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.