Otto Waalkes

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Otto Gerhard Waalkes

(1948-07-22) 22 July 1948 (age 70)
Occupation comedian, actor
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Otto Waalkes live (2005)

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. [1]

East Frisians inhabitants of East Frisia

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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.

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YearTitleChart Positions
1974Otto (Die Zweite)1---
1975Oh, Otto23--
1976Das 4. Programm12--
1977Das Wort zum Montag45--
1980Der Ostfriesische Götterbote211--
1981Otto versaut Hamburg74--
1983Hilfe Otto kommt!418-
1995Die CD - Das Allerbeste55---
1996Das Live Album111412-
1998Einen Hab ich noch284941-
2001Ostfriesland und Mehr40---
2002Only Otto28---
2003Otto - Die DVD40---
2004Otto - Die ersten 15 Jahre71---
2006100 Jahre Otto--77-


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  1. von Gehlen, Dirk (8 November 2006). Who is Otto Waalkes?. 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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