This week’s Man Crush shares the same last name as Rip Van Winkle and Robert Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice. Don’t worry, he’s neither an old lazy sleepy man nor a cheesy white 90s rapper. That being said, he is a dreamboat and as cool as “Ice”. Meet Travis Van Winkle.
The 28-year-old actor was born in California, but moved to Michigan when he was two then to Georgia when he was eight. He remained there until he was twenty and decided to pursue his acting career and moved to the City of Angels. Van Winkle is probably the best thing ever to come out of “That’s So Raven“. He made his acting debut in that schmaltzy ABC Family sitcom. He parlayed that to other roles in teen-oriented shows like “The O.C.“, “7th Heaven”, “Veronica Mars” and “Greek”.
Travis made the leap to big budget films in the first “Transformers” movie. Fun fact, the character he played in the action movie, Trent DeMarco, he later played in the “Friday the 13th” remake. Both films were produced by Michael Bay. In between those roles, he showed off his built body in the “300″ spoof, “Meet The Spartans“. He’s scheduled to appear in three films in 2011- “Creeper”, “Last Call” and “Phase One”. Van Winkle is also appearing on television simultaneously. He appeared in two episodes of my favorite new comedy this season, “Happy Endings“.
In addition to all his television and movie roles, Travis has appeared in a couple of music videos as well. Julianne Hough’s “That Song In My Head” being one of them. Here’s a couple of more random facts before you gawk at his pics. When he was younger, he was photographed by Bruce Weber for “Abercrombie & Fitch“. In 2008, he beat out Matthew McConaughey in that year’s Malibu Celebrity Triathlon. Pretty impressive, considering we all know how fit McConaughey is.
His blond facial hair looks as sparse as Asian beards. Not sure if I’m a fan.
This is one look, of course, I can get behind *wink*
Combining two of my favorite things. Longish blond hair and plaid.
Out of all his pics, this is absolutely the sexiest. There’s something super sensual about the curvature between his back and butt.
Just in case you were wondering what the front looked like from that same shoot. Here you go.
A couple of pics from his younger twinky days.
Ever the Californian beach boy.
YUM. Anyone up for a weekend up in the mountains?
Awwwwww, how adorable. Back when he was pimpin’ overpriced Abercrombie & Fitch college wear.
I like guys who aren’t afraid to experiment with their hair. Personally, I like the long wavy blond locks. He looks like Disney’s Prince Charming come to life.
A still from the 300 spoof “Meet The Spartans”. He’s so hot, he has to carry his own fire extinguisher.