The A Man Called Otto cast features Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño and Rachel Keller. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Marc Forster’s 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
A Man Called Otto focuses on a grumpy widower. As Otto Anderson plans to end his life, he meets a friendly Mexican-American woman. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he learns to live again after experiencing a devastating loss. Here’s every actor and character in A Man Called Otto, an adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s 2012 novel A Man Called Ove.
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A Man Called Otto Cast: Tom Hanks as Otto Anderson
Character Profile: A Pennsylvania native. He is a widower who plans to commit suicide. Otto decides to help neighbors, friends and acquaintances despite knowing that he’ll soon die from an enlarged heart.
Hanks’ Resume: Joe in Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994), Captain Miller in Saving Private Ryan (1998), Chuck Nolan in Cast Away (2000), Captain Kidd in News of the World (2020)
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A Man Called Otto Cast: Mariana Treviño as Marisol
Character Profile: Otto’s neighbor. She was born in El Salvador to a Mexican mother. Marisol is a University of California-Berkeley graduate who impresses Otto with her intellect and perseverance.
Treviño’s Resume: Isabel Iglesias in Club de Cuervos (2015-19), Amanda in How to Break Up with Your Douchebag (2017), Jenny Quetzal in The House of Flowers (2019-20), Jacinta in Polvo (2019), Cecilia Rosado in Narcos: Mexico (2020)
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A Man Called Otto Cast: Rachel Keller as Sonya
Character Profile: Otto’s wife. She appears in flashback sequences. Sonya is a teacher who dies from cancer after being paralyzed in a train accident.
Keller’s Resume: Simone Gerhardt in Fargo (2015), Syd Barrett in Legion (2017-19), Cassandra Pressman in The Society (2019), Linda Kolkena in Dirty John (2020), Samantha in Tokyo Vice (2022)
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A Man Called Otto Cast: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Tommy
Character Profile: Marisol’s husband. He is an IT consultant from Anaheim. Tommy looks after two children during his wife’s pregnancy.
Garcia-Rulfo’s Resume: Narciso Menendez in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014-15), Vasquez in The Magnificent Seven (2016), Carlos in Widows (2018), Amos Santos in Sweet Girl (2021), Mickey Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
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A Man Called Otto Cast: Cameron Britton as Jimmy
Character Profile: Otto’s neighbor. He is a friendly community jogger. Jimmy reveals that he used to frequently have dinner with Otto and his wife.
Britton’s Resume: Tim in Stitchers (2015-17), Edmund Kemper in Mindhunter (2017-19), Plague in The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018), Hazel in The Umbrella Academy (2019-20), Richard Jewell in Manhunt (2020)
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A Man Called Otto Cast: Mack Bayda as Malcolm
Character Profile: A transgender youth. He delivers mail after being kicked out of his father’s home. Malcolm receives help from Otto.
Bayda’s Resume: Neighbor in The Alpha Test (2020), Mack in Ouija Craft (2020), Camper in A Week Away (2021)
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The A Man Called Otto cast also includes:
- Truman Hanks as Young Otto
- Juanita Jennings as Anita
- Emonie Ellison as Young Anita
- Peter Lawson Jones as Reuben
- Laval Schley as Young Reuben
- Christiana Montoya as Luna
- Alessandra Perez as Abby
- Mike Birbiglia as Dye & Merica Real Estate Agent
- Kelly Lamor Wilson as Shari Kenzie
- David Magee as Dye & Merica Rep ’83
- John Higgins as Hardware Store Clerk
- Spenser Granese as Nick
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