Biography

Bill Brochtrup is a television, film, and stage actor,  best known for playing “John Irvin,” the cheerful administrative aide, on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning police drama, NYPD Blue.  Along with the rest of the cast, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble.

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In addition to series regular roles on two other Steven Bochco dramas (Public Morals and Total Security) he has had recurring roles on Jon Avnet’s web-series Kendra and Showtime’s Shameless, as well as a five season run as savvy police psychologist “Dr. Joe” on TNT’s Major Crimes.

 

His film work includes Life As We Know ItHe’s Just Not That Into You, , DuckRavenous, , Space Marines, and the upcoming comedy Hypnotized.


Onstage he has appeared in New York, Los Angeles, and in repertory theatres throughout the country.  He is the Co-Artistic Director of the Antaeus Theatre Company, Los Angeles’ acclaimed classical theater ensemble, now making their home at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale.


He has told his original comic stories at numerous Spoken Word events, and has written for Out magazine and the bestselling collection of essays I Love You, Mom!


He has hosted AIDS Walks across the country, is an SPCA “Friend for Life,” and has spent numerous holidays abroad with the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment, visiting Troops in the Persian Gulf, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Germany, Japan, Bosnia, and Kosovo.