western romance movie Urban Cowboy, about Buford Uan Davis ‘Bud,’ highlighted the decade’s adoration of country music.
Perfect and Two of a Kind were among the many critical flops that doomed his career. Even blockbuster films were turned down by him during this time period.
Look Who’s Talking, in which John Travolta starred, grossed $297 million at the movie office in 1989. Four years after the first film, Look Who’s Talking Again and Look Who’s Talking Now followed.
Elmore Leonard’s novel, Get Shorty, was the basis for the critically acclaimed 1995 crime comedy starring Gene Hackman and John Travolta.
Critics and audiences loved Face/Off, a 1997 action thriller directed by John Woo. As an FBI agent and a terrorist, Nicolas Cage and John Travolta respectively played the roles in the film.
His newfound fame had received excellent evaluations up to this point in John Travolta’s life. The Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s fictional work, Battlefield Earth, was the inspiration for his 2000 film Battlefield Earth. The film received a lukewarm reception from critics. Hairspray remake, Travolta’s first musical debut since Grease, was met with lacklustre reviews as well as Wild Hogs.
Personal Life of John Travolta:
Travolta came to Scientology after reading the book Dianetics in 1975, which introduced him to the religion. People, according to Scientology, are actually immortal entities who have simply lost touch with that fact.
In 1991, he tied the knot with actress Kelly Preston, with whom he has two children, Ella Bleu and Benjamin, until this day. On vacation in the Bahamas in 2009, their eldest son Jett, who was autistic and had Kawasaki illness, died.
Kelly Preston Travolta, the late husband of John Travolta, died in July 2020 of breast cancer.