Don Rickles
Don Rickles
Celebrated Name: Don Rickles
Real Name/Full Name: Donald Jay Rickles
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 90 years old
Birth Date: 8 May 1926
Date of Death: 6 April 2017
Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Barbara Rickles (m. 1965–2017)
Children: Yes (Larry Rickles, Mindy Rickles)
Profession: Stand-up comedian, actor, and author
Net Worth in 2024: $30 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Don Rickles was a well-known American actor who was also an author and stand-up comedian. He has appeared in many prominent films like ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ and ‘Run Silent. Run Deep’. Rickes is known for his work as an insult comic. He has also appeared in a number of variety and talk shows and has also lent his voice to films.

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Early Life

Donald Jay Rickles was born on May 8, 1926, in Beverly Hills, California, to his parents Etta Rickles and Max Rickles. He was raised in Jackson Heights, New York.

He completed his schooling at Newtown High School and later served the United States Navy during the Second World War. In 1946, he was discharged from the Navy, and then he went on to study in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Personal Life

In March 1965, Don Rickles got married to Barbara Sklar. They were the parents of two children named Larry and Mindy.

On 6th April 2017, Don Rickles died after having Type II diabetes, hypertension, and renal failure. At the time of his death, he was 90. Following his death, a number of celebrities paid tribute to him.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 8 May 1926, Don Rickles was 90 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.68 m. tall, and weigh 80 kg.


In the 1950s, Don Rickles used to work in the nightclub ‘Murray Franklin’s.’ In 1955, he appeared as an announcer in the television show ‘Stage 7’. Following that, he guest appeared as an announcer in ‘Chevron Hall of Star’ and ‘Cavalcade of America.’

In 1959, he guest-appeared in the TV series ‘The Thin Man.’ In 1968, he became the host of ‘The Don Rickles Show.’ He has also appeared in the television series ‘C.P.O. Sharkey’. His other television roles include ‘Hot in Cleveland’, ‘’Daddy Dearest,’ ‘The Wool Cap,’ ‘’Get Smart,’ ‘Run for Your Life,’ ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ and ‘Burke’s Law.’

Don Rickles made his film debut by appearing in the 1958 film ‘Run Silent, Run Deep.’ His other film roles include ‘The Rabbit Trap,’ ‘The Rat Race,’ ‘Muscle Beach Party,’ ‘Bikini Beach,’ ‘The Money Jungle,’ ‘Kelly’s Heroes,’ ‘Enter laughing,’ ‘The Love machine,’ ‘Innocent Blood,’ and ‘Dirty Work.’

He has lent his voice as “Mr. Potato Head” in the ‘Toy Story’ film series. He has also voiced in many films and television series.

Don Rickles has also released two albums and has written two books.

Awards & Achievements

In 2000, Don Rickles received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2013, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Friars Club. He is the winner of the 2012 Johnny Carson Award. In 2009, he was bestowed with the Legend Award. In 2008, he won the Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.

Net Worth & Salary of Don Rickles in 2024

Don Rickles Net Worth
Don Rickles Net Worth

As of June 2024, Don Rickles had an estimated net worth of more than $30 million. He made this fortune as a successful actor and stand-up comedian. He was active in his career since the 1950s and has appeared in a number of films and television shows. At the time of his death, the actor had a net worth of $30 million and a house in California, which is worth $2.5 million. Rickles has also appeared in many video games.

Don Rickles is considered one of the most popular stand-up comedians in the world. He has successfully appeared in many films and has also released albums. His popularity made him appear in a number of variety shows. Upon his death, many television personalities paid tribute to him, including Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, and Martin Scorsese. He was cremated in the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery.


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