Travis Van Winkle

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Travis Van Winkle
Travis Van Winkle by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Winkle at the 2016 WonderCon.
Born Travis Scott Van Winkle
(1982-11-04) November 4, 1982 (age 33)
Victorville, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

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

Early life[edit]

Travis was born in Victorville, California, the middle of three children of Sally (née Fitzgerald) and Charles Van Winkle.[2] 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 matriculate, leaving at age 20 to go to Hollywood to become an actor.[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. His film credits include one of the leads in Fox's Meet the Spartans, David R. Ellis's film "Asylum", Universal's Accepted and Michael Bay's Transformers. While he has modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch shot by Bruce Weber, Van Winkle appeared in the 2009 version of Friday the 13th (another Bay production) as Trent DeMarco, the character he previously portrayed in Transformers. 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".[3]

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. In October 2012, he was cast in the TNT action drama pilot The Last Ship, executively produced by Michael Bay.[4] In December, he was cast in a recurring role as Jonah on the second season of The CW's series Hart of Dixie.[5]

Personal Life[edit]

Van Winkle is a member of the Baha'i Faith.[6]


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
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
2014 Mantervention Coke
2015 Bound and Babysitting Alex
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 O.C., TheThe 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 Star for Christmas, AA Star for Christmas Jared Television film
2013 Hart of Dixie Jonah Breeland 5 episodes
2014–present Last Ship, TheThe Last Ship Danny Green Main cast
2015 Scorpion Ensign Nathan Hall Episode "Robots"
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dating Rules from My Future Self Marc 3 episodes
2013 Life Genie, TheThe Life Genie Man, TheThe 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 family info site,; accessed October 2, 2015.
  3. ^ Ghosh, Korbi (August 6, 2009). "'90210' season 2 adds Travis Van Winkle: Who's that boy?". Zap2it. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Quintet Cast In Michael Bay's TNT Pilot 'The Last Ship'",, October 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Travis Van Winkle to Create Conflict on Hart of Dixie,, December 19, 2012.
  6. ^ Wagner, Curt (June 19, 2015). "TRAVIS VAN WINKLE: SERVICE, SPIRITUALITY & ‘THE LAST SHIP’". Interview. TV SHOW PATROL, via Retrieved 2015-05-23. 

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