Travis Aaron Wade has joined the ‘Supernatural’ family with his role as Cole Trenton. With just two episodes under his belt, fans are already rallying behind this very talented actor. Wade’s impressive filmography includes working alongside John Travolta in ‘The Forger’ as well as upcoming film ‘Criminal Activities,’ and found star status in the cult thriller film ‘Pig Hunt.’ There are so many sides to Wade. High school star athlete, US Marine, talented actor, spent time teaching Vietnamese children, and deeply involved in his charity work with animals.
Q. First off, thank you for your service. Welcome to the ‘Supernatural’ family with your role as Cole Trenton. What can you tell your fans about life on the set of one of CW’s most successful TV shows?
A. First off, thank you for acknowledging my time in the Marines. Very much the greatest decision I have made in this life and core values of who I am as a person came from the Corp. And yes what a welcome it has been to the SPN family. Wait? Should I hashtag that? #spnfamily LOL. Life on set of what I would call the flagship of the CW has been nothing less unreal. These fans, this cast, the crew and the production are the epitome of class and professionalism. I’m beyond blessed to be a part of this show, and the character of Cole Trenton that was created by the writing staff, has been a thrill to bring to life.
Q. We’re just getting to know the intriguing character of Cole Trenton and fans are already looking forward to more. The irony that your character is hunting Dean years after the Winchesters went after the demon that killed their mother is just awesome. I’m curious if you have had a taste of the passionate fandom of ‘Supernatural’ yet?
A. A taste of it? A 12 course meal is more like it. I LOVE THE SPN FANS! I have never experienced anything like it. Been working for 14 years in Hollywood and never felt more embraced by a group of people. The minute my character was announced to the public it has been like I got onboard a rocket. It had been a ride. The SPN fans reached out and we created The Travis Aaron Wade Official Facebook Page, #OTW and #TWadesters. These specific groups of fans have rallied around the idea of making a difference; giving back and doing something positive and kind with the success of my career.
I firmly believe that when individuals receive a certain amount of attention that energy has to be diverted back out into the world. If you take it all in for yourself it creates a person I have no intention of becoming. I have seen a few of my fellow artists in the business do very well and they start to think it’s all about them, and it isn’t. It takes an army to make a career take off and when all happens you best have everything set up for it to go out into the world.
Q. Tell your fans about your projects in the works. ‘Criminal Activities?’ ’14,497?’ What else can your fans look forward to?
A. It’s been a year I can say that for sure. ‘The Forger’ kicked it all off back in Oct 2013. It was an audition that came in and I never really thought I had a chance at a film with John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan, Anson Mount & the extremely talented and beautiful Abigail Spencer. Each one of these talents not only had name value in the business but also hits shows and careers. When I went into read I was on the verge of taking a break on the acting front and focus on my charitable animal T-Shirt line ‘Arm the Animals’ as well as my teaching career with children in Vietnam. The universe had a different plan and on my 38th birthday having dinner on stage watching the Zac Brown Band in Nashville. I received the call from my agent & manager that I booked it! My life changed that day and since then I have shot 4 other films and booked SPN. ‘Criminal Activities’ is going to be amazing! I play an FBI Agent on the hunt of four criminals who kidnapped our witness. And JT plays the mobster pulling the strings. Dan Stevens is going to be a huge movie star and Michael Pitt, Rob Brown and Cris Abbott were all so unbelievably talented that I felt I was in a master class of actors. It is directed by Jackie Earl Haley who is a genius and I’m just really excited to see this film.
Also look out for ‘The Condor.’ It is a psychological film noir short film thriller that I shot in Slovenia last month. It’s sexy. Period.
Part Two continued here