A young Viking warrior and farmer, Ragnar believes he is destined for greatness. Frustrated by the restrictive policies of his local chieftain, Earl Haraldson, he is convinced that great riches lie to the west and resolves to sail across the ocean to find them. Ragnar identifies with the god Odin, who traded his eye for knowledge, and is endlessly curious about what lies beyond his homeland. He lives with his wife Lagertha, a respected warrior in her own right, and their two young children.
Australian native Travis Fimmel will be seen in Spring 2013 alongside Billy Bob Thornton in the independent feature film The Baytown Outlaws. He recently wrapped the independent feature Harodim, opposite Peter Fonda. Additional independent film credits include Ivory Trade, Needle and Restraint opposite Teresa Palmer and Stephen Moyer. On television, he starred opposite the late Patrick Swayze in the series The Beast and in The Experiment with Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker.