Travis Van Winkle is one talented actor. He belongs to the league of aspiring actors who dropped out of college to chase their dreams of becoming professional actors. Starting with small roles as with most stars, Winkle soon rose to fame and is now best recognized for his roles in films like Transformers, Friday the 13th and countless others. Read on to find out more about him.
Travis Van Winkle – Biography
Often hailed as TVW, the awesome actor joined the population of the earth on the 4th of November 1982. His birthplace, Victorville California also served as the place he’d spend formative years. The penultimate child of his family, Travis Van Winkle was raised by his Irish and Polish Parents, Sally and Charles Van Winkle.
The family would later relocate to Oscoda, Michigan alongside and six years after, they moved again to the small city of Peachtree City in Georgia.
Travis Van Winkle schooled at McIntosh high school. He spent a few years in college before opting out to chase his dreams to the fullest. Meanwhile, somewhere in between his college days and high school days, Travis Van Winkle ventured into modeling and graced some magazine covers. He modeled for fashion brands like Abercombie & Fitch.
After leaving college, TVW moved to Los Angeles and began on a small scale, taking up minor roles in television soap operas and stage plays. To hone his skills, he began taking acting classes.
Besides acting, Travis Van Winkle has a flair for charity. The actor has given is a fan and supporter of the Red Cross Organization. Also, he is a global ambassador for a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is building schools. His passion for charity drove him to host a long hour celebrity talent show known as Love Life: Livestream. He is dedicated to his faith and is a staunch Bahá’í.
Career Achievements, Movies, and TV Shows
Having excelled for this long, Travis Van Winkle has acted in countless movies as well as television shows. As aforementioned, he began on a small scale, taking minor roles. He made his first television appearance in an episode of Quintuplets. He proved his acting prowess in that single role and would then earn roles in shows like That’s So Raven, Malcolm in the Middle, The O.C., 7th Heaven, Veronica Mars, and Greek. He played a recurring role as Jamie in 90210. Also noteworthy are his roles in Happy Endings, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, Raising Hope, Squad 85.
While making a name for himself on Television shows, TVW made his debut film appearance in the short film Instinct vs. Reason, and Billy’s Dad Is a Fudge-Packer!, both in 2004. Then, in 2005, he appeared in Confession and in 2006, played a role in Accepted.
Other roles came and went, but his roles in movies such as Friday the 13th, Transformers, Rites of Passage, Last Call, Bloodwork, Mantervention, blew his trumpet.
Travis Van Winkle also played in the CBS drama series, Scorpion and subsequently appeared in Christmas Getaway; a Hallmark Original movie. On and on, Travis Van Winkle has continually kept his audience glued to his movies and in recent years is best known for portraying Ryan Stock in the drama series, Instinct.
Travis Van Winkle’s Wife
When it comes to TVW’s love life, the actor has dated a handful of ladies but has never tied the knot with anyone. He was once romantically linked to the young beautiful actress, Jamie Hill. Sources say that the two met on set, however, their romance was shortlived. Travis Van was rumored to have been involved with Marissa Neitling (pictured above). However, there were never concrete proofs to the claim.
Actress Jessica Kemejuk also has shared a bit of the actor’s heart in the past. The two began a relationship in March 2016. In the early stage of their romance, the two couldn’t keep from their fans what they shared as they often graced red carpet events hand-in-hand. The couple shares the same faith which could have been one of the forces that drew them to each other. However, in recent years, it is unclear whether or not the two are still an item.