Otto Sander

German film, theater, and voice actor

Otto Sander (30 June 1941 – 12 September 2013) was a German actor. He was known for his roles in Wings of Desire, Das Boot, and in Faraway, So Close!. He was also known for his deep strong voice.

Sander in February 2008

Sander was born on 30 June 1941 in Hanover, Germany. He was raised in Kassel, Germany. Sander graduated from Friedrichgymnasium in 1961. He was married to Monika Hansen until his death in 2013. Sander died on 12 September 2013 in Berlin, Germany from cancer, aged 72.[1]


  1. "Otto Sander, Wings of Desire actor dies at 72". BBC 12 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.

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