~Otto Hoffman~

Born: May 2, 1879 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA
Died: June 23, 1944 (age 65) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
~Filmography~
~Acting~

This Is the Life (1944) ... Oscar (uncredited)
This Land Is Mine (1943) ... Victor - Printer (uncredited)
Sagebrush Law (1943) ... Doc Crandall
The Human Comedy (1943) ... Scowling Man in Library (uncredited)
Red River Robin Hood (1942) ... Editor Sam Sterling
The Mummy's Tomb (1942) ... Retiring Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited)
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) ... Thomas - Printer (uncredited)
I Married an Angel (1942) ... Mr. Flit (uncredited)
The Postman Didn't Ring (1942) ... Jeff Oglethorpe (uncredited)
The Mad Martindales (1942) ... Pawnbroker
Who Is Hope Schuyler? (1942) ... Assessor (uncredited)
The Bashful Bachelor (1942) ... Judge Akins (uncredited)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) ... Villager (uncredited)
Born to Sing (1942) ... Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Ball of Fire (1941) ... Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Texas (1941) ... Saddle Artisan (uncredited)
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) ... Photographer with Lockberg (uncredited)
Murder Among Friends (1941) ... Watchman (uncredited)
Foreign Correspondent (1940) ... New York Globe Teletype Operator (uncredited)
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) ... Police Surgeon
Lucky Partners (1940) ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940) ... Ed Stoke - Storekeeper
My Little Chickadee (1940) ... Pete - Printer (uncredited)
The Blue Bird (1940) ... Crab Apple (uncredited)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) ... Deaf Judge (uncredited)
Bandits and Ballads (Short) (1939) ... Mayor
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939) ... Station Agent (uncredited)
Our Leading Citizen (1939) ... Mr. Stoney
When Tomorrow Comes (1939) ... Farmer (uncredited)
Man of Conquest (1939) ... Frightened Townsman (uncredited)
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) ... Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Inside Story (1939) ... Homer Grubb (uncredited)
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) ... Mayor (uncredited)
The Girl Downstairs (1938) ... Photographer (uncredited)
Service de Luxe (1938) ... Small Towner (uncredited)
Time Out for Murder (1938) ... Clock Maker Checking Time (uncredited)
Pals of the Saddle (1938) ... Townsman (uncredited)
One Wild Night (1938) ... Tom - Railroad Conductor (uncredited)
Romance in the Dark (1938) ... Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Mr. Boggs Steps Out (1938) ... Jenkins
The Jury's Secret (1938) ... Old Man (uncredited)
Living on Love (1937) ... Alex (uncredited)
Fight for Your Lady (1937) ... 2nd Undertaker (uncredited)
Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1937) ... Townsman (uncredited)
All Over Town (1937) ... Peter Stuyvesant 'Pete' Phillips
Hideaway (1937) ... Hank
The Toast of New York (1937) ... Member of the Board of Directors (uncredited)
The Last Train from Madrid (1937) ... Fernando (uncredited)
The Road Back (1937) ... Old Man (uncredited)
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937) ... Miner Who Struck Gold (uncredited)
The Woman I Love (uncredited)(1937)
Midnight Taxi (1937) ... Louie the Tailor (uncredited)
Girl Loves Boy (1937) ... Gus Wilkey
Park Avenue Logger (1937) ... Wesley - Justice of Peace (uncredited)
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) ... Gardener (uncredited)
Sea Devils (1937) ... Monty - Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Career Woman (1936) ... Frank Jackson
Winterset (1936) ... Elderly Man (uncredited)
Wedding Present (1936) ... Printer (uncredited)
Pepper (1936) ... Gardener (uncredited)
The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936) ... Editor (uncredited)
The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936) ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Federal Agent (1936) ... Sanderson (uncredited)
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) ... Farmer (uncredited)
Magnificent Obsession (1935) ... Gardener (uncredited)
Show Them No Mercy! (1935) ... Hick (uncredited)
Annie Oakley (1935) ... Lem Jordan - Store Owner (uncredited)
Barbary Coast (1935) ... Pebbles (uncredited)
Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935) ... Nester (uncredited)
Hot Tip (1935) ... Old Man on Porch (uncredited)
Smart Girl (1935) ... Wilson (uncredited)
Mad Love (1935) ... Blind Man (uncredited)
Ginger (1935) ... Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Fighting Shadows (1935) ... Hank Stalkey
Big Calibre (1935) ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
Captain Hurricane (1935) ... Silas Coffin
The Great Hotel Murder (1935) ... Station Agent (uncredited)
Behold My Wife! (1934) ... Minister (uncredited)
The Painted Veil (1934) ... Husband (scenes deleted)
Kid Millions (1934) ... Khoot
Kentucky Kernels (1934) ... Henry - Banesville Station Agent (uncredited)
Tailspin Tommy (1934) ... Dr. Krantz, Chemist [Ch. 4-5] (uncredited)
My Grandfather's Clock (Short) (1934) ... Grandfather Willoughby (uncredited)
Bachelor Bait (1934) ... Postal Clerk (uncredited)
Back Page (1934) ... Lawyer
Marrying Widows (1934)
Murder at the Vanities (1934) ... Walsh (uncredited)
Death Takes a Holiday (1934) ... Fedele (as Otto Hoffmann)
Beloved (1934) ... Dietrich
Cradle Song (1933) ... Sexton (uncredited)
Only Yesterday (uncredited) (1933)
Night Flight (1933) ... Airport Office Clerk (uncredited)
A Man of Sentiment (1933) ... Landlord
Skyway (1933) ... Mr. Hammond - Man at the Bank (uncredited)
Life in the Raw (1933) ... Charlie, Station Agent (uncredited)
Night of Terror (1933) ... Professor (uncredited)
Fast Workers (1933) ... James Collins (uncredited)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) ... One of Igor's Assistants (uncredited)
The Iron Master (1933) ... Grange
The Cheyenne Kid (1933) ... Winters
Haunted Gold (1932) ... Simon
Courting Trouble (Short) (1932) ... Judge
Downstairs (1932) ... Otto, the Wine Cellar Caretaker
Hello Trouble (1932) ... Calvin Sharp
The Dark Horse (1932) ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Two Seconds (1932) ... S.J. Peters, Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
The County Fair (1932) ... Specs Matthews
Union Depot (1932) ... Station Agent Investigating Screams (uncredited)
Under Eighteen (1931) ... Penthouse Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Sob Sister (1931) ... Cranky Neighbor (uncredited)
Side Show (1931) ... Otto - Seated on Sheriff's Left (uncredited)
Young as You Feel (1931) ... Secretary
Son of India (1931) ... Jeweler (uncredited)
Los presidiarios (1931) ... Prisoner (uncredited)
The Avenger (1931) ... Black Kelly
King of the Wild (1931) ... Man in Black Glasses / Mrs. Colby
Captain Applejack (1931) ... Horace Pengard
Cimarron (1931) ... Murch Rankin (uncredited)
The Criminal Code (1931) ... Jim Fales
Kismet (1930) ... Azaf
Sinners' Holiday (1930) ... George
Abraham Lincoln (1930) ... Offut
Moby Dick (1930) ... Shanghai Lady Seller (uncredited)
The Other Tomorrow (1930) ... Ted Journet

