Birth Name: Walter John Matthow
Date of Birth: October 1, 1920
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Death: July 1, 2000
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Walter Matthau was an American actor and comedian. He was known for working with actor Jack Lemmon.
Walter was the son of Rose (Berolsky) and Milton Melas Mateshensky/Matthow. His parents were Jewish emigrants, his father from Bila Tserkva, Kyivs’ka oblast, Ukraine, and his mother from Lithuania, then both in the Russian Empire.
He was married to actress and author Carol Grace, until his death. Walter had two children with his former wife, Grace Geraldine Johnson; and a son, actor and director Charles Matthau, with Carol.