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.

Johnny Depp, 21 Jump Street
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But it was his 71-episode stint between 1987 and 1990 as an undercover cop who specialized in infiltrating high schools on "21 Jump Street" that saw his fame begin to really blossom.


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