A member of the Charlie Chaplin family tree as the oldest son of Charlie's fourth marriage. As an actor, he had roles in the 1965 film Promise Her Anything and the 1966 film The Sandwich Man.
His father, the notorious Charlie Chaplin, gave him his start as a child actor by appearing in his films Limelight and A King in New York.
He wrote an autobiography called I Couldn't Smoke The Grass On My Father's Lawn.
He married twice; first to Patrice Chaplin and then to Patricia Betaudier. He has seven children.
He appeared in Promise Her Anything, which starred Warren Beatty.