Kurt is an immigrant from Germany, as evidenced by his name and accent. Judging by his attire, he seems to be fairly well-to-do. He has a relative, Charlotte Lauterback, buried in Blackwater's cemetery.
- Like Herbert Moon, there are two Kurt Lauterbacks. One plays poker, while the other is the piano player.
- Kurt wears the same outfit as Virgil Scoggins, with the exception that Virgil wears a neck tie rather than a bow-tie.
- Kurt shares a character head with Ira Shelton.