Travis Van Winkle

Active - 2006 - 2014  |   Born - Nov 4, 1982 in Victorville, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Horror

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Square-jawed, photogenic Travis Van Winkle divided his time between acting and modeling. Cinematically, Van Winkle made his mark in glossy, big-budget Hollywood genre films, often laden with heavy special effects. The Victorville, CA native landed his first prominent screen roles in the mid- to late 2000s, in outings such as the 2006 teen comedy Accepted, the 2007 action movie Transformers, and the Michael Bay-produced remake Friday the 13th (2009).

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  • Began modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch and Walmart as a teenager.
  • Moved to Los Angeles at the age of 20 to pursue an acting career without ever having acted before and began taking cold reading classes two days after his arrival.
  • Was featured in Julianne Hough's 2008 music video for "That Song in My Head."
  • Played on the Hollywood Knights Celebrity basketball team in support of charity.
  • Spent 15 days in an ashram in India, during which time he took a 10-day vow of silence.
  • Created an app called BellyBump with fellow actor Justin Baldoni and musician Travis Clark that tracks and records a woman's pregnancy.
  • Has traveled to Nicaragua, Haiti and Africa as a global ambassador for buildOn, an international nonprofit organization that constructs schools in developing countries.
  • Organized and hosted a 5-hour celebrity talent show called Love Life: Livestream to raise money to build three schools through buildOn.
  • Traveled with children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Detroit to Malawi, where they assisted in the construction of a school.