Comedian, actor, and social influencer most known as “TravQue,” Travis Thompson was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. When he was only two years old, his mother sent him to live in Jamaica, in hopes that the Caribbean influence and culture would instill in him life-long principles and values. At a very young age, he acquired technological skills that caused him to stand out among his peers. By the age of 11, he had stellar video editing skills that have only advanced throughout the years.
When it came time to attend college, Travis decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps and pursue a career in the health field. In 2012, he graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in health science. He then went on to graduate school at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. During his first semester, a professor’s life-changing advice inspired Travis to follow his heart and work in the entertainment industry.
TravQue is now best known for his sensational videos on social media that have gone viral numerous times across platforms – some of which have reached over 100 million views. He also recently starred in the BET original film, “Swag Inc,”
Travis plans to continue creating content that fans will love, excel in the entertainment industry, and land more roles that resonate with his audience. He lives by the motto, “Stay humble, Stay working,” which is exactly what he plans to do.
RESPECT.: Where you from and what’s your motivation?
TravQue: I am from Brooklyn, New York. My motivation is my family and friends. I want to everyone in a better position to win.
RESPECT.: Who are your role models or inspirations?
TravQue: I have several role models, but to name a few…Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Dave Chapelle. There are many more that have influenced me.
RESPECT.: You’ve been in the entertainment industry for a while how did you get your name in the game? How did you get started?
TravQue: I started off on a app called Vine. I went viral on Vine in 2013, when I screamed in a restaurant and walked out like nothing happen. It was new and different. People loved it. I then made a transition to Instagram where I was able to display more of my talent. I landed my first lead role on in a film called “Swag Inc” which aired on BET.
RESPECT.: Top 5 hip-hop albums of all time?
TravQue: Jay-Z “The Black Album” ,Notorious BIG “Life After Death” ,50 Cent “Get Rich or Die Trying” Jay Z “The Blueprint”, and Drake “Thank Me Later”
RESPECT.: How do you build a brand?
TravQue: You build a brand by being authentic. Always be yourself. People will appreciate your authenticity and gravitate towards you.
RESPECT.: What comes first the work or the following?
TravQue: The work comes first. The work must get done regardless.
RESPECT.: You recently released “Who’s mans is this?”, what you looking to do in the business and is there any limits on where hire doing?
TravQue: I’m looking to release music people can relate to. I’m not chasing a certain sound. Just staying true to my myself and making good music.
RESPECT.: What’s your favorite entertainment memory?
TravQue: I have several favorite moments. One will have to be when Nas tapped me at Dave East’s album release party, let me know he watches my work and told me to keep up the good work.
RESPECT.: Any advice for any upcoming entertainer on the right road to follow?
TravQue: Stay true to yourself and stay authentic.
RESPECT.: What’s next for you?
TravQue: I see myself in more movies, television shows, commercial, doing more music and connecting with the people. I’ve been reading a few books and few of them have the similar messages of manifestation and desire. I will manifest everything that is coming my way.
RESPECT.: What does RESPECT. mean to you?
TravQue: RESPECT. is the highest form of admiration there is. When you respect something or someone you believe their word.
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