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Date of Birth

Birth Place

John Joseph Travolta

February 18, 1954

Englewood, New Jersey

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JOHN TRAVOLTA BIOGRAPHY

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John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta's acting career declined in the early 1980s and continued to deteriorate for the rest of the decade. His career enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in Hollywood films, including Face/Off, Ladder 49, and Wild Hogs. Travolta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty.

 

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Background Information

Born John Joseph Travolta

February 18, 1954 (1954-02-18) (age 57)

Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Residence Jumbolair subdivision; Ocala, Florida

Occupation Actor, singer, dancer, producer, writer

Years active 1969–present

Religion

Roman Catholic (until 1975)

Scientologist (1975-present)

Spouse Kelly Preston (1991–present)

Children

Jett Travolta (1992–2009)

Ella Bleu Travolta (b. 2000)

Benjamin Travolta (b. 2010)

 Website

http://www.travolta.com

 

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Early life

 

Travolta, the youngest of six children,[1] was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City. His father, Salvatore Travolta (November 1912 – May 1995),[2] was a semi-professional American football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company.[3] His mother, Helen Cecilia (née Burke, January 1912 – December 1978),[2] was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher.[4] His siblings, Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta, have all acted.[4] His father was a second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American;[5][6] he grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and has said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture.[7][8] He was raised Roman Catholic, but converted to Scientology in 1975.[6][9]

 

Career

 

Early career

 

After attending Dwight Morrow High School,[10] Travolta moved across the Hudson River to New York City and landed a role in the touring company of the musical Grease and on Broadway in Over Here!, singing the Sherman Brothers' song "Dream Drummin'".[11][12] He then moved to Los Angeles to further his career in show business.

 

Travolta's first California-filmed television role was as a fall victim in, Emergency! (S2E2), in September 1972,[13] but his first significant movie role was as Billy Nolan, a bully who was goaded into playing a prank on Sissy Spacek's character in the horror film, Carrie (1976).[14] Around the same time, he landed his star-making role as Vinnie Barbarino in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979), in which his sister, Ellen, also occasionally appeared (as Arnold Horshack's mother).[15] The show aired on ABC.

 

'70s stardom

 

Around this time, Travolta had a hit single entitled "Let Her In", peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[16][17] In the next few years, he appeared in two of his most noted screen roles: Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977) and as Danny Zuko in Grease (1978).[4] The films were among the most commercially successful pictures of the decade and catapulted Travolta to international stardom.[18] Saturday Night Fever earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.[19] At age 24, Travolta became one of the youngest performers ever nominated for the Best Actor Oscar.[20] His mother and his sister Ann appeared as extras in Saturday Night Fever and his sister Ellen appeared as a waitress in Grease. Travolta performed several of the songs on the Grease soundtrack album.[21] In 1980, Travolta inspired a nationwide country music craze that followed on the heels of his hit film, Urban Cowboy, in which he starred with Debra Winger.[22]

 

Downturn

 

After Urban Cowboy, Travolta starred in a series of financial and critical failures that sidelined his acting career. These included Perfect, co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis, and Two of a Kind, a romantic comedy reteaming him with Olivia Newton-John. During that time he was offered, but turned down, lead roles in what would become box office hits, including American Gigolo[23] and An Officer and a Gentleman, both of which went to Richard Gere.[24]

 

Resurgence

 

In 1989, Travolta starred in Look Who's Talking, which grossed $297,000,000, making it his most successful film since Grease. Travolta continued to the two sequels Look Who's Talking Too (1990) and Look Who's Talking Now (1993). But it was not until he played Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's hit Pulp Fiction (1994), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, that his career was revived.[25][26][4] The movie shifted him back onto the A-list, and he was inundated with offers. Notable roles following Pulp Fiction include a movie-buff loan shark in Get Shorty (1995), an FBI agent and terrorist in Face/Off (1997), a desperate attorney in A Civil Action (1998), a Bill Clinton-esque presidential candidate in Primary Colors (1998),[4] and a military detective in The General's Daughter (1999).

