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Walter Matthau

Matthau was born Walter Matthow on October 1, 1920 in New York City, to a Lithuanian Jewish mother, Rose (Berolsky), who worked in a garment sweatshop, and a Russian Jewish father, Milton Matthow, a peddler and electrician from Kiev. Matthau grew up in poverty on the Lower East Side. He started out selling soft drinks and playing bit parts at a ...

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Oct 1, 1920 In Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Great Man: W.C. Fields
Latest Project:
Series 60/90 2008-05-08

Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 15 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Grumpy Old Men
Poster of Charade
Poster of The Odd Couple
Poster of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Movie Hollywoods Spaßfabrik - Als die Bilder Lachen lernten Unknown 2014
Movie Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-1989 Unknown 2013
Movie À l'abordage - L'aventure de pirates Unknown 2009
Series 60/90 Unknown 2008-05-08
Series Private Screenings Unknown 2006
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks Unknown 2006-06-22
Movie ¿De qué te ríes? Unknown 2006-05-28
Series Battleground Unknown 2005
Series Backstory Unknown 2005
Movie The Great Man: W.C. Fields Unknown 2005
Movie The Last Mogul Unknown 2005-07-24
Movie 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments Unknown 2004-09-26
Movie Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Unknown 2003-11-15
Movie Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Unknown 2003-09-23
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Movie The Kid Stays in the Picture Unknown 2002-08-16
Movie Elvis at the Movies Unknown 2002
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 Unknown 2002
Movie The Orange British Academy Film Awards Unknown 2001-02-25
Movie Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau Himself 2001-05-30
Movie The 73rd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2001-03-25
Movie Here's Hal: Hal Riddle Unknown 2001
Movie Hanging Up Unknown 2000
Movie Making Life Beautiful Unknown 1999
Movie Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 Unknown 1999
Movie The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Unknown 1998
Movie The Marriage Fool Unknown 1998
Movie The 70th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1998-03-23
Movie The Odd Couple II Unknown 1998-04-10
Movie Elvis: His Life and Times Unknown 1997
Movie Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough Unknown 1997
Movie The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1997-02-17
Movie Out to Sea Charlie Gordon 1997-07-02
Movie I'm Not Rappaport Nat Moyer 1996-12-24
Movie Jack Lemmon Unknown 1996
Series The O'Reilly Factor Unknown 1996-10-07
Series The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1996
Movie The Grass Harp Unknown 1995
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Unknown 1995
Movie The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards Unknown 1995
Series The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1995
Movie Grumpier Old Men Max Goldman 1995-12-22
Movie Barbra: The Concert Unknown 1995-05-21
Movie Incident in a Small Town Unknown 1994
Movie The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1994
Series American Masters Unknown 1994
Movie The Best of the Don Lane Show Unknown 1994
Movie I.Q. Albert Einstein 1994-12-25
Movie The Making of The Last Best Hope of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America Unknown 1993
Movie Grumpy Old Men Unknown 1993
Movie A Menace Named Dennis Unknown 1993
Movie Chaplin Unknown 1993-01-08
Movie The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame Unknown 1993-03-06
Movie Dennis the Menace Unknown 1993
Movie Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore Unknown 1992
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier Unknown 1992
Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Unknown 1992
Movie A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel & Hardy Unknown 1992
Movie Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy Unknown 1992
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Unknown 1991
Movie The Secrets of Dick Smith Unknown 1991
Movie The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1991
Movie JFK Unknown 1991-12-20
Movie The Movie Awards Unknown 1991
Movie The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1990
Movie The Incident Unknown 1990
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1990
Movie 7th Annual American Cinema Awards Unknown 1990
Movie The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1990
Series Reflections on the Silver Screen Unknown 1990
Movie The 61st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1989-03-29
Movie The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1989-05-23
Movie The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1988-05-17
Movie Il piccolo diavolo Unknown 1988
Movie Doin' Time on Planet Earth Unknown 1988
Movie The Couch Trip Unknown 1988
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon Unknown 1988
Movie We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala Unknown 1987
Movie The 41st Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1987
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck Unknown 1987
Movie The Annual Tel Aviv Gala Presents a Salute to Goldie Hawn Himself - Speaker 1987-01-27
Series Presley Unknown 1987
Movie Change of Heart Unknown 1987
Movie The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards Unknown 1987
Series Parkinson One to One Unknown 1987
Movie A Beverly Hills Christmas Unknown 1987
Movie The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1987
Movie James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson Unknown 1987
Movie Pirates Unknown 1986
Movie The Annual Variety Club's Big Heart Awards Unknown 1986-04-06
Movie George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special Unknown 1986-01-17
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1986-12-26
Movie One Voice Unknown 1986-12-27
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder Unknown 1986
Movie Movers & Shakers Unknown 1985
