Walter Matthau as Buttermaker.

Coach Morris Buttermaker is the coach of the Bears . He is an old drunk, loud, ex-professional baseball pitcher and part-time pool cleaner, who drives a yellow Cadillac convertible. He's the main protagonist of the first film , the TV series and the remake.

Buttermaker was played by Walter Matthau in the original film, by Jack Warden in the TV series and by Billy Bob Thornton in the 2005 remake film.


Original Buttermaker

TV Buttermaker

Remake Buttermaker


  • In the TV series, he is the Bear number ¨00¨.