Nigel Travis appeared in Coronation Street in May 2013 as Nathan, an old army friend of Gary Windass. He also appeared in January, May and July 2015 as Nev, a friend of Tony Stewart, originally supplying Tracy Barlow with stolen goods for Barlow's Buys.

He began acting in the Oldham Theatre Workshop in the mid 1980s and went on to join the Mark Hudson Drama School in 2009. He began acquiring a roll call of credits from 1998 onwards but in addition to his acting work he has been a fully operational firefighter with the Manchester Fire Brigade since 1995 and has seen time as a professional boxer.

He has appeared in Legless, Sorted, Living With The Enemy, Justice, Young Dracula and Peaky Blinders on television, Macbeth and Corner Men on stage and Like It Is and Nowhere Boy on film.