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Bill Brochtrup

Bill Brochtrup was raised in Tacoma, Washington, attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and NYU. he has proven his acting talent in a variety of roles on TV, film and on the stage. His first television role was in the series Hot Pursuit (1984) and he went on to appear in such series as Dharma & Greg (1997), Picket Fences (... See full bio »

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 2015 Hypnotized (post-production)
 2013-2014 Shameless (TV Series)
- Simple Pleasures (2014) ... Hal
- Civil Wrongs (2013) ... Hal
- Frank the Plumber (2013) ... Hal
 2012 Kendra (TV Series)
- Old Fashioned (2012) ... Arnold
- Driver's License (2012) ... Arnold
- Three Way (2012) ... Arnold
 2012 No Boundaries (Short)
Dr. Harvey
 2010 Dexter (TV Series)
Funeral Director
- My Bad (2010) ... Funeral Director
 2005 Without a Trace (TV Series)
- Second Sight (2005) ... Edgar
 2005 Duck
 2001 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
- Hello, Dolphin! (2001) ... Colin (voice)
 1999 Ravenous
 1997 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
- Indian Summer (1997) ... Steve
 1997 Two Voices (TV Movie)
David Ivey
 1996 Space Marines
 1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Gordy Hartman
- Bye-Bye, Bey-Bey (1996) ... Gordy Hartman
 1989-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Gene Gains / Leo Gunderson
- Murder Among Friends (1996) ... Gene Gains
- Class Act (1989) ... Leo Gunderson (as William Brochtrup)
 1996 Not Again!
 1995 Terror in the Shadows (TV Movie)
Maitre D'
 1995 Man of the Year
Pledge Cartwright
 1995 The Monroes (TV Series)
- Father Knows Best ... Duane
 1995 Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (TV Movie)
Patrick McGraw
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
- Georgia on My Mind (1994) ... Paramedic
 1993 Something Else
 1993 Birds of a Feather (TV Series)
Tour Guide
- It Happened in Hollywood (1993) ... Tour Guide (as William Brochtrup)
 1991 The Arrival
 1990 Dragnet (TV Series)
Sean Bainbridge
- Copy Cat (1990) ... Sean Bainbridge
 1990 Rockula
Roadie (as William Brochtrup)
 1990 ALF (TV Series)
- True Colors (1990) ... Charlie
 1989 Mancuso, FBI (TV Series)
- Racial Matters (1989) ... Aide
 1989 Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (TV Movie) (as William Brochtrup)
 1989 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
- The Volunteer (1989) ... Brockman (as William Brochtrup)
 1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
 1986 Down to Earth (TV Series)
- The Russians Are... Here (1986) ... Illyich
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Hank (1992)
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Other Works:

: Played Henry in "The Real Thing" play by Tom Stoppard (Segerstrom Stage, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California, USA). See more »

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4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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William Brochtrup


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He has been a series regular on three Steven Bochco produced television series: CBS sitcom Public Morals (1996), ABC drama Total Security (1997), and long running ABC drama NYPD Blue (1993). See more »

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