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.

Jim Carrey in "Yes Man"
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Before he made the leap to movies with "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," Jim Carrey made television audiences laugh on the television show "In Loving Color."

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