Travis Schuldt

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Travis Schuldt
Born (1974-09-18) September 18, 1974 (age 40)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Natalie Zea (m. 2014)[1]

Travis Schuldt (born September 18, 1974)[2] is an American actor. He originated the role of Ethan Winthrop on Passions, and played the recurring roles of Keith Dudemeister on Scrubs, and Ben (The Solider) on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Personal life[edit]

Schuldt was born in Topeka, Kansas. He became engaged to actress Natalie Zea after eleven years together, in June 2013. The couple married on July 16, 2014, in Hawaii.[1]


His theatre credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, and The Madwoman of Chaillot. Schuldt co-produced and starred in Sam Shepard's Icarus' Mother, James Kerwin's adaptations of Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis and Cardenio, and Amber Benson's Albert Hall.

Schuldt's first major television role was on the NBC soap opera Passions,[3] in which he originated the role of Ethan Crane, before leaving the series at the end of his three-year contract in 2002. He played the recurring role of Keith Dudemeister on Scrubs from 2006 to 2009. He also has made appearances on other television shows, such as 10-8: Officers on Duty, My Boys, True Jackson, VP, Sex and the City, Rules of Engagement and Veronica Mars (the episode "An Echolls Family Christmas"). He appeared in The Hitcher as Harlan Bremmer, Jr. The same year, he appeared in the indie horror movie Hack!. In 2008, he appeared in the original pilot for Cavemen, as well as in an episode of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He appeared in Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous alongside Jessica Simpson, and played a minor role in An American Carol. In October 2009, he guest starred on the Fringe episode "Dream Logic" and the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes "The Gang Wrestles for the Troops", "The D.E.N.N.I.S. System," "Mac's Big Break," and "Dee Gives Birth" as recurring character Ben Smith. In March 2012, he guest-starred on the Community episode "Digital Exploration of Interior Design".



  1. ^ a b "Natalie Zea Marries Scrubs Alum Travis Schuldt: The Following Star's Wedding Details". Wenner Media. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Catching up with....Travis Schuldt." Soap Opera Digest. August 12, 2013. p. 63.
  3. ^ IMDB Biography

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