John Travolta

John Travolta is an American actor and singer. He shot to fame in the 1970s on the TV series Welcome Back, Kotter and in the 1977 dance drama Saturday Night Fever. He earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 1978 for Saturday Night Fever. Travolta's other famous films and TV series include Grease (1978), Urban Cowboy (1980), Pulp Fiction (1994), Get Shorty (1995), Face/Off (1997), Primary Colors (1998), Swordfish (2001), Hairspray (2007). Travolta was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1995, and he won a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor on The People v. O.J. Simpson anthology series. In March 2022, Travolta announced he received his third aviation license to pilot a Boeing 737.
John Travolta
Full Name
John Joseph Travolta
Englewood, NJ


How old was John Travolta in ‘Grease?’

John Travolta was 23 years old when 'Grease' was filmed in 1977, and he was one of the youngest cast members. His character, Danny Zuko, was an 18-year-old high school senior.

Who was John Travolta’s wife?

John Travolta was married to actress Kelly Preston from 1991 until her passing in 2020. Preston died on July 12, 2020, after a two-year battle with breast cancer, and Travolta posted on Instagram that she "fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many." The couple met during a screen test for their 1989 comedy 'The Experts,' and Preston is survived by the couple's two children: daughter Ella and son Benjamin.

How old was John Travolta in ‘Saturday Night Fever?’

As with 'Grease,' John Travolta was 23 years old when he shot 'Saturday Night Fever.' He played a bored 19-year-old hardware store worker turned disco dancer in the film.

How did John Travolta lose his son?

John Travolta and Kelly Preston's son, Jett, died in January 2009 during a family vacation in the Bahamas. Jett, then 16, hit his head on a bathtub after suffering a seizure. Jett also had autism, and Preston revealed in 2012 that Jett had Kawasaki Syndrome when he was younger.

Who is John Travolta dating?

John Travolta is currently single.

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John Travolta and Daughter Ella Share Emotional Father's Day Tributes: 'Thank You for Everything'
John Travolta celebrated the holiday by sharing an Instagram photo with his daughter Ella, 22, and son Ben, 11
John Travolta Honors Late Wife Kelly Preston with Sweet Mother's Day Video: 'From Me to You'
John Travolta and Kelly Preston share three children: Ella, 22, Benjamin, 11, and late son Jett
Nicolas Cage Says 'Phone Calls Have Been Made' Regarding a Face/Off Sequel
A sequel has been in the works since February 2021 with Adam Wingard set to direct: "I would NEVER re-imagine or remake Face/Off. It's a perfect action movie"
John Travolta Honors Barbra Streisand on 80th Birthday in Sweet Video: 'A Force of Nature'
Jennifer Aniston also called Barbra Streisand a "legend" in her own birthday tribute
John Travolta Shares Impressive Video of Son Ben, 11, Parkour Training: 'My Spider-Man'
The actor shared a video of his 11-year-old son Ben flying through the air while jumping between wooden boxes at an indoor adventure gym
John Travolta Celebrates Easter with Ella, Benjamin, and New Pup Mac N Cheese: 'Happy Easter Everyone'
John Travolta celebrated Easter Sunday with his kids Ella and Benjamin, and their newly adopted dog, Mac N Cheese

More John Travolta

John Travolta Pays Tribute to Late Son Jett on His Birthday: 'I Think About You Every Day'
The Grease actor's son died at age 16 after hitting his head on a bathtub while vacationing with his family in the Bahamas in 2009
John Travolta Celebrates Daughter Ella's 22nd Birthday with Tea Party: 'I Love You So Much'
"We're here in England having afternoon tea to celebrate," John Travolta wrote for Ella's birthday, which comes ahead of her new movie Get Lost that retells the tale of Alice in Wonderland
John Travolta Receives License to Pilot a 737 Airplane: 'A Very Proud Moment for Me'

Travolta has taken aviation lessons since he was 15 years old and became a licensed pilot by the age of 22