Famous as a result of his international modeling work, he also pursued an acting career, appearing in the 2011 movie Hobo with a Shotgun. He was signed by Rogue Management in Los Angeles and has earned over 6 million followers on Instagram.

Before Fame

During his childhood years, he was the champion of several karate tournaments. After attending Vancouver, British Columbia’s Capilano University, he established a karate training program.


In 2011, he played the role of Lance in seven episodes of the television series Originals.

Family Life

Born Nicholas Kevin Stanley Yunge-Bateman in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, he later lived and worked in Milan, Italy, as well as in New York City and Miami. In 2008, he began dating Maria Corrigan.

Associated With

He and Rutger Hauer were both part of the cast of Hobo with a Shotgun.

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If you are a frequent user of Instagram, there is no way you have not come across the handsome hunk Nick Bateman. With over 5.5 million followers on Instagram, Nick is easily one of the most popular sensations on social media. Born in Ontario, he realized very early in life that being a Ninja Turtle is his true calling. He started practicing Karate at four years of age and it quickly became his passion. Over ten years of training led to his first world title win. By the age of 20, he graduated from Capilano University in Vancouver and opened his Karate school which functioned for three years. After a chance meeting with Calvin Klein in Miami, he began modeling professionally in Canada, and eventually lived in Milan, New York, and Miami working with leading brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Dsquared, Fila, Jockey, etc. Before long, he decided to pursue his passion for acting and debuted in films, co-starring in ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ (2011). Shortly afterwards, he began his journey on social media and quickly became a sensation with frequent shirtless pictures of his chiseled body.

The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
  • Netizens would agree that Nick Bateman rocks! Just look at that chiseled torso, athletic body, and impressive martial art moves. However, you may have noticed that before he became a social media star, he was already doing well in life, juggling multiple roles like acting, modeling, and training in martial arts. A Karate enthusiast since childhood, he wanted to become a Ninja Turtle. Even though that didn’t happen, he did win four world championship titles and after graduation, he started his own Karate school. Soon, a chance meeting with Calvin Klein made him consider a profession in modeling. He became a popular model, featuring on the Abercrombie & Fitch bags. One thing led to another and before long, he appeared alongside Rutger Hauer and Gregory Smith in his first major acting film ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ (2011). Eventually, he got on the social media bandwagon, giving his followers a regular peek into his daily life. His fan base has grown ever since.