"looked strikingly like John Travolta"
A young John Travolta in 1983 - Credit: Towpilot
is an American actor, dancer and singer. Born in New Jersey in 1954, he began acting in television as a young man and by the age of 24 had already starred in two of his major film roles: in Grease
and Saturday Night Fever
, the latter earning him an Academy Award nomination. After early success, his career was quiet during the 1980s, but he made a series of films in the 1990s including, notably, Pulp Fiction
and Get Shorty
. One of Travolta’s latest film appearances was the cross-dressing role of Edna in the 2007 musical Hairspray