Oliver Trevena is a well-known actor and show host who was born and raised in East Sussex, England.
He came into the world with a natural knack for performing and begun his journey as an actor at the age of four. The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the South East Theatre Society both significantly aided the development of his prowess in the craft. In his youth, he starred in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and progressively landed more roles in productions including The King and I, Bugsy Malone and Oliver. Currently, he hosts Young Hollywood (since 2007) and works as a guest host for SIRIUS XM. He has also guest appeared on Leverage, The Good Guys, and The Forgotten. A notable accolade of Oliver’s is his Best Celebrity Short Award nomination. Trevena doesn’t limit his passion within the boundaries of his profession. Outside of acting and hosting, he is an advocate for the Not For Sale organization and Rise and Stand against Human Trafficking. Chilled sat down with Oliver to get the scoop on his lifestyle while the camera isn’t rolling, along with a peak into his upcoming projects.
Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on.
I have a few movies coming out, one of which is titled The Rising Hawk. It’s a 13th century movie based off a historic Ukrainian novel. Another, Grand isle is a thriller with Nicolas Cage, and finally While We Sleep a horror film I star in directed by Andrzej Sekula (Quentin Tarantino’s DP).
I’ve also launched my own jewelry line/collaboration in with the brand “William Henry.” It’s called the “Tudor Rose” collection. I’ve partnered with my good friends Imagine Dragons and part of the profits will go to their charity, The Tyler Robinson Foundation.
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?
I love fitness and food! So, I’m either working out or eating! I enjoy outdoor activities as well so I’m always hiking and getting to the ocean as much as possible.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
Ysabel’s is one of my favorite places. It has great food/ambience. My other picks are Soho House and Pace, or Sugarfish for sushi!
What types of dishes do you usually order?
I love Italian. A nice Pasta dish is always a win!
Do you cook?
Should I lie here? Nope! I need to learn!
What types of drinks do you order when out?
Picante Margarita or a nice Cabernet. My favorite is a Moscow Mule.
Do you own a home bar?
I’m always out!
What would your ideal home bar be like?
Probably a vintage style. I’d love to have a wine cellar before a bar!
Have you ever been a bartender?
Yeah – back in my hometown, I ran a wine bar for a short time. Had too much fun!