 

2000–present

 

Travolta also starred in Battlefield Earth (2000) based on a work of science fiction by L. Ron Hubbard, in which he played the leader of a group of aliens that enslaves humanity on a bleak future Earth. The film received almost universally negative reviews and did very poorly at the box office.[27] Travolta played Mrs. Edna Turnblad in the remake of Hairspray, his first musical since Grease.[28]

 

Personal life

 

Travolta was in a relationship with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; Hyland died of breast cancer in 1977.[29]

 

Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had a son, Jett (1992–2009).[30] Their daughter, Ella Bleu, was born in 2000. On May 18, 2010, Travolta and Preston announced that she was pregnant with the couple's third child,[31] later confirmed to be a boy.[32] Their son, Benjamin, was born on November 23, 2010 in Florida.[33]

 

Travolta and Preston have regularly attended marriage counseling; Travolta has stated that therapy has helped the marriage.[34]

 

Travolta is a certified private pilot and owns five aircraft, including an ex-Qantas Boeing 707–138 airliner. The plane bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children.[35] Pan American World Airways was a large operator of the Boeing 707 and used Clipper in its names. The 707 aircraft bears the marks of Qantas, as Travolta acts as an official goodwill ambassador for the airline wherever he flies. His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his front door.[36]

 

On November 24, 1992, Travolta was piloting his Gulfstream N728T at night on top of a solid undercast when he experienced a total electrical system failure while flying under instrument flight rules into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. During the emergency landing he almost had a mid-air collision with a USAir Boeing 727, attributed to a risky decision by an air traffic controller.[37]

 

On September 13, 2010, during the first episode of the final season of her talk show, Oprah Winfrey announced that she would be taking her entire studio audience on an 8-day expenses-paid trip to Australia, with Travolta serving as pilot for the trip. He had helped Winfrey plan the trip for over a year.[38]

 

Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the movie The Devil's Rain in Durango, Mexico.[39] After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, joining other celebrities in helping with the relief efforts, Travolta flew his 707 full of supplies, doctors, and Scientologist Volunteer Ministers into the disaster area.[40]

 

Son's death

 

On January 2, 2009, Travolta and Preston's son, Jett, died while on their holiday vacation in The Bahamas.[41][42] A Bahamian death certificate was issued, attributing the cause of death to a seizure.[43] Jett, who had a history of seizures,[44] reportedly suffered from Kawasaki disease as an infant.[45] On September 24, 2009,[46] Travolta and Preston confirmed speculations that their son had autism and suffered regular seizures.[47] They made their statements while giving testimony after a multi-million dollar extortion plot against them regarding the circumstances of their son's death. After a mistrial, [48] Travolta dropped the charges.[49] Travolta has credited his family and faith in helping him survive the tragic death of his son, and in moving forward with his film career.[50]

 

Filmography

 

List of film and television credits

 

Year       Title       Role

1975       The Tenth Level John

1975       The Devil's Rain Danny

1976       The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch

1976       Carrie Billy Nolan

1977       Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero

1978       Moment by Moment Strip Harrison

1978       Grease Daniel "Danny" Zuko

1980       Urban Cowboy Buford 'Bud' Uan Davis

1981       Blow Out Jack Terry

1983       Staying Alive Tony Manero

1983       Two of a Kind Zack Melon

1985       Perfect Adam Lawrence

1987       Basements Ben

1989       Look Who's Talking James Ubriacco

1989       The Experts Travis

1990       Look Who's Talking Too James Ubriacco

1991       Shout Jack Cabe

1991       Eyes Of An Angel Bobby

1991       Chains of Gold Scott Barnes

1992       Boris and Natasha: The Movie Himself

1993       Look Who's Talking Now James Ubriacco

1994       Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega

1995       Get Shorty Chili Palmer

1995       White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock

1996       Michael Michael

1996       Phenomenon George Malley

1996       Orientation: A Scientology Information Film Himself

1996       Broken Arrow Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins

1997       Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself

1997       Mad City Sam Baily

1997       Face/Off Sean Archer/Castor Troy

1997       She's So Lovely Joey Giamonti

1998       A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann

1998       The Thin Red Line Brigadier General Quintard

1998       Junket Whore Himself

1998       Primary Colors Governor Jack Stanton

1999       The General's Daughter Warr. Off. Paul Brenner/Sgt. Frank White

1999       Our Friend, Martin Kyle's dad

2000       Welcome to Hollywood Himself

2000       Lucky Numbers Russ Richards

2000       Battlefield Earth Terl

2001       Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison

2001       Swordfish Gabriel Shear

2002       Austin Powers in Goldmember "Austinpussy" Johann van der Smut (Goldmember) / Himself

2003       Basic Tom Hardy

2004       Ladder 49 Captain Mike Kennedy

2004       A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long

2004       The Punisher Howard Saint

2005       Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D James Benson "Jim" Irwin

