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"Try acting, dear boy. It's so much easier." 

- Sir Lawrence Olivier

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence–" Edgar Allan Poe

Travis Rhett Wilson was born in Covington, KY on March 4th, 1981, at 6:19pm. In military time that's 1819 hours, but most people probably aren't interested in that. Then again, in CA, the time is three hours behind, so the time here would have been 3:19pm, or 1519 hours in military time, but who cares about that, right? Anyway, the point is that Travis is a Pisces, born in the year of the Rooster, according to the Chinese Zodiac, and on the Jewish calendar the year was 5741. President Reagan also took office in 1981, and it also just so happens that U2's album, "Boy" was released in the United States exactly one day before Travis was born. All besides the point, I'm sure.


In any event, Travis developed a passion for portraying characters at an early age. He took part in plays at his elementary school, and began to perform more as he got older. In 1998, as a Junior, in High School, Travis was honored to win the Disneyland Creativity Challenge Award for drama. After finishing high school and a few brief stints at various community colleges, each time with varying degrees of success and failure (mostly failure), Travis came to realize that acting was his one true strength and his greatest passion, and he began to explore the theatrical landscape throughout his home state and has since appeared in nearly ninety stage productions throughout the Inland Empire, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego, in such notable and dynamic roles as Sweeney Todd, the lead in Macbeth, King Arthur in Spamalot, Doctor Treves in The Elephant Man, Charles Guiteau AND John Wilkes Booth in separate productions of Assassins, just to name a few


Additionally, Travis has experienced the joy of performing in theatrical venues throughout Southern, CA, as his hero, Edgar Allan Poe, in his award-winning, one-man play, A Dream Within a Dream: The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe. Travis has performed for such illustrious celebrities as Kathy Griffin, Shirley Jones, Lorna Luft, Marty Ingels, Patrick Cassidy, Ed Asner, Frances Fisher, and Greg Germann, and recently experienced the honor of appearing as the title role,  in an early workshop performance of Friends of Bill - An Intoxicating Musical, written by Emmy-winning composer Glen Roven, and Emmy-winning lyricist, writer and producer, Maria S. Schlatter, at North Hollywood's renowned Theatre 68.


Travis also has around a half-dozen independent film credits, has performed stand-up comedy and has some poetry published online.


Travis currently resides in Riverside County.