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Biography

Don Rickles is best known as a comedian. A legendary insult comic who was a regular guest at The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and a staple on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast Specials. Mr. Potato Head also spoke in the three Toy Story movies. He was born on May 8, 1926, in Queens , NY. He was the inspiration and hero of the comic Garry Shandling. He was serving in the U.S. Navy graduated from high school to fight in the Second World War. Later, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began performing stand-up comedy at hotels in the Catskill Mountains in New York City after becoming frustrated with the lack of work he was getting as an actor. He became famous for the first time after having fun with Frank Sinatra while working at a nightclub in Miami Beach. Sinatra, taken by a young comedian, encouraged other celebrities to see his act and to be humiliated by him.

Don Rickles Biography
Short Bio
First NameDon
Last NameRickles
ProfessionComedian
DiedApr 6, 2017 ( age 90)
Birthday & Zodiac
Birth SignTaurus
Birth DateMay 8, 1926
BirthdayMay 8
Birth PlaceQueens, NY
CountryNY

Career

  • Comedian

Don Rickles Education

  • After graduating from Newtown High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a first-class seaman on the USS Cyrene (AGP-13) engine torpedo boat tender during World War II. In 1946, he was honorably discharged. Two years later, intending to be a dramatic actor, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and played little parts on television.

Before Fame

  • He was serving in the U.S. Navy graduated from high school to fight in the Second World War. Later, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began performing stand-up comedy at hotels in the Catskill Mountains in New York City after becoming frustrated with the lack of work he was getting as an actor.

Don Rickles Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Don Rickles is 90 years old, he is 5′ 6″ (1.6 m) tall. His body measurements are still not confirmed yet. We will update you as soon as possible. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Height & Weight
Height (Approx.)5 Ft 6 In
Weight (Approx.)80 Kg
Body MeasurementsUnknown
Physical Stats
Eye ColorUnknown
Hair ColorUnknown
Dress SizeUnknown
Shoe SizeUnknown
Don Rickles Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Achievements

  • He became famous for the first time after having fun with Frank Sinatra while working at a nightclub in Miami Beach. Sinatra, taken by a young comedian, encouraged other celebrities to see his act and to be humiliated by him.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1958Run Silent, Run DeepQuartermaster 1st Class Ruby
1959The Rabbit TrapMike O'Halloran
1960The Rat RaceNellie
1963X: The Man with the X-ray EyesCrane
1964Muscle Beach PartyJack Fanny
Bikini Beach
Pajama Party
1965Beach Blanket BingoBig Drop
1967Enter LaughingHarry Hamburger
The Money Jungle
1969Where It's AtWillie
1970Kelly's HeroesStaff Sergeant “Crapgame”
1971The Love MachineAnnouncerUncredited cameo
1975Don Rickles: Buy This Tape You Hockey PuckHimselfDocumentary
1990Keaton's CopJake
1992Innocent BloodEmmanuel “Manny” Bergman
1995CasinoBilly Sherbert
Toy Story
1997Redux Riding HoodThe Boss (voice)Short film
1998Quest for CamelotCornwall (voice)
Dirty Work
Dennis the Menace Strikes AgainDirect-to-DVD
1999Toy Story 2Mr. Potato Head (voice)
2007Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles ProjectHimself / VariousDocumentary
2010Toy Story 3Mr. Potato Head (voice)
2011Hawaiian VacationShort film
Zookeeper
2012Partysaurus RexMr. Potato Head (voice)Short film
2019Toy Story 4Posthumous release; Archive sound

Video Games

YearTitleRole
1996Animated Storybook: Toy StoryMr. Potato Head
1999Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
2001Toy Story Racer
2003Toy Story: Buzz Lightyear's Blast Up Together

