Walter Matthau

Film Director / Character Actor / Comedian | * 10/01/1920 († 79, 07/01/2000) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Walter Matthau (born Walter John Matthow; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American Actor, comedian and film director. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie (1966). He is best known for his film roles in A Face in the Crowd (1957), King Creole (1958), and as a coach of a hapless little league team in the baseball comedy The Bad News Bears (1976). He also starred in 10 films alongside Jack Lemmon, including The Odd Couple (1968) and Grumpy Old Men (1993). The New York Times called this "one of Hollywood's most successful pairings." Matthau is also known for his perfo... ()
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Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American Actor and comedian. He has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA, and two Tony Awards, and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Walter Matthau

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
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Movies with Walter Matthau as Actor(84)

as Self - Host2023 Funny Business
as Self (archive footage)2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as Lou Mozell2000 Hanging Up
as Oscar Madison1998 The Odd Couple II
as Frank Walsh1998 The Marriage Fool
as Charlie Gordon1997 Out to Sea
as Nat Moyer1996 I'm Not Rappaport
as Max Goldman1995 Grumpier Old Men
as Judge Charlie Cool1995 The Grass Harp
as Albert Einstein1994 I.Q.
as Harmon Cobb1994 Incident in a Small Town
as George Wilson1993 Dennis the Menace
as Max Goldman1993 Grumpy Old Men
as Narrator (voice)1992 How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
as Clifford Pepperman1991 Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
as Senator Long1991 JFK
as Harmon Cobb1990 The Incident
as Donald Becker1988 The Couch Trip
as Maurice1988 The Little Devil
as Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red1986 Pirates
as Joe Mulholland1985 Movers & Shakers
as Sonny Paluso1983 The Survivors
as Herbert Tucker1982 I Ought to Be in Pictures
as Trabucco1981 Buddy Buddy
as Dan Snow1981 First Monday in October
as Sorrowful Jones1980 Little Miss Marker
as Miles Kendig1980 Hopscotch
as Marvin Michaels1978 California Suite
as Lloyd Bourdelle1978 Casey's Shadow
as Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)1978 The Stingiest Man in Town
as Dr. Charley Nichols1978 House Calls
as Boris Thomashevsky1978 Actor
as Narrator1976 The Gentleman Tramp
as Coach Morris Buttermaker1976 The Bad News Bears
as Willy Clark1975 The Sunshine Boys
as himself1975 The Lion Roars Again
as Drunk1974 Earthquake
as Walter Burns1974 The Front Page
as Charley Varrick1973 Charley Varrick
as Sgt. Jake Martin SFPD1973 The Laughing Policeman
as Moe Axelrod1972 Awake and Sing!
as Pete Seltzer1972 Pete 'n' Tillie
as Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger / Sam Nash1971 Plaza Suite
as Henry Graham1971 A New Leaf
as Joseph P. Kotcher1971 Kotch
as Dr. Julian Winston1969 Cactus Flower
as Horace Vandergelder1969 Hello, Dolly!
as Oscar Madison1968 The Odd Couple
as Gen. R.A. Smight1968 Candy
as Paul Manning1967 A Guide for the Married Man
as Willie Gingrich1966 The Fortune Cookie
as Ted Caselle1965 Mirage
as Prof. Groeteschele1964 Fail Safe
as Leo Sartori1964 Goodbye Charlie
as Doc1964 Ensign Pulver
as Hamilton Bartholemew1963 Charade
as Tony Dallas1963 Island of Love
as Tony Gagouts1962 Who's Got the Action?
as Meredith1962 Big Deal in Laredo
as Sheriff Morey Johnson1962 Lonely Are the Brave
as Felix Anders1960 Strangers When We Meet
as Jack Martin1959 Gangster Story
as Judge Kyle1958 Ride a Crooked Trail
as 'Red' Wildoe1958 Onionhead
as Maxie Fields1958 King Creole
as Dr. Karnes1958 Voice in the Mirror
as Al Dahlke1957 Slaughter on 10th Avenue
as Mel Miller1957 A Face in the Crowd
as Wally Gibbs1956 Bigger Than Life
as Stan Bodine1955 The Kentuckian
as Wes Todd1955 The Indian Fighter

TV Shows/Series with Walter Matthau as Actor(31)

as Self - Host / Various1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself1971 Great Performances
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Gov. John Slaton1964 Profiles in Courage
as Andrew Johnson1964 Profiles in Courage
as himself1962 The Merv Griffin Show
as Franklin Gaer1961 Dr. Kildare
as Peter Kanopolis1958 Naked City
as Dr. Max Lewine1958 Naked City
as Off. Pete Chandler1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as Harry Wade1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as Charlie Mapes1954 Climax!
as Tom Dutton1953 GE Theater
as Coastguardsman1950 Lux Video Theatre
as Inspector1950 Lux Video Theatre
as Craig1950 Lux Video Theatre
as The Bartender1950 Robert Montgomery Presents
as Lawrence Stevens1949 Suspense
as Jacobs1948 Studio One
as Olsen1948 Studio One
as Stuart Benson1948 The Philco Television Playhouse

Movies with Walter Matthau as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer1980 Little Miss Marker
Directing/Director1959 Gangster Story

Full Name: Walter John Matthow
Born: Friday, 10/01 1920 (October) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 07/01 2000 (July) in Santa Monica (aged: 79)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New School, Seward Park High School
Spouses (current/former): Carol Grace
Children: Charles Matthau
Other names for Walter Matthau (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Walter Matuschanskayasky"
"Уолтер Мэттау"
"Walter John Matthow"
Walter Matthau frequently works together with these people:
Vaughn Taylor (31x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
John Newland (28x, Crew)
Everett Sloane (26x, Actor)
Harry Townes (26x, Actor)
E.G. Marshall (25x, Actor)
Nina Foch (24x, Actress)
Leslie Nielsen (23x, Actor)
Charlton Heston (22x, Actor)
John Forsythe (22x, Actor)
Phyllis Thaxter (22x, Actress)
Jack Lemmon (20x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3353, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/04/2024