Travis Aaron Wade was born September 27, in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Daphne Royle Maddison is from Manchester, England; and his father, Dennis Wade, is from Rosemead, CA. His family later moved to Glendora, California, where Travis attended Charter Oak High School in Covina. Travis excelled in all sports, and eventually became captain of the football team during his senior year in high school. After his high school graduation, Travis had an eye-opening experience during a trip to Tijuana, Mexico, and realized just how lucky we are to live in this incredible country. He decided that he wanted to do his part to help; so, upon returning, Travis joined the US Marine Corps. Travis served four years as a 0311 grunt, training with Golf company 2/23, 4th Marine Division, where he received Expert Marksman with the M16 and M429 Saw Gunner, training with STA Special Ops on Hawaiis South Shore. He was honorably discharged in 1998. Upon returning home, Travis began noticing how his time in the military had stripped away his emotions, desensitizing him to human feelings. His mother suggested that taking some acting classes may help him get in touch with his emotions again. So, after attending a few classes and seeing how therapeutic acting was, Travis decided to go back to school. He attended Citrus College and majoring in criminal law and theater.