Condemned! (1929) ... Convict Barber (uncredited)
Acquitted (1929) ... Dad Smith
Is Everybody Happy? (1929) ... Landlord
The Hottentot (1929) ... Perkins
Madonna of Avenue A (1929) ... Monk
On with the Show! (1929) ... Bart
The Desert Song (1929) ... Hasse
Hardboiled Rose (1929) ... Apyton Hale
Noah's Ark (1928) ... Investor with Gun / Trader
The Power of the Press (1928) ... Blake's Aide (uncredited)
The Terror (1928) ... Soapy Marks
The Grain of Dust (1928) ... Head Clerk
The Beautiful Spy (1928) ... Balcarce's Father
Rinty of the Desert (1928) ... Pop Marlow
The Fourflusher (1928) ... Mr. Riggs
The Siren (1927) ... Fleet
The Valley of the Giants (1927) ... Councilman
Painted Ponies (1927) ... Jim
The Stolen Bride (1927) ... Papa Pless
Beware of Widows (1927) ... Mr. Warren
Millionaires (1926) ... Detective
The Boy Friend (1926) ... Mr. Harper
More Pay - Less Work (1926) ... Henry Tweedle
The Eagle (1925) ... Man Whose Purse is Stolen (uncredited)
Bobbed Hair (1925) ... McTish
Satan in Sables (1925) ... Sergius
The Circle (1925) ... Dorker
Confessions of a Queen (1925) ... King's Valet
The Dixie Handicap (1924) ... The Major
Secrets of the Night (1924) ... Coroner
This Woman (1924) ... Judson
The Price She Paid (1924) ... Seth Kehr
The Gaiety Girl (1924) ... Evan Evans
High Speed (1924) ... Daniel Holbrook
Broadway After Dark (1924) ... Norton's Valet
Arizona Express (1924) ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Daddies (1924) ... Parker
Lucretia Lombard (1923) ... Sandy
Strangers of the Night (1923) ... Horace Pengard
Human Wreckage (1923) ... Harris
Double Dealing (1923) ... Uriah Jobson
One Stolen Night (1923) ... Horace Ebberly
The Glorious Fool (1922) ... Dummy
A Dangerous Game (1922) ... Uncle Stillson Peebles
Ridin' Wild (1922) ... Andrew McBride
The Sin Flood (1922) ... Higgins
The Bootlegger's Daughter (1922) ... The Deacon
Confidence (1922) ... Josiah Wiggins
The New Teacher (1922) ... Joseph Hurley
Trimmed (1922) ... Nebo Slayter
The Five Dollar Baby (1922) ... The Solitary Kid
Mr. Barnes of New York (1922) ... Tomasso
Very Truly Yours (1922) ... Jim Watson
Gas, Oil and Water (1922) ... Henry Jones
Boy Crazy (1922) ... Mr. Skinner
Pardon My Nerve! (1922) ... Luke Tweezy
Whatever She Wants (1921) ... Amos Lott
The Devil Within (1921) ... Ezra
Passing Through (1921) ... James Spivins
Who Am I? (1921) ... William Zoltz
The Bronze Bell (1921) ... La Bertouche
Bunty Pulls the Strings (1922) ... Beadle
Silk Hosiery (1920) ... Van Twiller
Just Out of College (1920) ... Professor Bliss
The Jailbird (1920) ... Elkemah Pardee
Stop Thief (1920)
It's a Great Life (1920) ... Professor Mozier
Paris Green (1920) ... Andre Robinet
The Great Accident (1920) ... V.R. Kite
Homer Comes Home (1920) ... Silas Prouty

