Travis Aaron Wade
Birthday: 27 September 1975, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Travis Aaron Wade
Height: 175 cm
Travis Aaron Wade was born September 27, in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Daphne Royle Maddison is from Manchester, England; and his father, Dennis Wade, is from Rosemead, CA. His family later moved to Glendora, California, where Travis attended Charter Oak High School in Covina. Travis excelled in all sports, and eventually became captain o... Show more »
Travis Aaron Wade was born September 27, in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Daphne Royle Maddison is from Manchester, England; and his father, Dennis Wade, is from Rosemead, CA. His family later moved to Glendora, California, where Travis attended Charter Oak High School in Covina. Travis excelled in all sports, and eventually became captain of the football team during his senior year in high school.After his high school graduation, Travis had an eye-opening experience during a trip to Tijuana, Mexico, and realized just how lucky we are to live in this incredible country. He decided that he wanted to do his part to help; so, upon returning, Travis joined the US Marine Corps. Travis served four years as a 0311 grunt, training with Golf company 2/23, 4th Marine Division, where he received Expert Marksman with the M16 and M429 Saw Gunner, training with STA Special Ops on Hawaii's South Shore. He was honorably discharged in 1998.Upon returning home, Travis began noticing how his time in the military had stripped away his emotions, desensitizing him to human feelings. His mother suggested that taking some acting classes may help him get in touch with his emotions again. So, after attending a few classes and seeing how therapeutic acting was, Travis decided to go back to school. He attended Citrus College and majoring in criminal law and theater.In 2005, Travis was cast in War Of The Worlds, directed by legendary Steven Spielberg. Travis was chosen from thousands of actors between L.A. and New York for the role.Travis landed his first lead role in 2005, in The Fix. He played the son of an ex-boxer (Robert Patrick) who relentlessly drives his son to become the champion he never was. The Fix was directed by Adam Kane and went on to win Best Drama at the L.A. Shorts Festival in 2006. While filming the final boxing scene in the film, The Fix, a former World Champion kick-boxer broke Travis's nose and dislocated his finger. After filming wrapped, Travis had four operations due to that performance, which took him out of acting entirely in 2006.In 2007, Travis was cast as John Hickman in the cult classic, Pig Hunt. This gave him action star status which opened up doors for such roles in The Closer (2009), Criminal Minds (2009), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011), Alcatraz (2012), Rizzoli & Isles (2012), and NCIS: Los Angeles (2012 & 2013).Next, Travis starred in two films opposite John Travolta; The Forger (2014), also starring Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan, and Abigail Spencer; and in Criminal Activities (2015) directed by Jackie Earle Haley. In addition, Travis also landed a recurring role in The CW's Supernatural, as Cole Trenton.The future shows Travis's career continuing to rise with his role of Lieutenant Allison in the upcoming film The Last Full Measure, starring Al Pacino, Sebastian Stan, and Mel GibsonHis love for animals led Travis and his business partners to start Arm The Animals in 2010. Arm The Animals is a charitable T-Shirt company that donates percentages of sales to help animals in need. In 2014, Travis co-produced Extinction Soup, a documentary raising awareness to the shrinking shark population.In 2010, Travis jumped into an overturned vehicle which was engulfed in flames, saving the life of 72-year-old Roz Busch/ Travis was honored by The City Of Los Angeles with a "Local Hero" Certificate Of Appreciation by City Council Members Paul Krekorian, Gil Garcetti Jr., and Former LA Chief Of Police Chief Willie Parks.His philanthropic work has taken him around the world, teaching the children of Vietnam over the past five years. He was also the personal coach/instructor for the Vietnamese contestants in both the 2010 Miss Vietnam, and the 2008 and 2011 Miss Universe. Show less «
I was dropped by both my manager and agent in the same month. Some of the most influential people in...Show more »
I was dropped by both my manager and agent in the same month. Some of the most influential people in my life said, "Maybe you should look into something other than acting." I always thought, is that the same advice you would give a lawyer who was let go by a firm, or a doctor who was fired from a hospital? - About how people do not treat acting as a profession. Show less «
I gave Steven Spielberg The National Defense Service Medal (NDSM) I earned while serving in the Mari...Show more »
I gave Steven Spielberg The National Defense Service Medal (NDSM) I earned while serving in the Marine Corp as a gift of thanks. I joined the Marines because I wanted to give my life for this Country if need be. I am inspired by people who give back. I can not think of anyone who has given more with their life and profession than Mr. Spielberg and for that I felt he deserved a Medal. What more could I give? - On being asked "What is the most precious gift Travis has ever given to a member of a cast or crew?" Show less «
On the one role that got away: Peter Sarsgaard landed the lead role of Troy in Jarhead (2005). I wen...Show more »
On the one role that got away: Peter Sarsgaard landed the lead role of Troy in Jarhead (2005). I went through several auditions, read with the cast at the table read and rehearsed with Jake, Jaime & Sam. It was a life changing experience. Show less «
Perseverance is failing 100 times and succeeding the 101st.
Perseverance is failing 100 times and succeeding the 101st.
Being directed by Steven Spielberg was a God Wink. On the set of War of the Worlds (2005), The direc...Show more »
Being directed by Steven Spielberg was a God Wink. On the set of War of the Worlds (2005), The director took, Columbus Short, Kent Faulcon, and myself aside and asked us to call him "Dad" instead of "Mr. Spielberg". Even his director's chair said DAD. My mother, Daphne, went into labor while watching Jaws (1975) in 1975 at a movie theatre in Los Angeles. It took me 30 years to meet the man who would ask me to call him dad and responsible for shocking me into this world. - On meeting and working with Steven Spielberg Show less «
Travis Aaron Wade's FILMOGRAPHY
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...