Otto is a minor antagonist in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

He was a Nazi Gestapo Agent whom accompanied Major Toht in obtaining the headpiece of the Staff of Ra from Marion Ravenwood.

He was portrayed by Matthew Scurfield.


Major Toht, Otto, and a trio of local thugs arrive at Marion Ravenwood’s bar to recover the headpiece of the Staff of Ra. Unwilling to give up the headpiece, Marion is interrogated by Toht. Just as he prepares to torture her, Indiana Jones comes her rescue and whips the rod from Toht’s hands. He then draws a revolver and a fierce gunfight ensues.

Otto, having taken cover behind the stone chimney, fires at Jones with his MG-42, though none of his shots land. During Jones' subsequent scuffle with the local help, Otto rejoins Toht and observes. The largest of the three thugs manages to get Jones in a chokehold, though the fight is still even. Impatient and amused in equal measure, Toht orders Otto to "shoot zem both." Hearing this and understanding, however, the thug yanks Jones' arm and uses his revolver to shoot Otto several times. Partly as a result of Toht's order, the mission to obtain the headpiece was unsuccessful, although a copy of one side was burned into Toht's hand when he attempted to retrieve the medallion. 


  • He was listed in cast as the 2nd Nazi.
  • His name was given in the Raiders of the Lost Ark sourcebook.
  • He was referred to as Eyepatch in the film novelization.


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Nazi Party
Adolf Hitler | Major Arnold Ernst Toht | Herman Dietrich | Gobler | German Mechanic | Otto | Elsa Schneider | Ernst Vogel | Hans Ubermann | Klaus Kerner

Mola Ram | Chief Guard | Chattar Lal

Soviet Union
Joseph Stalin | Irina Spalko | Antonin Dovchenko

René Belloq | Satipo | Barranca | Lao Che | Walter Donovan | Panama Hat | Garth | Zyke | Claude Belloq | Ben Ali Ayoob | Mara

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Duel: Truck Driver
Jaws: Great White Shark
Raiders of the Lost Ark: René Belloq | Nazi Party (Major Arnold Ernst Toht, Herman Dietrich, Gobler, German Mechanic & Otto) | Satipo | Barranca
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Keys
Poltergeist: Reverend Henry Kane | Poltergeists (Tree & Clown Doll)
Twilight Zone: The Movie: Gremlin
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mola Ram | Thuggee (Chief Guard & Chattar Lal) | Lao Che
The Goonies: Mama Fratelli | Jake and Francis
The Color Purple: Albert
An American Tail: Warren T. Rat | Mott Street Maulers (Digit) | Moe
Empire of the Sun: Emperor Hirohito | Sergeant Nagata
The Land Before Time: Sharptooth
Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Judge Doom | Toon Patrol (Smartass, Greasy, Psycho, Wheezy & Stupid)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Walter Donovan | Nazi Party (Elsa Schneider, Ernst Vogel & Adolf Hitler) | Panama Hat | Garth
Hook: James Hook | Mr. Smee
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West: Cat R. Waul | Cactus Cat Gang (T.R. Chula, One Eye & Sweet William)
Schindler's List: Amon Goeth
Jurassic Park: John Hammond | Dennis Nedry | Ed Regis | Lewis Dodgson
The Lost World: Jurassic Park: Peter Ludlow | Dieter Stark
Saving Private Ryan: Steamboat Willie
The Mask of Zorro: Don Rafael Montero | Harrison Love
Minority Report: Lamar Burgess
War of the Worlds: Martians
The Legend of Zorro: Count Armand | Jacob McGivens
Memoirs of a Geisha: Hatsumomo
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Irina Spalko | Antonin Dovchenko
Super 8: Colonel Nelec | Cooper
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn: Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine | Allan | Tom | Pedro | Falcon | Aristides Silk | Red Rackham
The BFG: Fleshlumpeater | Giants (Bloodbottler & Bonecruncher)
Ready Player One: Nolan Sorrento | Innovative Online Industries (I-R0k, F’Nale Zandor & Sixers)

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