Aussie actor Travis Fimmel first debuted as the titular character in the former The WB series Tarzan. Airing in 2003, the series became short-lived. His next role was in the made-for-television film Southern Comfort. In the movies, he debuted in 2008’s Surfer, Dude, followed by the film Restraint. Later in 2009, he starred as Ellis Dove/Carlson in the crime drama series The Beast.
The following year, he had roles in the films Pure Country 2: The Gift, Needle, Ivory, and The Experiment. He also played Mason Boyle in 2 episodes of Chase. Afterward, Fimmel had roles in the movies The Baytown Outlaws and Harodim, as well as starred in the TV film Outlaw Country. Between 2013 and 2017, the actor rose to prominence for his lead role as Ragnar Lothbrok in the History channel series Vikings. For his role, he was nominated for the Best TV Hero Award at IGN Awards.
He simultaneously starred in the films Maggie’s Plan, Warcraft, and Lean on Pete. More recently, he has starring performances in the movies Finding Steve McQueen and Dreamland. He also portrayed Major Harry Smith in the Australian war film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan. He landed the lead role in the upcoming HBO Max series Raised by Wolves, which will premiere in 2020. Other upcoming projects also include the films El Tonto and Here Are the Young Men.
The actor trained extensively to prepare for his role as a ruthless warrior in Vikings. However, apart from the rigorous workout routine he underwent, which he currently still does to maintain his form and strength, he also sees nutrition as equally important. “I’m a farm boy, and I lead a healthy life,” said the actor.
Travis Fimmel actually follows the Nordic diet, which makes fish, steak, and vegetables as the staples in his diet. He also avoids white bread and pasta. “I love the country, fishing, walking, camping, trees, all of that. I keep in shape by drinking whiskey instead of beer, and I love my steak and veggies,” he shared.