John was born in 1954 in New Jersey, New York, the youngest child in the family. He knew from childhood that he wanted to become an actor, which is why he dropped out of high school for acting. Although he took a lot of risks, now he can say that this was the best decision he could make.
Over time, John has received a number of roles in films such as Two of a Kind (1983), Pulp Fiction (1994), Get Shorty (1995) for which he won a Golden Globe, Broken Arrow (1996), Wild Hogs (2007), Gotti (2018) and more.
In 1991, John married Kelly Preston, who was also an actress. When they met, she was married. In 2018, Kelly stated that she was not happy in the other marriage and that she was simply not with the right person. Kelly and John have been married for almost 30 years, but unfortunately Kelly died in July 2020 of breast cancer.
The couple had three children together, Jett, born on April 13, 1992, daughter Ella Bleu, born in 2000, and son Benjamin born in 2010.
Unfortunately, in 2009 Jett died of seizures caused by autism. This was a tragedy for John and he said he did not know how to handle the whole situation. The actor had to recover to be with his other two children.
Ella is an actress, as her parents. She said that since childhood she was attracted to this industry and was lucky to be able to receive the best advice from her parents.
When Kelly died, Ella wrote some beautiful words for her mother. She said she loves her mother very much and is the best person she has ever known and thanks her for what she has given her.
Ella has a very close relationship with her father and says that he is the most important person in her life.
John is also very proud of his daughter and always shows this, especially on social networks where he posts quite often. At one point he posted a video of dancing with Ella in honor of Kelly. John said one of Kelly’s favorite things was to dance with him.
John and Ella have a wonderful father-daughter relationship and we hope it stays that way forever, because family is the most important thing in the world.