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Otto Waalkes

Otto Waalkes

German comedian and singer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German comedian and singer
A.K.A. Otto Gerhard Waalkes
Countries Germany
Occupations Actor Comedian Film director Cabaret artist Caricaturist Screenwriter Singer Penciller Dub actor
Gender male
Birth 22 July 1948 (Emden)
Star sign Cancer
Residence Blankenese
Family
Spouse: Eva Hassmann
Education Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
Otto Waalkes
The details
Biography

Otto Gerhard Waalkes (born 22 July 1948) is an East Frisian comedian and actor. He became famous in the 1970s and 1980s in Germany with his shows, books and movies. His perhaps most famous trademark are the 'Ottifanten' ('Ottiphants'), elephant-like comic characters of his own design. They featured on the cover of his first album release.

He shares a close friendship with tennis player Steffi Graf, who also makes an appearance (as herself) in the movie Otto – Der Außerfriesische. He has one child ("Benjamin Karl Otto Grigori Waalkes") with his first wife Manuela Ebelt, and was later married to actress Eva Hassmann until November 2011, who co-starred with him in Otto – Der Katastrofenfilm.

He also works as a voice actor, providing, among others, the German voices of Mushu in Disney's Mulan movies and Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age franchise.

Discography

Year Title Chart Positions
DE AT CH EU
1973 Otto 1 - - -
1974 Otto (Die Zweite) 1 - - -
1975 Oh, Otto 2 3 - -
1976 Das 4. Programm 1 2 - -
1977 Das Wort zum Montag 4 5 - -
1978 Ottocolor 7 4 - -
1980 Der Ostfriesische Götterbote 2 11 - -
1981 Otto versaut Hamburg 7 4 - -
1983 Hilfe Otto kommt! 4 1 8 -
1995 Die CD - Das Allerbeste 55 - - -
1996 Das Live Album 11 14 12 -
1998 Einen Hab ich noch 28 49 41 -
2001 Ostfriesland und Mehr 40 - - -
2002 Only Otto 28 - - -
2003 Otto - Die DVD 40 - - -
2004 Otto - Die ersten 15 Jahre 71 - - -
2006 100 Jahre Otto - - 77 -
"Zwergensong" 12 - - 33*

Filmography

  • Otto – Der Film (Otto – The Film) (1985)
  • Otto – Der neue Film [de] (Otto - The New Film) (1987)
  • Otto – Der Außerfriesische [de] (Otto - The Outer-Frisian) (1989)
  • Otto – Der Liebesfilm [de] (Otto – The Romance film) (1992)
  • St. Pauli Nacht [de] (St. Pauli Night) by Sönke Wortmann (1999) (Cameo)
  • Otto – Der Katastrofenfilm [de] (Otto - The Disaster film) (2000)
  • 7 Zwerge – Männer allein im Wald (7 Dwarves – Men Alone in the Wood) (2004)
  • 7 Zwerge – Der Wald ist nicht genug (7 Dwarves – The Wood Is Not Enough) (2006)
  • Otto’s Eleven [de] (2010)
  • The 7th Dwarf (Der 7bte Zwerg) (2014)
  • Kartoffelsalat – Nicht fragen! (2015)
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References
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/film/2006/11/the_man_who_beat_borat.html
http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi?action=display&authority_id=XX5577388
http://isni.org/isni/0000000114758320
http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w6jv3x7v
http://www.ottifant.de
http://www.otto-waalkes.com/
https://d-nb.info/gnd/118809644
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81014276
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/4d26c4d8-5a0e-4656-94a3-3943af8d7e10
https://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36396045
https://viaf.org/viaf/25398953
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