Robert Brinkmann Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Apr, 2020
Facts of Robert Brinkmann
Date of Birth: 1961 , November-20
Age: 59 years old
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Robert Brinkmann
Nationality German
Birth Place/City Braunschweig, Germany
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 Million
Weight in KG 69 KG
Married Olive Kim
Married to Olive Kim (m. 2009), Mena Suvari (m. 2000)
Children Mena Suvari (m. 2005)
Divorce Mena Suvari
Education Hofstra University
Movies The Cable Guy
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Robert Brinkmann is a professor who teaches environment, geology and Sustainability at Hofstra University in New York. He is best known as one of the Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability editors. He is also known as the series editor of Environmental Sustainability, which is a Palgrave book series. He has also appeared in numerous films and television shows.

Brinkmann, who was previously married to actress Mena Suvari, is currently in a romantic marital relationship with his current wife Olive Kim.

Born in Braunschweig, Germany

Robert Brinkmann was born on November 20, 1961, in Braunschweig, Germany, where he spent most of his childhood. Robert was interested in movies from an early age and spent his spare time watching movies. While he was at the tender age of 15, Brinkmann moved to Berlin to advance his career in the cinemas.

Brinkmann was always mesmerized by films. While he was in high school, Brinkmann made Super 8 movies and spent most of his time in the revival cinema and thus, was offered a job there. He aced his classes in school and graduated with flying colors.


Following his graduation, Robert Brinkmann moved to New York in order to focus on cinema. While he was in New York he spent an entire year watching around 700 movies. Then, he went on to finish studying film production at USC (University of Southern California). He specialized in cinematography and went on to finish his projects. His final project titled The Last Chance Dance earned him numerous awards including the Focus Award for Best Cinematography. He went on to graduate Suma Cum Laude.

After graduation, Brinkmann went on to establish a production company named Cinescope Production with two of his friends and went on to produce and shoot various music videos, documentaries and commercials. He was really focused on cinematography which changed his career and of many other film makers working with him as well. He went on to make the rock ‘n’ roll documentary “U2: Rattle and Hum”.

Robert came into the limelight when he was called upon to shoot the movie Shout for Universal Pictures. This made him the youngest DP in Hollywood studio. He then went on to shoot films such as Encino Man, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Cable Guy, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, The Rules of attraction and also the Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.

His work was slowly recognized and was appreciated by the public. He was really inspired by other directors and producers working beside him. He was very much inspired by photographer James Fee’s work and thus introduced himself during a publicity stunt. The two went on to work together for 15 long years. He went on to sponsor Fee’s work.

Married Olive Kim After Divorcing Actress Wife Mena Suvari

Robert Brinkmann met actress Mena Suvari during his work in one of his films. The two fell in love and on March 4, 2000, the two tied the knot. Unfortunately, their relationship didn't last long and the two got a divorce on 10th May 2005.

After four years of their divorce, Robert exchanged wedding vows with Olive Kim in December 2009. The couple has been living happily together ever since. They have not welcomed a child yet.

Estimated Net Worth of $2 Million

Brinkmann is hugely noted and respected for his work in the cinema arena. His net worth is estimated to be $2 million, as of 2020.

His salary is unknown but he earns most of his money as a teacher at Hofstra University.

His hard work and dedication towards making movies have led the public to be mesmerized by his work. He owns a luxurious house in New York.