Travis Van Winkle’s career has seamlessly transitioned between both television and film for over a decade. Currently he can be seen starting as Cary Conrad on season 3 of Netflix’s acclaimed “You.” The hit series which began streaming on Friday, October 15, 2021 quickly became the #1 program on the global streamer, taking down “Squid Game.” For his role as Cary, “the king of the cul de sac,” Van Winkle received both critical and fan acclaim.
Previously, Van Winkle had a starring run on Michael Bay/TNT’s high-concept drama “The Last Ship” for five seasons, and recently a series regular alongside Alan Cumming on the CBS drama ”Instinct.” Some of his previous memorable television roles include recurring on CW’s “Hart of Dixie” and ABC’S “Happy Endings,” and many guest appearances in past years.
Feature film roles include Paramount’s Friday the 13th and Bay’s Transformers, Fox’s Meet the Spartans, and Universal’s comedy Accepted with Justin Long and Blake Lively.
Van Winkle has been a proud mentor in the Big Brother / Big Sister Organization since 2011, and hosted two of their Galas that raised almost $2 million. He’s also a Global Ambassador to the non-profit organization buildOn. Through his work with buildOn, he has engaged and inspired his creative network to help raise more than $300,000 and has led on-the-ground teams to build schools in Haiti, Nepal, Malawi and Senegal.
Van Winkle was born in Victorville, California; his parents’ Air Force responsibilities would bring him to both Michigan and Georgia before he eventually made his way to Hollywood at the age of 20.