Travis Van Winkle
|Travis Van Winkle|
Winkle at the 2016 WonderCon.
Travis Scott Van Winkle|
November 4, 1982
Victorville, California, U.S.
Travis was born in Victorville, California, the middle of three children of Sally (née Fitzgerald) and Charles Van Winkle. 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.
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 New Line/Paramount's 2009 reboot 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".
In 2011, Van Winkle starred in the suspense thriller film 247°F co-starring Scout Taylor-Compton. 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. He starred as Greg in the thriller Bloodwork co-starring Tricia Helfer.
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 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. 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.
In 2014, Van Winkle starred as Coke in the comedy film Mantervention. 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. In 2015, he starred in the PixL original movie Bound & Babysitting alongside Tammin Sursok.
|2004||Instinct vs. Reason||Frat boy||Short film|
|2004||Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer!||Billy's sister's boyfriend||Short film|
|2006||National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2||Frat guy||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Left in Darkness||Corby||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Meet the Spartans||Sonio|
|2009||Friday the 13th||Trent DeMarco|
|2009||His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th||Himself||Documentary film|
|2012||Children of the Air||Trey Thomas||Short film|
|2012||Rites of Passage||Hart|
|2013||Pulling the Goalie||Chip||Short film|
|2013||Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th||Himself||Documentary film|
|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"|
|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)|
|2012||Dating Rules from My Future Self||Marc||2 episodes|
|2013||The Life Genie||The Man||Episode: "The Man"|
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
- "Travis Van Winkle". www.listal.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- Travis Van Winkle family info site Archived 2009-01-14 at the Wayback Machine., familytreemaker.genealogy.com; accessed October 2, 2015.
- Staff, Hollywood.com (2015-02-06). "Travis Van Winkle | Biography and Filmography | 1982". Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- Accepted, retrieved 2016-08-27
- "'Transformers' and 'Friday the 13th' Share a Weird Universe Connection". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
- Ghosh, Korbi (August 6, 2009). "'90210' season 2 adds Travis Van Winkle: Who's that boy?". Zap2it. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- Harley, Joel. "247F - HorrorTalk". www.horrortalk.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- "Exclusive Clip: Christopher Lloyd loses his mind in 'Last Call'". Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- "Film Review: Bloodwork (2012)". horrornews.net. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- "Here's What Happened on 2 Broke Girls - And the 90s Horse Party - tbs". TBS. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- "Quintet Cast In Michael Bay's TNT Pilot 'The Last Ship'", Deadline.com, October 9, 2012.
- Travis Van Winkle to Create Conflict on Hart of Dixie, TVFanatic.com, December 19, 2012.
- Mantervention, retrieved 2016-08-27
- "'Scorpion' enlists 'Last Ship' star in season 2". Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- "Bound & Babysitting | PixL TV". pixltv.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- "Christmas Getaway Cast | Christmas Getaway | Hallmark Channel". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- Wagner, Curt (June 19, 2015). "Travis Van Winkle: Service, spirituality & 'The Last Ship'". TV Show Patrol. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
- Travis Van Winkle on IMDb
- "Web Stalker – Friday the 13th Star Travis Van Winkle Finds Fans Clamoring for the Remake, and the Shirt Off His Back". AMC. October 7, 2008.
- "Travis Van Winkle on 'The Last Ship' and Filming in Tight Quarters". ShowbizJunkies. August 1, 2014.
- "Friday the 13th Remake Interview". Fearnet.