Travis Fimmel is a talented actor who is best known for his work in the historical drama Vikings. He has also starred in other popular series such as Warcraft and Raised by Wolves. However, Travis’ career in the entertainment world started out in the modeling industry.
Travis has gained attention from people around the world and they have shown interest in his life. So, today we will take a detailed look at his life before fame, family life, relationship history, and more.
Where Is Travis Fimmel From?
The actor was born in Echuca, Victoria, Australia on July 15, 1979. He was raised on a dairy farm in Lockington with his two older brothers. Travis Fimmel’s parents are Chris Fimmel and Jennie Fimmel, a cattle farmer and a recreation officer for the disabled. Fimmel grew up milking cows and aspired to be a professional Australian rules footballer.
Travis moved to play for the AFL’s St Kilda Football Club in Melbourne but was sidelined even before the season began due to a broken leg. He was then accepted into the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University). Fimmel studied commercial architecture and engineering there but deferred to travel abroad.
When Did Travis Fimmel Start His Modeling Career?
Travis Fimmel might have moved to Melbourne to pursue a career in the sports world which did not pan out. But his professional journey started out when he was spotted working out at a gym in Melbourne by a talent scout for Chadwick Models agency. Travis moved to the US to further his modeling career and signed with the agency LA Models.
Following the move, Fimmel became the first male model in the world to secure a six-figure deal with the fashion giant, Calvin Klein. He was cast by Jennifer Starr and was the last model to be personally contracted by the brand’s designer. Travis fronted Calvin Klein’s men’s fragrance campaign and also modeled for the brand’s famous underwear.
The handsome Australian star was regarded as the most in-demand male model in the world. He appeared on numerous magazine covers including TV Guide, France’s Numero Homme, and more. His successful modeling career then led to a burgeoning acting career.
What Acting Projects Has Travis Fimmel Worked On?
After finding much fame as a model, Travis Fimmel transitioned into acting and made his first on-screen appearance in Janet Jackson’s music video Someone to Call My Lover. The same year he also appeared in the music video for Jennifer Lopez’s I’m Real. This was followed by Travis starring in a few episodes of the TV show, Tarzan as John Clayton and Tarzan. He then worked on a few projects such as Rocky Point, Southern Comfort, Restraint, Surfer, Dude, and more.
In 2009, Travis starred as Ellis Dove in the show, The Beast which was followed by his appearance in The Experiment, Needle, Ivory Pure Country 2: The Gift and Chase the following year. Fimmel then starred in BlackBox TV, Outlaw Country, and Harodim, before being cast as Ragnar Lothbrok in the historical drama Vikings. He gained much prominence for his performance in the series and also played the part in Vikings: Athelstan’s Journal.
Travis starred in 45 episodes of Vikings between 2013 to 2017 and also appeared in an episode of Vikings: Athelstan’s Journal. In between his appearance as Ragnar Lothbrok, Fimmel also starred as Anduin Lothar in the action fantasy movie Warcraft, a live-action adaptation of the video game of the same name. He then starred in other projects such as Lean on Pete, Dreamland, Danger Close, 50 States of Fright, Here Are the Young Men, and Zone 414.
2020 saw Travis Fimmel starring as Marcus in the TV series Raised by Wolves. He then worked on That Dirty Black Bag, One Way, Delia’s Gone, and Black Snow. Most of the actor’s projects have been successful and this has led to Travis earning both fame and fortune. Well, we wish him even more success in the future.
Is Travis Fimmel In A Relationship?
As for his personal life, Travis Fimmel has remained quiet regarding it. He has not shared much regarding his love life and prefers to keep it that way. Moreover, Travis is not active on any social media which hinders us from knowing more about his life. But let’s hope that in the coming days, we will get to know more about the talented actor.