Philippe Brenninkmeyer

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Philippe Brenninkmeyer
Born (1964-11-03) 3 November 1964 (age 53)
Occupation Actor

Philippe Brenninkmeyer (born 3 November 1964) is a Dutch actor. In Germany he is known as Philipp Brenninkmeyer.


Brenninkmeyer was born in Wimbledon, London. He is a member of the German-Dutch Brenninkmeijer family which founded the clothing store chain C&A. Brenninkmeyer attended boarding schools in Brighton, Meerbusch/Düsseldorf, the Aloisiuskolleg in Bonn, and Switzerland. He then worked for C&A in Cologne before deciding to become an actor.

He studied at the William Esper Studio in New York City from 1997–1999, where he appeared in productions of Macbeth and King Lear with the Frog & Peach Theater. Brenninkmeyer worked with the theatre company "Theatre Tribe" in Los Angeles, California in 2004. He has also studied theater in London, where he performed in the title role of Woyzeck at the Etcetera Theatre.

Brenninkmeyer first achieved success in Germany with the role of hotel manager Christian Dolbien in the German television series girl friends – Freundschaft mit Herz. He has also appeared in several other German shows and telemovies, as well as had supporting roles on the American shows Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Guiding Light. For the American comedy troupe Broken Lizard, Brenninkmeyer has played a Swinging German car thief in Super Troopers, a German beer tournament referee in Beerfest and a perturbed diner in The Slammin' Salmon. Brenninkmeyer starred as an American businessman in the German-Singapore movie House of Harmony opposite the Singaporean film star Fann Wong. He also appeared in the 2008 episode "The Jet Set" of Mad Men.

The actor speaks Dutch, English, French, and German. Brenninkmeyer currently has homes in Los Angeles and Berlin (Germany) and is married to the American actress Tara Lynn Orr.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Breathe Safely Chester De'ath "The Cripple Crusader"
1999 Watershed Lawyer
1999 Jane Maximillian
2000 Striplings in the Night Upset Man Short
2000 Entourage The Rock Star
2001 Super Troopers German Man
2003 Der Augenblik der Begierde Max TV Movie
2004 The Cradle Will Fall Dr. Edgar Highley TV Movie
2005 House of Harmony Richard Barclay TV Movie
2006 Choking Man Dutch Man
2006 Beerfest Herr Referee
2008 Die Liebe ein Traum Charles Hamilton TV Movie
2009 The Slammin' Salmon King Crab Customer
2009 30 Karat Liebe Percy van der Walt TV Movie
2009 Detektiv wider Willen Wolf Bernheimer TV Movie
2010 Im Schatten des Pferdemondes Dr. Eric Gustavson TV Movie
2010 Days of Forgiveness Gray Sheridan TV Movie
2010 Love Shack Oliver Snowden-Hicks
2010 All Alone Daniel
2012 The Babymakers Dr. Vickery
2012 I Heart Shakey Mattias Ober
2013 RockBarnes: The Emperor in You Mediator
2013 Dark Circles Michael
2014 Seitensprung Dr. Hansen TV Movie
2014 Reasonable Doubt DA Jones
2014 Bis Gleich Father Short
2015 He Said Creighton Short
2015 The Unforgiven Mr. Black Short
2016 Zazy Maximillian Berg
2016 Crossing Fences Captain Harold

TV Series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Screen One Bartender Series 3 Episode "Ex" (Uncredited)[1]
1999 Guiding Light Martin Unknown episodes
1999 Sex and the City Bartender S2 E11 "Evolution"
1999-2000 As the World Turns Carter E01.11142


2002 Law and Order Andrew Skinner S12 E23 "Oxymoron"
2002-2003 Love, Lies, Passions Robert Fox
2002-2007 Freundschaft mit Herz Christian Dolbien
2002-2011 Rosamunde Pilcher Paul Gilmore & Robert S1 E40 "Bis ans Ende der Welt" as Robert

S1 E91 "Gefährliche Brandung" as Paul Gilmore

2005 Kanzleramt Patrik Sheehan S1 E07 "Schattenkrieger"
2007 Stubbe - Von Fall zu Fall Professor Hardenberg S1 E31 "Schmutzige Geschäfte"
2008 Im Tal der wilden Rosen Henry Castleton S3 E02 "Fluss der Liebe"
2008 Mad Men Willy S2 E11 "The Jet Set"
2008-2013 Inga Lindström Marcus Hansen & Kristian Norden S5 E03 "Sommer der Entscheidung"

S11 E02 "Herz aus Eis"

2008-2015 Those Damn Canadians Gunther Lipshitz
2009 CSI: Miami Clay Bennett S8 E06 "Dude, Where's My Groom?"
2010 Undercovers Karl S1 E03 "Devices"
2011 Das Traumschiff Kai Brückner S1 E64 "Bora Bora"
2013 A Case for Two Lars Diefenbach S32 E05 "Schöner Sterben"
2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Announcer E10.356
2014 SOKO Stuttgart Klaus Schatzschneider S5 E24 "Die Tote auf dem Eis"
2014 Dr. Klein Henry von Helmecke S1 E06 "Dicke Luft"
2014 NCIS Dapper Don & Alberto Velez S12 E09 "Grounded"
2015 Tatort Christian Ranstedt S1 E943 "Der Himmel ist ein Platz auf Erden"
2015 NCIS: Los Angeles Wayne Morris S7 E08 "The Long Goodbye"
2016 Heldt Jürgen Boll S4 E06 "Bochum Singen und Sterben"
2016 Mondays Creepy Kyle S1 E01 "That Time When I Leaned In"

S1 E08 "That Time When Kyle Gave Me the Creeps"

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Wanted: Weapons of Fate Unknown Voice


External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Screen One" Ex (TV Episode 1991), retrieved 2017-07-21