Barry Otto

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Barry Otto
Barry Otto.jpg
Otto at the Spot Festival
Born1941 (age 77–78)
OccupationActor
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Lindsay Otto; 2 daughters
ChildrenMiranda Otto
Gracie Otto

Barry Otto (born 1941) is an Australian actor and voice artist, primarily of cinema. He is also an amateur artist.

Career[change | change source]

Otto received an AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in Strictly Ballroom.[1] He was also nominated for Bliss,[2] Cosi and The More Things Change.... Otto portrayed Administrator Allsop in Australia in 2008. He has appeared 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, Blinky Bill.

An amateur artist, he often paints members of his family. Otto has twice entered the Archibald Prize.[3] He is the father of actresses Gracie and Miranda Otto.

References[change | change source]

  1. Barry Spurr; Lloyd Cameron, Standard English (Glebe, NSW: Pascal Press, 2003), p. 167
  2. Errol Vieth; Albert Moran, Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2005), p. 73
  3. Louise Schwartzkoff (7 February 2009). "Barry's M.Otto: if at first you don't succeed, paint on". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 January 2011.