John Travolta: A Career in Review

John Travolta has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as one of the most beloved actors of his generation. Born in 1954, John has virtually done it all. His star-studded IMDB page boasts numerous iconic roles from the comedy classic GREASE, the drama phenomenon PULP FICTION and his Oscar-nominated turn in GET SHORTY. Whether he's singing and dancing on stage or delivering tough-guy dialogue onscreen, John is sure to leave a lasting impression no matter the project.

John's career began as a nightclub dancer at the age of 16. After spending years honing his craft and appearing as a contestant on a few TV shows, John made his big break in 1975 with his portrayal of Vinnie Barbarino in the classic sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. The show's success put John on the map and within a year he was recognized nationwide. After making an appearance in 1976's the Boy in the Plastic Bubble and an unforgettable turn as Danny Zuko in Grease, John had officially established himself as one of Hollywood's most memorable leading men.

In the two decades following his initial success, John appeared in a number of noteworthy titles such as Saturday Night Fever and Look Who's Talking. It wasn't until 1994 when John truly showcased his acting range when he starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction; he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his work. Throughout the 2000s Mel racked up an impressive list of credits that included comedies like Hairspray, Get Shorty and face/off; thrillers such as Swordfish and Bernard & Ginger; and romantic dramas such as The Last Song, Primary Colors, The General's Daughter and A Love Song for Bobby Long.

Most recently, John has stayed busy appearing in a series of indie films including Gotti (2018), Trading Paint (2019), among others. He lent his voice to both the English-language version of Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game (2017) and to Disney's Planes franchise (2013 - 2014). Additionally, John co-starred in Steven Soderbergh's 2019 horror film, The Laundromat.

In addition to his impressive career highlights, John also values family time, keeping connected with his four children by often relying on a helpful app called Familio to stay organized and up-to-date on everything from family health information to vacation alerts and school results.

John Travolta is a timeless icon who has ensured his name lives on through classic performances across all genres. His acting prowess continues to captivate audiences after over 40 years! Catch John’s next performance in Jayan Moodley’s directorial debut drama The Fanatic, where he plays an obsessed fan of an action movie star set to premiere later this year.