Kevin Otto (born in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American film and television actor recognized for his roles in NBC's Providence and FOX-TV's Angel and his roles in German language TV series.
Life and career
Kevin Otto was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first appeared in New Orleans in the mid-1980s (1985–1986) as a singer in a band called Reality Patio, before turning to acting.
Otto moved to New York City, where he studied acting at the famed William Esper Studio. He then worked as an actor in television commercials, as a voice artist and occasionally at the theater, eventually switching to films and TV.
He was often cast as a supporting actor in larger productions, though he had numerous leading roles, mainly in television movies. Otto has worked in the United States, Canada, South Africa, France, and also for a few German productions.
After eight years, in 1997, he was seen in the TV erotic thriller Dark Desires: The Other Side of the Mirror, an American-French co-production that was part of a series of erotic films. He portrayed the character of "Paul," a husband who, together with his wife "Mathilde," blackmails the women with whom he sleeps.
In 1998, he starred in director Timothy Bond's television movie Diamond Girl, a Canadian-South African production. He played the role of a light-hearted lawyer and playboy "Denny Montana," who is more interested in women than in his job as a lawyer.
In 2000, Otto was seen in Lost Souls, portraying a successful businessman who becomes an alcoholic after discovering that his wife (played by Emily Whitefield) was cheating on him, and finds his way back into life through a love affair with a waitress (played by Jana van Niekerk).
In 2002, he starred in the romantic comedy Song of Songs. He played the character of "Josh," the roommate and the love of the musician and singer Jolene (played by Kiki Teague). In the 2005 sci-fi thriller Slipstream, he was seen in the primary character of the FBI agent "Jake Hallman," alongside Ivana Milicevic and Vinnie Jones. In the feature film Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010), Otto played the vet "Dr. Sam Cooper."
He also had episode roles and guest roles in several television series including The Adventures of Sinbad (1998), Providence (1999), Sunset Beach (1999), Angel (2001), Tremors(2003), Hunter (2003), SAF3 (2013; as Dr. Natterson), Dominion (2014; as Angel Louis). He has also appeared in many history channel documentaries.
Since 2011, Otto has appeared in various supporting roles in German television productions, which also played in Africa and South Africa. In 2011, he was seen in German broadcaster ZDF's crime/drama TV mini-series Verschollen am Kap, alongside Barbara Auer and Heino Ferch. The following year, he was seen as the aircraft mechanic "Günther" in Johanna und der Buschpilot - Der Weg nach Afrika and Johanna und der Buschpilot - Die Legende der Kraniche, both alongside with Julia Brendler and Kai Schumann. In 2015, he repeated the role in its sequel Jana und der Buschpilot - Einsame Entscheidung, appearing alongside Abena Ayivor, Eva-Maria Grein von Friedl, and Kai Schumann.
In 2015, he was also seen in director Jan Markus Linhof's comedy film Super-Dad, as "Dr. König," alongside Stephan Luca. For his German parts, his voice over was performed by various German actors including Pierre Peters-Arnolds and Frank Röth.
Otto has lived in Cape Town, South Africa, for many years.
|Article Title:||Kevin Otto: American film actor - Biography and Life|
|Author(s):||PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff|
|Publish Date:||26 Nov 2016|
|Date Accessed:||22 Sep 2020|