Gilbert Gottfried

Comic, Actor
Very few stand-up comedians came close to Gilbert Gottfried's rapid-fire deliveries that held audiences in a vice-like grip of equal parts laughter and horror. The squinty-eyed, raspy-voiced performer first gained ... Read more »
Born: 02/28/1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (118)

A Different World 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clerks 1980 - 1981, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Clueless 1980 - 1981, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dilbert 1980 - 1981, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Herman's Head 1980 - 1981, 1993 - 1995, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope & Gloria 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the New Millennium 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the House 1980 - 1981, 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1980 - 1981, 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 1980 - 1981, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Contestant

The Parent 'Hood 1980 - 1981, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1980 - 1981, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2008, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

Abraham Lincoln (Actor)

Anger Management 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dateline NBC 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Inside Comedy 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jack and the Beanstalk 2014 (Movie)

Grayson (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Celebrity Paranormal Project 1980 - 1981, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Saturday Night Live 1980 - 1981, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Son of the Beach 1980 - 1981, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Burn with Jeff Ross 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

When Jews Were Funny 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Wife Swap 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Food Network Star 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

'Til Death 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Debate 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Gilbert Gottfried: Dirty Jokes 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Hannah Montana 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Z Rock 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Farce of the Penguins 2006 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

Hi-Jinks 2004 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast: Jeff Foxworthy 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Aristocrats 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Becker 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

Adventures From the Book of Virtues 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Comedy Central Presents... 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney's House of Mouse 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Noddy 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Cyberchase 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosie O'Donnell's Kids Are Punny 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Big Bag 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

of Compulsive Dog (Voice)

The Tom Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Weird Al Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Aladdin 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

How to Be A Player 1997 (Movie)

Tony--the Doorman (Actor)

Meet Wally Sparks 1997 (Movie)

Mr. Harry Karp (Actor)

Aladdin and the King of Thieves 1996 (Movie)

(Voice)

Caroline's Comedy Hour 1989 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief American Comedy Festival 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Most Unlikely Heroes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Problem Child 3: Junior in Love 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Watcher 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Aspen Comedy Festival 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina 1994 (Movie)

of Mr Berkeley Beetle (Voice)

House Party 3 1994 (Movie)

Luggage Clerk (Actor)

Montreal International Comedy Festival '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Silk Degrees 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

One-Night Stand 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Jafar 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

of Iago (Voice)

Fractured Film Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Highway to Hell 1992 (Movie)

Hitler (Actor)

Howie 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Problem Child 2 1991 (Movie)

Mr Peabody (Actor)

Seriously... Phil Collins 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The World of Jewish Humor 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Problem Child 1990 (Movie)

Mr Peabody (Actor)

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

Johnny Crunch (Actor)

The America's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Baloney 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Norman's Corner 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot to Trot 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Never on Tuesday 1988 (Movie)

Larry Lupin (Actor)

Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 (Movie)

Sidney Bernstein (Actor)

Gilbert Gottfried... Naturally 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show 1987 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Medicine 1985 (Movie)

Tony Sandoval (Actor)

Thicke of the Night 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Further Adventures of Wally Brown 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Goosed (TV Show)

Actor

The Horror Hall of Fame II (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Aladdin and the King of Thieves 1996 (Movie)

("There's a Party Here in Agrabah") (Song Performer)

The Return of Jafar 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Biography

Very few stand-up comedians came close to Gilbert Gottfried's rapid-fire deliveries that held audiences in a vice-like grip of equal parts laughter and horror. The squinty-eyed, raspy-voiced performer first gained attention on the New York comedy scene before making the leap into television and film. Starting with his improvised scene as a kooky accountant in the smash comedy "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987), Gottfried became a favorite to play annoying, wisecracking characters on television shows and in feature films like "Problem Child" (1990) or the animated classic, Disney's "Aladdin" (1992), in which he stole scenes left and right as an obnoxious parrot. While some viewers remembered him for his family-friendly projects, Gottfried never abandoned the risqué, over-the-top stand-up comedy that made him a star, especially when he assailed celebrities during infamous New York Friar's Club roasts. It was the same unflinchingly funny, uncensored jokes that often landed Gottfried in hot water and cost him lucrative endorsement deals, yet served as a reminder of the unpredictability that can only emerge from truly original performers.

Relationships

Lily Gottfried

Daughter
Mother, Dara Kravitz

Dara Kravitz Executive Producer

Wife
On December 6, 2006, Gottfried announced on "The Howard Stern Show" that he was engaged and that his fiancée was pregnant married on February 3, 2007

Max Lily Gottfried

Son
Mother, Dara Kravitz

Milestones

2005

Featured alongside other comedians in the documentary "The Aristocrats"

2002

Was the voice of Digit in the math-mystery cartoon "Cyberchase" on PBS Kids GO!

2001

Voiced a crazed dentist, Dr. Bender and his son Wendell on the animated show "The Fairly OddParents" (Nickelodeon)

2000

Voiced the duck in the AFLAC commercials; was fired after he made jokes on his Twitter account in reference to the 2011 earthquake disaster in Japan

1998

Appeared as a semi-regular in the updated version of "Hollywood Squares"

1996

Lent his voice to Mr Mxyzptlk in "Superman: The Animated Series" (The WB)

1994

First of several appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (NBC)

1994

Made his TV-movie debut in "Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas" (NBC)

1994

Provided the voice of Lago for the children's animated series "Aladdin" (CBS)

1993

Reprised role as Mr. Peabody for the animated series "Problem Child" (USA Network)

1992

Appeared in the short-lived CBS series "The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys"

1992

Received greatest exposure to date providing the voice of Lago in "Aladdin"

1991

Returned as Mr. Peabody for "Problem Child 2"

1991

Appeared in a recurring role on "Night Court" (NBC)

1990

Featured as Mr. Peabody in "Problem Child"

1986

Hosted the Saturday edition of "USA Up All Night"

1985

Made feature acting debut in "Bad Medicine"

1983

Appeared as a regular in the failed late-night talkshow "Thicke of the Night"

1980

Joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

Began doing amateur stand-up in New York City at fifteen

Bonus Trivia

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Most famous for his impersonation of "Dracula Gottfried" he is also well known for his numerous, and often raunchy/racial, parodies of public figures including 1950s B-movie stars and a particularly accurate impersonation of the aged Groucho Marx.

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Gilbert Gottfried was fired on March 14, 2001 as the voice of Aflack's iconic duck in television commercials, after the comedian made jokes on Twitter about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Aflac, a leading insurer in Japan, said Gottfried's comments were "lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac."

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In 2006, Gottfried topped the Boston Phoenix's tongue-in-cheek list of the world's 100 Unsexiest Men.

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