Quick Facts of Brynn Hartman

  • Full NameBrynn Hartman
  • Date of Birth11 April, 1958
  • NicknameBrynn
  • Marital Status Married until 1998
  • BirthplaceThief River Falls, Minnesota, USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionModel, Celebrity Wife
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1994- 1998
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Hazel
  • BuildSlim
  • SpousePhil Hartman (1986-1998 before both died)
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Aries
Brynn Hartman

If you have heard about the tragic death which covers all media and newspapers on May 28,  1998, then you might be familiar with the mysterious death of Brynn Hartman and Phil Hartman. Moreover, today’s article is about Brynn Hartman who was an American actress and celebrity wife. Further, she had appeared in North (1994) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 ). Her husband, Phil was a famous comedian, actor, screenwriter and known for his work in the movie Jingle all the way, Small soldiers, Kiki’s delivery, and many more.

The news was on the top list among mysterious death as she shot her husband and suicide later. Further, she was a mother of two wonderful children. What was the real cause of the tragic death of her husband and her? Let’s get into the article to know her better.

 Tragic Death

The death of  Brynn and Phil Hartman lives so many mysteries and sadness behind it. According to the investigation of the police, Brynn killed her husband with a handgun after they had a big quarrel. Soon after killing her husband, Phil, she locked herself in a room and later, she committed suicide with the same gun. The tragic death happened on May 28, 1998, in the house at Encino, California, USA. At the time of the incident, her children were sleeping in the other room.

Brynn with her husband, Phil Hartman before death.
Brynn with her husband, Phil Hartman before death. Image Source: New York Post

Since many times her husband showed up to work with scratches on his face and also have to spend his night of houseboat.  At that time, she was engaged in cocaine. Further, she was also sent to rehab along with Andy Dick who helped Phil to get to know about her progress in rehab. Nevertheless, she continuously suspected her husband, Phil might be involved in an affair which was totally not true. Besides, the last night of her life, as per autopsy report she was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine which might lead her to attempt this heartfelt decision. The death left her children to live an orphan life full of sadness in their hearts.

Orphan Life of her Children

Well, before the mysterious death, the couple were happily married with two wonderful children. But, the tragic death of them changes the whole life of their children and leads to living an orphan life. Further, the couple was blessed with a son and a daughter from their marriage relationship. The couple became parents for the first time with a son, Sean Edward Hartman in 1987. Moreover, the couple became parents for a second time with a beautiful daughter, Birgen Hartman in  February 1992. At the time of parents’ death, Sean, nine years old and Birgen,  six years old.

Brynn with her husband and two children before death
Brynn with her husband and two children before death. Image Source: Pinterest

Moreover, due to the horrific death of their parents, leads them to live an orphan life. After the death of their parents, police handover responsibility of Birgen and Sean to their mother’s sister Katherine Wright and her husband, Mike Wright. Nevertheless, the couple didn’t share a child together, so, they raised Birgen and Sean as their own children in a town in Eau Clarie Wisconsin and then Edina Minnesota. As per the source, Birgen and Sean lived with her father’s brother, John Hartman for sometimes. At present, her children are all grown up and living their beautiful life with family. Her son is living a single life and her daughter is enjoying her married life with her husband, Brandon.

Married Life with Phil Before Death

Well, Brynn’s married life was complicated and ended with a tragic death. Further, she was married to a famous comedian, actor, screenwriter, Phil Hartman. He was best known for his works in the movie Jingle all the way, Small soldiers, Kiki’s delivery, and many more. Further, her husband was also famous for providing the voice for America’s most loved cartoon Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo. The couple married on November 25, 1987.

Phil and Brynn all smiling before their mystery death.
Phil and Brynn all smiling before their mystery death. Image Source: Dagbladet

The couple first met on a blind date in 1986 while she was working as a Catalina swimsuit model. After, dating sometimes, they decided for marriage. But, their 11 years of marriage ended when she shot her husband with a gun and later committed suicide on 28 May 1998.

Relation with the first Husband

Besides, marrying a famous comedian, Phil,  previously  Brynn was a married woman. Further, she married Douglas Iver Torfin at the age of 19. The couple married on May 20, 1977. However, their marriage last for three years and the couple decided to divorce on December 4, 1979.

Brynn's ex-husband, Douglas Iver Torfin.
Brynn’s ex-husband, Douglas Iver Torfin. Image Source: Legacy.com

Although, the exact reason for divorce is unknown the couple didn’t share any children from their relationship. Further, there is no information about her past affairs and relationship.

Net Worth

Brynn might have earned a hefty amount from her career as an actress and model before her death. But, the exact figure of net worth is yet unknown. Moreover, her husband’s net worth at the time death was around $3 million. Further, the couple also earned a house at Encino whose real estate price was $1 million at that time.

Brynn and Phil house in Encino, CA. Image
Brynn and Phil house in Encino, CA. Image Source: Waymarking

Nevertheless, their net worth was inherited by their children and also Sean and Birgen were bequeathed $6,30,000 net worth. Further, she might have lived a lavish life with her husband and two children before death.

Short Bio of Brynn

Brynn Hartman was born as a Vicki Jo Omdahl on April 11, 1958, in Thief River Fall, Minnesota, USA. Further, she was a daughter of Donald Gene Omdahl, an engineer, and her mother was Constance Faye Omdahl, the retail shop owner. Brynn has siblings named Gregory Clark Omdahl and Katherine Kelly Omdahl  Wright. She was an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. However, by profession, she was an actress and a model. She died in 1998. She worked in a movie like North (1994) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996).