Behind the Door (1919) ... Mark Arnold
Crooked Straight (1919) ... Lucius Owen
The Egg Crate Wallop (1919) ... 'Spider' Blake
The City of Comrades (1919) ... Lovey
The Haunted Bedroom (1919) ... Managing Editor
The Busher (1919) ... Deacon Nasby
Greased Lightning (1919) ... Rufus Shadd
The Sheriff's Son (1919) ... Jess Tighe
String Beans (1918) ... Joe Farley
A Nine O'Clock Town (1918) ... John Clary
The Kaiser's Shadow (1918) ... Fredeerick Fischr
His Own Home Town (1918) ... Tivotson
The Family Skeleton (1918) ... Billy's Valet
The Son of His Father (1917) ... Harker
Billy's College Job (Short) (1915) ... Lord Helpus - the Rejected Suitor
The White Terror (1915) ... Mayor Alrich

~Writer~

The Sealskin Coat (Short) (story) (1916)
The Tricksters (Short) (story) (1916)

~Director~

The Secret of Black Mountain (Short) (1917)
~Biography~
Gangly, bald-pated stage actor Otto Hoffman inaugurated his screen career with producer Thomas Ince in
1916. After directing Ince's Secret of Black Mountain (1917), Hoffman concentrating on acting. He was
seen as cadaverous, crafty, menacing, and sometimes near-moronic types in such silents as Human
Wreckage (1918), The Eagle (1925), The Terror (1928) and Noah's Ark (1929). His ethnic range in
talkies embraced the Riffian Hasse in Desert Song (1929), frontiersman Murch Rankin in Cimarron
(1931), and Gandhi parody "Khook" in Eddie Cantor's Kid Millions (1934). Otto Hoffman spent his last
film years in bit roles, most often cast as pawnbrokers or caretakers.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com