Otto Waalkes (born July 22, 1948 in Emden, East Frisia, Lower Saxony, Germany) is a German comedian and actor. His perhaps most famous trademark are the 'Ottifanten' ('Ottiphants'), elephant-like comic characters of his own design. He shares a close friendship with tennis player Steffi Graf, who also makes an appearance in the movie Otto - Der Außerfriesische. He has one child with his first wife Manou. In 2000 he married award-winning filmmaker and actress Eva Hassmann.