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Nationality
  
American

Height
  
1.89 m

Role
  
Actor

Name
  
Walter Matthau

Alma mater
  


Full Name
  
Walter John Matthow

Born
  
October 1, 1920 (
1920-10-01
)
New York City, New York, United States

Cause of death
  
Heart disease and cancer

Resting place
  
Westwood Village Memorial Park

Residence
  
Santa Monica, California

Education
  
Seward Park High School

Died
  
July 1, 2000, Santa Monica, California, United States

Spouse
  
Carol Grace (m. 1959–2000), Grace Geraldine Johnson (m. 1948–1958)

Children
  
Charles Matthau, David Matthau, Jenny Matthau

Movies
  
The Odd Couple, Grumpy Old Men, The Fortune Cookie, Grumpier Old Men, Dennis the Menace

Similar People
  
Jack Lemmon, George Burns, Carol Grace, Mason Gamble, Charles Matthau

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Walter Matthau (; born Walter John Matthow; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and its sequel 30 years later, The Odd Couple II, and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple co-star Jack Lemmon, particularly in the '90s with Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie. Besides the Oscar, he was the winner of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony awards.

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Early life

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Matthau was born Walter John Matthow on October 1, 1920, in New York City's Lower East Side.

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His mother, Rose (née Berolsky), was a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant who worked in a garment sweatshop, and his father, Milton Matthow, was a Russian Jewish peddler and electrician, from Kiev, Ukraine. As part of a lifelong love of practical jokes, Matthau himself created the rumors that his middle name was Foghorn and his last name was originally Matuschanskayasky (under which he is credited for a cameo role in the film Earthquake).

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As a young boy, Matthau attended a Jewish non-profit sleepaway camp, Tranquillity Camp, where he first began acting in the shows the camp would stage on Saturday nights. He also attended Surprise Lake Camp. His high school was Seward Park High School. He worked for a short time as a concession stand cashier in the Yiddish Theatre District.

Career

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During World War II, Matthau served in the U.S. Army Air Forces with the Eighth Air Force in Britain as a Consolidated B-24 Liberator radioman-gunner, in the same 453rd Bombardment Group as James Stewart. He was based at RAF Old Buckenham, Norfolk during this time, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He reached the rank of staff sergeant and became interested in acting.

He took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School with German director Erwin Piscator. He often joked that his best early review came in a play where he posed as a derelict. One reviewer said, "The others just looked like actors in make-up, Walter Matthau really looks like a skid row bum!" Matthau was a respected stage actor for years in such fare as Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? and A Shot in the Dark. He won the 1962 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a play.

Matthau appeared in the pilot of Mister Peepers (1952) with Wally Cox. For reasons unknown he used the name Leonard Elliot. His role was of the gym teacher Mr. Wall. He made his motion picture debut as a whip-wielding bad guy in The Kentuckian (1955) opposite Burt Lancaster. He played a villain in King Creole (1958), in which he gets beaten up by Elvis Presley. Around the same time, he made Ride a Crooked Trail with Audie Murphy, and Onionhead (both 1958) starring Andy Griffith; the latter was a flop. Matthau had a featured role opposite Griffith in the well received drama A Face in the Crowd (1957), directed by Elia Kazan. Matthau also directed a low-budget movie called The Gangster Story (1960) and was a sympathetic sheriff in Lonely Are the Brave (1962), which starred Kirk Douglas. He appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade (1963).

Appearances on television were common too, including two on Naked City, as well as an episode of The Eleventh Hour ("A Tumble from a Tall White House", 1963) . He appeared eight times between 1962 and 1964 on The DuPont Show of the Week and as Franklin Gaer in an episode of Dr. Kildare ("Man Is a Rock", 1964). Additionally he featured in the syndicated crime drama Tallahassee 7000, as a Florida-based state police investigator (1961–62).

