Travis Fimmel, then a future model and actor, was born on 15th July in the year 1979. He drew the first breath in the vicinity of Echuca, Victoria (one of the states of Australia), where he grew up in a farm with a huge territory in a little town of Lockington, which has a population of about 400 people. Their family had three children, all were boys, and he was the youngest one. Travis Fimmel has German and English roots.


Travis Fimmel aspired to be a professional football player, and so he moved to Melbourne. However, an injury prevented him to pursue the career of a football player, and so he got enrolled in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where he majored Commercial Architecture and Engineering.

Career Experience

However, Travis Fimmel started a career of model at first. Once, he worked out in a gym and was a descried by a scout, and it turned out to be a decisive turn in his biography. In 2002, he signed a deal with LA Models, a model agency. Later, he became the world’s only model who was offered a contract for a year, worth up to $1,000,000, from Calvin Klein. Then, Travis Fimmel appeared on the covers of various magazines like “TV Guide”, “Numero Homme.” It was exactly modeling that paved his way to his appearances in various movies and TV shows. Since 2003, he has started to appear in the top-rated TV shows like “Extra”, “Total Request Live”, “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Moreover, he appeared bare in several music clips.

However, Travis Fimmel preferred to be recognized for the career of an actor and so he even refused an offer to be a judge on a TV show about models. At first, the actor appeared in a TV series under the title “Tarzan” in 2003, where he got a leading role. It was an incredible success for him, as the TV series got mostly positive reviews from the press. Following the initial success, he starred in such TV series like “Rocky Point” (2005), “Southern Comfort” (2006), and “The Beast” (2009). Even though the actor has played mostly major roles, he has not disdained nor turned down the minor ones too.

Despite the fact that he has taken part in an impressive number of TV shows and movies and collected numerous awards, he has become one of the most popular actors thanks to his role in the “Vikings”, a highly popular historical drama TV series. In his interview, Travis Fimmel confessed that it was fairly difficult to learn Norse and so sometimes he made up something of his own.

Reportedly, the actor’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Personal life

There were rumors that Travis Fimmel got secretly engaged to his girlfriend. However, there is credible information neither about his girlfriend nor about whether the actor is married.


In particular, Travis Fimmel has recently starred in the following movies: “Supremacy” (2011), “The Baytown Outlaws” (2012), “Harodim” (2012), “Maggie’s Plan” (2015), “Warcraft” (2016). Concerning the TV shows, the actor has played the roles of Feron in the “Outlaw Country” (2012), Ted in the “BlackBox TV” (2012), and – indeed! – Ragnar Lothbrok in the “Vikings” (2013 – up to now).

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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