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Otto Düring
Otto Düring.jpg
Status: Alive
Birthplace: Germany
Nationality: Flag of Germany.png German
Affiliation: Düring Foundation
Profession: Businessman
Marital status: In a relationship
Played by: Sebastian Koch
Season(s): 5, 6
Episodes: 11 appearances
First episode: "Separation Anxiety"
Last episode: "Fair Game"

"You think you’re better off alone. That your sins require it, but they don’t." - DÜRING, Otto

Otto Düring is a German billionaire philanthropist who founded the philanthropic organization the Düring Foundation, which is headquartered in Berlin,


Early life

He uses the money his family made through affiliation with the Nazis to help struggling people around the world, including in volatile regions of the Middle East. As well as Carrie Mathison, he also employs Jonas Hollander and Laura Sutton.

Season 5

Having made Carrie his head of security, he offers her his home after an attempt on her life, and gives her a copy of classified CIA intel passed to him by Saul (which allows her to discover Allison Carr's double agent status). For her trip to Lebanon, where she wants to visit a refugee camp, Carrie must develop a concept of security. He wants to attract media attention and collect donations. The latter saves him after an attempt is made on his life and he eventually proposes to her after offering her joint partnership of the foundation. However, she does not give him an answer.

Season 6

It Is revealed in the Season 6 premiere that she rejected his proposal and moved back to New York. He also provided seed funding for Carrie's philanthropic organization providing legal support to Muslims in the city. He showed up at her workplace and revealed he had begun seeing someone else. He also gave her a present to give to Franny.

Behind the Scenes


Season 5
Separation Anxiety The Tradition of Hospitality Super Powers Why Is This Night Different? "Better Call Saul"
Parabiosis Oriole All About Allison "The Litvinov Ruse" New Normal
Our Man in Damascus A False Glimmer
Season 6
Fair Game "The Man in the Basement" "The Covenant" "A Flash of Light" "Casus Belli"
"The Return" "Imminent Risk" "Alt. Truth" "Sock Puppets" "The Flag House"
"R for Romeo" "America First"