Comedies were rare in Matthau's work at that time. He was cast in a number of stark dramas, such as Fail Safe (1964), in which he portrayed Pentagon adviser Dr. Groeteschele, who urges an all-out nuclear attack on the Soviet Union in response to an accidental transmission of an attack signal to U.S. Air Force bombers. Neil Simon cast him in the play The Odd Couple in 1965, with Matthau playing slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison, opposite Art Carney as Felix Ungar. Matthau later reprised the role in the film version, with Jack Lemmon as Felix Ungar. He played detective Ted Casselle in the Hitchcockian thriller Mirage (1965), directed by Edward Dmytryk.

He achieved great success in the comedy film, The Fortune Cookie (1966), as a shyster lawyer, William H. "Whiplash Willie" Gingrich, starring opposite Lemmon, and the first of many collaborations with Billy Wilder, and a role that would earn him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Filming had to be placed on a five-month hiatus after Matthau suffered a serious heart attack. He gave up his three pack a day smoking habit as a result. Matthau appeared during the Oscar telecast shortly after having been injured in a bicycle accident; nonetheless, he scolded actors who had not attended the ceremony, especially the other major award winners that night: Paul Scofield, Elizabeth Taylor and Sandy Dennis.

Oscar nominations would come Matthau's way again for Kotch (1971), directed by Lemmon, and The Sunshine Boys (1975), another adaptation of a Neil Simon stage play, this time about a pair of former vaudeville stars. For the latter role he won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

Broadway hits turned into films continued to cast Matthau in lead roles in Hello, Dolly! and Cactus Flower (both 1969); for the latter film, Goldie Hawn received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Matthau played three roles in the film version of Simon's Plaza Suite (1971) and was in the cast of its followup California Suite (1978).

Matthau starred in three crime dramas in the mid-1970s, as a detective investigating a mass murder on a bus in The Laughing Policeman (1973), as a bank robber on the run from the Mafia and the law in Charley Varrick (also 1973) and as a New York transit cop in the action-adventure The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). A change of pace about misfits on a Little League baseball team turned-out to be a solid hit when Matthau starred as coach Morris Buttermaker in the comedy The Bad News Bears (1976). Matthau portrayed Herbert Tucker in I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982), with Ann-Margret and Dinah Manoff.

Matthau played Albert Einstein in the film I.Q. (1994), starring Tim Robbins and Meg Ryan. His partnership with Lemmon became one of the most successful pairings in Hollywood. They became lifelong friends after making The Fortune Cookie and would make a total of 10 movies together—11 counting Kotch, in which Lemmon has a cameo as a sleeping bus passenger. Apart from their many comedies, the two appeared (although they did not share any scenes) in the Oliver Stone drama, JFK (1991). Matthau narrated the Doctor Seuss Video Classics: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1992) and played the role of Mr. Wilson in the film Dennis the Menace (1993).

Matthau and Lemmon reunited for the comedy Grumpy Old Men (1993), co-starring Ann-Margret, and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995), also co-starring Sophia Loren. This led to further pairings late in their careers, Out to Sea (1997) and a Simon-scripted sequel to their much earlier success, The Odd Couple II (1998). Hanging Up (2000), directed by Diane Keaton, was Matthau's final appearance onscreen.

Marriages

Matthau was married twice; first to Grace Geraldine Johnson from 1948 to 1958, and then to Carol Marcus from 1959 until he died in 2000. He had two children, Jenny and David, by his first wife, and a son, Charlie Matthau, with his second wife. David is a radio news reporter, currently at WKXW "New Jersey 101.5" in Trenton, New Jersey. Jenny is president of the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. Matthau also helped raise his stepchildren, Aram Saroyan and Lucy Saroyan. His grandchildren include William Matthau, an engineer, and Emily Rose Roman, a student at Binghamton University. Charlie Matthau directed his father in The Grass Harp (1995).

Health problems

A heavy smoker and drinker, Matthau suffered a heart attack in 1966, the first of at least three in his lifetime. In 1976, ten years after his first heart attack, he underwent heart bypass surgery. After working in freezing Minnesota weather for Grumpy Old Men (1993), he was hospitalized for double pneumonia. In December 1995 he had a colon tumor removed; it tested benign. He was also hospitalized in May 1999 for more than two months, owing again to pneumonia. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in November 1999.

