If actor Travis Fimmel looks familiar, it is probably because he was the face of Calvin Klein products at the beginning of his career.
He grew up on a cattle ranch in Australia and was on track to become a pro footballer in his country, but a broken leg ended that career path. He came to the United States to seek his fortune and proved he was more than a pretty face when he decided to leave modeling and get into acting. The 34-year-old is now the lead in the History Channel’s drama series “Vikings” as Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking with vision who is ruthless at times but capable of compassion. He is also in production for the movie “Warcraft.” No release date has been announced.
The second season of “Vikings” premieres at 10 p.m. Thursday on the History Channel.