and Kennedy are two names in the United States ' that parallel
in popularity to the royal family in England . Each family member
has made their chapter in history. So it is with Joey Travolta. actor. drector. producer. teacher. father
Born into a show business family, Joey Travolta
began a signing career in 1978 as a recording artist on Casablanca Records.
The following year he made his acting debut starring in the feature film SUNNYSIDE
for Filmways Productions. Several development
deals later, as a writer/producer for Paramount , Universal, etc. Joey Travolta
decided to enter the independent film route. He wrote and directed DIVA LAS
VEGAS in 1989. It met with success, winner of the Italian Funny Film Festivaland.
Throughout Joey's career he has successfully
mixed his talents always working as an actor, director, producer, or teacher.
John Landis has been a landmark to Joey's success, utilizing Joey as a director
( "Honey, I Shrunk the
Kids: The TV Show")
to his comedic abilities as an actor in (OSCAR, BEVERLY HILLS
COP II to SUSAN'S PLAN). Joel Silverman, Joe Dante, Charles T.
Kanganis, Raymond Martino are among the directors that used Joey's
talents whenever there is a role he is right for.
In 1991, he
produced and starred in DA VINCI'S WAR with James Russo and Michael Nouri.
He later produced and starred in the sequel, TO THE LIMIT.
Travolta made directing
a priority in 1994. He directed the action thrillers: HARD VICE, starring Shannon
Tweed and NAVAJO BLUES, starring Steven Bauer and Irene Badard in 1995.
directed several episodic television shows including: the police drama "L.A.
Heat," the TV pilot, "Friday
Night After the Movies," and "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" for
Disney Television. In 1996, Travolta directed the science fiction
comedy, EARTH MINUS ZERO starring Pat Morita, Sam J. Jones, Rhonda
Shear and Marcia Straussman for Two Sticks Productions.
was busy directing and producing several films. LAWS OF DECEPTION,
a thriller starring C. Thomas Howell, James Russo and Brian Austin
Green. MATTER OF TRUST starring Joan Severance and Nick Mancuso.
DETOUR an action/drama starring Michael Madsen, Gary Busy and
Jeff Fahey for October Films.