Otto Kruger

Highest Rated: 100% Wonder Man (1945)
Lowest Rated: 55% Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Birthday: Sep 6, 1885
Birthplace: Not Available
Erudite, silver-haired stage and screen actor Otto Kruger was a grandnephew of South African president Ohm Kruger. While attending the University of Michigan and Columbia University, Kruger switched his field of interest from music to acting. After several seasons in regional theatre, the 30-year-old Kruger made his Broadway bow in The Natural Law in 1915. That same year, he appeared in his first film, but did not actively pursue moviemaking until the talkie era. Kruger often exploited his respectable, sophisticated veneer to play villainous roles, such as the solid citizen-cum-Nazi ringleader in Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). He was equally effective in parts calling for kindness and compassion, notably as Dr. Emil Behring, the real-life Nobel Prize winner, in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet. During World War II, Kruger, an ardent home gardener, worked as a food coordinator for the Los Angeles Country Agricultural Department. While appearing in the pre-Broadway tryouts for Advise and Consent in 1960, Kruger suffered the first of several strokes that would eventually render him inactive. Otto Kruger made his last film, Sex and the Single Girl, in 1964; he died 10 years later, on his 89th birthday.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
60% Sex and the Single Girl Dr. Anderson 1964
No Score Yet Kohlhiesels Tochter Actor 1963
No Score Yet The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm The King 1962
No Score Yet Cash McCall Will Atherson 1960
67% The Young Philadelphians John M. Wharton 1959
No Score Yet The Colossus of New York William 1958
No Score Yet The Last Command Stephen Austin 1955
No Score Yet Black Widow Ling 1954
90% Magnificent Obsession Rudolph 1954
96% High Noon Mettrick 1952
No Score Yet Payment on Demand Prescott 1951
No Score Yet 711 Ocean Drive Carl Stephans 1950
No Score Yet Smart Woman District Attorney Bradley Wayne 1948
No Score Yet Love and Learn Andrew Wyngate 1947
80% Duel in the Sun Mr. Langford 1946
No Score Yet The Woman Who Came Back Rev. Stevens 1945
No Score Yet Allotment Wives (Woman in the Case) Whitey Colton 1945
100% Wonder Man District Attorney R.J. O'Brien 1945
No Score Yet Escape In The Fog Paul Devon 1945
No Score Yet Jungle Captive Dr. Stendahl 1945
93% Murder, My Sweet Amthor 1944
No Score Yet Tarzan's Desert Mystery Paul Hendrix 1944
94% Cover Girl John Coudair 1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday Roosevelt 1944
No Score Yet Corregidor Dr. Jan Stockman 1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Children Col. Henkel 1943
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen Stage Door Canteen Star 1943
No Score Yet Power of the Press Howard Raskin 1943
No Score Yet Secrets of a Co-ed Reynolds 1942
83% Saboteur Charles Tobin 1942
No Score Yet Friendly Enemies Anton Miller 1942
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Dr. Behring 1940
81% Another Thin Man Assistant DA Van Slack 1939
No Score Yet Black Eyes Petroff 1939
No Score Yet Zero Hour Julian Forbes 1939
No Score Yet Thanks for the Memory Gil Morrell 1938
No Score Yet Housemaster Charles Donkin 1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law Eugene Ferguson 1938
No Score Yet They Won't Forget Michael Gleason 1937
55% Dracula's Daughter Dr. Jeffrey Garth 1936
No Score Yet Vanessa, Her Love Story Ellis Herries 1935
No Score Yet Chained Richard Field 1934
100% Treasure Island Dr. Livesey 1934
No Score Yet Paris Interlude Samuel R. 'Sam' Colt 1934
No Score Yet Men in White Dr. Levine 1934
No Score Yet The Crime Doctor Dan Gifford 1934
No Score Yet The Prizefighter and the Lady Willie Ryan 1933
No Score Yet Ever in My Heart Hugo Wilbrandt 1933
No Score Yet Under the Red Robe Henri de Cocheforet 1923

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Judge W.H. 'Hanging Harry' Whitaker
  • 1963

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