Dieter Brummer: Star had brushes with the law as he stepped away from acting

Dieter Brummer: Star had brushes with the law as he stepped away from acting


Tributes have been pouring in from round the world after Australian actor Dieter Brummer died by suicide on Saturday at the age of 45.

And now contemporary particulars have emerged about Brummer’s private life, together with the difficulties he confronted when he retired from acting to change into a high-rise window cleaner.

The two-time Logie winner at all times stated he was proud to depart showbusiness behind and tackle bodily work, however he nonetheless had a number of brushes with the law after stepping away from the highlight.

Tragic: Fresh details have emerged about Dieter Brummer's personal life, including the difficulties he faced when he retired from acting to become a high-rise window cleaner. The actor (pictured in December 2010) died at the age of 45 on Saturday in a suspected suicide

Tragic: Fresh particulars have emerged about Dieter Brummer’s private life, together with the difficulties he confronted when he retired from acting to change into a high-rise window cleaner. The actor (pictured in December 2010) died at the age of 45 on Saturday in a suspected suicide

His first authorized matter got here throughout his acting profession.

Just months after successful the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor in 1995, a 19-year-old Brummer pleaded responsible to possessing hashish, however escaped a conviction.

In August 2007 – round the time he began working as a window cleaner – he was charged with mid-range drink-driving after recording a blood-alcohol stage of 0.125 close to his North Bondi dwelling at about 2.40am. 

Brummer would return to court docket in 2012 when he was accused of making an attempt to chunk and kick Crown Melbourne safety guards outdoors a Logies after-party.

Legal matters: The two-time Logie winner always said he was proud to leave showbusiness behind and take on physical work, but he nonetheless had a few brushes with the law after stepping away from the spotlight. Pictured here in the 1990s

Legal issues: The two-time Logie winner at all times stated he was proud to depart showbusiness behind and tackle bodily work, however he nonetheless had a number of brushes with the law after stepping away from the highlight. Pictured right here in the Nineties

Arrests: Just months after winning a Silver Logie in 1995, a 19-year-old Brummer pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, but escaped a conviction. In August 2007 - around the time he started working as a window cleaner - he was charged with mid-range drink-driving after recording a blood-alcohol level of 0.125 near his North Bondi home at about 2.40am. Pictured in 1995

Arrests: Just months after successful a Silver Logie in 1995, a 19-year-old Brummer pleaded responsible to possessing hashish, however escaped a conviction. In August 2007 – round the time he began working as a window cleaner – he was charged with mid-range drink-driving after recording a blood-alcohol stage of 0.125 close to his North Bondi dwelling at about 2.40am. Pictured in 1995

He had been invited to attend Nine’s official post-celebrations after enjoying corrupt police officer Trevor Haken in two seasons of crime drama Underbelly.

A Victoria Police Spokeswoman confirmed at the time a Bondi North man had been charged with deliberately inflicting harm, recklessly inflicting harm, illegal assault, behaving in a riotous method, and being drunk in a public place.

Brummer’s lawyer Andrew Dickenson later argued in court docket he had solely acted in self-defence as 5 safety guards have been restraining him.

Another matter: Brummer would return to court in 2012 when he was accused of trying to bite and kick Crown Melbourne security guards outside a Logies after-party. Brummer's lawyer later argued in court he'd only acted in self-defence as the five guards were restraining him

Another matter: Brummer would return to court docket in 2012 when he was accused of making an attempt to chunk and kick Crown Melbourne safety guards outdoors a Logies after-party. Brummer’s lawyer later argued in court docket he’d solely acted in self-defence as the 5 guards have been restraining him

Brummer starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996, and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and crime collection Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities.

He additionally had roles in Winners & Losers, Neighbours and cleaning soap opera Crash Palace.

But he ultimately determined he wished to take a break from acting to start out a window-washing enterprise.

Famous role: Brummer starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996, and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and crime series Underbelly. Pictured with co-star Melissa George

Famous position: Brummer starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996, and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and crime collection Underbelly. Pictured with co-star Melissa George 

‘People say that I’m only a window cleaner. In actuality it is considerably extra concerned than that. Working at heights, it is a comparatively specialist commerce,’ he advised TV Tonight in April 2010. 

Brummer stated he was capable of make use of his rock-climbing abilities in his new career, and was appreciative of the ‘life expertise’ it had given him.

‘I simply wished to get a little bit of actual life expertise beneath my belt, however I’d at all times meant on coming again to the acting sport in some unspecified time in the future,’ he added.

Career: Brummer, who also worked as a window cleaner, starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996 and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and Neighbours from 2011–2012

Career: Brummer, who additionally labored as a window cleaner, starred on Home and Away from 1992 to 1996 and later had roles in hospital drama Medivac and Neighbours from 2011–2012

Brummer was recognized to be quiet non-public and comparatively little is thought about his romantic relationships.

He secretly dated fellow Home and Away star Kristy Wright ‘for years’ in the ’90s.

As he started to step away from acting, he dated actress Ashley Fitzgerald, whose TV credit embody Blue Water High.

Happier times: Shortly after his stint in court, Dieter went public with his then girlfriend Ashley Fitzgerald. The pair couldn't keep their hands off each other as they attended the Australian premiere of 127 Hours in Sydney. Pictured in 2011

Happier instances: Shortly after his stint in court docket, Dieter went public with his then girlfriend Ashley Fitzgerald. The pair could not preserve their palms off one another as they attended the Australian premiere of 127 Hours in Sydney. Pictured in 2011

In 2014, Brummer advised TV Week he was not ‘proud’ of his acting on Home and Away.

‘From the clips I’ve seen on YouTube, it’s arduous to not cringe,’ he stated.

He was discovered useless at a house in Glenhaven, in Sydney’s north-west, on Saturday afternoon, NSW Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia.

His demise shouldn’t be being handled as suspicious and is suspected to be a suicide. 

‘About 1.30pm (Saturday 24 July 2021), officers from The Hills Police Area Command responded to experiences of a priority for welfare at a house on Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven,’ a police spokesperson stated.

‘The physique of a person was situated inside the dwelling. His demise shouldn’t be believed to be suspicious. A report might be ready for the info of the Coroner.’

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Glory days: Brummer is pictured with actress Sigrid Thornton after Underbelly: The Golden Mile won the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series at the 2011 Logie Awards

Glory days: Brummer is pictured with actress Sigrid Thornton after Underbelly: The Golden Mile gained the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series at the 2011 Logie Awards

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