- Served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Cyrene during World War II.
- Originally intended to become a serious actor, studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts; fellow classmates included Anne Bancroft, Grace Kelly and Jason Robards.
- Received Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Recording in 1968 for Hello, Dummy! and 1969 for Don Rickles Speaks.
- His brand of insult comedy has earned him such nicknames as "The Merchant of Venom," "The Insultan" and "Mr. Warmth."
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.
- Voiced the role of Mr. Potato Head in Disney's Toy Story films.
- 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
- Max Rickles — Father
- Barbara Rickles — Wife
- Etta Rickles — Mother
- Larry Rickles — Son
- Mindy Rickles — Daughter
- American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY
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- Birth Name: Donald Jay Rickles
- Birth Place: New York, NY
- Profession: Comedian, Actor
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