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Overview (3)

Born in nr. Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Nickname Rangi
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Travis Fimmel was born near Echuca, Victoria, Australia, to Jennie, a recreation officer for the disabled, and Chris, a cattle farmer. He was raised on a 5500-acre farm located between Melbourne and Sydney. Until the age of seventeen, his life was spent at school and working on the family farm, morning and night-something he continues to relish on his trips back home.

After high school, higher education called and he was accepted to Melbourne University. It was not long until his intense curiosity led him to begin his global adventures.

While bar-tending in London, giving away almost as much beer as he sold, he met his would-be manager, David Seltzer. David saw a spark in Travis and suggested he move to the United States to become an actor and nurture his talent. Easily enticed by the arts, it was not long before Travis made the move to Los Angeles, and within a week began studying with renowned acting coach Ivana Chubbuck. The teaching veteran, in addition to Travis, has mentored Jake Gyllenhaal, Eva Mendes, Halle Berry, Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron.

Years of struggling and hard work continue to pay off and Travis has chalked up starring roles in several projects including Rocky Point (with Lauren Holly), Southern Comfort (with Madeleine Stowe and Eric Roberts), Restraint (with True Blood's Stephen Moyer), Ivory (with Martin Landau and Peter Stomare), Surfer Dude (with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson), and AE's The Beast (with Patrick Swayze). He is best known for his roles as Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings (2013), and Anduin Lothar in Warcraft (2016).

Production has taken Travis all over the world but, between roles, he travels back to his family's farm as much as possible. Travis is quick to point out that it is his love for Australian Rules (AKA "No" Rules) Football, the countryside, his two older brothers, and a hard working lifestyle that keeps his feet firmly planted on the ground.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Celebrity Loop

Trivia (5)

Attended RMIT University in Melbourne.
Is a former Calvin Klein underwear and jeans model.
One Calvin Klein billboard ad featuring him caused such a commotion on a busy London street that it was removed after an auto club claimed that women drivers were slowing down to ogle the billboard, triggering accidents and traffic jams.
Parents are Chris, a cattle farmer, and Jennie, a nurse.
Resides in Los Angeles.

Personal Quotes (3)

It's hard to live up to those photos. It isn't all really me. Thank God for computer editing and special camera lenses and lighting.
On his Tarzan (2003) action sequences: "The monkey stuff is pretty funny. As Tarzan you can't really take him too seriously." (From Daily Variety, Sept. 12, 2003)
Some actors are better with words than me, I prefer to play it rather than say it - and keep people thinking. My biggest thing with Ragnar was to make him relatable, to show why he does some bad stuff. He does everything for his family and people. If that means chopping a few heads off, so be it.

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