John Travolta’s BiographyJohn Travolta is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He is a winner of a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. His role as Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino’s «Pulp Fiction» made him world-famous. Net worth: $250 million.
Early YearsJohn Joseph Travolta, the sixth child in the family, was born in 1954 in New Jersey. The actor’s father had to quit his American football career and start selling car parts in order to provide for his wife and children. John’s mother was an actress and a drama teacher. Since they were children John and his siblings were inspired by their parents’ love for theatre, cinema, and music; as a result, three of them have become actors.
Acting CareerJohn Travolta got his first screen role in the TV series «Emergency» in 1972. Three years later he got his role in the TV sitcom «Welcome Back, Kotter». The role made Travolta a teen idol of the ‘70s. His fame grew and John played in two more movies that year: «Tenth Level» and «The Devil’s Rain».
A year later Travolta got his debut big-screen role. He got a short but exciting and spectacular role in the horror movie «Carrie», based on Stephen King’s novel.
His next role in Brian De Palma’s «Blow Out» (1981) turned out to be a success. From that time onwards, exciting movies with John Travolta came out almost every year. Gradually, his audience formed an image of him in their minds: a charming, winsome guy who was also an excellent dancer.
John Travolta has become one of the few actors who managed to reach the pinnacle of glory after a downturn. In 2001 the actor worked in two successful projects: «Domestic Disturbance» starring Vince Vaughn and Steve Buscemi, and «Austin Powers» where Travolta appeared in a short but exciting episode.
In 2015 Scott Alexander’s «American Crime Story» television series came out, where John co-starred with the star of the «Friends» series David Schwimmer.