William ‘Bill’ Brochtrup was born in Inglewood, California on March 7, 1963. Bill was raised in Lakewood, Washington where he attended Lakes High School and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Theatre credits for Brochtrup include David Marshall Grant's Snakebit (off-Broadway at the Century Center and in Los Angeles at the Coast Playhouse), South Coast Repertory (Noises Off, Taking Steps, The Real Thing), The Antaeus Company (Peace In Our Time, The Malcontent, Cousin Bette, Tonight at 8:30, Sinan Unel's Pera Palas), Black Dahlia Theatre (Jonathan Tolins' Secrets of the Trade, Richard Kramer's Theater District, both directed by Matt Shakman), The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble (Bach at Leipzig, Small Tragedy), L.A. Theatre Works (The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial), and Pasadena Playhouse (If Memory Serves).
He appeared in the feature films “Life as We Know It”, “He's Just Not That Into You”, “Duck”, “Ravenous”, “Man of the Year”, and “Space Marines”.
Brochtrup has been a series regular on three Steven Bochco shows: CBS sitcom Public Morals, ABC drama Total Security, and seven seasons on the ABC drama NYPD Blue. He has appeared on television shows as varied as Dexter, Without a Trace, the animated children's series The Wild Thornberrys (as the voice of a dolphin), Major Crimes (as Dr. Joe Bowman), and Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. Brochtrup is a frequent guest host of the PBS newsmagazine In The Life.
He has written for Out magazine. The best-selling book of essays I Love You, Mom! includes his original stories at Un-Cabaret and numerous spoken word events. He has hosted AIDS Walks across the country, supports animal rescue organizations like the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and has traveled the Persian Gulf, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Germany, Japan, Bosnia and Kosovo meeting servicemen and women during Handshake Tours for the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment.
BROCHTRUP, Bill (William Brochtrup) [3/7/1963, Inglewood, California, U.S.A. - ] – film, TV actor, writer.
Ravenous – 1998 (Lindus)