Death

In addition to colon cancer, Matthau suffered from atherosclerotic heart disease during the last years of his life. On the late evening of June 30, 2000, he suffered a heart attack at his home and was taken by ambulance to the St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica where he died a few hours later at 1:42 a.m. on July 1, 2000. He was 79 years old. His remains are interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Less than a year later, the remains of Jack Lemmon (who died of colon and bladder cancer) were buried at the same cemetery. After Matthau's death, Lemmon as well as other friends and relatives had appeared on Larry King Live in an hour of tribute and remembrance; many of those same people appeared on the show one year later, reminiscing about Lemmon. Carol Marcus, also a native of New York, died of a brain aneurysm in 2003. Her remains are buried on top of those of her husband, Matthau. The remains of actor George C. Scott are buried to the left of those of Walter Matthau, in an unmarked grave.

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  • Filmography

    Actor
    2000
    Hanging Up as
    Lou
    1998
    The Marriage Fool (TV Movie) as
    Frank Walsh
    1998
    The Odd Couple II as
    Oscar Madison
    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
    1994
    I.Q. as
    Albert Einstein
    1994
    Incident in a Small Town (TV Movie) as
    Harmon Cobb
    1993
    Grumpy Old Men as
    Max Goldman
    1993
    Dennis the Menace as
    Mr. Wilson
    1992
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Video short) as
    Narrator (voice)
    1992
    Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (TV Movie) as
    Harmon Cobb
    1991
    JFK as
    Senator Long
    1991
    Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love (TV Movie) as
    Clifford Pepperman
    1990
    The Incident (TV Movie) as
    Harmon Cobb
    1988
    The Little Devil as
    Padre Maurizio
    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
    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 (TV Movie) as
    Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
    1978
    California Suite as
    Marvin Michaels
    1978
    House Calls as
    Dr. Charley Nichols
    1978
    Casey's Shadow as
    Lloyd Bourdelle
    1978
    Actor (TV Movie) as
    Boris Thomashevsky
    1977
    Insight (TV Series) as
    Adam
    - This Side of Eden (1977) - Adam
    1976
    The Bad News Bears as
    Coach Morris Buttermaker
    1975
    The Sunshine Boys as
    Willy Clark
    1974
    The Front Page as
    Walter Burns
    1974
    Earthquake as
    Drunk (as Walter Matuschanskayasky)
    1974
    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three as
    Lt. Garber
    1973
    The Laughing Policeman as
    Jake Martin
    1973
    Charley Varrick as
    Charley Varrick
    1972
    Pete 'n' Tillie as
    Pete
    1972
    Awake and Sing (TV Movie) 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
    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
    Profiles in Courage (TV Series) as
    Andrew Johnson / Gov. John Slaton
    - Andrew Johnson (1965) - Andrew Johnson
    - Governor John M. Slaton (1964) - Gov. John Slaton
    1964
    Goodbye Charlie as
    Sir Leopold Sartori
    1964
    Dr. Kildare (TV Series) as
    Franklin Gaer
    - Man Is a Rock (1964) - Franklin Gaer
    1964
    Fail Safe as
    Dr. Groeteschele
    1964
    The Rogues (TV Series) as
    Aram Rodesko
    - The Personal Touch (1964) - Aram Rodesko
    1964
    Ensign Pulver as
    Doc
    1962
    The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) as
    Narrator / Tony Maruzella / Harley Downing / ...
    - Jeremy Rabbitt - The Secret Avenger (1964) - Tony Maruzella
    - The Takers (1963) - Harley Downing
    - A Dozen Deadly Roses (1963) - Martin Pitt
    - San Francisco Detective (1963) - Narrator
    - Prisoner at Large (1963) - Narrator
    - Big Deal in Laredo (1962) - Meredith
    - Fire Rescue (1962) - Narrator
    - Police Emergency (1962) - Narrator
    1964
    Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) as
    Tom Gregory
    - White Snow, Red Ice (1964) - Tom Gregory
    1963
    Charade as
    Hamilton Bartholomew
    1963
    Island of Love as
    Tony Dallas
    1963
    The Eleventh Hour (TV Series) as
    Charles Thatcher
    - A Tumble from a High White House (1963) - Charles Thatcher
    1960
    Naked City (TV Series) as
    Dr. Max Lewine / Peter Kanopolis
    - Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It (1962) - Dr. Max Lewine
    - The Man Who Bit a Diamond in Half (1960) - Peter Kanopolis
    1962
    Who's Got the Action? as
    Tony Gagouts
    1956
    General Electric Theater (TV Series) as
    Tom Dutton
    - Acres and Pains (1962) - Tom Dutton
    - A Man with a Vengeance (1956)
    - Reflected Glory (1956)
    1962
    Lonely Are the Brave as
    Sheriff Morey Johnson
    1961
    Target: The Corruptors! (TV Series) as
    Michael Callahan / Martin Kramer
    - One for the Road (1962) - Michael Callahan
    - The Corruptors (1961) - Martin Kramer
    1961
    Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series) as
    Lex Rogers
    - The Reunion (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - The Alibi (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Man Bait (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Best Laid Plans (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Royce Dante - Killer (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Meeting of the Mob (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Bootleg Whiskey in the Everglades (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Hostage (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Interrupted Journey (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Scared Witness (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Lady Killer (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Trial and Error (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - The Men from Tallahassee (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Document of Death (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - The Fugitive (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Punch Drunk (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - The Pure Horse (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - The Crossroads (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Vendetta (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - The Kale Boys (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Loan Shark (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - The Violent Night (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Billy the Kid (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Danger Road (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - The Cold Ball (1961) - Lex Rogers
    - Prince Hal (1961) - Lex Rogers
    1958
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) as
    Phil / Harry Wade / Moran / ...
    - Cop for a Day (1961) - Phil
    - A Very Moral Theft (1960) - Harry Wade
    - Dry Run (1959) - Moran
    - The Crooked Road (1958) - Off. Pete Chandler
    1961
    Great Ghost Tales (TV Series) as
    Defago
    - The Wendigo (1961) - Defago
    1961
    Route 66 (TV Series) as
    Sam Keep
    - Eleven, the Hard Way (1961) - Sam Keep
    1960
    Our American Heritage (TV Series) as
    John Overton
    - Born a Giant (1960) - John Overton
    1960
    Play of the Week (TV Series) as
    Ben Alexander / Philip Judah / James Hyland / ...
    - Two by Saroyan: 'Once Around the Block' and 'My Heart's in the Highlands' (1960) - Ben Alexander / Philip Judah
    - The Rope Dancers (1960) - James Hyland
    - Juno and the Paycock (1960) - Joxer Daly
    1960
    Strangers When We Meet as
    Felix Anders
    1960
    Juno and the Paycock (TV Movie)
    1959
    Gangster Story as
    Jack Martin
    1958
    Ride a Crooked Trail as
    Judge Kyle
    1958
    Onionhead as
    'Red' Wildoe
    1958
    Voice in the Mirror as
    Dr. Leon Karnes
    1958
    King Creole as
    Maxie Fields
    1952
    Kraft Theatre (TV Series) as
    Harry
    - Code of the Corner (1958) - Harry
    - The Death of Kid Slawson (1952)
    1957
    Climax! (TV Series) as
    Charlie Mapes
    - To Walk the Night (1957) - Charlie Mapes
    1957
    Slaughter on 10th Avenue as
    Al Dahlke
    1956
    The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) as
    George Barry / Bill Egan
    - The Trouble with Women (1957) - George Barry
    - The Big Vote (1956) - Bill Egan
    1954
    The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) as
    Gordon Wagner
    - Victim (1957)
    - Late Date (1954) - Gordon Wagner
    1952
    Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) as
    Julian / Major Hunter
    - The Legacy (1957) - Julian
    - A Will to Live (1957)
    - Sound the Pipes of Pan (1956)
    - Flight Report (1954)
    - Hollywood Tandem (1953)
    - Nothing to Sneeze At (1953)
    - Tour of Duty (1952) - Major Hunter
    1957
    A Face in the Crowd as
    Mel Miller
    1956
    Bigger Than Life as
    Wally Gibbs
    1953
    Omnibus (TV Series)(segment "One Nation Indivisible") / (segment "The Abracadabra Kid")
    - One Nation Indivisible (1956) - (segment "One Nation Indivisible")
    - The Abracadabra Kid (1953) - (segment "The Abracadabra Kid")
    1955
    The Indian Fighter as
    Wes Todd
    1955
    Justice (TV Series)
    - Booby Trap (1955)
    1955
    The Kentuckian as
    Stan Bodine
    1954
    Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) as
    The Bartender
    - A Stone for His Son (1955)
    - The Lost Weekend (1955) - The Bartender
    - Dr. Ed (1954)
    1952
    The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) as
    Stuart Benson / Iago
    - Walk into the Night (1955)
    - Adapt or Die (1954) - Stuart Benson
    - The Glorification of Al Toolum (1953)
    - Othello (1953) - Iago
    - Three Sundays (1952)
    - The Basket Weaver (1952)
    1952
    Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) as
    Corliss Price
    - Hit a Blue Note (1954)
    - The Straight and Narrow (1953) - Corliss Price
    - The Darkroom (1952)