2005       Be Cool Chili Palmer

2006       Lonely Hearts Elmer C. Robinson

2007       Wild Hogs Woody Stevens

2007       Hairspray Edna Turnblad

2008       Bolt Bolt the Dog

2009       The Taking of Pelham 123 Benard Ryder

2009       Old Dogs Charlie Reed

2010       From Paris with Love Charlie Wax

2012       Savages Dennis

2012       The Expendables 2[51]

 

List of credits in series television

 

Year Title Role Notes

List of credits in series television

1972 Emergency! Chuck Benson[52]

1972 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law

1973 Rookies, TheThe Rookies Eddie Halley

1974 Medical Center Danny

1975–1979 Welcome Back, Kotter Vincent "Vinnie" Barbarino

 

Discography

 

Albums

 

Year       Album

1974       Over Here!

1976       John Travolta

1977       Can't Let You Go

1978       Travolta Fever

1978       Grease

1983       Two of a Kind

1986       The Road to Freedom

1996       Let Her In: The Best of John Travolta

2003       The Collection

2007       Hairspray

 

Singles

 

"Dream Drummin'" (1974)

"Easy Evil" (1975)

"Can't Let You Go" (1975)

"You Set My Dreams To Music" (1976)

"Goodnight Mr. Moon" (1976)

"Rainbows" (1976)

"Settle Down" (1976)

"Moonlight Lady" (1976)

"Right Time Of The Night" (1976)

"Big Trouble" (1976)

"What Would They Say" (1976)

"Back Doors Crying" (1976)

"Let Her In" (1976) – #10

"Whenever I'm Away From You" (1976) – #38

"Slow Dancin'" (1976)

"It Had To Be You" (1976)

"I Don't Know What I Like About You Baby" (1976)

"All Strung Out On You" (1977) – #34

"Baby, I Could Be So Good At Lovin' You" (1977)

"Razzamatazz" (1977)

"You're the One That I Want" – #1 (1978) (w/ Olivia Newton-John)

"Sandy" (1978)

"Greased Lightnin" (1978) – #47

"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" (1980)

"Hooker Madness" (1983)

"Take A Chance" (1983) (w/ Olivia Newton-John)

"Two Sleepy People" (1997) (w/ Carly Simon)

"I Thought I Lost You" (2008) (w/ Miley Cyrus)

 

See also

 

List of oldest and youngest Academy Award winners and nominees – Youngest Nominees for Best Actor

 

 

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48.^ Usborne, David (October 23, 2009). "Judge declares mistrial in Travolta extortion case". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/judge-declares-mistrial-in-travolta-extortion-case-1807653.html. Retrieved June 28, 2011.

49.^ Allen, Nick (September 6, 2010). "John Travolta to drop charges in extortion case". The Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/7985783/John-Travolta-to-drop-charges-in-extortion-case.html. Retrieved June 28, 2011.

50.^ "John Travolta: Scientology Helped Me Heal". huffingtonpost.com. January 28, 2010. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/28/john-travolta-scientology_n_441399.html. Retrieved June 13, 2011.

51.^ NU Boyana CEO David Varod: Bulgaria Can Become Europe's No 1 Filming Destination

52.^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000237/#actor1970

 

Further reading

 

Tast, Brigitte (ed.) John Travolta. (Hildesheim/Germany 1978) ISBN 3-88842-103-9.

