TV stars who made leap to movies

Published On: Jun 03 2011 12:50:21 PM PDT   Updated On: Feb 17 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

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.

Robin Williams Mork And Mindy
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Courtesy of CBS Television Distribution

But he got his start playing a wacky alien on "Mork & Mindy," a role that actually was born on another TV show, "Happy Days."

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