    1954
    Ponds Theater (TV Series)
    - Nothing Personal (1954)
    1954
    Center Stage (TV Series)
    - The Human Touch (1954)
    1954
    The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series) as
    Dr. Spinelli
    - Atomic Attack (1954) - Dr. Spinelli
    1952
    Danger (TV Series)
    - Night of Reckoning (1954)
    - Hand Me Down (1953)
    - A Buck Is a Buck (1952)
    1950
    Studio One (TV Series) as
    Olsen / Jacobs
    - Dry Run (1953) - Olsen
    - The Last Cruise (1950) - Jacobs
    1953
    Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
    - Wonder in Your Eyes (1953)
    1953
    Suspense (TV Series) as
    Lawrence Stevens
    - F.O.B. Vienna (1953) - Lawrence Stevens
    1952
    Mister Peepers (TV Series) as
    Coach Burr
    - Unaired Pilot - Coach Burr (uncredited)
    1950
    Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) as
    Extra / Intermission Guest / Craig / ...
    - Man at Bay (1952) - Intermission Guest
    - For Goodness Sake (1952) - Extra (uncredited)
    - Cafe Ami (1951) - Craig
    - The Speech (1951) - Extra (uncredited)
    - Manhattan Pastorale (1951) - Inspector
    - Mine to Have (1950) - Cop Number One
    - Shadow on the Heart (1950) - 1st Coastguardsman
    1951
    Shadow of the Cloak (TV Series)
    - The Missing Years (1951)
    1950
    The Big Story (TV Series)
    - Roy J. Battersby, New York Reporter (1950)
    Director
    1959
    Gangster Story
    Producer
    1980
    Little Miss Marker (executive producer)
    Soundtrack
    1994
    I.Q. (performer: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - uncredited)
    1986
    Pirates (performer: "The Maid of Amsterdam (A-Rovin')", "Il était un petit navire" - uncredited)
    1986
    George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special (TV Special) (performer: "She Looks Like Helen Brown")
    1983
    The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "It All Comes Down to This")
    1978
    The Stingiest Man in Town (TV Movie) (performer: "Humbug!", "One Little Boy", "The Christmas Spirit (reprise)", "Mankind Should Be My Business")
    1976
    The George Burns Special (TV Special) (performer: "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning")
    1969
    Hello, Dolly! ("Hello, Dolly!" (1964), uncredited) / (performer: "It Takes a Woman" (1964), "So Long, Dearie" (1964) (1964), "Finale" (Medley) (1964) - uncredited)
    1968
    The Odd Couple (performer: "Rule Britannia" (1740) - uncredited)
    Thanks
    2019
    Spoofsters (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
    - Dennis the Menace (1993) (2019) - (in memory of)
    1999
    Making Life Beautiful (TV Movie documentary) (thanks)
    1998
    The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (in loving memory of)
    1993
    Billy Wilder, artiste (ou: Ne réveillez pas le cinéaste qui dort) (TV Movie documentary) (thanks)
    1992
    Chaplin (thanks)
    1988
    Doin' Time on Planet Earth (special thanks - as Mr. Walter Matthau)
    Self
    2000
    Larry King Live (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 10 February 2000 (2000) - Self - Guest
    1999
    Making Life Beautiful (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1998
    Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Lea Thompson (1998) - Self
    1998
    The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) as
    Self - interviewee
    1998
    Private Screenings (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau (1998) - Self
    1996
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #6.62 (1998) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #4.293 (1996) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #4.259 (1996) - Self - Guest
    1998
    The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1998
    American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Narrator
    - Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy (1998) - Self - Narrator
    1997
    Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1997
    The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1996
    Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1996
    Jack Lemmon (TV Movie) as
    Self
    1996
    The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Accepting Award for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture
    1995
    The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1995
    The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1995
    The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1994
    Barbra: The Concert (TV Special) as
    Self - Concert Conductor (uncredited)
    1994
    The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1993
    Billy Wilder, artiste (ou: Ne réveillez pas le cinéaste qui dort) (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1993
    Elvis: His Life and Times (TV Special)
    1993
    The Making of the Last Best Hope of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America (Documentary) as
    Narrator
    1993
    The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame (TV Special) as
    Self - Inductee
    1993
