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DON RICKLES BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Don Rickles was born on May 8th 1926 in New York City, New York with the birth name Donald Jay Rickles to parents Joseph and Frances Rickles.  After completing High School he joined the United States Navy and served during World War II. 
 
He began his involvement in the entertainment industry  working in night clubs doing stand up comedy since he was finding it so difficult to break into the acting industry.  He always aspired to be a working actor and studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts when in 1958 he finally, he had the chance to make his film debut on, "Run Silent Run Deep" (1958) starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster which was a huge success.
 
He continued to work in the film industry on such films as, "X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes" (1963), "Bikini Beach" (1964), "Enter Laughing" (1967) and "Kelly Heroes" (1970).
 
After adding a decent amount of films to his resume he began working on television as a regular on, Dean Martin's, "Celebrity Roasts" (1973-1984).  This opportunity soon followed with the chance to have his own show titled, "C.P.O Sharkey" (1976) which aired for two years.
 
Rickles then slowed down quite a bit appearing in just a couple films and appearing on stage singing with Steve Lawrence in concerts around Las Vegas and soon followed with a live performance with Frank Sinatra
 
In 1985, he made a huge return to the industry gaining popularity when he did voice over work in a film with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as grouchy Mr. Potato Head in, "Toy Story" which soon followed in 1999 with "Toy Story 2".  
 
Some of his other acting work during the 90's was on, "Innocent Blood" (1992) and a short sitcom titled, "Daddy Dearest" (1993).  His latest appearance on television was in 2009 on the, "Kathy Griffin Show: My Life on the D-List".    
 
Don Rickles married only one time on March 14th, 1965 to Barbara Rickles and they have two children together, Mindy & Larry, and remain still married today.  He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre.

 
Filmography

2011 Zookeeper 
2011 Hawaiian Vacation
2010 Toy Story 3
2007 The Unit
2005 The Catch
2004 The Wool Cap 
2001 Toy Story Racer 
1999 Toy Story 2 
1999 Toy Story 2 
1998 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! 
1998 Dirty Work
1998 Quest for Camelot 
1998 Murphy Brown
1997 The Single Guy
1997 Redux Riding Hood
1995 Toy Story
1995 Casino
1993 Daddy Dearest 
1992 Innocent Blood
1991 Hunter
1990 Tales from the Crypt
1990 Keaton's Cop
1989 Newhart 
1985 George Burns Comedy Week
1983 Gimme a Break!
1982 Archie Bunker's Place 
1980 For the Love of It
1976-1978 C.P.O. Sharkey 
1976 Medical Center 
1974 Sanford and Son
1972 The Don Rickles Show 
1971 The Love Machine
1970 Kelly's Heroes 
1969 Where It's At 
1968-1969 Get Smart 
1967 The Money Jungle
1966-1967 Run for Your Life
1967 I Dream of Jeannie 
1967 I Spy
1967 Enter Laughing
1967 The Lucy Show 
1966 Gilligan's Island
1966 The Bob Hope Show
1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1966 The Wild Wild West 
1965 F Troop 
1965 Kibbee Hates Fitch 
1965 Beach Blanket Bingo 
1965 The Andy Griffith Show 
1965 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 
1965 The Beverly Hillbillies
1965 The Munsters
1963-1965 Burke's Law
1964 Pajama Party 
1964 The Dick Van Dyke Show 
1964 The Addams Family 
1964 Bikini Beach 
1964 Muscle Beach Party 
1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes 
1962 The Dick Powell Theatre
1962 Cain's Hundred
1961 Hennesey 
1961 Wagon Train 
1961 Twilight Zone 
1959-1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson 
1960 The Rat Race
1959 The Rabbit Trap 
1959 The Thin Man 
1958 Run Silent Run Deep 
1957 M Squad 
1956 Four Star Playhouse 
1955-1956 Cavalcade of America 
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars
1955 Stage 7  





Matinee Classics - C.P.O. Sharkey starring Don Rickles, Harrison Page, Peter Isacksen, David Landsberg, Richard Beauchamp and Tom Ruben
Matinee Classics - Beach Blanket Bingo starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, John Ashley, Deborah Walley, Jody McCrea, Marta Kristen, Linda Evans, Don Rickles, Paul Lynde, Donna Loren, Timothy Carey, Buster Keaton, Earl Wilson, Michael Nader, Donna Michelle, Patti Chandler, Andy Romano, Alberta Nelson, Myrna Ross and Chris Cranston
Matinee Classics - Bikini Beach starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Keenan Wynn, Meredith MacRae, Martha Hyer, Don Rickles, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Elizabeth Montgomery, Little Stevie Wonder, Alberta Nelson, Candy Johnson, Donna Loren, Delores Wells, Danielle Aubry, Janos Prohaska, Timothy Carey and Boris Karloff
Matinee Classics - Muscle Beach Party starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Luciana Paluzzi, John Ashley, Don Rickles, Peter Turgeon, Jody McCrea, Dick Dale, Candy Johnson, Rock Stevens, Valora Noland, Delores Wells, Donna Loren, Morey Amsterdam, Little Stevie Wonder, Buddy Hackett, Dan Haggerty, Larry Scott, Gordon Case, Gene Shuey, Chester Yorton, Bob Seven, Steve Merjanian, Alberta Nelson, Amadee Chabot and Peter Lorre
Matinee Classics - Muscle Beach Party starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Luciana Paluzzi, John Ashley, Don Rickles, Peter Turgeon, Jody McCrea, Dick Dale, Candy Johnson, Rock Stevens, Valora Noland, Delores Wells, Donna Loren, Morey Amsterdam, Little Stevie Wonder, Buddy Hackett, Dan Haggerty, Larry Scott, Gordon Case, Gene Shuey, Chester Yorton, Bob Seven, Steve Merjanian, Alberta Nelson, Amadee Chabot and Peter Lorre
Matinee Classics - Run Silent, Run Deep starring Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Don Rickles, Nick Cravat, Joe Maross, Mary LaRoche, Eddie Foy and Rudy Bond


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