Travis Fimmel is someone who is known for creating his own legacy as he was the first male model to sign a six-figure contract exclusively with Calvin Klein. He is also a phenomenal actor and is best known for his character Ragnar Lothbrok in the drama television series Viking. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Travis Fimmel in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Travis Fimmel was born on 15 July 1979 in Echuca, Victoria, Australia to his parents Chris and Jennie Fimmel. His father was a cattle farmer, and his mother was a recreation officer. He is the youngest among his other three siblings.
He was brought up in Lockington where his family had a 5,500-acre dairy farm.
He wanted to become a professional footballer, and hence he moved to Melbourne in his teenage to play for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League. Later, he went to the RMIT University to study commercial architecture and engineering, but later he dropped out of college to travel overseas.
He is not married yet, but various media sources claim that he is currently dating actress Paula Patton. Fimmel has dated several actresses and models in the past including Joy Bryant, Nita Kuzmina and many more.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Travis Fimmel modeling career initially started when he was seen by a talent scout in a gym. Later in 2002, he moved abroad and signed with “LA Models” which is a modeling agency.
He was signed on the spot because he went to their office barefoot and broke.
He appeared on the covers on many magazines including America’s TV Guide and France’s Numero Homme.
He was also seen in many top-rated television shows including The Sharon Osbourne Show, MTV’s Total Request Live; Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and many more.
Later, Fimmel went to learn acting from Ivana Chubbuck who is an acting coach. It took two years for him to learn acting and audition for the first role.
In 2003, he got the lead role in the television series “Tarzan” which was highly praised by critics and audience.
He played the role of a murderer in the movie Restraint and a cowboy in the movie “Pure Country 2: The Gift”.
Later he was seen in many movies including Harodim, Warcraft, Lean on Pete, Danger Close, Finding Steve McQueen and many more.
In 2013, he was nominated for the IGN award for “The Best TV Hero” for the television series Viking. In 2002, People Magazine named him one of the world’s sexiest bachelors.
Net Worth & Earnings:
His estimated net worth is considered to be more than $4.5 Million. This huge wealth is the result of his successful career as a model and actor.
He was signed for a six-figure deal with the fashion house Calvin Klein and has also starred in the many television series.
In 2002, he was known as “the most in-demand male model in the world”. He has been a part of many successful movies which also helped him to increase his net worth.
Travis Fimmel is known for playing a diverse spectrum of characters in movies as well as television shows. He played the role of a military commander in the movie “Warcraft” and a quirky hipster in the movie “Maggie’s Plan”.