Dieter Brummer

Dieter Brummer
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Brummer at the Logie Awards of 2011
Dieter Kirk Brummer

(1976-05-05)5 May 1976[1]
Died24 July 2021(2021-07-24) (aged 45)
Glenhaven, New South Wales, Australia
Years active1992–2021
Known forHome and Away as Shane Parrish
Neighbours as Troy Miller
Underbelly: The Golden Mile

Dieter Kirk Brummer (5 May 1976 – 24 July 2021) was an Australian actor. He was best known for his roles in television soap operas, including playing Shane Parrish in Home and Away from 1992 to 1996 and Troy Miller in Neighbours from 2011 to 2012. He also starred in crime drama Underbelly: The Golden Mile, after having a smaller role in the previous series

Brummer, alongside Home and Away co-star Melissa George, who portrayed his partner and later screen wife Angel Parrish, were promoted as a soap super couple in the early 90s.


Brummer was born in Sydney, New South Wales, of German descent. He began his career starring as Shane Parrish in the television soap opera Home and Away. For the role of Shane Parrish, Brummer was nominated for the Gold Logie and Silver Logie Awards for "Most Popular Actor" in 1994, but failed to win.[2] However, he went on to win the "Most Popular Actor" silver Logie Award in 1995[3] and 1996.[4] In 1993, 1994, and 1995 the role saw Brummer voted as "The Prince of Soap" by Dolly magazine's readers.[5] He was written out by way of his character dying from blood poisoning.

Brummer went on to appear in the hospital drama Medivac, the pay-TV series Shark Bay[1] and had a guest role in The Man from Snowy River in 1996. He also appeared in the 1999 film Tom's Funeral and in The Finder (2001).[1] He had a recurring role in the short-lived soap opera Crash Palace (2001) on FOX8 (Sky One in the UK).

In 2005 he took part in the reality television series Celebrity Circus. According to his mother, in an April 2007 interview with the Sydney-based radio station 2Day FM, he was working as a window-cleaner between acting roles.[6] The station tried to get an interview with him for a "where are they now?" segment, but was unsuccessful.[7]

In 2009, Brummer joined the cast of Underbelly, during the second series in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities in the minor role of Trevor Haken, a corrupt member of the New South Wales Police Force.[8] However, in the third series, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, this role was increased to one of the principal cast.[9] In 2011, Brummer joined the cast of Neighbours for seven weeks as Troy Miller.[10] On 2 March 2012, it was announced that Brummer had reprised his role as Troy for another guest stint.[11] In 2014 he joined the cast of Winners & Losers for 5 episodes as Jason Ross.


On 24 July 2021, Brummer was found dead at his home in Glenhaven, Sydney at the age of 45.[12][dubious ][13][14]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result
1994 Logie Awards Gold Logie Home and Away Nominated
1994 Logie Awards Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor Home and Away Nominated
1995 Logie Awards Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor Home and Away Won
1996 Logie Awards Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor Home and Away Won

For his portrayal of Shane Parrish on Home and Away, Brummer won two Logie Awards for Most Popular Actor in 1995 and 1996. He received nominations for the Gold Logie in 1994 and 1996.[15]


Title Year Role
Full Frontal (TV series) 1994 Guest Performer
Sky Trackers (TV series) 1994 as Dieter Brummer (uncredited) (episode: Do or Die)
Home and Away (TV series) 1992–1996 Shane Parrish (557 episodes)
Medivac 1996 Dr. Sean Michaels
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga 1996 Nathan (episode: A Son of a Son: Part 2)
Shark Bay (TV series) 1996 Brad Delaney
Tom's Funeral (film) 1999 ?
The Finder (TV movie) 2001 Rick Davidson
Crash Palace (TV series) 2001 Dave Colins
A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne (TV movie) 2009 Sgt. Mark Powderly
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities/Underbelly: The Golden Mile (TV series) 2009–2010 Trevor Haken, 21 episodes
Rescue: Special Ops 2011 Nathan Pearl (episode: Demon Days)
Cupid (short) 2011 Apollo
Neighbours (TV series) 2011–2012 Troy Miller (28 episodes)
Winners & Losers (TV series) 2013–2014 Jason Ross (7 episodes)

Guest appearances

Title Year Role
Fully Booked (TV series) 1996 As himself
Celebrity Circus (TV series) 2005 Self
20 to One (TV series documentary) 2010 as himself (episode: Greatest Sports Movies of all Time)
Review with Myles Barlow (TV series) Self 2 episodes
-Wanderlust, Addiction, Cult
-Imitation, Hatred, Justice
Inside Film Awards (TV series) 2010 Self
Endless Summer: 30 Years of Home and Away (TV movie documentary) 2018 Shane Parrish
The Jonathan Ross Show (TV series) 2012 Self


  1. ^ a b c "Born today". Illawarra Mercury. 5 May 2011. p. 20. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  2. ^ Oliver, Robin (17 April 1994). "Ray, everybody's frontman, takes the gold and a bow". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  3. ^ "1995 TV WEEK Logie Awards". TV Week. May 2010. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  4. ^ "1996 TV WEEK Logie Awards". TV Week. May 2010. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  5. ^ Thomas, Brett (22 October 1994). "Fallen idols". The Sun-Herald. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Dieter Brummer back to washing windows". MSN. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  7. ^ "2DayFM". hit network!.
  8. ^ Byrnes, Holly (16 November 2008). "Brummer returns to our screens". Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  9. ^ Channel Nine's blog. "Underbelly 3 starts shooting today". Throng. Retrieved 13 April 2011.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ "Ex-Bay hunk hits Neighbours". Holy Soap. Channel 5. 1 March 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  11. ^ In August 2012 Troy died.Kilkelly, Daniel (2 March 2012). "'Neighbours': Dieter Brummer reprises Troy Miller role". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  12. ^ Moran, Jonathon (26 July 2021). "Home And Away star Dieter Brummer found dead from suicide". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Home And Away star dead at 45". 26 July 2021. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
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  15. ^ Vickery, Colin (6 June 2012). "Real job rescues star from hype". Herald Sun. Retrieved 17 June 2012.

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