Please provide documentation. Dont even bother answering if you cannot give a reliable source. They are both celebrities, so someone could find the information on a website or in a biography, etc. I heard that Don Rickles is Jimmy Norton's father, but I dont have any reason to believe it to be true. I'm not going to pay a geneologist. I just want a legit answer. Today I found out that… I'm pretty sure that Don Rickles is not Jimmy Norton's father. Jimmy Norton hails from New Jersey while Don Rickles hails from New York. Also, according to Don Rickles wikipedia page: Rickles and his wife Barbara are close friends with comedian Bob Newhart and his wife, Ginny, and they often vacation together. 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, including footage of the "cigarette box incident". Rickles has been married for over 41 years to his wife, Barbara, who is from Philadelphia. They have a daughter, Mindy, a son, Larry and two grandchildren, Ethan and Harrison Mann. According to Rickles' memoir, his grandchildren are much more impressed by his having played "Mr. Potato Head" than by any of his other career achievements. I believe that if Jim Norton was in fact his son, there would be documentation of it all over the web.
Makey SchmoePeopleDon Rickles The View 2008-12-09 Part 12012-11-08T23:21:51. 000Z2014-03-01T05:48:33. 000ZDon Rickles & Mr. T (Merv Griffin Show 1983)In one of the greatest awkward segments in TV history, Merv sets up his old pal Don Rickles with Mr. T and waits for the fireworks to fly. . . And they do. Hila. . .