John Travolta became famous for his appearance in Saturday Night Fever and Grease at the height of the disco era, as well as for his portrayal of Vinnie Barbarino on the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. After that, his career more or less slumped until he played Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. He also received an Academy Award nomination for this performance.
John Travolta, who is a scientologist and idolizes the late Ron Hubbard, had hoped that the film would be well-received and be the first in a series of Hubbard film adaptations.
Travolta is a qualified pilot, and owns a former Qantas DC-8 aeroplane. His house in Florida has its own runway and taxiway right to the door.
Travolta has always been accessible to his public and loves to sign autographs.
John Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey.
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