Television Work

TitleRoleNotes
Stage 7AnnouncerEpisode: “A Note of Fear”
Cavalcade of AmericaCommentator2 episodes
Chevron Hall of StarsAnnouncer
Four Star PlayhouseEpisode: “The Listener” (uncredited)
M SquadCurrently UnknownEpisode: “Pete Loves Mary” (scenes deleted)
The Thin ManEddieEpisode: “The Cat Kicker”
The DuPont Show with June AllysonReporter / Newscaster / Announcer3 episodes
The Twilight ZoneBettorEpisode: “Mr. Dingle, the Strong”
Wagon TrainJoe CarderEpisode: “Wagon to Fort Anderson”
HenneseyChief Petty Officer Ernie SchmidtEpisode: “Professional Sailor”
The Dick Powell ShowNewscasterEpisode: “Seeds of April”
Cain's HundredDave MolloyEpisode: “Blood Money”
Burke's LawVarious3 episodes
The Addams FamilyClaudeEpisode: “Halloween With the Addams Family”
The Dick Van Dyke ShowLyle Delp2 episodes
The Beverly HillbilliesFredEpisode: “Jed's Temptation”
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.Sergeant Jim MasonEpisode: “My Buddy, the War Hero”
The Munsters“Doc” Happy HavemeyerEpisode: “Dance with Me, Herman”
The Andy Griffith ShowNewton MunroeEpisode: “The Luck of Newton Munroe”
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreLinny2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonGuest / Guest-Host / Himself / Various131 Episodes
Run for Your LifeWilly Hatch / Leo Mazinov2 episodes
F TroopBald EagleEpisode: “The Return of Bald Eagle”
The Wild Wild WestAsmodeusEpisode: “The Night of the Druid's Blood”
The Bob Hope ShowHimself5 episodes
Gilligan's IslandNorbert WileyEpisode: “The Kidnapper”
The Mike Douglas ShowCo-Host / Comedian / Himself / Vocalist29 Episodes
The Lucy ShowEddie RicklesEpisode: “Lucy the Fight Manager”
I SpyFrank BodieEpisode: “Night Train to Madrid”
I Dream of JeannieKiskiEpisode: “My Master, the Weakling”
The Joey Bishop ShowHimself / Host15 Episodes
The Hollywood Squares (Daytime)Center Square / Himself / Panelist28 Episodes
The Don Rickles ShowHimself (host)17 episodes
Get SmartSid Krimm / Guard3 Episodes
The Carol Burnett ShowShoe salesmanSeason 2, Episode 7
The Carol Burnett ShowPainterSeason 4, Episode 11
The Don Rickles ShowDon Robinson13 episodes
A Couple of DonsHimselfTelevision Special
Sanford and SonFight Announcer (voice)Episode: “Once a Thief”
Buy This Tape, You Hockey PuckHimselfStand-up special
Medical CenterS. RuskinEpisode: “The Happy State of Depression”
C.P.O. Sharkey“C.P.O. Otto Sharkey”37 episodes
Archie Bunker's PlaceAl SnyderEpisode: “Death of a Lodger”
Gimme a Break!MaxEpisode: “Nell and the Kid”
George Burns Comedy WeekMayorEpisode: “Disaster at Buzz Creek”
NewhartDon PrinceEpisode: “The Nice Man Cometh”
Tales from the CryptMr. InglesEpisode: “The Ventriloquist's Dummy”
HunterHarold SchwanEpisode: “Ex Marks the Spot”
Daddy DearestAl Mitchell13 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoGuest / Himself19 Episodes
Late Show with David LettermanGuest / Himself
The Larry Sanders ShowHimselfEpisode: “Artie and Angie and Hank and Hercules”
The Single GuyDr. Dick SloanEpisode: “Big Baby”
Murphy BrownLeonard, Secretary No. 90Episode: “Dial and Substance”
The Bernie Mac ShowHimselfEpisode: “The Sweet Life”
The Wool CapIraTelevision film
The CatchRoy KozikowskiPilot
The Late Late Show with Craig FergusonGuest / Himself13 Episodes
The UnitHimself / PriestEpisode: “Sub-Conscious”
Jimmy Kimmel Live!Guest / Himself15 Episodes
Hot in ClevelandBobby2 episodes
Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeHimself (guest)Episode: “You'll Never Play the Copa”
Toy Story of Terror!Mr. Potato HeadVoice
Television film
Toy Story That Time Forgot
Don Rickles: One Night OnlyHimselfTelevision Special, Spike
Dinner with DonHimself (host)13 eisodes
Posthumous release

Live Shows

  • Toy Story: The Musical – Mr. Potato Head (voice)

Theme Park Attractions

  • Toy Story Midway Mania! – Mr. Potato Head

Discography

  • Hello, Dummy! (1968)
  • Don Rickles Speaks! (1969)

Don Rickles Books

  • Rickles, Don; Ritz, David (2007). Rickles' Book: A Memoir. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-9305-1.
  • Rickles, Don; Ritz, David (2008). Rickles' Letters. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4165-9663-9.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
2000Hollywood Walk of FameN/ALifetime AchievementWon
2008Primetime Emmy AwardIndividual Performance in a Variety ProgramMr. Warmth: The Don Rickles ProjectWon
2009TV Land AwardLegend AwardLifetime AchievementWon
2012The Comedy AwardsThe Johnny Carson AwardLifetime AchievementWon
2013New York Friars ClubLifetime Achievement AwardN/AWon

Don Rickles Martial Status

  • Rickles married Barbara Sklar of Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, on March 14, 1965. He admitted having a very difficult time romantically in the twenties and thirties, eventually meeting Sklar through his agent when he was 38 years old and falling for her when she struggled to get a sense of humor. They had two children: Mindy Mann (born Rickles) and Larry Rickles. According to Rickles' memoir, his grandchildren Ethan and Harrison Mann were much more impressed by his role.

Family & Relatives

FatherUnknown
MotherUnknown
ChildrenLarry
SpouseBarbara

Association

  • He was the inspiration and hero of the comic Garry Shandling.

Don Rickles Death

  • On 6 April 2017, Rickles died due to kidney failure at his home in Beverly Hills ,California. He was ninety years old. Rickles was buried in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery.

Don Rickles Net Worth

Don Rickles is a well-known and popular Comedian. The main and primary source of his income comes from Comedy. Let’s check how rich Don Rickles is in 2017?

Net Worth (2017)$1 Million
Annual SalaryUnder Review.
Income SourcePrimary Income source Comedy(profession).
Don Rickles Net Worth

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