John Travolta filmography

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John Travolta
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John Travolta in 2013
Occupation(s)Actor, producer, writer, singer, dancer, musician, pilot
Years active1972–present

The following is the filmography of American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, singer, dancer, musician and pilot John Travolta. Travolta first became well known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. His acting career declined throughout the 1980s, but enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since starred in films such as Face/Off, Swordfish, Wild Hogs, Hairspray & I Am Wrath.



Year Title Role Notes
1975 The Devil's Rain Danny
1976 Carrie Billy Nolan
1977 Saturday Night Fever Anthony "Tony" Manero
1978 Grease Daniel "Danny" Zuko
Moment by Moment Strip Harrison
1980 Urban Cowboy Buford 'Bud' Una Davis
1981 Blow Out Jack Terry
1983 Staying Alive Anthony "Tony" Manero
Two of a Kind Zack Melon
1985 Perfect Adam Lawrence
1989 The Experts Travis
Look Who's Talking James Ubriacco
1990 Look Who's Talking Too
1991 Shout Jack Cabe
Eyes of an Angel Bobby
1993 Look Who's Talking Now James Ubriacco
1994 Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega
1995 Get Shorty Chili Palmer
White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock
1996 Michael Michael
Phenomenon George Malley
Orientation: A Scientology Information Film Himself Short film
Broken Arrow Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins
1997 Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself Documentary film
Mad City Sam Baily
Face/Off Sean Archer / Castor Troy
She's So Lovely Joey Giamonti Also executive producer
1998 A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann
The Thin Red Line Brigadier General Quintard
Junket Whore Himself Documentary film
Primary Colors Governor Jack Stanton
1999 The General's Daughter Warr. Officer Paul Brenner
Our Friend, Martin Mr. Langon Voice
2000 Battlefield Earth Terl Also producer
Lucky Numbers Russ Richards
Welcome to Hollywood Himself Cameo;
2001 Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison
Swordfish Gabriel Shear
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself as "Austinpussy" Goldmember Cameo
2003 Basic Tom Hardy
2004 Ladder 49 Captain Mike Kennedy
A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long
The Punisher Howard Saint
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D James Benson "Jim" Irwin Voice;
Documentary film
Be Cool Chili Palmer
2006 Lonely Hearts Elmer C. Robinson
2007 Wild Hogs Woody Stevens
Hairspray Edna Turnblad
2008 Bolt Bolt Voice
2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Ryder
Old Dogs Charlie Reed
2010 From Paris with Love Charlie Wax
2012 Savages Dennis Cain
2013 Killing Season Emil Kovac
2014 The Forger Ray Cutter
2015 Life on the Line Beau Ginner
Criminal Activities Eddie Also executive producer
2016 In a Valley of Violence Marshal Clyde Martin
I Am Wrath Stanley Hill
2018 Gotti John Gotti Also executive producer
Speed Kills Ben Aronoff
2019 Trading Paint Sam Munroe
The Poison Rose Carson Phillips
The Fanatic Moose
2022 Paradise City Buckley
2023 American Metal Post-production[1]
TBA That's Amore! Nick Venere In production
TBA Cash Out Mason Goddard Post-production[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1972 Emergency! Chuck Benson[3] Episode: "Kids"
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Episode: "A Piece of God"
1973 The Rookies Eddie Halley Episode: " Frozen Smoke"
1974 Medical Center Danny Episode: "Saturday's Child"
1975 The Tenth Level John Television film
1975–1979 Welcome Back, Kotter Vincent "Vinnie" Barbarino 79 episodes
1976 Mr. T and Tina Vinnie Barbarino Episode: "Pilot"
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch Television film
1987 Basements: The Dumb Waiter Ben Television film
The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself (participant) Television special
1991 Chains of Gold Scott Barnes Television film; also writer
1992 Boris and Natasha: The Movie Himself (cameo) Television film
1994 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "John Travolta/Seal"
2005 Fat Actress Himself Episode: "Big Butts"
2014 Kirstie Mickey Episode: "Mickey & Maddie"
2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Robert Shapiro 10 episodes; also producer
2020 Die Hart Ron Wilcox 10 episodes

Music video[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2019 3 to Tango Pitbull[4] [5]



Year Album US
1974 Over Here! (musical)
1976 John Travolta 39
1977 Can't Let You Go 66
1978 Travolta Fever 161
Grease (soundtrack) 1
1983 Two of a Kind (soundtrack) 26
1986 The Road to Freedom (collaboration)
1996 Let Her In: The Best of John Travolta
2003 The Collection
2007 Hairspray (soundtrack)
2012 This Christmas (with Olivia Newton-John) 81


Year Title US Billboard US Cash Box US Record World US AC CAN CAN AC UK
1974 "Dream Drummin'"
1975 "Easy Evil"
"Can't Let You Go"
1976 "You Set My Dreams to Music"
"Goodnight Mr. Moon"
"Settle Down"
"Moonlight Lady"
"Right Time of the Night"
"Big Trouble"
"What Would They Say"
"Back Doors Crying"
"Let Her In" 10 5 16 7 12
"Whenever I'm Away from You" 38 62 61
"Slow Dancin'"
"It Had to Be You"
"I Don't Know What I Like About You Baby"
1977 "All Strung Out on You" 34 28 30
"Baby, I Could Be So Good at Lovin' You"
1978 "You're the One That I Want" (with Olivia Newton-John) 1 3 2 1
"Summer Nights" (with Olivia Newton-John) 5 3 3 1
"Sandy" 2
"Greased Lightnin'" 47 45 11
1980 "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"
1983 "Take a Chance" (with Olivia Newton-John)
1997 "Two Sleepy People" (with Carly Simon)
2008 "I Thought I Lost You" (with Miley Cyrus)

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Remley, Hilary (May 22, 2022). "'American Metal': John Travolta-Led Movie Acquired By Saban Films". Collider. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  2. ^ Rice, Mark (June 15, 2022). "More details emerge about John Travolta movie being filmed in Columbus, including title". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved January 9, 2023.
  3. ^ "John Travolta". IMDb. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Pitbull (August 2, 2019). "See John Travolta Take to the Dance Floor in Pitbull's "3 To Tango" Video". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  5. ^ Pitbull (August 2, 2019). "Pitbull - 3 to Tango (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved April 25, 2020.

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