Travis Van Winkle

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Travis Van Winkle
Travis Van Winkle at WonderCon 2016.jpg
Winkle at the 2016 WonderCon.
Born Travis Scott Van Winkle
(1982-11-04) November 4, 1982 (age 35)
Victorville, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Travis Scott Van Winkle[1] (born November 4, 1982) is an American actor.[2]

Early life[edit]

Travis was born in Victorville, California, the middle of three children of Sally (née Fitzgerald) and Charles Van Winkle.[3] He remained in Victorville until he was two years old, and then moved to Oscoda, Michigan. When he was eight, his family moved again to Peachtree City, Georgia, where he graduated from McIntosh High School and attended college but did not graduate, leaving at age 20 to go to Hollywood to pursue his acting endeavors.[citation needed]


Van Winkle made his television debut in a December 2004 episode of the Fox sitcom Quintuplets, and has since appeared in shows such as That's So Raven, Malcolm in the Middle, The O.C., and 7th Heaven.[4] His film credits include one of the leads in Fox's Meet the Spartans, David R. Ellis's film "Asylum", Universal's Accepted[5] and Michael Bay's Transformers. While he has modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch shot by Bruce Weber, Van Winkle appeared in New Line/Paramount's 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th (another Bay production) as Trent DeMarco, the character he previously portrayed in Transformers.[6] In an interview with Fearnet, Van Winkle said that he was very hyped about the film, and enjoyed playing in it. He also appeared in Julianne Hough's 2008 music video for "That Song in My Head".[7]

Travis Van Winkle and The Last Ship cast

In 2011, Van Winkle starred in the suspense thriller film 247°F co-starring Scout Taylor-Compton.[8] In 2012, he starred in the independent comedy Last Call about two underachieving cousins, Danny (Van Winkle) and Phil have to prove themselves when they are charged with managing the family pub, in a bid to save their wayward uncle from prison and financial ruin.[9] He starred as Greg in the thriller Bloodwork co-starring Tricia Helfer.[10]

In 2011 and 2012, Van Winkle made guest appearances in television series such as Happy Endings, 2 Broke Girls, and Two and a Half Men.[11] In October 2012, he was cast as Lieutenant Daniel Joshua "Danny" Green, leader of the Naval Mountain Warfare Special Forces Unit aboard the Nathan James, in the TNT action drama pilot The Last Ship, also executively produced by Bay.[12] The series premiered on TNT on 22 June 2014. In December 2012, he was cast in a recurring role as Jonah on the second season of The CW's series Hart of Dixie.[13]

In 2014, Van Winkle starred as Coke in the comedy film Mantervention.[14] Van Winkle guest starred in an episode of Scorpion, where he played Ensign Nathan Hall, who gets trapped with Walter (Elyes Gabel), Happy (Jadyn Wong) and Cabe (Robert Patrick) in a downed submarine and must figure out how to escape before they run out of air.[15] In 2015, he starred in the PixL original movie Bound & Babysitting alongside Tammin Sursok.[16]

In 2017, Van Winkle starred as Scott Hays in Hallmark channel original movie Christmas Getaway alongside Bridget Regan.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Van Winkle is a member of the Bahá'í Faith.[18]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Instinct vs. Reason Frat boy Short film
2004 Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer! Billy's sister's boyfriend Short film
2005 Confession Scott
2006 Accepted Hoyt Ambrose
2006 National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2 Frat guy Direct-to-video
2006 Left in Darkness Corby Direct-to-video
2007 Transformers Trent DeMarco
2008 Meet the Spartans Sonio
2008 Asylum Tommy Direct-to-video
2009 Friday the 13th Trent DeMarco
2009 His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th Himself Documentary film
2011 247°F Ian
2012 Children of the Air Trey Thomas Short film
2012 Rites of Passage Hart
2012 Last Call Danny
2012 Bloodwork Greg
2013 Pulling the Goalie Chip Short film
2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Himself Documentary film
2014 Mantervention Coke


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Quintuplets Great-looking Hugo Episode: "Date Night"
2004 That's So Raven Ben Episode: "Double Vision"
2005 Malcolm in the Middle Phillip Episode: "Tiki Lounge"
2005 The O.C. Kyle Thompson Episode: "The O.C. Confidential"
2005 7th Heaven Brian Episode: "Helpful"
2007 Veronica Mars Patrick Nickerson Episode: "Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down"
2007 Greek Travis Episode: "Multiple Choice"
2009 90210 Jamie 4 episodes
2010 Law & Order: LA Colin Blakely Episode: "Hollywood"
2011 Happy Endings Bo Bazinski 2 episodes
2011 2 Broke Girls William Episode: "And the '90s Horse Party"
2012 Two and a Half Men Dylan Episode: "A Possum on Chemo"
2012 CSI: Miami Mickey Episode: "Last Straw"
2012 Raising Hope Philip Episode: "Sabrina's New Jimmy"
2012 Squad 85 Rusty 6 episodes
2012 A Star for Christmas Jared Television film (ION)
2013 Hart of Dixie Jonah Breeland 5 episodes
2014–present The Last Ship Danny Green Main cast (46 episodes)
2015 Bound & Babysitting Alex Television film (PixL)
2015 Scorpion Ensign Nathan Hall Episode "Robots"
2017 Christmas Getaway Scott Hayes Television film (Hallmark)


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dating Rules from My Future Self Marc 2 episodes
2013 The Life Genie The Man Episode: "The Man"


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
  2. ^ "Travis Van Winkle". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  3. ^ Travis Van Winkle family info site Archived 2009-01-14 at the Wayback Machine.,; accessed October 2, 2015.
  4. ^ Staff, (2015-02-06). "Travis Van Winkle | Biography and Filmography | 1982". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  5. ^ Accepted, retrieved 2016-08-27 
  6. ^ "'Transformers' and 'Friday the 13th' Share a Weird Universe Connection". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ Ghosh, Korbi (August 6, 2009). "'90210' season 2 adds Travis Van Winkle: Who's that boy?". Zap2it. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ Harley, Joel. "247F - HorrorTalk". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  9. ^ "Exclusive Clip: Christopher Lloyd loses his mind in 'Last Call'". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  10. ^ "Film Review: Bloodwork (2012)". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  11. ^ "Here's What Happened on 2 Broke Girls - And the 90s Horse Party - tbs". TBS. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  12. ^ "Quintet Cast In Michael Bay's TNT Pilot 'The Last Ship'",, October 9, 2012.
  13. ^ Travis Van Winkle to Create Conflict on Hart of Dixie,, December 19, 2012.
  14. ^ Mantervention, retrieved 2016-08-27 
  15. ^ "'Scorpion' enlists 'Last Ship' star in season 2". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  16. ^ "Bound & Babysitting | PixL TV". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  17. ^ "Christmas Getaway Cast | Christmas Getaway | Hallmark Channel". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  18. ^ Wagner, Curt (June 19, 2015). "Travis Van Winkle: Service, spirituality & 'The Last Ship'". TV Show Patrol. Retrieved 2015-05-23. 

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