“I participated in football and basketball, and did what they were doing, but not many kids understood my going to acting studios at night.” John Joseph Travolta was born February 18, 1954, in Englewood, NJ.
He grew up there in a neighborhood of Irish-Americans just outside New York City.
If it wasn’t for this guy, we bet the world would have been a much more boring place to live in.
Could you even imagine growing up without classics like “Saturday Night Fever”, “Grease” or “Pulp Fiction”? John Travolta is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s biggest successes and a self-made mega-star.
Unfortunately, their happy relationship was soon turned around by fate.
In his youth, Travolta had a relationship with actress Diana Hyland, that ended in tears.As he said in an old interview once, “I tried to communicate with them on a more adult level”.After he dropped out of High School in New Jersey, Travolta crossed to the other side of the Hudson and moved to NYC. He appeared in several TV commercials to try and jumpstart his acting career.He grew up as a Catholic but later chose to convert to Scientology in 1975.Even before he dropped out, John confessed he was never exactly a “Straight-A” student.And so did I.” John said, “I was a clown at school, but definitely not a leader like Vinnie. I was the sort of fool who’d do anything for a laugh” he added.