Vikings Star Travis Fimmel; Girlfriend, Family, Movies, Net Worth & Facts

Published Date: 03 May, 2020 Updated date: 03 May, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Vikings star Travis Fimmel has made a great impact for the show viewers. The actor who began his career as a model has numerous movies and TV roles in his hands.

Travis Fimmel is an Australian actor who earned his recognition for his role as Ragnar Lothbrok in the History Channel drama television series Vikings. He is set to appear in the lead role of Marcus in the upcoming science-fiction drama series Raised by Wolves.

Travis Fimmel Family, Early Life

Travis was born on 15 July 1979 near Echuca, Victoria, Australia. He is the youngest of three sons of Chris Fimmel and Jennie Fimmel. His father was a dairy farmer and his mother was a nurse, who served as a recreation officer for the disabled.

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Fimmel was raised with his two elder brothers on a 5500-acre farm located between Melbourne and Sydney. He spent his childhood milking the cows on the farm, catching the school bus, spending his weekends fishing, and riding his trail bike on his parents’ land. He was accepted at RMIT University to study commercial architecture and engineering but he left to pursue an acting career.

Started Career As A Model

Earlier, Travis worked as a model after signing with agency LA Models in 2002. He modeled for the underwear, jeans, and fragrance of an American fashion company Calvin Klein.

Fimmel was featured on the cover of numerous magazines including France’s Numero Homme and America’s TV Guide. He was even offered by Australia’s Seven Network to be a guest judge on the TV series Make Me A Supermodel but he denied to focus on acting.

Rose To Prominence As Ragnar Lothbrok On Vikings

Travis appeared in the lead character in the drama television series Vikings. He played Ragnar Lothbrok, a warrior and adventurer, a farmer and father, husband, brother, and a rebel. The show, which was premiered in 2013, airs on the History Channel. His leading role gained massive attention and the fans loved his performance on the show.


Travis Fimmel as Earl Ragnar Lothbrok on Vikings (Daily Express)

Well, USA Today described his performance as “engaging”, and the Huffington Post called it his “breakout role” on the show. He appeared in the four seasons of the show until 2017.

His Other Movies, TV Shows & Net Worth

Before his role on Vikings, Travis has appeared on numerous movies and TV shows. He played the title role of John Clayton/Tarzan in the 2003 adventure series Tarzan. Similarly, he appeared in the 13 episodes of crime drama series, The Beast, playing Ellis Dove.

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Talking about his movies role, he played in the movies Surfer, Dude, and Restraint in 2008. Similarly, he landed the role of Helweg, a prison guard in the 2010 film The Experiment. In 2012, he co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria in the comedy movie The Baytown Outlaws. Besides, he has played on numerous movies such as Harodim (2012), Maggie’s Plan (2015), Warcraft (2016), and Dreamland (2019). His upcoming projects include El Tonto, Here Are the Young Men, and Die in a Gunfight.


Travis Fimmel played Major Harry Smith in the 2019 war movie Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (The Advertiser)

The actor currently enjoys a net worth of an estimated $3 million mostly from his acting stint since 2003.

Who Is Travis Fimmel’s Girlfriend?

The 40-year-old actor maintains privacy when it comes to his personal life. Though he has 2 million Instagram followers, he is not much active on Instagram.


Travis Fimmel and Jill Marie Jones dated from 2004 to 2005 (Pinterest)

However, Travis has been linked with several names in his dating history. His first girlfriend is believed to be Nicole Appleton who dated in the year 1999. The other names include Rachel Hunter, Jill Marie Jones, and Paula Patton. He currently believed to be single as of 2020.

Some Interesting Facts About Travis Fimmel

  • Travis was nominated for IGN Awards for the Best TV Hero for his role on Vikings in 2013.
  • His two brothers are now working in the mines in Western Australia. Both are now the father of two kids each.
  • In his teens, he played Australian rules footballer for the St Kilda Football Club in the AFL but was sidelined due to broken leg before the beginning of the season.
  • He is the first male model in the world to make six-figure earnings from a deal with Calvin Klein.
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