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Gilbert Gottfried

At the young 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 wasn't until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on The Cosby Show (1984) and Late Night with David Letterman (1982).Gottfried's work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager "Sidney Bernstein" in the hit sequel, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), for which the New York Daily News said that "Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene". Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child (1990), Problem Child 2 (1991), Look Who's Talking Too (1990) and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990). He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series, USA Up All Night (1989).After his stellar 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 can be heard in several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of "Digit" in the long- running PBS Series, Cyberchase (2002).Gottfried has been a regular on the new Hollywood Squares (1998) and is a frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) and Howard Stern on Demand (2005). Gottfried recently appeared in the hit comedy documentary, The Aristocrats (2005), with Entertainment Weekly saying 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 that will leave viewers crying for more. For this live performance, Gottfried puts aside political correctness and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries. At the end of the show, Gottfried tells what is known among comedians as the "Dirtiest Joke of All Time", which is also the basis for The Aristocrats (2005).Gottfried is one of the most sought-after comedians, and regularly performs live to sold-out audiences across North America.

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Feb 28, 1955 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Unusually Thicke 2014-04-16

3 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Anger Management
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of 'Til Death
Poster of Family Guy
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Unusually Thicke Unknown 2014-04-16
Inside Comedy Unknown 2012-01-01
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off Unknown 2012-01-01
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Unknown 2012
The Burn with Jeff Ross Self - Announcer / ... 5 episodes, 2012-2013 2012-06-01
Celebrity Wife Swap Unknown 2012-01-02
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Unknown 2012-09-29
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Unknown 2012-08-09
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Unknown 2012-08-13
Anger Management Unknown 2012-06-28
Mad Unknown 2010-09-06
Robotomy Unknown 2010-10-25
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Hannah Montana Unknown 2006-03-24
'Til Death Unknown 2006
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Food Network Star Unknown 2005-06-05
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! Unknown 2003-01-24
Last Comic Standing Unknown 2003-06-10
Cyberchase Digit / ... 62 episodes, 2002-2020 2002-01-21
Crank Yankers Unknown 2002-06-02
Fashion Police Unknown 2002-02-27
The Fairly OddParents Unknown 2001-03-30
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Unknown 2001-08-24
Son of the Beach Unknown 2000-03-13
Clerks Jerry Seinfeld / ... 2 episodes, 2000-2001 2000-05-31
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Dilbert Unknown 1999-01-25
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Home Movies Unknown 1999-04-26
Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
V.I.P. Unknown 1998-09-26
Comedy Central Presents Unknown 1998-12-01
Becker Unknown 1998-11-02
The Chris Rock Show Unknown 1997-02-07
Viva Variety Unknown 1997-04-01
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Weird Al Show Unknown 1997-08-13
Les muppets Unknown 1996-03-08
Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Clueless Unknown 1996-09-20
In the House Unknown 1995-04-10
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Unknown 1995-05-28
Timon & Pumbaa Unknown 1995-09-08
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat Unknown 1995-09-16
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Unknown 1994-01-01
Bump in the Night Unknown 1994
Aladdin Iago 83 episodes, 1994-1995 1994-09-05
Bonkers Unknown 1993-09-04
Beavis and Butt-Head Unknown 1993-03-08
Problem Child 26 episodes, 1993-1994 1993-10-31
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Unknown 1992-08-15
Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
The Ren & Stimpy Show Unknown 1991-08-11
Silk Stalkings Unknown 1991-11-07
Wings Unknown 1990-04-19
Superboy Unknown 1988-10-08
Married... with Children Unknown 1987-04-05
A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Tribunal de nuit Unknown 1984-01-04
The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11