Otto Waalkes

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Otto Waalkes
OttoWalkes (jha).jpg
Born Otto Gerhard Waalkes
(1948-07-22) 22 July 1948 (age 69)
Emden
Occupation comedian, actor
Website www.otto-waalkes.com
Otto Waalkes live (2005)

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

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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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