Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor. Gottfried's persona as a comedian features an exaggerated shrill voice and emphasis on crude humor. His numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin animated films and TV show, Digit in the PBS Kids Go! show Cyberchase, and Kraang Subprime in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gottfried was also the voice of the Aflac Duck until 2011. He appeared in the critically panned commercial hit Problem Child in 1990. Since 2014, Gottfried has hosted a podcast, Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast, which features new episodes each week featuring discussions of classic movies and celebrity interviews, most often with veteran actors, comedians, musicians and comedy writers. Gilbert, a documentary film on Gottfried's life and career, was released in 2017.
|Birth name:||Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried|
|Born:||February 28, 1955, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Medium:||Stand-up, film, television|
|Genres:||Satire, crude humor, blue comedy, improvisational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy|
|Subject(s):||Religion, race relations, racism, pop culture, sex|
|Relative(s):||Arlene Gottfried (sister)|
|Twitter:||Gilbert Gottfried's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Gilbert Gottfried's IMDb|
About Gilbert Gottfried
Comedian and voice actor who provided the voice for Iago in Disney's Aladdin and was the spokesperson for Aflac for many years.
He began his career at the age of fifteen, doing stand up comedy routines at various open mic nights in New York. He was hired to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live in 1980, but only stayed around for 12 episodes.
In 2014, he began hosting Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast.
He married Dara Kravitz, a music executive, in 2007. He has a son named Max and a daughter named Lily.
He and Lea Salonga were two of the lead voice actors in Aladdin, with Salonga voicing Princess Jasmine.
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- Jewish male comedians
- Comedians from New York City
- American sketch comedians
- American television hosts
- American podcasters