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Who Is The Most Famous Otto In The World?

Updated February 1, 2021 552 votes 26 voters 9.5k views67 items

List RulesVote up all of the Ottos you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Otto can you think of? The famous Ottos below have many different professions, including notable actors named Otto, famous musicians named Otto, and even statesman named Otto.

Otto von Bismarck is certainly one of the most famous Ottos on this list. One of the famous politicians named Otto, he served as the Chancellor of the German Empire from 1871 to 1890. He was involved in the Unification of Germany.

Another of the famous people with the first name Otto is Otto Kruger. He was an actor who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur. He was also a Broadway star. Otto Jespersen and Otto Felix are also famous actors named Otto. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Otto? Just add them to the list!

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    Otto Kruger

    1885-09-06

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Otto Kruger (September 6, 1885 – September 6, 1974) was an American actor, originally a...  more
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    Otto Jespersen

    1954-07-21

    BirthplaceNorway

    GenderMale

    Otto Jespersen (born 21 July 1954) is a Norwegian comedian, actor and television personality....  more
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    Otto Kilcher

    1952-04-19

    BirthplaceAlaska

    Otto Kilcher (born April 19, 1952) is a reality star known for being one of the heads of the Kilcher family, who are featured on Alaska: The Last Frontier. The show documents their lives living in Alaska without modern amenities like plumbing and heat.

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    Otto Felix

    1942-12-31

    BirthplacePitsburg, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Otto Felix (December 31, 1942 – December 13, 2008) was a motion picture and television actor,...  more
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    Otto Hardwicke

    1904-05-31

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    GenderMale

    Otto James "Toby" Hardwicke (May 31, 1904 – August 5, 1970) was a saxophone player associated...  more
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    BirthplaceSchönhausen, Germany

    GenderMale

    Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (Born von Bismarck-Schönhausen;...  more

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    Otto Knows

    1989-05-06

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Otto Jettman, better known by his stage name Otto Knows, is a Swedish DJ and music producer...  more

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    BirthplaceVestjylland, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Otto Herman Max Brandenburg (4 September 1934 – 1 March 2007) was a Danish musician, singer...  more
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    Otto Penzler

    1942-07-08

    GenderMale

    Otto Penzler (born July 8, 1942) is an editor of mystery fiction in the United States, and...  more
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    Otto Graham

    1921-12-06

    BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Otto Everett Graham Jr. (December 6, 1921 – December 17, 2003) was an American football...  more

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    Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

    0912-11-23

    BirthplaceWallhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

    GenderMale

    Otto I (23 November 912 – 7 May 973), traditionally known as Otto the Great (German: Otto der...  more

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    Otto Preminger

    1905-12-05

    BirthplaceVyzhnytsia, Ukraine

    GenderMale

    Otto Ludwig Preminger (, German pronunciation: [ˈpreːmiŋɐ]; 5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986)...  more
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    Otto Lilienthal

    1848-05-23

    BirthplaceAnklam, Germany

    GenderMale

    Karl Wilhelm Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896) was a German pioneer of aviation...  more

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    Otto Peltzer

    1900-03-08

    BirthplaceDrage, Steinburg, Germany

    GenderMale

    Otto Paul Eberhard Peltzer (8 March 1900 – 11 August 1970) was a German middle distance runner...  more
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    Otto Waalkes

    1948-07-22

    BirthplaceEmden, Germany

    GenderMale

    Otto Gerhard Waalkes (born 22 July 1948) is an East Frisian comedian and actor. He became...  more
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    Otto Porter Jr.

    1993-06-03

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Otto Porter, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the...  more

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    Otto Hahn

    1879-03-08

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    GenderMale

    Otto Hahn (8 March 1879 – 28 July 1968) was a German chemist and pioneer in the fields of...  more
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    BirthplaceReichenau an der Rax, Austria

    GenderMale

    Otto von Habsburg (20 November 1912 – 4 July 2011), also known by his traditional royal title...  more
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    Otto Wagner

    1841-07-13

    BirthplacePenzing, Vienna, Austria

    GenderMale

    Otto Koloman Wagner was an Austrian architect and urban planner, known for his lasting impact...  more
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    Otto Weininger

    1880-04-03

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    GenderMale

    Otto Weininger (German: [ˈvaɪnɪŋɐ]; 3 April 1880 – 4 October 1903) was an Austrian philosopher...  more
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    Otto Loewi

    1873-06-03

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    GenderMale

    Otto Loewi (3 June 1873 – 25 December 1961) was a German-born pharmacologist and...  more
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    Otto Kretschmer

    1912-05-01

    BirthplaceHajduki Nyskie, Poland

    GenderMale

    Otto Kretschmer (1 May 1912 – 5 August 1998) was the most successful German U-boat commander...  more
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    Otto Schmidt

    1891-09-30

    BirthplaceMogilev, Belarus

    GenderMale

    Otto Yulyevich Shmidt (Born Otto Friedrich Julius Schmidt; Russian: Отто Юльевич Шмидт,...  more
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    Otto Klemperer

    1885-05-14

    BirthplaceWrocław, Poland

    GenderMale

    Otto Nossan Klemperer (14 May 1885 – 6 July 1973) was a Jewish German-born conductor and...  more
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    Otto Rank

    1884-04-22

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    GenderMale

    Otto Rank (; German: [ʀaŋk]; né Rosenfeld; 22 April 1884 – 31 October 1939) was an Austrian...  more