John Travolta Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Biography / Wiki

John Travolta, a renowned American actor and singer, began his career by joining the Broadway cast of Grease and the popular musical Over Here! He gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Vinnie Barbarino in the highly successful TV series Welcome Back Kotter, as well as his exceptional performance in the critically acclaimed TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.

In the 1970s, he experienced a string of failures due to poor career choices and missed opportunities. He appeared in several commercially successful but not particularly serious movies, including the Look Who’s Talking series. However, his career took a major turn when he landed a role in Quentin Tarantino’s crime masterpiece, Pulp Fiction, which proved to be a breakthrough moment for him.

He earned an Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe for his outstanding performance in the highly praised movie, Get Shorty. Notable films in his repertoire include Primary Colors and The General’s Daughter. Demonstrating his versatility, he showcased his singing talent in the film adaptation of the popular Broadway production, Hairspray, portraying the character of Edna Turnblad. With the aid of wigs, makeup, costumes, and a fat suit, he convincingly transformed into a larger-than-life woman for the role.

 Height / Weight / Age

John Travolta, a well-known actor, weighs approximately 80 kg (176 lbs) and stands tall at 188 cm (6’4″). He has a bald head and striking wide brown eyes. With a healthy physique, his measurements are around 42 inches for the chest, 32 inches for the waist, and 33 inches for the hips. Born in February 1954, he celebrated his 66th birthday in February 2020. John’s biceps measure about 15 inches, and he wears a shoe size of 11 (US).

Net Worth

John Travolta, with his immense fame and popularity, has an estimated net worth of approximately $170 million US dollars.

Education / Family

John Travolta, originally known as John Joseph Travolta, came into this world on February 18, 1954. His birthplace was Englewood, and he was blessed with a father named Salvatore, who not only owned a tire repair shop but also had a passion for semi-professional American football. John’s mother, Helen Cecilia, played her part as an actress and singer.

He had two older brothers named Joey and Sam Travolta, as well as three older sisters named Ellen, Ann, and Margaret. Among his siblings, he was the youngest. For his elementary education, he attended Dwight Morrow High School, but he dropped out during his junior year at the age of 17.


John Travolta

Real name John Joseph Travolta.
Birth Place Englewood, New Jersey (USA).
Date Of Birth February 18, 1954
Age 67 years
Height In centimeters – 188 cmIn feet inches – 6’4”
Weight In kilograms – 80 kgIn pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Bald Head
Profession Actor, Singer, Dancer & Producer.
Zodiac sign Aquarius
School Dwight Morrow High School.
College Not known
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town New Jersey, USA
Debut Not known
Fathers Name Salvatore Travolta (Footballer & Salesman)
Mothers Name Helen Cecilia (Actress & Singer)

John Travolta with his parents
John Travolta with his parents

Brothers Joey,

John Travolta with his brother Joey

Sam Travolta

Sam Travolta
John Travolta & Sam Travolta

Sister Margaret, Ellen, and Ann Travolta.

John Travolta with his sisters
John Travolta with his sisters

Career / Fashion And Style

John Travolta relocated to New York City and embarked on his career by joining a touring company of the musical “Grease” and achieving success on Broadway with the hit production “Over Here.” Eventually, he decided to pursue better opportunities in Los Angeles. In 1972, he made his television debut in the role of a fall victim on the show “Emergency!” However, his breakthrough in the film industry came four years later with his portrayal of Billy Nolan, a bully, in the horror movie “Carrie.”

From 1975 to 1979, he gained recognition for his portrayal of the confident Vinnie Barbarino in the ABC TV sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, marking his initial taste of fame. In 1976, he took on the lead role in ‘The Boy in the Plastic Bubble,’ a television movie produced for the ABC network.

This movie drew inspiration from the real-life stories of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, individuals who faced challenges due to their compromised immune systems. The initial film, Look Who’s Talking, gained significant popularity, leading to the creation of two sequels within the following four years: Look Who’s Talking Too and Look Who’s Talking Now.

Face/Off, an action thriller directed by John Woo, achieved both critical acclaim and financial success. In the film, John Woo starred alongside Nicolas Cage, portraying an FBI agent and a terrorist, respectively. Saturday Night Fever, a dance film featuring Travolta as Tony Manero, played a significant role in introducing disco music to a global audience.

In 1994, his career experienced a resurgence when he starred in Pulp Fiction, a crime film that featured him as Vincent Vega. This movie became an iconic symbol of its time and achieved great success, grossing a remarkable $213,928,762 at the box office.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

John Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. Together, they had two children named Ella Bleu and Benjamin. Unfortunately, their eldest son Jett passed away while on vacation in the Bahamas due to complications from Kawasaki disease.

Girlfriends 1. Diana Hyland

Diana Hyland
John Travolta with his girlfriend Diana

2. Kelly Preston

Marital Status Married
Wife Kelly Preston

John Travolta with his wife Kelly Preston
John Travolta with his wife Kelly Preston

Children Son – Jett Travolta (Dead),

John Travolta with his son Jett
John Travolta with his son Jett

Benjamin Travolta

John Travolta with his son Benjamin
John Travolta with his son Benjamin

Daughter – Ella Bleu Travolta

John Travolta with his daughter
John Travolta with his daughter

Favorite Things

Here we are providing you the list of John Travolta’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Bruce Lee
Favorite Actress Margaret Travolta
Favorite Food Vanilla Milkshake & Salad
Favorite Destinations Switzerland
Favorite Color(s) Black and white
John Travolta Wiki

Some Interesting Facts About John Travolta 

  • In 1975, John was converted to Scientology which teaches that people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature.
  • He is also a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft, including an ex-Qantas Boeing 707–138 airliner.
  • He has earned 6 Golden Globe nominations for the movies Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Primary Colors, and Hairspray.
  • His wife Kelly Preston died on July 12, 2020, due to breast cancer.

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