 

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Awards

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  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)

    • National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

    • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (nominated)

    • Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (nominated)

  • Grease (1978)

    • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (nominated)

  • Pulp Fiction (1994)

    • Stockholm Film Festival Award for Best Actor

    • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (nominated)

    • MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence

    • MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance (nominated)

    • MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (nominated) w/ Samuel L. Jackson

    • LAFCA Award for Best Actor

    • ALFS Award for Actor of the Year

    • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (nominated)

    • BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor Leading (nominated)

    • Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (nominated)

  • Get Shorty (1995)

    • SEFCA Award for Best Actor

    • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical

    • American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

  • Broken Arrow (1996)

    • MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (nominated)

    • MTV Movie Award for Best Villain (nominated)

  • Phenomenon (1996)

    • MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (nominated) w/Kyra Sedgwick

    • MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance (nominated)

    • Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Drama

  • Face/Off (1997)

    • MTV Movie Award for Best Villain (nominated)

    • MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance (nominated)

    • MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo w/Nicolas Cage

    • Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Action/Adventure (nominated)

  • A Civil Action (1998)

    • Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Drama (nominated)

  • Primary Colors (1998)

    • Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical (nominated)

  • The General’s Daughter (1999)

    • Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Suspense (nominated)

  • Hairspray (2007)

    • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble

    • Golden Globe for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (nominated)

    • Screen Actors Guild Award for  Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture (nominated)

  • Bolt (2008)

    • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song (nominated) w/Miley Cyrus & Jeffrey Steel

  • Lifetime & Annual Awards

    • Star on Walk of Fame

    • 1978 Golden Apple Male of the Year

    • 1979 Golden Globe World Film Favorite - Male

    • 1981 Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year

    • 1996 ShoWest Male Star of the Year

    • 1997 American Cinematheque Award

    • 1998 Golden Apple Male of the Year

    • 1998 Chicago International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

    • 1999 BAFTA Britannia Award for Excellence in Film

    • 1999 PSIFF Desert Palm Achievement Award

    • 1999 Blockbuster Entertainment World Artist Award

    • 2004 Hollywood Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

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Year

1976

1977

1978

1996

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Album Title

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Can’t Let You Go

Grease (Original 1978 Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The Best of John Travolta: Let Her In

Tracks

1. I Don't Know What I Like About You Baby

2. Let Her In      

3. A Girl Like You        

4. Big Trouble   

5. Never Gonna Fall in Love Again      

6. Baby, I Could Be So Good at Lovin' You     

7. Goodnight Mr. Moon!           

8. Razzamatazz  

9.Rainbows       

10. It Had to Be You

1. Slow Dancing

2. You Set My Dreams to Music

3. Whenever I'm Away from You

4. Settle Down

5. Back Doors Crysing

6. Moonlight Lady

7. All Strung Out on You

8. Can't Let You Go

9. Easy Evil

10. What Would They Say (the Boy in the Plastic Bubble)

1. Grease - Frankie Valli

2. Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

3. Hopelessly Devoted To You - Olivia Newton-John

4. You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

5. Sandy - John Travolta

6. Beauty School Dropout - Frankie Avalon

7. Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee - Stockard Channing

8. Greased Lightning - John Travolta

9. It's Raining On Prom Night - Cindy Bullens

10. Alone At The Drive-In Movie (Instrumental) - Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey

11. Blue Moon - Sha-Na-Na

12. Rock 'N' Roll Is Here To Stay - Sha-Na-Na

13. Those Magic Changes - Sha-Na-Na

14. Hound Dog - Sha-Na-Na

15. Born To Hand Jive - Sha-Na-Na

16. Tears On My Pillow - Sha-Na-Na

17. Mooning - Louis St. Louis & Cindy Bullens

18. Freddy My Love - Cindy Bullens

19. Rock 'N' Roll Party Queen - Louis St. Louis

20. There Are Worse Things I Could Do - Stockard Channing

21. Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise) - Olivia Newton-John

22. We Go Together - John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, & Cast

23. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Instrumental) - Sammy Fein/Paul Francis Webster

24. Grease - Frankie Valli

1. Let Her In  

 2. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again  

 3. Rainbows  

 4. Razzamatazz  

 5. I Don't Know What I Like About You Baby

 6. Big Trouble  

 7. Goodnight, Mr. Moon  

 8. Sandy  

 9. Baby, I Could Be So Good at Lovin’ You

 10. It Had To Be You  

 11. Slow Dancin'  

 12. Can't Let You Go  

 13. Easy Evil  

 14. Back Doors Crying  

 15. What Would They Say  

 16. Right Time Of The Night  

 17. Moonlight Lady  

 18. Greased Lightnin'  

 19. Settle Down  

 20. You Set My Dreams To Music

Year

1997

1998

1998

1998

 
   

 

     

Album Title

John Travolta Sings

Greased Lightnin’