    A Menace Named Dennis (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Host
    1974
    AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
    Self / Self - Audience Member / Self - Speaker
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier (1992) - Self (uncredited)
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (1988) - Self
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck (1987) - Self
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (1986) - Self
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart (1980) - Self - Speaker (uncredited)
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock (1979) - Self
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978) - Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976) - Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (1974) - Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
    1992
    Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1992
    The 6th Annual Genesis Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1992
    Reflections on the Silver Screen (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Walter Matthau (1992) - Self
    1992
    Laurel & Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1991
    The Secrets of Dick Smith (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Discussing The Sunshine Boys
    1991
    The Movie Awards (TV Special documentary) as
    Self - Presenter
    1991
    The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1990
    The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) as
    Self
    1990
    The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1990
    The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1990
    7th Annual American Cinema Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1989
    Wogan (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #9.84 (1989) - Self - Guest
    1989
    The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1989
    The 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1988
    The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1987
    A Beverly Hills Christmas (TV Special) as
    Self
    1987
    We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala (TV Special) as
    Self - Performer
    1987
    Presley (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Cut Me and I Bleed (1987) - Self
    1987
    James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson (TV Movie) as
    Self
    1987
    The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1987
    The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1987
    Parkinson One to One (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.8 (1987) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.1 (1987) - Self - Guest
    1987
    Great Performances (TV Series) as
    Self
    - James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (1987) - Self
    1987
    The Annual Tel Aviv Gala Presents a Salute to Goldie Hawn (TV Special) as
    Self - Speaker
    1987
    The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1987
    Change of Heart (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1986
    One Voice (TV Special) as
    Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
    1986
    The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    1963
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest / Self
    - Walter Matthau/Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager (1986) - Self - Guest
    - Walter Matthau/Ricky Schroder (1982) - Self
    - Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau (1981) - Self - Guest
    - George Jessel, Walter Matthau, John Diebold, Carol Sloane (1963) - Self - Guest
    1986
    The Annual Variety Club's Big Heart Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1986
    George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special (TV Special) as
    Self
    1985
    The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 2 December 1985 (1985) - Self - Guest
    1985
    The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 2 December 1985 (1985) - Self - Guest
    1985
    The 2th Annual American Cinema Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1984
    The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team (TV Special) as
    Self - Performer
    1983
    The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Co-Host
    1983
    The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1982
    Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Co-Host
    1982
    Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) as
    Self
    - The Film Society of Lincoln Center: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (1982) - Self
    1982
    The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Billy Wilder (TV Movie) as
    Self (taped message)
    1982
    The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1982
    I Love Liberty (TV Special) as
    Self
    1981
    The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 1 December 1981 (1981) - Self - Guest
    1981
    The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1980
