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Otto Hoffman (1879–1944)

Gangly and rugged stage and screen character star Otto Hoffman was born in New York in 1879. Began as a stage performer in the 1890's. Made his movie debut under the direction of Stuart Paton in The White Terror (1915) starring Hobart Henley for the IMP Film Company. Otto directed only one film, The Secret of Black Mountain (1917) made in 1917 ... See full bio »

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Known For

King of the Wild Man in Black Glasses / Mrs. Colby
The Terror Soapy Marks
The Hottentot Perkins


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 1944 This Is the Life
Oscar (uncredited)
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Victor (uncredited)
 1943 Sagebrush Law
Doc Crandall
 1943 The Human Comedy
Scowling Man in Library (uncredited)
 1942 Red River Robin Hood
Editor Sam Sterling
 1942 The Mummy's Tomb
Retiring Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited)
 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Thomas - Printer (uncredited)
 1942 I Married an Angel
Mr. Flit (uncredited)
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring
Jeff Oglethorpe (uncredited)
 1942 The Mad Martindales
 1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler?
Assessor (uncredited)
 1942 The Bashful Bachelor
Judge Akins (uncredited)
 1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein
Villager (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing
Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1941 Ball of Fire
Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1941 Texas
Saddle Artisan (uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Photographer with Lockberg (uncredited)
 1941 Murder Among Friends
Watchman (uncredited)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
New York Globe Teletype Operator (uncredited)
 1940 Stranger on the Third Floor
Police Surgeon
 1940 Lucky Partners
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Lucky Cisco Kid
Ed Stoke - Storekeeper
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Pete - Printer (uncredited)
 1940 The Blue Bird
Crab Apple (uncredited)
 1939 Bandits and Ballads (Short)
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
Station Agent (uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Deaf Judge (uncredited)
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Mr. Stoney
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Farmer (uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest
Frightened Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Pawnbroker (uncredited)
 1939 Inside Story
Homer Grubb (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Mayor (uncredited)
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Photographer (uncredited)
 1938 Service de Luxe
Small Towner (uncredited)
 1938 Time Out for Murder
Clock Maker Checking Time (uncredited)
 1938 Pals of the Saddle
Townsman (uncredited)
 1938 One Wild Night
Tom - Railroad Conductor (uncredited)
 1938 Romance in the Dark
Stage Doorman
 1938 Mr. Boggs Steps Out
 1938 The Jury's Secret
Old Man (uncredited)
 1937 Living on Love
Alex (uncredited)
 1937 Fight for Your Lady
2nd Undertaker (uncredited)
 1937 Renfrew of the Royal Mounted
Townsman (uncredited)
 1937 All Over Town
Peter Stuyvesant 'Pete' Phillips
 1937 Hideaway
 1937 The Toast of New York
Member of the Board of Directors (uncredited)
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Fernando (uncredited)
 1937 The Road Back
Old Man (uncredited)
 1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Miner Who Struck Gold (uncredited)
 1937 The Woman I Love (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Louie the Tailor (uncredited)
 1937 Girl Loves Boy
Gus Wilkey
 1937 Park Avenue Logger
Wesley - Justice of Peace (uncredited)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Gardener (uncredited)
 1937 Sea Devils
Monty - Pawnbroker (uncredited)
 1936 Career Woman
Frank Jackson
 1936 Winterset
Elderly Printer Testifying in Court (uncredited)
 1936 Wedding Present
Printer (uncredited)
 1936 Pepper
Gardener (uncredited)
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Editor (uncredited)
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1936 Federal Agent
Sanderson (uncredited)
 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur
Farmer (uncredited)
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Gardener (uncredited)
 1935 Show Them No Mercy!
Hick (uncredited)
 1935 Annie Oakley
Lem Jordan - Store Owner (uncredited)
 1935 Barbary Coast
Pebbles (uncredited)
 1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Nester (uncredited)
 1935 Hot Tip
Old Man on Porch (uncredited)
 1935 Smart Girl
Wilson (uncredited)
 1935 Mad Love
Blind Man (uncredited)
 1935 Ginger
Pawnbroker (uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Shadows
Hank Stalkey
 1935 Big Calibre
Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Hurricane
Silas Coffin
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder
Station Agent (uncredited)
 1934 Behold My Wife!
Minister (uncredited)
 1934 The Painted Veil
