Don Rickles

Don Rickles

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

Lowest Rated: 14% Dirty Work (1998)

Birthday: May 8, 1926

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

The Merchant of Venom. The Master of Insults. Mr. Warmth. These were just a few of the labels given to actor and comedian Don Rickles, who in the course of a decades-long career on stage, film and television came to define the tone and persona of the insult comic. But despite his withering barrage of put-downs, Rickles remained a favorite of celebrities and audiences alike, thanks to both an unflaggingly quick wit and a genuine affection for his targets. Those qualities where always on display in one form or another, but never so hilariously than when he was a regular fixture on the celebrity roast circuit in the 1960s and 1970s. Meanwhile, Rickles went from the comic stage to film with roles in "The Rat Race" (1960) and "Muscle Beach Party" (1964), and later had a co-starring turn as a hustling supply sergeant in "Kelly's Heroes" (1970). While largely absent from the big screen over the next two decades in order to focus on television, which included numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC, 1962-1992), Rickles made something of a comeback with a high profile role in "Casino" (1995) while voicing Mr. Potato Head in the "Toy Story" franchise. In the next century, he remained active in stand-up comedy and was the subject of the documentary "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" (HBO, 2007), which went behind the scenes to reveal Rickles as an engaging personality who was indeed filled with warmth, humor and humanity. That love for the comic, from fans and peers (such as lifelong best friend Bob Newhart) alike, came through when news broke of his death at the age of 90 on April 6, 2017.

Highest rated movies

Run Silent, Run Deep
The Man With the X-Ray Eyes
Casino
Kelly's Heroes
Beach Blanket Bingo
Enter Laughing
Innocent Blood
Dirty Work

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
97% 94% Toy Story 4 Mr. Potato Head (Voice) $434.0M 2019
No Score Yet 76% Partysaurus Rex Mr. Potato Head (Voice) - 2012
14% 41% Zookeeper Frog (Voice) $80.4M 2011
98% 90% Toy Story 3 Mr. Potato Head (Voice) $415.0M 2010
80% 79% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Unknown (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 86% The Wool Cap Ira (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 75% Goodnight, We Love You: The Life and Legend of Phyllis Diller Unknown (Character) - 2004
100% 87% Toy Story 2 Mr. Potato Head (Voice) $245.9M 1999
45% 59% Quest for Camelot Cornwall (Voice) $22.7M 1998
No Score Yet 24% Dennis the Menace Strikes Again George Wilson (Character) - 1998
14% 65% Dirty Work Mr. Hamilton (Character) $10.0M 1998
100% 92% Toy Story Mr. Potato Head (Voice) $31.3M 1995
79% 93% Casino Billy Sherbert (Character) $42.4M 1995
38% 45% Innocent Blood Emmanuel "Manny" Bergman (Character) $4.2M 1992
No Score Yet 20% Keaton's Cop Jake (Character) - 1990
78% 88% Kelly's Heroes SSgt. Crapgame (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where It's At Willie (Character) - 1969
54% 38% Enter Laughing Harry Hamburger (Character) - 1967
73% 52% Beach Blanket Bingo Big Drop (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 41% Muscle Beach Party Jack Fanny (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 41% Bikini Beach Big Drag (Character) - 1964
88% 66% The Man With the X-Ray Eyes Crane (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 58% The Rat Race Nellie (Character) - 1960
100% 79% Run Silent, Run Deep Quartermaster 1st Class Ruby (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2012 2014-2016
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015-2016
71% 58% Grandfathered Himself (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% Dateline NBC Guest 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet 88% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2013
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Bobby (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2007-2008
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muppets Tonight Guest 1997
7% No Score Yet Daddy Dearest Al Mitchell (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Harold Schwan (Guest Star) 1991
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
66% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet CPO Sharkey C.P.O. Otto Sharkey (Character) 1976-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1973
No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1968 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mothers-in-Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Francis N. Kiski (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
90% 67% Gilligan's Island Norbett Wiley (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Newton Monroe (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Sgt. Mason (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
83% 86% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burke's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Lyle Delp (Guest Star) 1964
100% 98% The Addams Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Bettor (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Eddie (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Announcer (Character) 1955