Slow Dancing

Interview Picture Disk

 

Tracks

1. Let Her In  

 2. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again

 3. I Don't Know What I Like About You Baby

 4. Baby I Could Be So Good at Lovin’ You

 5. Goodnight Mr. Moon!  

 6. Whenever I'm Away From You

 7. Right Time Of The Night  

 8. Back Doors Crying  

 9. Slow Dancin', (Feels So Good)

 10. Moonlight Lady  

 11. Easy Evil  

 12. All Strung Out  

 13. Settle Down  

 14. You Set My Dreams To Music

 15. What Would They Say 

1.Let Her In

2.Never Gonna Fall in Love Again

3.Rainbows

4.Razzamatazz

5.I Don't Know What I Like About You Baby

6.Big Trouble

7.Goodnight Mr. Moon!

8.Sandy

9.Baby, I Could Be So Good at Lovin' You

10.It Had to Be You

11.Slow Dancing

12.Can't Let You Go

13.Easy Evil

14.Back Door Crying

15.What Would They Say

16.Right Time of the Night

17.Moonlight Lady

18.Greased Lightnin'

19.Settle Down

20.You Set My Dreams to Music

1. Slow Dancing  

2. Sandy  

3. Let Her In  

4. Right Time Of The Night  

5. I Don't Know What I Like About You Baby

6. Baby, I Could Be So Good at Lovin’ You

7. It Had To Be You  

8. Can't Let You Go  

9. Back Doors Crying  

10. What Would They Say  

11. Easy Evil  

12. Goodnight Mr. Moon!  

13. Big Trouble  

14. Razzamatazz  

15. Rainbows  

16. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again

17. Moonlight Lady  

18. Greased Lightnin'  

19. Settle Down  

20. You Set My Dreams To Music

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1972

1975

1975-1979

1976

1976

 

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Emergency! (1 episode)

The Devil's Rain

Welcome Back, Kotter (TV)

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (TV)

Carrie

Role

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Danny

Vinnie Barbarino

Tod Lubitch

Billy Nolan

Year

1977

1978

1978

1980

1981

 

Selection N/A

Title

Saturday Night Fever

Grease

Moment by Moment

Urban Cowboy

Blow Out

Role

Tony Manero

Danny Zuko

Strip Harrison

Buford Uan Davis

Jack

Year

1983

1983

1985

1987

1989

 

Selection N/A

Title

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Two of a Kind

Perfect

Basements (TV)

Look Who's Talking

Role

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Zack

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Ben

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Year

1989

1990

1991

1991

1991

 

Title

The Experts

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Chains of Gold (TV)

Eyes of an Angel

Shout

Role

Travis

James Ubriacco

Scott Barnes

Bobby

Jack Cabe

Year

1993

1994

1995

1995

1996

 

Title

Look Who's Talking Now

Pulp Fiction

Get Shorty

White Man's Burden

Broken Arrow

Role

James Ubriacco

Vincent Vega

Chili Palmer

Louis Pinnock

Vic Deakins

Year

1996

1996

1997

1997

1997

 

Selection N/A

Title

Michael

Phenomenon

Face/Off

Mad City

She's So Lovely

Role

Michael

George Malley

Sean Archer & Castor Troy

Sam Baily

Joey

Year

1998

1998

1998

1999

1999

 

Title

A Civil Action

Primary Colors

The Thin Red Line

The General's Daughter

Our Friend, Martin

Role

Jan Schlichtmann

Governor Jack Stanton

Brigadier General Quintard

Warr. Off. Paul Brenner & Sgt. Frank White

Kyle's Dad (voice)

Year

2000

2000

2001

2001

2003

 

Title

Battlefield Earth

Lucky Numbers

Domestic Disturbance

Swordfish

Basic

Role

Terl

Russ Richards

Frank Morrison

Gabriel Shear

Hardy

Year

2004

2004

2004

2004

2005

 

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Title

2004: A Light Knight's Odyssey (TV)

A Love Song for Bobby Long

Ladder 49

The Punisher

Be Cool

Role

Dave (voice)

Bobby Long

Mike Kennedy

Howard Saint

Chili Palmer

Year

Coming 2006

Coming 2006

     
           

Title

2004: A Light Knight's Odyssey

Lonely Hearts

     

Role

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