Brian Wimmer

American actor (born 1959)

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Brian Wimmer
Born (1959-10-01) October 1, 1959 (age 64)

Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–2015
Spouse(s) Liza Utter (1996-?) (divorced)
Susanne Sutchy (?-2013) (divorced)

Brian Wimmer (born October 1, 1959) is an American actor. He is probably best known for his role as Cpl. Boonie Lanier in the TV series China Beach, which ran from 1988 until 1991. He also regularly appeared on Flipper (1995-1996) and had roles in TV shows such as ER (1996) and The Fugitive (2001). He participated in the last Battle of the Network Stars (1988). He starred in the films Late for Dinner (1991), The Maddening (1995) and Beneath Loch Ness (2001).

Early life[edit]

Wimmer was born on October 1, 1959, in Orem, Utah, to Larry, an economics professor at Brigham Young University, and Louise Wimmer.[1][2][3][4] He was raised in Provo, Utah.[5][6] During high school, Wimmer began working as a ranch hand at Robert Redford‘s Sundance Resort, where he was ultimately employed for ten years.[7][8] He originally expected a career in the ski industry.[9]


In 1990, he played Alex in the television movie The World’s Oldest Living Bridesmaid.[10]

In 1991, he played Willie Husband in the film, Late for Dinner.[11]

In 1993, he played a rapist the television film, Kiss of a Killer.[12]

Wimmer has been the owner and operator of Fly Fishing Provo River, guiding and running fly fishing operations since 2004. In 2016 Brian helped to create the Sundance Fly Fishing program and Fly Shop at Sundance Mountain Resort, where he continues to operate. He has been fly fishing all over the world as a VIP guest angler and host to Fly Fishing America and Fly Fishing The World on ESPN.

Personal life[edit]

On December 31, 1996, Wimmer married Liza Utter.[13] As of June 15, 2000, they had separated.[14] He was later married to Susanne Sutchy,[15] but they divorced in 2013.[16]


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Footloose Dancer uncredited
1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge Do-Gooder
1987 Less than Zero Trent
1989 Under the Boardwalk Cage
1991 Late for Dinner Willie Husband
1993 Blue Flame Flemming
1994 Floundering Hunk
1995 Tank Girl Richard
1995 The Maddening David Osborne
1995 Dead Badge Dan Sampson
1997 Jitters Evan Moore TV Movie
1998 One Hot Summer Night Richard Linsky TV Movie
1999 Children of the Struggle John Glass
2000 Jericho Dead Miner
2001 Beneath Loch Ness Case
2003 Reeseville Jason Buchanan
2004 Going to the Mat Tom Newfield TV Movie
2005 Thicker than Water Sam Nelson TV Movie
2006 The Garden David
2006 Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy Butch Cassidy
2006 Vengeance Nick
2007 House of Fears Mark
2007 Moola Robert Lawson
2007 Tears of a King Sam Phillips
2009 The Yankles Charlie Jones
2010 Justin Time Uncle Heath
2012 Shades of Treason Frank Lindh Indie Film
2013 Haunt Alan Asher
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Divorce Court Guy Layton Episode: Layton vs. Layton
1987 Days of Our Lives Dean
1988-91 China Beach Cpl. Boonie Lanier 61 episodes
1993 Tales from the Crypt Kevin Episode: Half Way Horrible
1995-2000 Flipper Dr. Keith Ricks 22 episodes
1996 ER Mickey Episode: Last Call
2000 Strange World Episode: Food
2001 The Fugitive Tucker Frederickson Episode: Tucker’s Gift
2009 Whatever Happened To? Himself Episode: Heroes Under Fire
2019 Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story Himself: Archived Footage Documentary


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