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FactHe devotes himself to various charitable organizations, including Rock the Vote, AIDS Walks, and the SPCA.

Bill Brochtrup is an American actor, best known for his role as John Irvin on the television series NYPD Blue.

Early Life

Brochtrup was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 7, 1963. His parents divorced when he was four years old, and he was raised by his mother, a schoolteacher. He has two older sisters.

Brochtrup graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in theater arts. He moved to Los Angeles in 1986 to pursue a career in acting.


Brochtrup’s first acting role was in the 1987 television movie The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains. He has also appeared in the films The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Mulholland Falls (1996), and The Jackal (1997).

From 1993 to 2005, Brochtrup played the role of John Irvin on the television series NYPD Blue. He has also had guest roles on the television series L.A. Law, Picket Fences, and The X-Files.

In 2006, Brochtrup began appearing as a regular on the television series The Closer. He played the role of Mike Tao, a police detective who specializes in computer forensics. The Closer ended its run in 2012, and Brochtrup has since appeared on the television series Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Net Worth

Brochtrup’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He earns a salary of $50,000 per episode of Major Crimes.


Brochtrup has been in a relationship with actor Kevin Spirtas since 1992. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NameBill Brochtrup
Height1.87 m
EducationNew York University, Tisch School of the Arts


NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
MoviesLife as We Know It, He's Just Not That into You, Duck, Ravenous, Two Small Voices, Space Marines, Man of the Year, No Boundaries, Not Again!
TV ShowsNYPD Blue, Public Morals, Total Security

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1He 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).
2He has toured the Persian Gulf, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Japan, Germany, Bosnia, and Kosovo on "meet and greet" tours with the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment.
3He devotes himself to various charitable organizations, including Rock the Vote, AIDS Walks, and the SPCA.




Major Crimes2013-2016TV SeriesDr. Joe Bowman
Shameless2013-2014TV SeriesHal
Kendra2012TV SeriesArnold
No Boundaries2012ShortDr. Harvey
Life as We Know It2010Gary
Dexter2010TV SeriesFuneral Director
He's Just Not That Into You2009Larry
Without a Trace2005TV SeriesEdgar
NYPD Blue1995-2005TV SeriesJohn Irvin
Role of a Lifetime2002Bruce's Receptionist
The Wild Thornberrys2001TV SeriesColin
Dharma & Greg1997TV SeriesSteve
Two Voices1997TV MovieDavid Ivey
Total Security1997TV SeriesGeorge LaSalle
Space Marines1996Hacker
Picket Fences1996TV SeriesGordy Hartman
Murder, She Wrote1989-1996TV SeriesGene Gains / Leo Gunderson
Not Again!1996Glen
Public Morals1996TV SeriesJohn Irvin
Terror in the Shadows1995TV MovieMaitre D'
Man of the Year1995Pledge Cartwright
The Monroes1995TV SeriesDuane
Betrayed: A Story of Three Women1995TV MoviePatrick McGraw
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesParamedic
Something Else1993Eugene
Birds of a Feather1993TV SeriesTour Guide
The Arrival1991Ace
Dragnet1990TV SeriesSean Bainbridge
Rockula1990Roadie (as William Brochtrup)
ALF1990TV SeriesCharlie
Mancuso, FBI1989TV SeriesAide
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure1989TV Movie as William Brochtrup
Tour of Duty1989TV SeriesBrockman
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects1989Hairdresser
Down to Earth1986TV SeriesIllyich
Hot Pursuit1984TV SeriesMichael
Days of Our Lives1965TV SeriesHank (1992)


'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentary special thanks


Absolutely Jason Stuart2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2005TV SeriesHimself
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / John Irvin
In the Life2002-2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest Host / Himself / Himself - Host
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Pyramid2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: Cops on Camera2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Spéciale New York Police Blues2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2000-2002TV SeriesHimself
Politically Incorrect2000-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHimself
Donny & Marie1999TV SeriesHimself
The View1999TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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