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Don Rickles (1926–2017)

Don Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York. After the Golden Era of Hollywood ended, Don Rickles was, until early 2017, one man still living to tell his tales. One of the most respected talents in entertainment, Rickles got his start in the night clubs, toiling for over 20 years, until 1958, when Don made his film debut in Run Silent Run Deep (... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Toy Story
Toy Story Mr. Potato Head
Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 Mr. Potato Head
Toy Story 2
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 2014 Toy Story That Time Forgot (TV Short)
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
 2013 Toy Story of Terror (TV Short)
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
 2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
- Elka's Choice (2011) ... Bobby
- Elka's Wedding (2011) ... Bobby
 2011 Zookeeper
Frog (voice)
 2011 Hawaiian Vacation (Short)
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
 2010 Toy Story 3
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
 2008 Toy Story Midway Mania! (Short)
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
 2007 The Unit (TV Series)
Don Rickles / Priest
 2005 The Catch (TV Movie)
Roy Kozikowski
 2004 The Wool Cap (TV Movie)
 2002 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Don Rickles
 2001 Toy Story Racer (Video Game)
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
 1999/I Toy Story 2 (Video Game)
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
 1999 Toy Story 2
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Cornwall (voice)
 1998 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Leonard, Secretary #90
- Dial and Substance (1998) ... Leonard, Secretary #90
 1997 Redux Riding Hood (Short)
The Boss (voice)
 1997 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Dr. Dick Sloan
- Big Baby (1997) ... Dr. Dick Sloan
 1995 Toy Story
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
 1992 Innocent Blood
Emmanuel 'Manny' Bergman
 1991 Hunter (TV Series)
Harold Schwan
 1990 Keaton's Cop
 1989 Newhart (TV Series)
Don Prince
 1983 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
- Nell and the Kid (1983) ... Max
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
Jim Joy
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
 1974 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Fight Announcer
- Once a Thief (1974) ... Fight Announcer (voice)
 1973 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
- Energy Crisis (1973) ... Detective
 1972 The Don Rickles Show (TV Series)
Don Robinson
- The Dr. Rudolph Affair (1972) ... Don Robinson
- Where There's a Will (1972) ... Don Robinson
- Episode dated 18 February 1972 (1972) ... Don Robinson
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... Don Robinson
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Don Robinson
 1971 The Love Machine
Announcer (uncredited)
 1969 Where It's At
 1968-1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Sid Krimm / Guard
- To Sire, with Love: Part 2 (1969) ... Guard (uncredited)
 1966-1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Willy Hatch / Leo Mazinov
- Down with Willy Hatch (1967) ... Willy Hatch
- In Search of April (1966) ... Leo Mazinov
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Frank Bodie
 1967 Enter Laughing
Harry Hamburger
 1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- Murder at N.B.C. (1966)
- Russian Roulette (1965) ... Linny
 1965 F Troop (TV Series)
Bald Eagle
 1965 Kibbee Hates Fitch (TV Movie)
Russell Kibbee
 1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
- Jed's Temptation (1965) ... Fred
 1964 Pajama Party
Big Bang The Martian
 1964 Muscle Beach Party
Jack Fanny
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Dave Malloy
- Blood Money (1962) ... Dave Malloy
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Joe Carder
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Reporter / Newscaster / TV Announcer / ...
- The Women Who (1960) ... Reporter
- Sister Mary Slugger (1960) ... Newscaster
- Edge of Fury (1960) ... TV Announcer
- No Place to Hide (1959) ... Announcer
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
- Pete Loves Mary (1957) ... (scenes deleted)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Mr. Thompson (1956) ... Announcer
- Crisis in Kansas (1956)
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Listener (1956) ... Announcer (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
- A Note of Fear (1955) ... Announcer
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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

[to Frank Sinatra, who arrived during his act] Come on in, Frank. Make yourself at home--hit somebody. See more »


Aspired to be a serious actor and studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before doing a stand-up comedy. His classmates included Grace Kelly, Anne Bancroft and Jason Robards. See more »


Good-natured insulting of the audience and society in general


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