- “Used to design 'em back in '58. Nothing would give me more pleasure ... than to see a child's face... light up when he'd open one of mine ... on a Christmas or a birthday. I was good. Jeepers, I was the best. And then that thing happened. One little mistake ... and they took it all away from me. They... they took my toys.”
Kaltenbach was a senile Sunnydale resident.
He was a toy designer in the 50s until he made a mistake (although he doesn’t elaborate on what the mistake was). He then became reclusive and subject to rumors — the archetype of the mysterious loner who’s assumed to be creepy, but actually had a heart of gold (which is similar to the character of Arthur “Boo” Radley in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee).
During Halloween 2001, Dawn Summers was dared by Justin, Zack and Janice to smash one of his pumpkins. Kaltenbach caught her while she was at it, but to their surprise, he gave them a friendly greeting and invited the teenagers in his house for Halloween treats.
Behind the Scenes
- He was portrayed by John O'Leary.