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Otto Kruger (1885–1974)


The grandnephew of South African pioneer and former president Paul Krüger, Otto Kruger trained for a musical career from childhood, but after enrolling in Columbia University he switched his career choice to acting. Making his Broadway debut in 1915, at 30, he shortly became a matinée idol of the day, specializing in sophisticated leading roles. ... See full bio »

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 1964 Della
Walter Garrick
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl
Dr. Anderson
 1961-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge Norris / Timothy Balfour Sr. / August Dalgran / ...
- The Case of the Missing Button (1964) ... Judge Norris
- The Case of the Devious Delinquent (1963) ... Timothy Balfour Sr.
- The Case of the Counterfeit Crank (1962) ... August Dalgran
- The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather (1961) ... J. J. Gideon
 1961-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Justice Caleb Cooke / Chandler Hanford
- The Judge (1963) ... Justice Caleb Cooke
- Up Jumped the Devil (1961) ... Chandler Hanford
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Judge W.H. 'Hanging Harry' Whitaker
- Elegy for a Hangman (1963) ... Judge W.H. 'Hanging Harry' Whitaker
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Judge Radcliffe
- Nothing Equals Nothing (1962) ... Judge Radcliffe
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Louis Conrad
- Gravida One (1962) ... Louis Conrad
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
The King ('The Singing Bone')
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
George Emory
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Bert Farrington
- An Attractive Family (1962) ... Bert Farrington
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Karl
- Quite a Woman (1961) ... Karl
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
General Frederic Jellich
- Lippizan (1961) ... General Frederic Jellich
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Franklyn Malleson Ghent
- A Fool for a Client (1961) ... Franklyn Malleson Ghent
 1960 Cash McCall
Will Atherson
 1959 The Grand Jury (TV Series)
Glenn
- Paradise Acres ... Glenn
 1959 The Rebel (TV Series)
Ben Tully
- Gun City (1959) ... Ben Tully
 1959 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
David Mumford
- Experiments in Terror (1959) ... David Mumford
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
John Marshall Wharton
 1958 The Colossus of New York
Dr. William Spensser
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Judge Mitchell / Walter Farrington
- Jacob and the Angel (1957) ... Judge Mitchell
- The 78th Floor (1956) ... Walter Farrington
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Raymond Adams
- Miller's Millions (1957) ... Raymond Adams
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Program Host
- The Happy Man (1955) ... Program Host
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Werner Engstrom / Dr. Emmanuel Hall
- Marked 'Danger' (1955) ... Dr. Werner Engstrom
- No Food for Thought (1955) ... Dr. Emmanuel Hall
 1955 The Desert Song (TV Movie)
General Birabeau
 1953-1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
The Boss / Charles
- The Face Is Familiar (1954) ... The Boss
- Woman's World (1953) ... Charles
 1954 Black Widow
Gordon Ling
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Spencer de Witt Roland
- Prelude to Murder (1954) ... Spencer de Witt Roland
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
 1950-1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Piano Tuner (1954)
- The Happy Ending (1950)
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Hit Parade
Remer
 1951-1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Alison's House (1952)
- Alison's House (1951)
 1951 Valentino
Mark Towers
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- The Outstation (1951)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
Carlton Dane
- Curtain Call (1951) ... Carlton Dane
 1951 Payment on Demand
Ted Prescott
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
Paul de Varenne
- The Doll in the Pink Silk Dress (1950) ... Paul de Varenne
 1950 711 Ocean Drive
Carl Stephans
 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
Chester Crabtree
- Help Wanted (1949) ... Chester Crabtree
 1948 Lulu Belle
Harry Randolph
 1948 Smart Woman
D.A. Bradley Wayne
 1947 Love and Learn
Andrew Wyngate
 1946 Duel in the Sun
Mr. Langford
 1946 The Fabulous Suzanne
Hendrick Courtney Sr.
 1945 Allotment Wives
Whitey Colton
 1945 On Stage Everybody
James Carlton
 1945 The Chicago Kid
John Mitchell
 1945 The Jungle Captive
Dr. Stendahl
 1945 Wonder Man
District Attorney
 1945 The Great John L.
Richard Martin
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Earl Carroll
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
Alexis Vanderlyn
 1944 They Live in Fear
Matthew Van Camp
 1944 Cover Girl
John Coudair
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Roosevelt
 1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery
Paul Hendrix
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Otto Kruger
 1943 Night Plane from Chungking
Albert Pasavy
 1943 Corregidor
Dr. Jan Stockman
 1943 Power of the Press
Howard Raskin
 1943 Hitler's Children
Colonel Henkel
 1942 Secrets of a Co-Ed
James Reynolds
 1942 Friendly Enemies
Anton Miller
 1942 Saboteur
Tobin
 1941 The Men in Her Life
Victor
 1941 Mercy Island
Dr. Sanderson
 1941 The Big Boss
Jim Maloney
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's
Dr. Magnus
 1940 The Man I Married
Heinrich Hoffman
 1939 Another Thin Man
Van Slack
 1939 Scandal Sheet
Jim Stevenson
 1939 A Woman Is the Judge
Steven Graham
 1939 The Zero Hour
Julian Forbes
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest
Mike Chadwick
 1939 Disbarred
Tyler Craden
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
Gil Morrell
 1938 Exposed
William Reardon
 1938 I Am the Law
Eugene Ferguson
 1938 The Hidden Menace
Garvin
 1938 Housemaster
Charles Donkin
 1937 The Barrier
Stark
 1937 Counsel for Crime
William Mellon
 1937 They Won't Forget
Gleason
 1937 Glamorous Night
King Stefan
 1936 Living Dangerously
Dr. Stanley Norton
 1936 Lady of Secrets
David
 1935 Two Sinners
Henry Vane
 1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story
Ellis Herries
 1934 Springtime for Henry
Henry Dewlip
 1934 Paris Interlude
Sam
 1934 Men in White
Dr. Levine
 1934 The Crime Doctor
Dan Gifford
 1933 The Women in His Life
Barringer
 1933 Gallant Lady
Phillip Lawrence
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Willie Ryan
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Hugo Wilbrandt
 1933 Beauty for Sale
Mr. Sherwood
 1933 Turn Back the Clock
Ted Wright
 1932 Ladies Not Allowed (Short)
 1928 The Home Girl (Short)
 1923 Under the Red Robe
Henri de Cocheforet
 1915/I When the Call Came (Short)
Charley Sterling
 1915 The Runaway Wife
Arthur - Eastman's Son
 1915 A Mother's Confession
Harold Patterson
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Stage Play: Alias Jimmy Valentine. Melodrama (revival). Written by Paul Armstrong. Based on the short story "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry. Directed by Huhgh Ford. Gaiety Theatre: 8 Dec 1921- Jan 1922 (closing date unknown/46 performances). Cast included Mary Boland, Earle Browne, George Farren, Otto Kruger (as "Lee Randall"). ... See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Great-nephew of Paul Krüger. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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