July 18, 1960
Travis McKenna found incredible success as an accomplished actor, appearing in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. Known for making audiences laugh, McKenna began his acting career in comedies like the Betsy Russell film "Cheerleader Camp" (1988) and "Twice Dead" (1988) with Tom Breznahan and Jill Whitlow. He also appeared in the TV movie "Final Jeopardy" (NBC, 1985-86). He had an early role on the television special "It's Garry Shandling's Show -- 25th Anniversary Special" (Showtime, 1985-86). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1988-1993). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the action movie "Road House" (1989) with Patrick Swayze, the comedic adventure "A Man Called Sarge" (1990) with Gary Kroeger and "Dead Women in Lingerie" (1990) with John Romo. He also appeared in the Michael Keaton box office smash action picture "Batman Returns" (1992). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the crime drama "Ed Gein" (2001) with Steve Railsback and the comedy adaptation "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" (2002) with Ryan Reynolds. He also was featured in the TV movie "Storm Catcher" (HBO, 1999-2000). He held additional roles in television including a part on "Meego" (CBS, 1997-98). Most recently, McKenna worked on the Martin Lawrence comedy sequel "Big Momma's House 2" (2006).