Travis Fimmel, an Australian actor and former model, owes his launch into the limelight to portraying the character of Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings, a popular historical drama television series that airs on History Channel.
He kicked off his modeling career after a talent scout working for Chadwick Models spotted him while he was working out at a gym in Melbourne. During his years of work as a model, the talented young man worked for many big brands such as Calvin Klein underwear.
He carved a niche for himself in the industry, appearing on the cover of Numero Homme, and America’s TV Guide. He also worked with W model management in 2002 alongside the Brazilian model and actress Gisele Bündchen. However, even though he succeeded in the modeling industry, Travis Fimmel eventually abandoned that aspect of his life in favor of acting in 2009.
Travis Fimmel Bio (Age)
Born on the 15th of July 1979, near Echuca, Victoria, Australia, Travis Fimmel is the last of his parent’s three sons. He was raised by his parents, Jennie (mother) and Chris Fimmel (father) on a 5,500-acre dairy farm in Lockington. His father was into cattle farming while his mother worked as a recreation officer for the disabled.
When he was younger, Travis Fimmel was passionate about becoming a professional Australian rules footballer and this passion led him to move to Melbourne in his late teenage years to play for the St Kilda Football Club in the AFL. Sadly, his dream was rudely cut shot as he broke his leg before the season even began and was consequently sidelined.
Although he was accepted into the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) to study commercial architecture and engineering, he deferred the admission to travel abroad in pursuit of a career in acting.
Travis eventually got into an acting school in Los Angeles where he was trained by Ivana Chubbuck, an iconic acting coach who is credited with training some of Hollywood’s big shots like Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Eva Mendes, and Sharon Stone among others. Shortly after he was done with his training, Travis Fimmel began his professional acting career.
He has appeared in various films and television series some of which are The Baytown Outlaws, Maggie’s Plan, Warcraft, Lean on Pete, Tarzan, The Beast, and Chase. The actor is also set to take on a lead role in the series Raised by Wolves.
Within the time he has spent in the movie industry, Travis Fimmel has garnered a net worth of $3 million. He made most of his money from the series Vikings as he is among the highest paid actors in the series. Travis is said to receive a salary of $400,000 for each episode of the show.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Travis Fimmel Married or Dating?
The Echuca-born actor is currently unmarried but there are rumors that he could be in a relationship with actress Paula Patton, who played his girlfriend in the movie Warcraft.
Before now, Travis Fimmel has been involved with several women including Joy Bryant, an American model with whom he parted ways before he became popular. He is also said to have dated a Russian lady named Nita Kuzmina briefly as well as American pornstar Ceara-Lynch.
The actor got involved with singer Nicole Appleton in 1999 but in 2012, they went their separate ways. Travis has also been linked to a Kiwi model known as Rachael Hunter whom he dated for a while before he moved on to American model Jessica Miller. Unfortunately, their relationship ended like the ones before it but that did not stop Travis Fimmel from continuing his search for true love. He eventually paired up with Merrin Dungey but for some unknown reasons, they also broke up.
As hinted earlier, Travis Fimmel has two older brothers and they all grew up together working on their fathers dairy farm. However, just like Travis, they have also left the farm and are now working in the mines in Western Australia. Both of them are also fathers to two children each. According to the actor, they give each other shit, pretty much whenever they get together.
Height – How Tall Is He?
The star of the hit TV series Vikings measures 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) in height and has a body weight of 86 kg (190 lb). He has a set of piercing ice-blue eyes and light brown hair. Travis Fimmel also has a body measurement of chest-36 inches, waist- 23 inches, and bicep- 14 inches.