Series Larry King Live Unknown 1985-06-03
Movie The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team Unknown 1984-01-29
Movie The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1983
Movie The Survivors Unknown 1983
Movie The 55th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Co-Host 1983-04-11
Movie The 54th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1982
Movie Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter Himself - Co-Host 1982-05-16
Movie I Ought to Be in Pictures Unknown 1982
Movie I Love Liberty Unknown 1982
Movie Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder Unknown 1982
Movie The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1981-01-31
Movie First Monday in October Unknown 1981
Movie Buddy Buddy Unknown 1981
Series Clapper Board Unknown 1980
Movie Hopscotch Unknown 1980
Movie The 52nd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1980
Movie The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton Berle Himself 1980-02-05
Movie Little Miss Marker Unknown 1980
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart Unknown 1980-03-16
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock Unknown 1979
Movie The Stingiest Man in Town Unknown 1978
Movie Actor Unknown 1978
Movie The 50th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1978
Movie House Calls Unknown 1978
Movie The Making of 'Casey's Shadow' Unknown 1978
Movie California Suite Unknown 1978
Movie Funny Business Unknown 1978
Movie The 15th Annual Publicists Guild Awards Unknown 1978
Movie Casey's Shadow Unknown 1978
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Movie The Gentleman Tramp Unknown 1976
Movie The 48th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1976
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler Unknown 1976-03-14
Series The Barbara Walters Summer Special Unknown 1976-12-14
Movie The George Burns Special Unknown 1976
Series Live from Lincoln Center Unknown 1976-01-30
Movie The Bad News Bears Unknown 1976
Movie Jack Lemmon: A Twist of Lemmon Unknown 1976
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie The Sunshine Boys Unknown 1975
Movie The 29th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1975
Movie The Lion Roars Again Unknown 1975
Movie The Sunshine Boys Unknown 1975
Movie Earthquake Drunk 1974-11-15
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Unknown 1974
Movie The Front Page Unknown 1974
Movie Charley Varrick Unknown 1973
Movie The Laughing Policeman Unknown 1973
Series Insight Unknown 1972
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Movie Awake and Sing Unknown 1972
Movie The 44th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1972
Movie Pete 'n' Tillie Unknown 1972
Movie A New Leaf Unknown 1971
Movie The 43rd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1971
Movie Plaza Suite Unknown 1971
Movie Kotch Unknown 1971
Movie The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards Unknown 1970-02-02
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Unknown 1970
Movie The 24th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1970-04-19
Movie Cactus Flower Unknown 1969
Series The David Frost Show Unknown 1969-07-07
Movie Hello, Dolly! Unknown 1969
Movie The 41st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1969
Movie The Odd Couple Unknown 1968
Movie The Secret Life of an American Wife Unknown 1968
Movie Carol Channing and 101 Men Unknown 1968
Movie Jack Benny's Bag Unknown 1968
Movie The 40th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1968
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1968
Movie Candy Unknown 1968
Movie The 39th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1967
Series The Joey Bishop Show Unknown 1967-04-17
Movie A Guide for the Married Man Paul Manning 1967-05-25
Movie The Fortune Cookie Willie Gingrich 1966-10-19
Series The Rogues Unknown 1965
Movie Mirage Unknown 1965
Movie The 19th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1965
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1965
Series Cinema Unknown 1964-05-14
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964
Movie Ensign Pulver Unknown 1964
Movie Fail-Safe Unknown 1964
Movie Goodbye Charlie Unknown 1964
Series The Eleventh Hour Unknown 1963
Movie Island of Love Unknown 1963
Series Armstrong Circle Theatre Unknown 1963
Movie The 17th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1963
Movie Charade Unknown 1963
Movie The 16th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1962-04-29
Series Target: The Corruptors Unknown 1962
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Lonely Are the Brave Unknown 1962
Movie Who's Got the Action? Unknown 1962
Series Tallahassee 7000 Unknown 1961
Series The DuPont Show of the Week Unknown 1961
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-28
Movie Juno and the Paycock Unknown 1960
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie Strangers When We Meet Unknown 1960
Series Naked City Unknown 1959
Movie Gangster Story Unknown 1959
Series Play of the Week Unknown 1959
Series Climax! Unknown 1958
Movie Voice in the Mirror Unknown 1958
Movie Ride a Crooked Trail Unknown 1958
Movie Onionhead Unknown 1958
Movie King Creole Maxie Fields 1958-07-02
Movie Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Unknown 1957
Movie A Face in the Crowd Unknown 1957
Series The Alcoa Hour Unknown 1956
Movie Bigger Than Life Unknown 1956
Series The Big Story Unknown 1956
Movie The Indian Fighter Unknown 1955
Series Mister Peepers Unknown 1955
Movie The Kentuckian Unknown 1955
Series Justice Unknown 1955
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The Motorola Television Hour Unknown 1954
Series Ponds Theater Unknown 1954
Series Center Stage Unknown 1954
Series The United States Steel Hour Unknown 1953-10-27
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1953
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse Unknown 1952
Series Campbell Summer Soundstage Unknown 1952-06-06
Series Shadow of the Cloak Unknown 1951
Series Suspense Unknown 1951
Series Goodyear Playhouse Julian / ... 1951-10-14
Series Danger Unknown 1951
Series Studio One in Hollywood Unknown 1951
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Kraft Theatre Unknown 1948