    All-Star Party for Jack Lemmon (TV Special) as
    Self
    1980
    Clapper Board (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Last Flight of Noah's Ark/Little Miss Marker (1980) - Self
    1980
    Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder (Documentary) as
    Self
    1980
    The Don Lane Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 12 May 1980 (1980) - Self - Guest
    1980
    The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1967
    Today (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 19 March 1980 (1980) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 27 June 1967 (1967) - Self - Guest
    1975
    The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #19.132 (1980) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #17.106 (1978) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #17.35 (1977) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #15.111 (1976) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #15.46 (1975) - Self - Guest
    1980
    The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton Berle (TV Special) as
    Self
    1979
    Film '72 (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #9.5 (1979) - Self
    1978
    Saturday Night Live (TV Series) as
    Self - Host / Various
    - Walter Matthau (1978) - Self - Host / Various
    1978
    Funny Business (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Narrator
    1978
    Talking Film (TV Series) as
    Self
    - The Screenwriter (1978) - Self
    1978
    The Barbara Walters Summer Special (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #2.2 (1978) - Self
    1978
    The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1978
    The 15th Annual Publicists Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1978
    The Making of 'Casey's Shadow' (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1976
    The George Burns Special (TV Special) as
    Walter Matthau
    1976
    The World of Walther Matthau (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1976
    The Gentleman Tramp (Documentary) as
    Narrator
    1976
    Jack Lemmon: A Twist of Lemmon (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1975
    Dinah! (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.137 (1976) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.130 (1976) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.66 (1975) - Self - Guest
    1976
    The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1976
    The 33rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter & Winner
    1976
    Parkinson (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #5.20 (1976) - Self - Guest
    1975
    The Lion Roars Again (Documentary short) as
    Self
    1975
    The Sunshine Boys (Documentary short) as
    Self
    1975
    The 29th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1975
    The 32nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1973
    A Show Business Salute to Milton Berle (TV Special) as
    Self
    1973
    The 30th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee & Presenter
    1973
    The Vin Scully Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.1 (1973) - Self - Guest
    1965
    The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Salute to the 90th Anniversary of the Actor's Fund of America (1972) - Self - Guest
    - Salute to Howard W. Koch (1971) - Self - Guest
    - Tracy-Hepburn Salute (1971) - Self - Guest
    - Walter Matthau, Shecky Greene, Danny Arnold, Willie Shoemaker, Penny Ann Early (1971) - Self - Guest
    - From Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas: Liberace, Joan Crawford, Walter Matthau, Joan Rivers, Sergio Franchi, Dana Valery (1971) - Self - Guest
    - Walter Matthau, Don Adams, Tim Conway, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (1969) - Self - Guest
    - Televised from Las Vegas with guests Walter Matthau, David Janssen, Eddie Fisher, Barbara Eden, George Carlin, Wayne Cochran (1969) - Self - Guest
    - Sergio Franchi, George Maharis, Lila Skala, Walter Matthau (1965) - Self - Guest
    1972
    The 44th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1970
    The David Frost Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #3.165 (1971) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.191 (1970) - Self - Guest
    1971
    The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1970
    The 24th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Host
    1970
    The 27th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1969
    The 41st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1969
    The 26th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee & Presenter
    1968
    Jack Benny's Bag (TV Special) as
    Self
    1968
    George Jessel's Here Come the Stars (TV Series) as
    Self - Honoree
    - Walter Matthau (1968) - Self - Honoree
    1968
    The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.156 (1968) - Self - Guest
    1968
    The 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1968
    The Hollywood Squares (Primetime/Nighttime) (TV Series) as
    Self - Panelist
