ACTOR

John Travolta

1954 - Today

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John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor and singer. He rose to fame during the 1970s, appearing on the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and starring in the box office successes Carrie (1976), Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978). His acting career declined throughout the 1980s, but he enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction (1994) and has since starred in the films Get Shorty (1995), Broken Arrow (1996), Phenomenon (1997), Face/Off (1997), A Civil Action (1998), Primary Colors (1998), Hairspray (2007), and Bolt (2008). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Travolta has received more than 23,986,717 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). John Travolta is the 89th most popular actor (down from 81st in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from United States (down from 164th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Actor.

John Travolta is most famous for his role as Danny Zuko in the film Grease.

Memorability Metrics

  • 24M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 78.69

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 98

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.55

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, John Travolta ranks 89 out of 10,030Before him are Leslie Nielsen, Tom Selleck, Peter Falk, Michael Gambon, Gregory Peck, and Buster Keaton. After him are Charlton Heston, Gloria Stuart, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Sutherland, Johnny Depp, and Rowan Atkinson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1954, John Travolta ranks 5Before him are Angela Merkel, Jackie Chan, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Alexander Lukashenko. After him are Denzel Washington, Hugo Chávez, François Hollande, James Cameron, Sócrates, Emir Kusturica, and Shinzō Abe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Travolta ranks 184 out of 15,968Before him are Patti Smith (1946), Chuck Berry (1926), Gregory Peck (1916), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), Billy the Kid (1859), and Buster Keaton (1895). After him are Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Edward Thorndike (1874), Talcott Parsons (1902), and Walt Whitman (1819).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Travolta ranks 44Before him are Jane Fonda (1937), John Wayne (1907), Tom Selleck (1945), Peter Falk (1927), Gregory Peck (1916), and Buster Keaton (1895). After him are Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Johnny Depp (1963), Tom Cruise (1962), and Orson Welles (1915).

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