About me:.. .. .. Don Rickles is one of the 20th Century's most famous funny men. For more than 35 years he has appeared in top showrooms in Atlantic City, Reno Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas, where he currently headlines at the Desert Inn.
Rickles is also highly visible on TV, as well as in motion pictures, including recent appearances in Universal Pictures' "Casino," directed by Martin Scorsese, appearing with Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci, and "Toy Story," a revolutionary computer animated feature, from Walt Disney Pictures. He is currently in production on two high visibility projects scheduled for 1998 release: the direct-to-video sequel to "Toy Story" and Warner Brothers' "Quest For Camelot," and has just completed filming a role in MGM's "Dirty Work." Additionally, he has starred in live stage productions and, along the way, has had two best-selling comedy albums.
He is regarded among the world's top entertainers. However -- as they say in show business -- he "paid his dues" before reaching the top.
Rickles continues to be very active on the stand up comedy scene to this day. He is still a popular performer in Las Vegas and has many dates booked through the end of 2007. He has no plans to retire as he recently said in an interview: "I'm in good health. I'm working better than I ever have. The audiences are great. Why should I retire? I'm like a fighter. The bell rings and you come out and fight. My energy comes alive. And I still enjoy it."
In February 2007, Rickles made a cameo appearance (as himself) in a strange, recurring dream sequence that was woven through an episode (titled "Sub Conscious") of the CBS dramatic series, The Unit.
Rickles' memoir, Rickles' Book, was released on May 8, 2007 by Simon & Schuster. His documentary directed by John Landis is scheduled for release on HBO on December 2nd, 2007. And the DVD will be released to stores on December 18th, 2007.
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus