Barry Otto (born 1941) is an Australian actor and voice artist, primarily of cinema, and an amateur artist.
Otto at the Spot Festival
|Born||1941 (age 77–78)|
|Spouse(s)||(1) Lindsay Otto; 1 daughter |
(2) Sue Hill; 1 son, 1 daughter
Barry Otto was born in Brisbane in 1941, the son of a butcher. He trained as an artist but switched to acting.
An amateur artist, he often paints members of his family and has twice entered the Archibald Prize.
Otto portrayed Administrator Allsop in Australia in 2008. He also had roles in The Dressmaker, Kiss or Kill, Dead Letter Office, The Visitor, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Love's Brother (see Filmography). In 2015 Otto voiced the role of Mayor Wilberforce Cranklepot, a goanna, in Blinky Bill the Movie.
Otto married Lindsay, with whom he has a daughter Miranda, born on 16 December 1967 in Brisbane. They divorced in 1973. With his partner Sue Hill, he has a son, Eddy (a teacher and professional cricket coach), and daughter, Gracie, born on 23 May 1987 in Sydney. Gracie and Miranda Otto are both actresses.
|1975||Until Tomorrow||Trevor McKenzie|
|1977||Benny Hill Down Under||(TV Movie)|
|1978||Case for the Defence||Doctor|
|1982||Norman Loves Rose||Charles|
|A Country Practice||Bela Szollos|
|1984||The Secret Discovery of Australia (1984)||French Ambassador|
|Who Killed Hannah Jane?||James Harnney|
|1986||The More Things Change...||Lex|
|1987||Howling III: The Marsupials||Professor Harry Beckmeyer|
|1992||Strictly Ballroom||Doug Hastings|
|1995||Dad and Dave: On Our Selection||J P Riley|
|1996||Lilian's Story||John Singer|
|My Entire Life||The Premier|
|1997||I Love Rachel|
|Mr. Nice Guy||Baggio|
|Oscar and Lucinda||Jimmy D'Abbs|
|Kiss or Kill||Adler Jones|
|Frontier||Government Agent Archibald Meston|
|1997-1999||Murder Call||Otis Farrow|
|1998||Dead Letter Office||Gerald Urquhart|
|2004||Love's Brother||Father Alfredo|
|2006||Stupid Stupid Man||Principal Cooper|
|Single White Farmer||Poley|
|All Saints||Bob Tyrell|
|La même nuit||The Concierge|
|Soul Mates||Paddy Byrne|
|Three Blind Mice||Fred|
|In a Pig's Eye|
|2010||Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole||Echidna||(voice)|
|South Solitary||George Wadsworth|
|2011||To Face the Sun||Father|
|Waiting for the Turning of the Earth||Tom|
|2012||A Cautionary Tail||Doctor (voice)|
|2013||The Great Gatsby||Benny McClenahan|
|Dance Academy||Sir Jeffery||(6 episodes) in Season 3|
|2015||Blinky Bill the Movie||Mayor Wilberforce Cranklepot||(Voice) Nominated — Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice in an Animated Film|
|The Dressmaker||Percival Almanac|
|Fish with Legs||Head Fish Warren|
Barry Otto at Randwick in Sydney to won of Australian Film Walk of Fame.
- Schwartzkoff, Louise (7 February 2009). "Barry's M.Otto: if at first you don't succeed, paint on". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 January 2011.