William "Bill" Brochtrup Jr. (born 7 March 1963) is an American film, television, and stage actor.
- "My Bad"
His movie credits include roles in Rockula (1990); Terror in the Shadows (1995); Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (1995); Space Marines (1996); Not Again! (1996); Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1996); Man of the Year (1996); The Arrival (1996); Two Voices (1997); Ravenous (1999); Role of a Lifetime (2002); Hypnotized (2004); Duck (2005); Man of the Year (2006); He's Just Not That Into You (2009); Life as We Know It (2010); and No Boundaries (2012 Short).
His TV credits include appearances on Total Security; NYPD Blue; Public Morals; Kendra; Shameless; Major Crimes; Without a Trace; The Wild Thornberrys (as the voice of a dolphin); Celebrity Poker Showdown; and In the Life (guest host).
Onstage he has appeared at Primary Stages, South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, LA Theatre Works, NY Fringe Festival, Odyssey Theatre, Black Dahlia Theatre, Rogue Machine, and the Fountain Theatre.
He was born in Inglewood, CA, raised in Tacoma, WA, and studied at New York University. After NYU, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Brochtrup came out to People magazine as gay in 1997.
- He has written for Out magazine.
- He was billed as "William Brochtrup" in some of his earliest roles in the 1980s.
- He hosts AIDS Walks across the country, supports animal rescue organizations like the ASPCA, and has traveled the Persian Gulf, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Germany, Japan, Bosnia, and Kosovo during Handshake Tours for the United Service Organizations (USO) and Armed Forces Entertainment.