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Travis Fimmel Biography

Travis Fimmel
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Birth Nation: Australia
  • Birth Sign: Cancer
  • Name: Travis Fimmel
  • Birth Name: Travis Fimmel
  • Father: Chris Fimmel
  • Mother: Jennie Fimmel
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Birth Place/City: Lockington, Victoria, Australia
  • Ethnicity: White Australian
  • Profession: Australian actor and former model
  • Net Worth: $3 million
  • Salary: N/A
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Face Color: White
  • Waist size: 35 inch or 89 cm
  • Chest Size: 42 inch or 107 cm
  • Bicep Size: 15.5 inch or 39.5 cm
  • Shoe Size: N/A
  • Weight in KG: 86
  • Tatto(s): Yes
  • Famous for: Calvin Klein model in 2002
  • Affair with: Paula Patton (past)
  • Girlfriend: Paula Patton (past)
  • Married: Single
  • Married to: Single
  • Education: RMIT University
  • Awards: IGN Award (nominated)
  • Online Presence: Twitter, Instagram
  • TV Show: The Beast, Vikings, Tarzan
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Travis Fimmel is an Australian actor and former model who rose to fame after working as a Calvin Klein model in 2002. He became the most in-demand male model in the world. 

Fimmel is best known for his performance in the TV series, The Beast and Vikings and the film, Warcraft.

Early Life and Education

Travis Fimmel was born on 15 July 1979 in Lockington, Victoria, Australia to a cattle rancher, Chris Fimmel, and a nurse, Jennie Fimmel. He was raised in his family farm in Lockington along with his two elder brothers. Fimmel is of Australia Nationality and belongs to White Australian ethnicity.

At the age of 17, with a dream of being a professional Australian rules footballer, Fimmel attended the St Kilda Football Club in the AFL but had to quit football after Fimmel broke his leg. Later he attended RMIT and studied commercial architecture and engineering but dropped the study to travel abroad.


Travis Fimmel started his career as a model after he was discovered by a talent scout for Chadwick Models agency at a gym. After signing a contract with an agency LA Models in 2002, Fimmel became the first male to achieve a six-figure deal in the world for Calvin Klein.

Following the success, Fimmel became the most in-demand male model in the world and was listed as one of the world's sexiest bachelors by America's People magazine in 2002. He also photographed for several magazine covers including France's ‘Numero Homme’ and America's ‘TV Guide. 

Travis Fimmel also appeared on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Sharon Osbourne ShowExtra and music video for tracks like Janet Jackson's Someone to Call My Lover and Jennifer Lopez's I'm Real.

After making a successful career as a model, Fimmel then tried his luck in acting. Fimmel learned acting under coach, Ivana Chubbuck. He debuted with TV series, Tarzan in 2003. Fimmel officially retired from modeling in 2009. 

Fimmel then performed in several movies, Rocky Point, Southern ComfortRestraint, IvoryPure Country 2: The Gift, Outlaw Country, and series like The Beast, and few others. He also portrayed the lead role in the series, Vikings with co-star, Jessalyn Gilsig, Katheryn Winnick. 

Fimmel recently appeared in Finding Steve McQueen in 2017and his upcoming projects are The True History of the Kelly Gang and Dreamland.

Personal Life

Currently, Travis Fimmel hasn't confirmed anyone as his girlfriend. He is possibly single, however, he has been romantically linked to several actresses with many of his female friends. Fimmel has been romantically linked to Warcraft co-star, Paula Patton.

Fimmel loves camping, surfing, and riding motorbikes. He also goes to the beach during his free times. Fimmel is also quite fond of sports and his favorite sports game is Australian rules football. Further, Fimmel also participated in Australia vs England celebrity cricket match in 2009.

Net Worth

Travis Fimmel's estimated net worth is $3 million. Fimmel earned his net worth from his successful career as a model and actor. He was the first male to sign a six-figure deal for Calvin Klein and also the most in-demand male model in the world in 2002. His successful modeling career helped to add a figure to his net worth.

Likewise, Travis Fimmel's debut series, Tarzan was warmly received by the audience. His 2016 movie, Warcraft, made a box office collection of $433.7 million and 2015 film Maggie's Plan made $4.9 million.

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