    - Episode #1.11 (1968) - Self - Panelist
    - Episode #1.10 (1968) - Self - Panelist
    - Episode #1.6 (1968) - Self - Panelist
    - Episode #1.3 (1968) - Self - Panelist
    1968
    Carol Channing and 101 Men (TV Special) as
    Self
    1967
    Cinema (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Walter Matthau (1967) - Self
    1967
    The 39th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1965
    The 19th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1963
    General Bradley (Documentary short) as
    Self
    1963
    General Eisenhower (Documentary short) as
    Self
    1963
    General MacArthur (Documentary short) as
    Self
    1963
    The 17th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1962
    The 16th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    Archive Footage
    -
    The Orson Bean Show (Documentary) (post-production) as
    Self
    2022
    Harry Belafonte - Zwischen Calypso und Gerechtigkeit (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2019
    Dolemite Is My Name as
    Walter Burns
    2018
    The History of Comedy (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - In It Together (2018) - Self
    2017
    The Best of Hollywood (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Interviewee
    - Episode dated 2 November 2017 (2017) - Self - Interviewee
    - Episode dated 17 September 2017 (2017) - Self - Interviewee
    2017
    Lauren Bacall, ombre et lumière (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2017
    Captain Jokes Parrot's Disaster of the Caribbean (TV Movie) as
    Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red
    2016
    Fact Hunt (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - 5 Purposely Broken, Unbeatable Games by Dickish Developers (2016) - Self
    2016
    Becoming Mike Nichols (Documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    2015
    Everything Is Copy (Documentary) as
    Lou
    2015
    Last of the Independents: Don Siegel and the Making of 'Charley Varrick' (Video documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    2014
    The Factor (TV Series) as
    Oscar Madison
    - Watters' World (2014) - Oscar Madison
    2014
    Hollywoods Spaßfabrik - Als die Bilder Lachen lernten (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2014
    And the Oscar Goes to... (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2013
    Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-1989 (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2009
    À l'abordage - L'aventure de pirates (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2008
    60/90 (TV Series) as
    Oscar Madison
    - Los Picapiedra i Lady Di (2008) - Oscar Madison
    2007
    American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
    Pete
    - Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007) - Pete
    2006
    Phantom of the Opera: Behind the Mask (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - attends premiere (uncredited)
    2006
    Billy Wilder Speaks (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2006
    ¿De qué te ríes? (TV Movie) as
    Oscar Madison
    2005
    Battleground (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Famous Generals - Stilwell (2005) - Self
    - Famous Generals - Pershing (2005) - Self
    - Famous Generals - Bradley (2005) - Self
    - Famous Generals - MacArthur (2005) - Self
    - Famous Generals - Arnold (2005) - Self
    2005
    The Last Mogul (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2005
    The Great Man: W.C. Fields (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2004
    101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    2003
    Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2002
    Elvis at the Movies (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2002
    The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2002
    The Kid Stays in the Picture (Documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    2001
    Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2001
    The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Memorial Tribute
    2001
    Here's Hal: Hal Riddle (Documentary short) as
    'Red' Wildoe
    2001
    The Orange British Academy Film Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    2000
    Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (TV Movie documentary) as
    Horace Vandergelder
    2000
    Backstory (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - The Seven Year Itch (2000) - Self
    1999
    Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (TV Special documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    1997
    Parkinson: The Interviews (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Walter Matthau & George Burns (1997) - Self
    1994
    The Best of the Don Lane Show (TV Special) as
    Self
    1992
    Chaplin as
    Self - Oscar Sequence (uncredited)
    1988
    Television (TV Series documentary)
    - Drama (1988)
    1974
    Oscars, Actors and The Exorcist (TV Special short) as
    Self (uncredited)

    References

    Walter Matthau Wikipedia