Husband (scenes deleted)
 1934 Kid Millions
 1934 Kentucky Kernels
Henry - Banesville Station Agent (uncredited)
 1934 Tailspin Tommy
Dr. Krantz, Chemist [Ch. 4-5] (uncredited)
 1934 My Grandfather's Clock (Short)
Grandfather Willoughby (uncredited)
 1934 Bachelor Bait
Postal Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Walsh (uncredited)
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday
Fedele - the Butler (as Otto Hoffmann)
 1934 Beloved
 1933 Cradle Song
Sexton (uncredited)
 1933 Back Page
 1933 Only Yesterday (uncredited)
 1933 Night Flight
Airport Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1933 A Man of Sentiment
 1933 Skyway
Mr. Hammond - Man at the Bank (uncredited)
 1933 Life in the Raw
Charlie, Station Agent (uncredited)
 1933 Night of Terror
Professor (uncredited)
 1933 Fast Workers
James Collins (uncredited)
 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum
Igor's Assistant (uncredited)
 1933 The Iron Master
 1933 The Cheyenne Kid
Cal Winters
 1932 Haunted Gold
 1932 Courting Trouble (Short)
 1932 Downstairs
Otto - the Wine Cellar Caretaker
 1932 Hello Trouble
Calvin Sharp
 1932 The Dark Horse
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1932 Two Seconds
S.J. Peters - Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1932 The County Fair
Specs Matthews
 1932 Union Depot
Station Agent Investigating Screams (uncredited)
 1931 Under Eighteen
Penthouse Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1931 Sob Sister
Cranky Neighbor (uncredited)
 1931 Side Show
Otto - Seated on Sheriff's Left (uncredited)
 1931 Young as You Feel
 1931 Son of India
Jeweler (uncredited)
 1931 Los presidiarios
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1931 The Avenger
Black Kelly
 1931 King of the Wild
Man in Black Glasses / Mrs. Colby
 1931 Captain Applejack
Horace Pengard
 1931 Cimarron
Murch Rankin (uncredited)
 1930 The Criminal Code
Jim Fales
 1930 Kismet
 1930 Sinners' Holiday
 1930 Abraham Lincoln
 1930 Moby Dick
Shanghai Lady Seller (uncredited)
 1930 The Other Tomorrow
Ted Journet
 1929 Condemned!
Convict Barber (uncredited)
 1929 Acquitted
Dad Smith
 1929 Is Everybody Happy?
 1929 The Hottentot
 1929 Madonna of Avenue A
 1929 On with the Show!
 1929 The Desert Song
 1929 Hardboiled Rose
Apyton Hale
 1928 Noah's Ark
Investor with Gun / Trader
 1928 The Power of the Press
Blake's Aide (uncredited)
 1928 The Terror
Soapy Marks
 1928 The Grain of Dust
Head Clerk
 1928 The Beautiful Spy
Balcarce's Father
 1928 Rinty of the Desert
Pop Marlow
 1928 The Fourflusher
Mr. Riggs
 1927 The Siren
 1927 The Valley of the Giants
 1927 Painted Ponies
 1927 The Stolen Bride
Papa Pless
 1927 Beware of Widows
Mr. Warren
 1926 Millionaires
 1926 The Boy Friend
Mr. Harper
 1926 More Pay - Less Work
Henry Tweedle
 1925 The Eagle
Man Whose Purse is Stolen (uncredited)
 1925 Bobbed Hair
 1925 Satan in Sables
 1925 The Circle
 1925 Confessions of a Queen
King's Valet
 1924 The Dixie Handicap
The Major
 1924 Secrets of the Night
 1924 This Woman
 1924 The Price She Paid
Seth Kehr
 1924 The Gaiety Girl
Evan Evans
 1924 High Speed
Daniel Holbrook
 1924 Broadway After Dark
Norton's Valet
 1924 The Arizona Express
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1924 Daddies
 1923 Lucretia Lombard
 1923 Strangers of the Night
Horace Pengard
 1923 Human Wreckage
 1923 Double Dealing
Uriah Jobson
 1923 One Stolen Night
Horace Ebberly
 1922 The Glorious Fool
 1922 A Dangerous Game
Uncle Stillson Peebles
 1922 Ridin' Wild
Andrew McBride
 1922 The Sin Flood
 1922 The Bootlegger's Daughter
The Deacon
 1922 Confidence
Josiah Wiggins
 1922 The New Teacher
Joseph Hurley
 1922 Trimmed
Nebo Slayter
 1922 The $5 Baby
The Solitary Kid
 1922 Mr. Barnes of New York
 1922 Very Truly Yours
Jim Watson
 1922 Gas, Oil and Water
Henry Jones
 1922 Boy Crazy
Mr. Skinner
 1922 Pardon My Nerve!
Luke Tweezy
 1921 Whatever She Wants
Amos Lott
 1921 The Devil Within
 1921 Passing Through
James Spivins
 1921 Who Am I?
William Zoltz
 1921 The Bronze Bell
La Bertouche
 1921 Bunty Pulls the Strings
 1920 Silk Hosiery
Van Twiller
 1920 Just Out of College
Professor Bliss
 1920 The Jailbird
Elkemah Pardee
 1920 Stop Thief
 1920 It's a Great Life
Professor Mozier
 1920 Paris Green
Andre Robinet
 1920 The Great Accident
V.R. Kite
 1920 Homer Comes Home
Silas Prouty
 1919 Behind the Door
Mark Arnold
 1919 Crooked Straight
Lucius Owen
 1919 The Egg Crate Wallop
'Spider' Blake
 1919 The City of Comrades
 1919 The Haunted Bedroom
Managing Editor
 1919 The Busher
Deacon Nasby
 1919 Greased Lightning
Rufus Shadd
 1919 The Sheriff's Son
Jess Tighe
 1918 String Beans
Joe Farley
 1918 A Nine O'Clock Town
John Clary
 1918 The Kaiser's Shadow
Fredeerick Fischr
 1918 His Own Home Town
 1918 The Family Skeleton
Billy's Valet
 1917 The Son of His Father
 1915 Billy's College Job (Short)
Lord Helpus - the Rejected Suitor
 1915 The White Terror
Mayor Alrich
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)

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Otto Hoffmann


5' 7" (1.7 m)


Laura King  (daughter Eugenie (c. 1924))

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