Travis Fimmel is an Australian model-turned-actor who is best known for starring in 2016 movie Warcraft: The Beginning Film and in History Channel series Vikings

Travis Fimmel wanted to be a football player as a teenager

Travis was born in Lockington, Victoria, Australia on 15th July 1979 as the youngest amongst three to Jennie and Chris Fimmel. His mother was a recreation officer for the disabled and his father was a cattle farmer. Brought up in the 5500-acre dairy farm, he developed an interest in professional Australian football from a young age.

In his late teens, he moved to Melbourne to play for St Kilda Football Club in AFL, but his broken leg ended his dream before the season started. Afterward, he was accepted into Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology to study commercial architecture & engineering. Not so long after that, he began his global adventures.

Travis Fimmel is a famous Calvin Klein’s ex-model

Travis made his way to the glamor industry after Chadwick Models’ agent found him working out at the gym and approached him to help pursue a showbiz career. He then, headed to Los Angeles and signed with LA Models in 2002. He became the world’s first male to secure a yearly six-figure deal to model for Calvin Klein. 

Travis Fimmel as brand model for Calvin Klein. He modeled fragrances and underwear of CK during early 2000s.

The hotshot led Calvin Klein’s Crave men’s fragrance campaign and also modeled the famous underwear of the brand. In 2002, he was voted ‘one of the sexiest bachelors’ by People Magazine of America. Moreover, he was also considered as the ‘world’s most in-demand male model’. 

Fimmel graced various magazine covers including America’s TV Guide and France’s Numero Homme. Preferring to be renowned for his acting rather than modeling, he turned down an offer to be a guest judge on Australia’s Seven Network TV series Make Me A Supermodel

Travis’s roles in ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Vikings’ have defined his flairs for acting

Fimmel’s very first acting role was the title lead in TV series Tarzan that followed his appearances in studio’s pilot Rocky Point and Fox movie Southern Comfort

The gifted actor has played a wide array of roles on small & big screens. Years of hard work has paid off as he has chalked up starring roles in numerous projects including Southern Comfort, Restraint, Surfer Dude, Ivory and The Beast.

Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings TV series.

Travis was signed to portray the lead role in TV series Vikings, co-starring Katheryn Winnick, Jessalyn Gilsig and Gabriel Byrne in 2013. His portrayal of the character Ragnar Lothbrok was described as ‘engaging’ by USA Today, and Huffington Post also labeled it as his ‘breakout role.’ 

He co-starred with Paula Patton in a video game adaptation Warcraft: The Beginning Film in 2016. In 2017, he claimed that he has been filming short movies.

Travis is quite secretive when it comes to his personal life

Travis Fimmel has kept his personal life quite confidential currently. His dating history includes several names including Jessica Miller, Nicole Appleton, Rachel Hunter, Mei Melancon and Merrin Dungey among others.

Travis Fimmel and Katheryn Winnick as Ragner and Lagertha in History Channel's 'Vikings'.

However, none of his several girlfriends could be his wife. Married only on screen, fans have shipped him and his Vikings co-star Katheryn Winnick as a real-life couple. Additionally, he has been rumored to have a relationship with his love interest in Warcraft, Paula Patton. Regardless of the chain of speculations, he hasn’t commented on any of them.