TV stars who made leap to movies

POSTED: 3:50 PM Jun 03 2011   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Feb 18 2015

In honor of John Travolta's 61st birthday on Wednesday, take a look at the one-time "Welcome Back, Kotter" star and other actors who made the leap from the small screen to movies.

Leonardo DiCaprio Growing Pains
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But at the age of 17 he could be found playing Luke Brower during the final season of the sit-com "Growing Pains" in 1991-92.

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