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Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He won an Academy Award for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He won an Academy Award for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 96

Birthday 1920-10-01

Day of Death 2000-07-01

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Walter Matuschanskayasky
  • Уолтер Мэттау

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2006 Billy Wilder Speaks
2000 Hanging Up as Lou Mozell
1998 The Marriage Fool as Frank Walsh
1998 The Odd Couple II as Oscar Madison
1998 Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy as Himself / Narrator
1998 Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy as Himself
1997 Out to Sea as Charlie Gordon
1996 I'm Not Rappaport as Nat Moyer
1995 Grumpier Old Men as Max Goldman
1995 The Grass Harp as Judge Charlie Cool
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1994 I.Q. as Albert Einstein
1994 Incident in a Small Town as Harmon Cobb
1993 Grumpy Old Men as Max Goldman
1993 Dennis the Menace as Mr. George Wilson
1992 How The Grinch Stole Christmas as Narrator (voice)
1992 Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore as Harmon Cobb
1991 JFK as Senator Long
1991 Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love as Clifford Pepperman
1990 The Incident as Harmon Cobb
1988 The Little Devil as Maurice
1988 The Couch Trip as Donald Becker
1986 Pirates as Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red
1985 Movers & Shakers as Joe Mulholland
1983 The Survivors as Sonny Paluso
1982 Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder as Himself
1982 I Ought to Be in Pictures as Herbert Tucker
1981 Buddy Buddy as Trabucco
1981 First Monday in October as Dan Snow
1980 Hopscotch as Miles Kendig
1980 Little Miss Marker as Sorrowful Jones
1978 The Stingiest Man in Town as Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
1978 California Suite as Marvin Michaels
1978 Casey's Shadow as Lloyd Bourdelle
1978 House Calls as Dr. Charley Nichols
1978 Actor as Boris Thomashevsky
1976 The Gentleman Tramp as Narrator
1976 The Bad News Bears as Coach Morris Buttermaker
1975 The Sunshine Boys as Willy Clark
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1974 The Front Page as Walter Burns/Otto Fishbine
1974 Earthquake as Drunk
1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three as Lt. Zachary Garber
1973 The Laughing Policeman as Sgt. Jake Martin SFPD
1973 Charley Varrick as Charley Varrick
1972 Pete 'n' Tillie as Pete Seltzer
1972 Awake and Sing! as Moe Axelrod
1971 Kotch as Joseph P Kotcher
1971 Plaza Suite as Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger / Sam Nash
1971 A New Leaf as Henry Graham
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1969 Cactus Flower as Dr. Julian Winston
1969 Hello, Dolly! as Horace Vandergelder
1968 Candy as Gen. R.A. Smight
1968 The Secret Life of an American Wife as The Movie Star
1968 The Odd Couple as Oscar Madison
1967 A Guide for the Married Man as Paul Manning
1966 The Fortune Cookie as Willie Gingrich
1965 Mirage as Ted Caselle
1964 Goodbye Charlie as Leo Sartori
1964 Profiles in Courage(2 episodes)
1964 Fail-Safe as Prof. Groeteschele
1964 Ensign Pulver as Doc
1963 Charade as Hamilton Bartholemew
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1963 Island of Love as Tony Dallas
1962 Who's Got the Action? as Tony Gagouts
1962 Lonely Are the Brave as Sheriff Morey Johnson
1961 Target: The Corruptors!(2 episodes)
1961 Dr. Kildare(1 episode)
1961 The DuPont Show of the Week(71 episodes)
1961 Tallahassee 7000(26 episodes) as Lex Rogers
1960 Route 66(1 episode)
1960 Strangers When We Meet as Felix Anders
1959 Gangster Story as Jack Martin
1958 Onionhead as 'Red' Wildoe
1958 Naked City(2 episodes)
1958 Ride a Crooked Trail as Judge Kyle
1958 Voice in the Mirror as Dr. Leon Karnes
1958 King Creole as Maxie Fields
1957 A Face in the Crowd as Mel Miller
1957 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue as Al Dahlke
1956 Bigger Than Life as Wally Gibbs
1955 The Indian Fighter as Wes Todd
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(4 episodes)
1955 The Kentuckian as Stan Bodine
1954 Climax!(1 episode)
1954 Atomic Attack as Dr. Spinelli
1953 The Academy Awards(6 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater(3 episodes)
1951 Goodyear Television Playhouse(144 episodes) as Major Hunter
1950 Lux Video Theatre(3 episodes)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(3 episodes)
1949 Suspense(1 episode)
1948 Studio One(2 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse(7 episodes)
1947 Tony Awards(1 episode)

Directing

1959 Gangster StoryDirector

Production

1980 Little Miss MarkerExecutive Producer

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