Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

actor, writer, director

Gilbert Gottfried was born on Feb 28, 1955 in USA. Gilbert Gottfried's big-screen debut came with The House of God directed by Donald Wrye in 1984, strarring Paramedic. Gilbert Gottfried is known for Smiling Friends directed by Michael Cusack, Michael Cusack stars as Alan and Zach Hadel as Charlie. Gilbert Gottfried has got 2 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Gilbert Gottfried achieved is Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Gilbert Gottfried plays is Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years - Season 2 which will be released on Feb 02, 2021.

At the tender age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian". After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late-night comedy show, Saturday Night Live (1975), became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It was not until a few years later that his notoriety began after MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on Cosby Show (1984).Gottfried's work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager "Sidney Bernstein" in Le flic de Beverly Hills 2 (1987). The New York Daily News critic wrote that "Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene". Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried gained a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Junior le terrible (1990), Junior le terrible 2 (1991), Allô maman, c'est encore moi (1990), and Les aventures de Ford Fairlane (1990). He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series, USA Up All Night (1989).After his performance as the wise cracking parrot "Iago" in the Disney classic, Aladdin (1992), Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voice-over talents. His signature voice was heard in several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried was the voice of Digit in the long-running PBS series, Cybermatt (2002).Gottfried was a regular on the new Hollywood Squares (1998) and was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) and Howard Stern on Demand (2005). He appeared in the hit comedy documentary, The Aristocrats (2005), with Entertainment Weekly opining that, "out of the 101 comedians who appear on screen, no one is funnier - or more disgusting - than Gilbert Gottfried"."Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes" was recently released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes, ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Also featured on the DVD are some of the funniest bonus features ever, including wild stories, indignant ranting and celebrity impressions. For this live performance, Gottfried put aside political correctness and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries. At the end of the show, Gottfried told what is known among comedians as the "Dirtiest Joke of All Time", the basis for The Aristocrats (2005). He was one of the most sought-after comedians, and regularly performed live to sold-out audiences across North America.Gottfried died of ventricular tachycardia at the age of 67, leaving behind his wife, his two children, and his sister, Karen.

  • Birthday

    Feb 28, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Known For


2 wins & 3 nominations

Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards
Best Multi-Media Website
Winner - Rondo Statuette
Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast (2008)
Horror Host Hall Of Fame
Horror Host Hall Of Fame
Winner - Horror Host Hall Of Fame Plaque

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows