Trevor Donovan whose real name is Trevor Donovan Neubauer is an American actor and model. He is best known for his role on the hit teen drama television series “90210” as Teddy Montgomery. He is one of Hallmark’s most popular stars so he gets quite busy during the holiday season.
He is soo popular that with his mere presence in Hollywood movies, lots of fans swoon, and ratings soar. Trevor has been in the show bix for over 15 years.
However, many people don’t know that there is more to him than what they have seen yet. So, in this article, we will tell you about his journey from a modeling career to becoming an actor. If you are interested to know about the actor then you are in the right place as you will find about his personal life before he joined Hollywood, his relationship status, his upcoming projects, and many more.
About Trevor Donovan
Trevor Donovan was born on 11th October 1978 in Bishop, California. He has a little brother named Jake Donovan who is a fireman in Sacramento as well as an animal lover and advocate. Even though he was born in Bishop, he was raised in Mammoth Lakes, California where he spent most of his childhood.
Talking about his ancestry, he is one-quarter Norweigian, one-quarter Welish, English, Irish, Bohemian/Czech, likely German descent. He is well educated as he has graduated from Mammoth High School in California and he has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design also. He received his B.S. in graphic design and marketing from an arts and advertising school in Los Angeles.
Trevor was a member of the United States teen ski team as he grew up skiing and snowboarding. Later he started singing and playing guitar and he became proficient at most sports. But after attending college, he began acting classes out of curiosity and he decided to take it seriously and pursue it as his career.
He has a home in Mammoth Lakes. It is a town in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains that is about five hours from Los Angeles. Currently, he resides both in Mammoth and Los Angeles.
Talking about his career, he had a major breakthrough in modeling in the year 2003. The same year he also appeared in the Summer 2003 Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly. In 2004, he modeled for Sonny, and the next year he also modeled for Dolce e Gabbana. Not only that he has modeled for various companies such as Speedo, Tyr, JC Penny, Target, Cotton Belt, Gottschalks, and The May Co.
Besides modeling, he has also appeared on the NBC daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” as Jeremy Horton in 2007. After that, he had a minor role two years later in the 2009 sci-fi film “Surrogates”, that of the Surrogate form of Tom Greer (Bruce Willis). But luckily, he managed to land a recurring role in June 2009 on 90210 as Teddy Montgomery.
The CW also announced that they had upgraded him to series regular on 8th September 2009. But for the third season, it was reported that his character would come out as gay which premiered on 13th September 2010.
Later he signed for a role in Oliver Stone’s film “Savages” as per the report in July 2011. The film was later released after a year in July 2012. Originally, he was screen-tested for a character who was edited out by the filmmakers. But Stone wrote a part of him that was not in the original book after seeing his screen-test video recording.
He was once again landed a recurring role after 90210 ended in the third season of “Melisa & Joey”. It was a situation comedy that starred Joey Lawrence and Melissa Joan Hart as the title characters.
At the present, he has joined Dennis Quaid for an upcoming biographical historical drama film directed by Sean McNamara titled “Reagan”. Currently, the film is in post-production that is set to release in early 2022. He has portrayed the role of John Barletta in the film.
Nude and Activist
Surprisingly, Trevor Donovan did some nudes during his early days as a model. He used to pose for a nude shoot for D and G quite often. Back in 2012, he was all over the news and headlines after posing without any clothes except for a closely held towel that barely covered his private parts.
However, he is an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps people in your community and around the world build or improve a place they can call home. Not only that he is also an active volunteer and ambassador with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.
Furthermore, he also runs his own campaign called CK9 which he developed to raise awareness of a horrible condition caused by irresponsible dog-breeding. He has played a vital role and has been a huge advocate for the rights of pets. The campaign might have been inspired by his own dogs as he owns three dogs. He has a Bulldog Tito, Labrador Chance, and Golden Retriever Shadow.
His stunts and future with Hallmark movies
As mentioned earlier is quite an athletic guy and knows ski-boarding so it was only a matter of time before he did real stunts for his movies. So, eventually, he got to do his own stunts for “Two for The Win”. He was even part of the United States teen ski team.
He has also revealed that he used to do ski-boarding a lot but they had time restrictions and weather restrictions.
Talking about his future with Hallmark movies, he has said that he’s always up fr doing more Hallmark projects, but at the time he said nothing had been set in store. Well, the future is unknown and he also said that he is unclear about the regulations that will be in place in the future.
Advocate for an anti-bullying campaign
Not only is he an activist, but he is also an advocate for anti-bullying initiatives. Trevor by himself has visited many schools so that the students could learn to b kind and stick up for others not as fortunate as them. He held his first-ever anti-bullying assembly at Deer Lakes Middle School in Pittsburgh, PA in December 2019.
Trevor had partnered with Ad Council on a nationwide anti-bullying program before the 2020 pandemic. He was also part of the #bethekindkid campaign which he later changed to #TheUpstanders. He also collaborated with GAC Media in bringing his anti-bullying message back to schools.
The reason why he is an advocate for anti-bullying is that he himself has experienced bullying during his childhood. during an anti-bullying assembly at Deer Lakes Middle School, he had talked about one of his experiences at his school. He said that when he was on the ski team, one day he peed in his own pants. He needed to use the restroom when the group was skiing but was unable to do so as he was very afraid to tell about js condition to others.
After the incident, other students started teasing him every single day and teased him with all sorts of names. This made the rest of his season with the team quite awful.
Current relationship status
His current relationship is unknown as he is not quite open about his relationship. However, he was alleged of having had a romantic relationship with several high-profile female celebrities in the past.
It was suspected that he had dated Sonia Rockwell from 2006 to 2009. But nothing much is known about the two as they managed to keep their relationship under the wraps from media and the internet. For many years there was no news and updates regarding his love life.
He was however rumored to be in a relationship with a Glee alum Dianna Agron in 2011. But it quickly faded as there were no solid evidence and information about their relationship.
But in 2014, Trevor was once again suspected to be in a relationship with the niece of former US president John F. Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy. Speculation about their relationship began after the two became close friends when the Surrogates star volunteered a the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.
Also, Trevor was one of the very few people who knew about Kerry’s DUI accident in 2012. Naturally, he became instrumental in helping Kerry recover from the accident. Because of that incident, the two became very close and rumors about them having a relationship began. But all the suspicion was cleared after it was found out that there was nothing going on between the two.
To conclude, despite being one of the most eligible bachelors and having a handful of relationships he is yet to be married and find his soulmate.
Paris Jackson and Trevor Donovan
Once more in 2017, the six-foot-two-inches tall star was rumored to be dating the late Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson. The rumors about them started spreading after the two had been spotted holding hands in Los Angeles.
But the two have already cleared the rumors and it turned out to be false. Paris took to Twitter, to tell the truth as she wrote, “Y’all need to chill lol hand-holding is a very common thing,” But you won’t be able to watch her Twitter post as she has already removed it from her account.
But the post had contained a picture of her holding hands with her female friend named Sofia Richie. Similarly, Trevor also denied the rumors as he provided a statement to Just Jared Jr. Later his representative also said that they were just friends and nothing more. At that time the two were working on the “Be Pawsome, Adopt!” campaign for local L.A. shelters.
The blue-eyed star has been working in the entertainment industry since the early 2000s. He has made an appearance on more than 40 filmographies. However, his net worth is yet to be revealed. But considering the lie of work, he is involved with he must have made millions of dollars over the years.
While some sources have estimated that he has a fortune in the ballpark of tens of millions of dollars, some state the figures to be as high as USD 50 million. Not only does he earn money from acting but he also makes quite a lot of money by being in the producing and behind-the-scenes business with GAC Media (GAC Family & GAC Living).
He has also signed an overall deal with a new media company called GAC Media that is run by Bill Abbott. Trevor also has his own merchandise line called Citizen K9. However, his real net worth is still unknown unless he decides to reveal it in the future.
Some facts about Trevor Donovan that you might not know
Trevor has published a book called “Love Always, Dogbert & Tito” in 2018. He wrote this book about his dogs and it follows the magical adventures of his German Shepard and English Bulldog. The story is about a tale of love, inspiration, and hope for adults and children of all ages.
He was inspired by the real-life everyday experiences that fans shared with him through social media like Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Here’s the link to his social media handles.
The reason why his body is so fit, it’s because he works out every day with a personal trainer and he eats well and consumes lots of fish and white meat chicken, and does a lot of cross-fit workouts. His celebrity crush is Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston.
His first kiss was during Kindergarten after a girl pulled out a mistletoe and kissed him. His favorite show is “The Simpsons” and he owns much of his success to his first manager named Michael Yanni.