German character actor O.E. Hasse appeared in many German and European films over his 5-decade career. After receiving a law degree, Hasse, born Otto Eduard Hasse, began studying dramatic arts under Max Reinhardt. He got his start professionally at the Kammerspiele Theater in Munich and then at the Deutsches Theatre in Berlin. Hasse made his screen debut in the early '30s and following WW II began working in international productions.