Birth name Donald Jay Rickles NationalityUSA Birth 8 may 1926 at New York City (USA) Death 6 april 2017 (at 90 years) Awards Primetime Emmy Award
Donald Jay "Don" Rickles (born May 8, 1926) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman, he has also acted in comedic and dramatic roles, but is best known as an insult comic.
Rickles married Barbara Sklar, a native of Philadelphia on March 14, 1965, and had two children: a daughter, Mindy, and a son, producer Larry Rickles (1970–2011). According to Rickles' memoir, his grandchildren, Ethan and Harrison Mann, are much more impressed by his role as "Mr. Potato Head" than by any of his other achievements. Although a lifelong Democrat, he performed at the inaugurations of Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush with his friend Frank Sinatra. Rickles considers comedian Bob Newhart to be his best friend, an unusual partnership since Newhart's low-key, hesitant, self-effacing comic persona is almost completely the opposite of Rickles' high energy, rapid-fire act. Rickles and Newhart appeared together on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on January 24, 2005, the Monday following Johnny Carson's death, reminiscing about their many guest appearances on Carson's show, which included footage of the "cigarette box incident". The two also appeared together on the television sitcom Newhart, and for previous episodes of The Tonight Show where Newhart or Rickles were guest-hosts. Rickles, Newhart, and their wives often vacation together.
, 1h40 Directed byJosh Cooley OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation ThemesJeu, Films about toys, Children's films ActorsTom Hanks, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, John Ratzenberger, Laurie Metcalf Roles Mr. Potato Head (voice) Rating76% Woody, Buzz et les anciens jouets d'Andy sont désormais la propriété de Bonnie, une petite fille qui s'apprête à passer son premier jour en école maternelle. Woody n'est plus parmi les jouets préférés mais continue de s'assurer du bonheur de sa maitresse. Il se glisse ainsi dans le sac à dos de la fillette et la voit, lors de son premier jour, se fabriquer un jouet à partir d'une fourchette en plastique. Le jouet s'anime, prend le nom de Fourchette, mais a pleinement conscience d'être fait à partir de déchets. Woody passe donc le plus clair de son temps à sortir Fourchette des poubelles où il veut se jeter.
, 21minutes Directed byAngus MacLane OriginUSA GenresComedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Animation ThemesChildren's films ActorsTom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers, Michael Keaton Roles Mr. Potato Head (Voice) Rating74% Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, Mr. Pricklepants, Mr. Potato Head, and Trixie sit in the trunk of Bonnie's mother's car during a road trip, using a portable DVD player to watch a horror film. When the car gets a flat tire, Jessie is knocked into a tool box. The others manage to free her, but Jessie is traumatized as the experience reminds her of the many years she spent abandoned in a box. Mrs. Anderson parks the car at the Sleep Well Motel, where they must spend the night as a tow truck cannot be sent out until the next morning.
, 7minutes OriginUSA GenresComedy, Fantasy, Animation ThemesSeafaring films, Transport films, Children's films ActorsWallace Shawn, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Corey Burton, Tony Cox, Donald Fullilove Roles Mr. Potato Head (voice) Rating73% Rex disrupts the other toys blowing soap bubbles, worried they may ruin Bonnie's house. He is chastised by the other toys, with Mr. Potato Head calling him "Partypooper Rex". The other toys sense Bonnie approaching, and scatter, leaving Rex alone when she enters. She takes him to play with while she takes a bath. Rex enjoys being played with along with the other bath toys, but soon Bonnie's mom comes to turn off the bath and take her out. Once alone, the bath toys wish they could continue to have fun, but all of them lack arms and can only function if afloat in the water. Rex initially thinks drawing a new bath is a bad idea, but recalling Mr. Potato Head's insult, he asserts that he is "Partysaurus Rex", and helps the bath toys to start a new bath.
, 7minutes Directed byAngus MacLane OriginUSA GenresComedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation ThemesChildren's films ActorsTom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Jodi Benson, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris Roles Mr. Potato Head (voice) Rating69% At a fast food chicken restaurant called "Poultry Palace", Bonnie does not want the electronic Zurg belt buckle that comes with her kid's meal. When she asks for a mini-Buzz Lightyear–themed toy, she is told the restaurant's supplies of them have run out. When her mother asks about the one in the display case, she is told that it is for display only. Inside the display, Mini-Buzz Lightyear complains they will never be played with—as they are just the display toys—to Mini-Zurg (who prefers to stay). Bonnie goes on to play in the ball pit with her own toys; when no one is looking, Mini-Buzz secretly climbs in. He pulls the real Buzz underneath the balls so that Bonnie's mother ends up picking up Mini-Buzz when they leave the restaurant. Once Mini-Buzz gets home, he passes himself off as the real Buzz (explaining to the other toys that the plastic in the ball pit made him shrink), and proceeds to generally annoy the whole gang (save a gullible Rex) with his obvious ruse and his antics.
, 6minutes Directed byGary Rydstrom OriginUSA GenresScience fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation ThemesTransport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films ActorsTom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn Roles Mr. Potato Head (voice) Rating71% Months after Toy Story 3, it is winter break for Bonnie, who is going on vacation to Hawaii with her family. The toys are excited to have a week of relaxation, but Barbie and Ken reveal themselves to have stowed away in Bonnie's backpack, hoping to join her in Hawaii. Bonnie leaves them in her room, however, much to Ken's horror and disappointment when he realizes they are not going to Hawaii. Barbie reveals to Woody that Ken planned to have their first kiss on a beach at sunset (based on a travel brochure), inspiring Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Bonnie's toys to go all out and recreate Hawaii for the two. After various adventures in "Hawaii", Ken and Barbie share their first kiss in the snow at sunrise, recreating the scene from the brochure. However, the two step off the edge of the porch without realizing it and end up buried in snow; a post-credits scene shows the other toys trying to free them from a block of ice in which they are now frozen.
, 1h25 OriginUSA GenresDocumentary ActorsJoan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, George Carlin Roles Himself Rating72% The film follows Joan Rivers for 14 months, mostly during the 76th year of her life. The film made an effort to "[peel] away the mask" and expose the "struggles, sacrifices and joy of living life as a ground breaking female performer." The New York Times reported that Stern and Sundberg "lucked out" with their timing, starting to film the year before Rivers won Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice in 2008.
, 1h27 OriginUSA GenresDrama ThemesChristmas films ActorsWilliam H. Macy, Keke Palmer, Don Rickles, Catherine O'Hara, Ned Beatty, Hugh Dillon Roles Ira Rating70% In New York City, Charles Gigot (William H. Macy) is an alcoholic, disgruntled hearing-mute and superintendent of an apartment building with eccentric tenants. One day, he meets Lou (Keke Palmer), a young girl who lives with her mother Arlene (Cherise Booth) and her boyfriend, Bernard (Edward Yankie). When Gigot suspects that their apartment may have been broken into, he investigates, only to encounter two thugs looking for the couple. His presence creates a diversion that allows Lou, who had been in hiding, to escape to the basement with her mother. Despite Gigot's protestations, Arlene leaves Lou in Gigot's care for an indefinite time while she sorts things out with Bernard.
, 1h33 Directed byLee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon OriginUSA GenresComedy, Animation ThemesJeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films ActorsTom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney Roles Mr. Potato Head (voice) Rating78% Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.