Otto Kruger (1885–1974)

Down 1,158 this week
1:45 | Trailer
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 »

Do You Recognize These Rising Stars?

See which of your favorite stars are trending now.

See the gallery

Hollywood Heartthrobs Through the Years

We love these Hollywood icons, and we bet you do too.

See all the photos

Related News

The Best New and Upcoming Horror

Celebrate the season of spooky with a look at some of the horror movies and series out now and coming soon.

See the full list

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 people
created 21 Oct 2015
a list of 29 people
created 13 Mar 2014
a list of 31 people
created 02 Jul 2012
a list of 40 people
created 10 Apr 2014
a list of 1597 people
created 11 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Otto Kruger's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »


Known For

Saboteur Charles Tobin
High Noon Judge Percy Mettrick
Murder, My Sweet Jules Amthor
Dracula's Daughter Jeffrey Garth


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (121 credits)
 1965 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 Harry Whitaker
- Elegy for a Hangman (1963) ... Judge 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)
- 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 Grand Jury (TV Series)
- Paradise Acres (1959) ... 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
 1953-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Program Host / Walter Travis
- The Happy Man (1955) ... Program Host
- Something to Live For (1953) ... Walter Travis
 1955 The Last Command
Stephen F. Austin
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Werner Engstrom / Dr. Emanuel M. Hall
- Marked 'Danger (1955) ... Dr. Werner Engstrom
- No Food for Thought (1955) ... Dr. Emanuel M. 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 (TV Series)
Spencer de Witt Roland
- Prelude to Murder (1954) ... Spencer de Witt Roland
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
 1954 Magnificent Obsession
 1950-1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Piano Tuner (1954)
- The Happy Ending (1950)
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Hit Parade
 1952 High Noon
Judge Percy Mettrick
 1951-1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Alison's House (1952)
- Alison's House (1951)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- The Outstation (1951)
 1951 Valentino
Mark Towers
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
Carlton Dane
- Curtain Call (1951) ... Carlton Dane
 1951 Payment on Demand
 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 Romance on the High Seas
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 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 Woman Who Came Back
Rev. Jim Stevens
 1945 Allotment Wives
Whitey Colton
 1945 On Stage Everybody
James Carlton
 1945 The Chicago Kid
John Mitchell
 1945 The Jungle Captive
Mr. Stendahl
 1945 The Great John L.
Richard Martin
 1945 Wonder Man
District Attorney
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Earl Carroll
 1945 Escape in the Fog
Paul Devon
 1944 Murder, My Sweet
Jules Amthor
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
Alexis Vanderlyn
 1944 They Live in Fear
Matthew Van Camp
 1944 Cover Girl
John Coudair
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
 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 Rankin
 1943 Hitler's Children
Colonel Henkel
 1942 Secrets of a Co-Ed
James Reynolds
 1942 Friendly Enemies
Anton Miller
 1942 Saboteur
Charles Tobin
 1941 The Men in Her Life
 1941 Mercy Island
Dr. Sanderson
 1941 The Big Boss
Jim Maloney
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuters
Dr. Magnus
 1940 The Man I Married
Heinrich Hoffman
 1940 Seventeen
Sylvanus Baxter
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Dr. Emil Von Behring
 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 False Rapture
Ivan Ivanovich Petrov
 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
 1938 Housemaster
Charles Donkin
 1937 Counsel for Crime
William Mellon
 1937 They Won't Forget
Michael Gleason
 1937 Glamorous Night
King Stefan
 1937 The Barrier
 1936 Dracula's Daughter
Jeffrey Garth
 1936 Living Dangerously
Dr. Stanley Norton
 1936 Lady of Secrets
 1935 Two Sinners
Henry Vane
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story
Ellis Herries
 1934 Chained
Richard I. Field
 1934 Springtime for Henry
Henry Dewlip
 1934 Treasure Island
Doctor Livesey
 1934 Paris Interlude
 1934 Men in White
Dr. Levine
 1934 The Crime Doctor
Dan Gifford
 1933 The Women in His Life
Kent 'Barry' 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)
 1930 Mr. Intruder (Short)
The Husband
 1928 The Home Girl (Short)
 1925 Marionettes (Short)
 1923 Under the Red Robe
Henri de Cocheforet
 1915/I When the Call Came (Short)
Charley Sterling
 1915 A Mother's Confession
Harold Patterson
 1915 The Runaway Wife (Short)
Arthur - Eastman's Son
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Seven Chances. Written by Roi Cooper Megrue. George M. Cohan's Theatre (moved to the Belasco Theatre on 23 Oct 1916 to close): 8 Aug 1916- Dec 1916 (closing date unknown/151 performances). Cast: Marion Abbott, Charles Brokate, Emily Callaway, Alice Carroll, Frank Craven, Florence Deshon, Hayward Ginn, Otto Kruger, Rowland Lee [... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Articles | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Susan MacManamy  (his death)  (1 child)

Did You Know?


Great-nephew of Paul Krüger. See more »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed