No photo available. Represent Walter Winchell? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 6,676 this week

Walter Winchell (1897–1972)

Walter Winchell was born on April 7, 1897 in New York City, New York, USA as Walter Winchel. He was an actor and writer, known for The Untouchables (1959), The Walter Winchell File (1957) and Wake Up and Live (1937). He was married to Rita Greene. He died on February 20, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 33 people
created 27 Oct 2011
a list of 310 people
created 26 Aug 2012
a list of 75 images
created 2 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Walter Winchell's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »


Jump to: Actor | Writer | Self | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (24 credits)
 1968 Wild in the Streets
Walter Winchell (uncredited)
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
Walter Winchell
- Stagedoor Johnny (1967) ... Walter Winchell
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
- Lucy the Gun Moll (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
 1966 Single Room Furnished
Walter Winchell (uncredited)
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- A Taste for Pineapple (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
- Line of Fire (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Torpedo (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Jazz Man (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Charlie Argos Story (1963) ... Narrator (voice)
 1962 Wild Harvest
 1961 Dondi
Walter Winchell
 1960 College Confidential
Walter Winchell
 1960 The Bellboy
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Lepke (1959) ... Narrator
- The Untouchables: Part 2 (1959) ... Narrator
- The Untouchables: Part 1 (1959) ... Narrator
 1957 Beau James
Narrator (uncredited)
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
Walter Winchell (uncredited)
 1956 The Walter Winchell Show (TV Series)
Walter Winchell
- Episode #1.11 (1956) ... Walter Winchell
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... Walter Winchell
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Walter Winchell
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business
Walter Winchell (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Sorrowful Jones
Walter Winchell (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
Walter Winchell (uncredited)
 1937 Love and Hisses
Walter Winchell
 1937 Wake Up and Live
Walter Winchell
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Walter Wenchell - Newscaster (uncredited)
 1933 Beauty on Broadway (Short)
Walter Winchell
 1933 I Know Everybody and Everybody's Racket (Short)
Walter Winchell
 1930 The Bard of Broadway (Short)
Walter Winchell
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 14 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Retlaw Chellwin


5' 7" (1.7 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Broadway's mountain. Tough sledding on the way up - a toboggan on the way down. See more »


Winchell announced his retirement on February 5, 1969, citing the tragedy of his son Walter Jr.'s suicide as a major factor, while also noting the delicate health of his wife. Exactly one year later, she died at a Phoenix hospital while undergoing treatment for a heart condition. See more »


Fedora hat See more »


Peek's Bad Boy

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Walter Winchell's column January 1948 russ-154
Discuss Walter Winchell on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page