Dieter Brummer (born 5 May 1976 in Sydney) is an Australian actor of German descent, probably best known for his role as Shane Parrish on the television soap opera Home and Away.
Brummer began his career, starring as Shane Parrish on the television soap opera Home and Away from 1992 to 1996. For the role of Shane Parrish, Brummer was nominated for the Gold Logie and Silver Logie Awards for "Most Popular Actor" in 1994, however failed to win. However he went on to win the "Most Popular Actor" silver Logie Award in 1995 and 1996. In 1993 and 1994, the role saw Brummer voted as "The Prince of Soap" by Dolly magazine's readers. He was written out when the character died from blood poisoning.
Brummer went on to appear in the hospital drama Medivac, the pay-TV series Shark Bay and had a guest role in The Man from Snowy River in 1996. Brummer also appeared in the 1999 film Tom's Funeral and in The Finder (2001). 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. The station tried to get an interview with him for a "where are they now?" segment, but was unsuccessful.
In 2009, Brummer joined the cast of the Underbelly 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. However, in the third series, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, this role was increased to one of the principal cast. In 2011, Brummer joined the cast of Neighbours for seven weeks as Troy Miller. On 2 March 2012, it was announced that Brummer had reprised his role as Troy for another guest stint. In 2014 he joined the cast of Winners and Losers for 5 episodes as Jason Ross.
Brummer later became involved in a much publicised media feud with Home and Away co-star Melissa George.
Awards and nominations
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.