Travis Fimmel is most known for playing the lead role of Ragnar on 4 seasons of History Channel’s hit original series VIKINGS. The show premiered in March 2013 to both critical acclaim and record audience numbers. His performance in Season 2 landed him on Variety’s Emmy Contenders short-list and his final season, which aired in late 2016, earned equal acclaim.
He was most recently seen in a supporting role in the A24 film “Lean On Pete” opposite Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi and Charlie Plummer. The film opened at the Venice Film Festival and subsequently played at Telluride and the Toronto International Film Festival. He will next be seen in “Dreamland” opposite Margot Robbie and recently wrapped production on “Danger Close,” a drama based on the real-life events at the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War.
Other credits include the romantic comedy “Maggie’s Plan” starring alongside Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke and Greta Gerwig. The Rebecca Miller directed film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. He was also the lead in “WARCRAFT” for Legendary Pictures/Universal which amassed more than $450 million worldwide. The film also starred Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Paula Patton and was directed by Duncan Jones. Additional film credits include: “Ivory Trade,” “Needle” with Ben Mendelsohn, “Restraint” opposite Teresa Palmer and Stephen Moyer, “The Experiment” with Adrien Brody, “The Baytown Outlaws” with Billy Bob Thornton, and “Harodim” opposite Peter Fonda. In 2008, he starred opposite the late Patrick Swayze on A&E’s drama series “The Beast.”
Fimmel is a native of Echuca Victoria, Australia.