John Travolta cast in Ryan Murphy miniseries: First major TV role in decades

January 7, 2015 6:34 PM

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John Travolta cast in Ryan Murphy miniseries: First major TV role in decades

The iconic actor has been cast in FX’s O.J. Simpson miniseries American Crime Story. Travolta will star as defense attorney Robert Shapiro in his first series-regular TV role since his breakout 1975-79 sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.

Travolta joins a cast that includes David Schwimmer as O.J. Simpson’s attorney Robert Kardashian, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark. Travolta will also have a producer credit on the 10-part drama, which is expected to be the first season of the true crime anth...

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