A native of Vienna, Austria, Roland Kickinger began strength training and martial art at age 14. He cleaned the gym at night in exchange for a membership. However, Kickinger’s dreams were far away in a place called Hollywood. With little encouragement from his family and friends, he packed up his life into 2 suitcases and set off to Santa Monica. His first big break came when he met his mentor Joe Weider. This led to an lifetime friendship and business relationship. Since that time, he has shifted much of his attention to studying the craft of acting, Roland’s true passion.