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

John Travolta

Biography / Wiki

An American actor and singer John Travolta made his debut in the Broadway cast of Grease, as well as the hit musical Over Here! He rose to prominence with his role as Vinnie Barbarino in the hit TV series, Welcome Back Kotter, and the critically acclaimed TV movie, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.

Initially, in the 1970s, he faced a series of flops due to wrong career moves and turning down golden opportunities. He was featured in not so serious but commercially successful movies such as Look Who’s Talking and its sequels. He received his major breakthrough when he was starred in Quentin Tarantino‘s crime smash, Pulp Fiction.

For his performance in the critically acclaimed film, Get Shorty he was nominated for Academy Award and went on to win a Golden Globe. His notable films include Primary Colors and The General’s Daughter. As a singer, he has worked in the film adaptation of the Broadway smash, Hairspray, playing Edna Turnblad. He has also convincingly transformed himself into a large woman to play the role with the help of wigs, make-up, costumes, and a fat suit.

 Height / Weight / Age

John Travolta weighs 80 kg and 176 lbs in pounds. This prominent actor has a towering height of 188 cm or in feet inches 6’4” tall. Currently, he has a bald head and sharp wide brown color eyes. He has a healthy body with figure measurement is 42 inches breast, 32 inches waist, and 33 inches hips approximately. He has turned 66 years old in February 2020. His biceps size is 15 inches and his shoe size is 11 (US).

Net Worth

Due to his huge celebrity status, John Travolta’s estimated net worth is $170 million US dollars approximately.

Education / Family

John Travolta was born as John Joseph Travolta on February 18, 1954. He was born in Englewood to his father, Salvatore who was a semi-professional American football player who owned a tire repair shop while his mother, Helen Cecilia was an actress and singer.

He was the youngest among two elder brothers named Joey & Sam Travolta and three elder sisters Ellen, Ann, and Margaret. He attended Dwight Morrow High School for elementary education but dropped out as a junior at age 17.


John Travolta

Real name John Joseph Travolta.
Birth Place Englewood, New Jersey (USA).
Date Of Birth February 18, 1954
Age 69 Years
Height In centimeters – 188 cm

In feet inches – 6’4”

Weight In kilograms – 80 kg

In 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
John Travolta with his brother Joey

Sam Travolta

John 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 moved to New York City and started his career with a role in a touring company of the musical Grease and the Broadway hit, Over Here. Later he moved to Los Angeles for better prospects. In 1972, he made a television debut role which was of a fall victim in, Emergency! But he came to significance from his movie role was as Billy Nolan, a bully in the horror film, Carrie, four years later.

From 1975 to1979, he appeared in the role as the swaggering Vinnie Barbarino in the TV sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, aired on ABC which gave him the first taste of fame. In 1976, he was starred in ‘The Boy in the Plastic Bubble’ which was a made-for-TV movie, aired on ABC TV network.

This movie was inspired by the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who lacked effective immune systems. He was starred in Look Who’s Talking was successful enough to spawn two sequels: Look Who’s Talking Too, and, Look Who’s Talking Now, in the next four years.

Face/Off, an action thriller film which was directed by John Woo was a critical and financial success in which John was starred alongside Nicolas Cage playing an FBI agent and a terrorist respectively. The dance film, Saturday Night Fever which starred Travolta as Tony Manero, significantly helped to popularize disco music around the world.

In 1994, he appeared in Pulp Fiction, a crime film that revitalized the actor’s career taking on the character of Vincent Vega and became the significant film of its era, it made $213,928,762 at the box-office.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

In 1991, John Travolta got married to Kelly Preston who was an actress. The couple is having two children Ella Bleu and Benjamin as their eldest son Jett suffered from Kawasaki disease and died on a vacation in the Bahamas.

Girlfriends 1. Diana Hyland


John Travolta with his girlfriend Diana
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

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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