Otto Gerhard Waalkes is a German comedian, actor, and musician. He became famous in the 1970s and 1980s in Germany with his shows, books and films. His best known trademark are the 'Ottifanten', elephant-like comic characters of his own design. They featured on the cover of his first album release.
Waalkes also works as a voice actor, providing the German voices of Mushu in Disney's Mulan movies, Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age franchise, and the Grinch in The Grinch, among others.