Jean Renoir (September 15, 1894 - February 12, 1979), born in the Montmartre district of Paris, France, was a film director, actor and author. As a film director and actor he made over forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. As an author, his biography of his father, Renoir My Father (1962), is the definitive biography of that artist.
Renoir was the second son of Aline Victorine Charigot and the French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. He was the brother of Pierre Renoir, a noted stage and film actor and director of the Comedie Francaise, the uncle of Claude Renoir, a cinematographer, and the father of Alain Renoir, a professor of comparative literature at the University of California at Berkeley.