- Birthday18th Feb, 54
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
John Travolta is one of the most acclaimed and long serving actors of Hollywood. The million dollar personality that he is today wasn’t made in a day. He first burst into the scene in 1975 as Vinnie Barbarino in the TV series Welcome Back, Kotter that made him a star. Two of his most acclaimed screen roles as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever and Danny Zuko in Grease that earned him international stardom are commercially among the most successful pictures of the 70s. After starring in a string of flops Travolta’s resurrection came in 1989 when he starred in Look Who’s Talking which grossed approximately $300 million. But it wasn’t until he played Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction that he truly revived his career besides earning an Academy Award nomination. The multimillionaire actor who has appeared on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine for a record four times is also a certified commercial pilot. He has to his name two of the most prestigious aviation awards. His passion for flying is highlighted by the fact that he owns an astounding five private jet planes. Three of these are Gulfstream whereas the rest comprise of a customized Boeing 707 and a Lear jet. Indeed, such is his enthusiasm for flying that he even named his son Jett when he was born some 20 years ago. Travolta’s $4.9 million estate in Ocala, Florida situated on Greystone Airport has its own private runway. A passionate vintage car collector, Travolta’s collection includes a Rolls-Royce, a Jaguar XJ6 and three classic Thunderbirds. His classic a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL was recently stolen.
- I will direct one day, but I have a feeling that it will be very limited.
- It's hard to make a cultural phenomenon every time.
- There are unwanted emotions and pain that goes along with any birth.
- “When all else fails, fresh tactics!”
- “I called my son Jett and I wanted to call my daughter Qantas but my wife wouldn't let me.”
- “You just activated a nuclear warhead, my friend.”
- “He lives with his creativity in high gear.”
- "I have fame on the level of a Marilyn Monroe or an Elvis Presley, but part of the reason I didn`t go the way they did was because of my beliefs. People make judgments about Scientology, but often they don`t know what they`re talking about".
- I will direct one day, but I have a feeling that it will be very limited.
- 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.
- It`s hard to make a cultural phenomenon every time.
- He lives with his creativity in high gear.
- And now after all this time I finally figured out how to trap him... I will become him.
- They're creative, they've got stamina and a sense of fun. You couldn't ask for more,
- We are working hard on healing, still, It's going to be a lifelong project. Everybody has been so enormously supportive and I really appreciate it.
Did you know?
- John is youngest of six children.
- In 1997 he was ranked #21 in Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
- John Travolta marries Kelly Preston twice.
- John's favorite film is 1942's Yankee Doodle Dandy.
- Travolta's automobile '1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL' roadster was stolen in september 2011
Family & relationships
Jumbolair Aviation Estate
One of the most unique residences owned by Hollywood super star John Travolta is an aircraft-friendly community. This house has a garage, not for his cars but for his privet jets. Yes, Travolta bought this house form Frank Sinatra for $3.5 million and has enough space to park a row of airplanes. Known as Jumbolair Aviation Estates which is the ""largest licensed, paved and lighted, private airport in the world
Location: Jumbolair Aviation Estates is located in the north of downtown Ocala, Florida.
Accommodation: The plane garage holds space for Gulfstream executive jet, a two-seater jet fighter, and a four-engine Boeing 707. He home is built in the style of an airport terminal building and Travolta lives in this house with wife Kelly Travolta, and their daughter, Ella. Travolta flies in and out of the area frequently, often in his Boeing 707.
Neighborhood: John shares neighborhood with celebrities like Maria Sharapova, Larry Bird, Shawn Hannity and Judge Judy.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston
Jumbolair Aviation Estates
The entrance hall
3 Gulfstream jetsThe Hollywood superstar’s garage is also home to three Gulfstream jet planes which he uses like his sports car to rule the skies.
USAir Boeing 727Travolta is also the proud owner of Boeing 727. This mid-sized jet plane is ideal for shorter routes and is frequently used by the actor when travelling within the U.S.
One of the few persons who privately own the gigantic Boeing 707, John Travolta uses his customized 707 as family van to take family and friends around the world in an imperious fashion.
Bombardier Challenger 601
An actor, who is also a certified pilot, Travolta recently upgraded his fleet of jet planes with a Bombardier Challenger 601 jet. The upgrade came close on the heels of the actor being named the latest brand ambassador of the aircraft manufacturer.
Flying PlanesA flying enthusiast who is considered an extremist among aviation buffs, John Joseph Travolta is the only private citizen in America to own and operate a Boeing 707. He employs a cockpit crew of six who along with him wear navy blue uniforms and jaunty white caps. Travolta is qualified in several types of single and multi-engine aircraft and boasts the highest pilot medical certification possible.
Classic ThunderbirdsThe American superstar has a 1955, a 1956 as well as a 1957 model of Thunderbird which carry Ford’s great old American tradition in style. He says he doesn’t use them for long journeys any more but just to enjoy the drive.
Jaguar XJ6The Jaguar XJ6 is said to be the world’s Best Sedan. Perhaps, the reason why John Travolta owns one.
"Travolta also owns a Rolls Royce that symbolizes power as well as legacy in a regal way that’s possible only for a Rolls Royce. "
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
Travolta’s vintage sports car, a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, was recently stolen while he was visiting a Jaguar car dealer. The vehicle is estimated to be worth $100,000.
Eiffel TowerThe iconic Eiffel Tower is definitely one of John Travolta’s favorite holiday destinations which he frequently visits with his family.
Nelson Mandela Children's FundJohn Travolta and his actress wife Kelly Preston donated $10,000 to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund during a visit to South Africa last year. The fund which was set up by the iconic Nelson Mandela aims to provide free services to the unprivileged children.
Jett Travolta FoundationThe Jett Travolta Foundation was set up in memory of John Travolta’s deceased son who died in 2009. John and Kelly who established the Foundation have been donating generously ever since the non-profitable organization’s inception in 2009 and have given away approximately $56,000 for various worthy causes.
Children with AIDSJohn Travolta is an enthusiastic supporter of Children with AIDS Charity that was set up in 1992 to help the young ones of those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS to maintain a good quality of life.
What you may not know about John Travolta is that he has logged in more than 5,000 flying hours and is a qualified captain of his personal collection of the Gulfstream II, Hawker 1A, Learjet 24, Citation 1 and 2, the Vampire Jet and Tebuan. His 2003 award for excellence in promoting commercial flying (from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation) and the 2007 award - Living Legend Ambassador of Aviation - speak of his caliber.
This passion has translated into collecting planes - not toy ones but real high-fliers! In 1998, he got himself a personal Boeing 707. He has also owned a Constellation, a Douglas DC-3 and a JetStar 731 at various points in his life. For his sports flying adventures the Hollywood hero has two ultra-light aircraft while the latest addition to the collection is an Eclipse 500. In February 2012, he donated his Gulfstream II executive jet in memory of his late son, Jett, to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.
Oakley Square Wire SunglassesIn his movie The Taking of Pelham 123 in which Travolta played the role of a hijacker, he was seen sporting Oakley Square Wire Sunglasses.
Hollywood star and global ambassador of Breitling Chronomat watches, John Travolta has been spotted wearing the Breitling watches several times in reel and real life. Recently he shows off his Breitling Navitimer Blue Sky at the Breitling Chronomat's launch in Singapore.