Big break came at the Slate Brothers, a Los Angeles nightclub
Cast opposite William H. Macy in the TNT special "The Wool Cap" as an elderly tenant
Co-hosted (with Steve Lawrence) the short-lived ABC series "Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders"
Feature film debut in the submarine drama "Run Silent, Run Deep"
First appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC)
Once again voiced the character of Mr. Potato Head for "Toy Story 2"
Performed with singer Steve Lawrence in several Las Vegas concerts in the early 1980s
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 17)
Served in the U.S. Navy in World War II; honorably discharged in 1946
Appeared as stand-up comedian in nightclubs in the U.S.
Performed with Frank Sinatra at Ronald Reagan's Second Inaugural Ball
Played title role on NBC sitcom "C.P.O. Sharkey"
Published memoir <i>Rickles' Book</i>
Received first Emmy for HBO documentary "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project," directed by John Landis
Reprised the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"
Appeared in the popular "Beach Party" film series with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon in the 1960s
First appearance at NYC's Carnegie Hall
Lent his voice to the character of Mr. Potato Head in the Pixar film "Toy Story"
Made frequent appearances on "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC) and became a fixture on Martin's roast specials
Returned to features as Robert De Niro's trusted colleague in Martin Scorsese's "Casino"
Starred in another short-lived sitcom "Daddy Dearest" (Fox) with comedian Richard Lewis
Starred in his own variety show "The Don Rickles Show" (ABC) with Pat McCormick as his sidekick
Starred in the CBS sitcom "The Don Rickles Show"
Had a notable role as the con man Sgt. Crapgame in the hit film "Kelly's Heroes"
Received critical praise for his dramatic role in John Landis' "Innocent Blood"
Released the live comedy album <i>Hello, Dummy!</i>