Charles Matthau (b. 1962, New York City), is a film and television director and actor and the son of actor Walter Matthau. He appeared as a child actor alongside his father in such films as Charley Varrick (1973), The Bad News Bears (1976) and House Calls (1978).
Among his directorial projects have been The Grass Harp
, from a novella by Truman Capote, and the made-for-TV movie The Marriage Fool
, both of which starred his father. He also directed Doin' Time on Planet Earth
(1988), Her Minor Thing
(2005) and Baby-O (2009).
"Charlie" Matthau was named after famed actor Charlie Chaplin, a personal friend of his father.