Otto Waalkes

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Otto Waalkes
OttoWalkes (jha).jpg
Born Otto Gerhard Waalkes
(1948-07-22) 22 July 1948 (age 66)
Emden
Occupation comedian, actor
Website
www.otto-waalkes.com
Otto Waalkes live (2005)

Otto Gerhard Waalkes (born 22 July 1948 in Emden, Germany) is a German 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.[1]

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,[2] who co-starred with him in Otto – Der Katastrophenfilm.

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[edit]

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[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Gehlen, Dirk (8 November 2006). Who is Otto Waalkes?. guardian.co.uk The Guardian News and Media Limited.
  2. ^ "Ehe-Aus bei Otto Waalkes und Eva Hassmann". Die Welt (in German). 6 November 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 

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