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Travis Fimmel

Travis Fimmel

Australian-born Travis Fimmel, best known for his striking Calvin Klein advertising campaign, makes his acting debut as the legendary Tarzan in The WB's Tarzan, a modern-day retelling of the classic adventure story.

Fimmel was raised on a dairy and beef farm in the small town of Echuca in Victoria, Australia. The youngest of three brothers, Fimmel worked on the family farm, milked cows, fished, hunted, camped and rode motorcycles on their land. After an injury forced him to quit the Australian Football League, Fimmel enrolled in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology to study commercial architecture and engineering. After one year at school, he decided to join a friend on a trip to London with the intention of returning to finish school, but ended up traveling and living in Europe for two-and-a-half years.

Growing restless, and with only a small amount of money, Fimmel headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of acting. Within a matter of days, modeling scouts discovered him and booked him for the now world-famous Calvin Klein campaign. Fimmel, still determined to make it as an actor, continued working with an acting coach and auditioning. Fimmel was tapped for the role of Tarzan after a worldwide search over four continents to find the perfect actor.

Fimmel has relocated to Toronto while filming the series.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Travis Fimmel Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 15, 1979 (38)
SignCancer
BirthplaceAustralia
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Travis Fimmel compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Guests (2006) as Ron (breakthrough)
Rocky Point (2005) tv as Taj
Tarzan (2003) tv user recommendation as Tarzan
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