Brynn Hartman – Bio, Facts, Family Life of Phil Hartman’s Wife

Brynn Hartman
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Brynn Hartman (born April 11, 1958 – died May 28, 1998) was an American Former Actress, Swimsuit Model, and Celebrity Partner from Thief River Falls, Minnesota. She is best known as the spouse of Phil Hartman (Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist).

He initially gained success after appearing in the comedy group “The Groundlings” in 1975. His first hit movie project was “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” where Phil worked as a co-writer.

Brynn Hartman was the third wife of Phil Hartman (Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist) who killed him in his sleep

He also played one of the recurring roles of as Captain Carl on the show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”. As a graphic designer, Hartman created album covers for bands such as Poco and America.

In 1986, Hartman joined the comedy program “Saturday Night Live” and worked there for 8 seasons. Some of his other popular projects are Houseguest, Sgt. Bilko, The Simpsons, Small Soldiers, Jingle All the Way, etc.


Personal Affairs, Spouse & Children

In November 1987, Brynn Hartman tied the knot with her husband “Philip Edward Hartmann” in a private ceremony. According to a source, the couple first met each other on a blind date in 1986.

The late pair also shared two kids together. On September 28, 1989, Brynn and Philip welcomed their son named Sean Edward Hartman. Currently, he works as an actor, voice artist, writer, and graphic designer.

Brynn Hartman American former actress & model with her husband Phil Hartman and their son Sean Edward Hartman
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Later, the former model gave birth to their daughterBirgen Anika Hartman” in February 1992. Before her wedding to Philip, she wedded her longtime boyfriend “Douglas Iver Torfin” on May 20, 1977.

But their love life ended pretty soon and they took a divorce on December 04, 1979. On the other hand, Hartman had two ex-wives before marrying the swimsuit model. His first nuptial was with Gretchen Lewis which lasted from 1970 to 1972.

Then, the actor dated and wedded his second companion “Lisa Strain” in 1982. According to Lisa, the main reason for their separation was Phil’s emotional distance.


Phil Hartman Murder & Suicide

On the night of May 28, 1998, Mrs. Hartman murdered her spouse by shooting Phil when he was in his sleep. Later, Brynn pointed the gun on her head and took her life.

As per reports, they were having many troubles in their married life as the former actress was a drug-addict. She also doubted Phil for having an extra-marital affair.

Mrs. Hartman was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine when Phil Hartman’s spouse died by suicide and killed the comedian. When the police arrived on the scene, they saw their boy, Sean running out from the front door.

They also found the couple’s girl and took her in a safe place. It was later revealed by the authorities that Brynn went to her ex-beau’s home named as Ron Douglas after slaying Philips. There, she confessed of shooting Hartman dead.

Ron then called 911 after seeing the comedian’s deceased body. He locked Mrs. Hartman in a bedroom and after hearing police in her house she shot herself too.


Real Full Birth NameVicki Jo Omdahl.
Nick nameBrynn.
ProfessionFormer Actress and Model.
Famous forBeing the wife of Phil Hartman (Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist).
Age (As of 1998)40 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayApril 11, 1958.
Date of DeathMay 28, 1998.
Birthplace/HometownThief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)Aries.
Current ResidenceEncino, California, USA.
Social Media Account StatsInstagram: NA.
Twitter: --
Facebook: --
DebutFilm: North (1994, as Waitress).
TV Show: 3rd Rock from the Sun (1998, as Venusian #1).
Short Movie: --
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 178 cm.
Meters: 1.78 m.
WeightKilograms: 65 Kg.
Pounds: 143 lbs.
Bra Size36B.
Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)38-30-40.
Shoe Size (UK)8.
Tattoo details?NA.
Eye ColorBlue.
Hair ColorBlonde.
ParentsFather: Name not Known.
Mother: --
SiblingsBrother: Not Known.
Sister: Katherine.
Famous RelativesGrandparents:
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusMarried.
Dating History?Love Affair with her boyfriend Douglas and Phil.
BoyfriendRon Douglas.
Husband/Spouse Name1. Philip Edward Hartmann (m. 1987 - till her death 1998).
2. Douglas Iver Torfin (m. 1977 - div. 1979).
SonSean Edward Hartman.
DaughterBirgen Anika Hartman.
Highest QualificationGraduate.
SchoolLocal High School.
Alma Mater.Will update.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite CelebritiesElvis Presley (American singer) and Michelle Pfeiffer (actress).
Dream Holiday DestinationParis.
Favorite ColorBlack.
Love to doReading, Theatre Play & Artwork.
Favorite FoodItalian Cuisine.
Net worth (approx.)Under Revision (As of 2019).
Salary, Income & Earnings--


Some Lesser Known Facts about Brynn Hartman

Brynn Hartman's daughter Birgen Anika Hartman with her spouse Brandon
Photo of her daughter Birgen Hartman & Son-in-law Brandon.
  • Phil Hartman’s wife, Vicki Jo Omdahl was born on the 11th of April 1958 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA. Hence, her age was 40 years old, as of 1998.
  • There is no information about her father and mother but she had a sister named Katherine Omdahl.
  • Omdahl and her husband “Michael Wright” later took the custody of Brynn’s children and raised them as their own.
  • As of her career, she made a silver screen debut with a minor role of a waitress in the movie North in 1994.
  • Later, she appeared in the hit TV series “3rd Rock from the Sun” as Venusian #1 in 1998.
  • Previously, she worked as a swimsuit model and worked for Catalina.

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  • In fact, Vicki Jo appeared on the opening credit sequence of Saturday Night Live during the early 1990s.
  • Her late spouse even won a Primetime Emmy Award for his work in SNL in 1989.
  • Brynn Hartman has a good height of 178 cm tall or 5 feet 10 inches.
  • She possessed a slim, healthy, and beautiful figure with an estimated body weight of 65 Kg (143 lbs).



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