|Born||10 June 1971
|Occupation||Actor, Film director, Television presenter, Television producer|
Reinout Oerlemans [ˈrɛinɔut ˈuːrləmɑns] (born 10 June 1971) is a Dutch soap opera actor, film director, television presenter and television producer. He is the founder of the TV production company Eyeworks.
Oerlemans is married to Daniëlle Overgaag. Together they have four children.
Oerlemans became known nationally in the Netherlands when he played Arnie Alberts in the long standing soap series Goede tijden, slechte tijden, which he did from 1990 until 1996. After his success as Arnie, he focused on presenting television shows. He presented shows like Heartbreak Hotel, Gekkenhuis, Wedden dat, Idols, and his own talkshow Pulse.
In 2001, Oerlemans founded his own television production company, Eyeworks, with popular productions like De Bauers (real life soap about Frans Bauer and his family), So you wannabe a popstar, and Test the nation which has been exported to many countries, but was first produced in the Netherlands. In 2003, he co hosted the first series of Idols.
In 2004, Oerlemans won the Zilveren Televizierster, a national prize for the male television personality of the year. In September 2005, Oerlemans moved from the commercial broadcasting company RTL, for which he worked for fifteen years, to the public broadcasting association TROS, where he presents for a short while the TROS TV show, replacing TV show-legend Ivo Niehe. In December 2006, Niehe takes over again.
In 2012 Oerlemans was involved in the scandal over the big brother style medical tv show: 24 uur: tussen leven en dood (based on 24 Hours in A&E). A total of 35 high grade security cameras and 35 microphones were installed in the emergency department of the VU medical center hospital, in the parking garage stood a container with monitors for every camera and production company staff. This lasted for a period of 16 days in January and February 2012.
After broadcasting  the first episode the show was cancelled  at the request of the VUmc. The hospital, the producers and the network agreed to share in the production cost of the program, totalling almost 600.000 Euros. This was again criticized in both the press and parliament for the alleged misuse of funds supposedly earmarked for healthcare.
Initially 3 patients made charges   against the hospital, the production company and individuals involved for the breaking of doctor-patient confidentiality, illegal wire tapping and the breach of Dutch privacy laws. The public attorney's office is currently investigating the matter but has yet to file charges. Over 1500 patients were treated at the time of the filming, 215 of them were found to be of interest to the program and only they were asked for permission, 65 of them refused to give permission.
Oerlemans is estimated to be one of the richest men in his thirties in the Netherlands, with an estimated fortune of 75 million euro.
|2011||Nova Zembla||Producer / director|
|2009||Stricken||Producer / director|