Capital: € 145 million
Age: 66
Born: 02/18/1954
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: actor
Last updated: 2024

Short introduction

John Joseph Travolta was born on February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey and is an American actor, dancer, producer and author.

Early life

John Travolta spent his childhood in the city where he was born: Englewood, New Jersey. He was the youngest of six children, being half Italian (paternal) and half Irish (maternal). Even his childhood was shaped by two passions: airplanes and acting. Her mother, Helen Cecilia-Burke, gave him acting lessons as a trained actress, and he also had the opportunity to participate in local theater productions as a child, as she provided him with them. The father Salvatore Travolta was a tire dealer. When John Travolta was 16, he quit school with the consent of his parents and went to New York to apply for the stage. He was taken and went on tour with the musical Grease first. He also had the opportunity to learn tap dancing from Gene Kelly’s brother, a skill that would be useful to him later in his professional career. In order to make a living, John Travolta initially worked in nightclubs or made commercials for television. From the mid-1970s, he lived in Los Angeles. John Travolta is a controversial figure in the Hollywood scene because, like Tom Cruise, he is also a member of Scientology, a well-known cult. According to his own statements, the sect John Travolta helped a lot when his son died at the age of 16. John Travolta found his way back to life. Membership in the sect did no harm to the actor, because with an estimated net worth of 145 million euros his career is quite impressive.


John Travolta has had a very long career with great success since he started acting at a very young age. He was seen in an American television series as early as 1972. In the film Grease, John Travolta even demonstrated his singing skills and the accompanying soundtrack hit like a bomb. John Travolta’s greatest successes were with the films Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction.

Career highlights

In the films Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction, John Travolta was nominated for an Oscar for best actor. Incidentally, these two stripes Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction are among his greatest hits. John Travolta did not get the Oscar. John Travolta was also nominated several times for the Academy Award, the most prestigious award in the film industry. However, the list of his nominations is even longer, because he was also nominated several times for the golden raspberry, which is considered an anti-Oscar award. In 2010, John Travolta had his worst year ever from the awards and nominations because he was even in the running for the Golden Raspberry to receive the “Worst Actor of the Decade” award. In 2001 there was even more criticism for John Travolta because he had to take so much criticism for the film Battlefield Earth that John Travolta was even awarded the anti-award Golden Raspberry in all three categories: as “Worst Producer,” “Worst Actor ”As well as“ worst canvas pair. ” However, the multiple millionaire was able to book a Golden Globe for himself. He received this in 1996 for the role in Schnappt Shorty. On the international stage, however, John Travolta was significantly more successful with the awards, because in 2011 he was awarded the Golden Camera for “Best Actor International”.

Famous quotes

“Acting is a mix of luck and choice. I got lucky. ”

“Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy. ”

“As you get older, you have to force yourself to have new dreams. For instance, I’ve been flying for 37 years, but now teaching others to fly is interesting for me. Sometimes you have to find new angles on life to keep you interested, like sharing successes and inspiring and helping others. ”

“I learned early on to stay away from gossip magazines and reviews. That stuff just makes you unhappy, and I know actors that read everything that’s written about them and they’re miserable. You can choose what to let into your life. ”

“You feel alive to the degree that you feel you can help others.”

“I have to believe there’s some other life force out there. I don’t know in what form. But we can’t have all these galaxies and universes without something going on. ”


Amazing facts

John Travolta danced through the cinemas in the underdog drama “Saturday Night Fever” in the 1970s in a white polyester suit. The film is one of Hollywood’s great classics and made John Travolta immortal during his lifetime.


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