Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried


2/28/1955, Brooklyn, New York

Birth Name

Gilbert Gottfried



Also Known As

Gilbert Gotfried
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Gilbert Gottfried is an American stand-up comedian and actor noted for his grating voice, his squint, his Brooklyn accent and his tendency to shout. Although he has a rather clean image on television and film, his stand up routines and appearances on The Howard Stern Show can be…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • His raspy, grating, exploding voice is not his real one, but he uses it for his performance.

    • Announced in November 2008, that he and his wife Dara are expecting their second child. The couple share that baby-to-be is a boy with a due date of May 24th, 2009.

    • Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)

    • On December 6, 2006, Gottfried announced on The Howard Stern Show that he was engaged and that his fiancée was pregnant. Gottfried and Dara (née Kravitz), 36, were married under a chuppah on February 3, 2007, having been together for 10 years. Lily Aster Gottfried was born on June 12, 2007.

    • Gilbert Gottfried did celebrity impersonations of David A. Stockman and Roman Polanski on SNL.

    • Gilbert Gottfried played the character Mr. Beetle in the film, Thumbelina.

    • Gilbert Gottfried was named the unsexiest man in the world by the Boston Phoenix.

    • Gilbert Gottfried did a short voice cameo, reprising as Iago, in the Square/Disney game, Kingdom Hearts.

    • When doing standup, Gilbert Gottfried used to keep his eyes squinted shut out of nervousness.

  • Quotes

    • Gilbert Gottfried: If the police ever try to pick me up, Michael Jackson told me I can hide out at his house.

    • Gilbert Gottfried: I did an episode of In the House with LL Cool J and Debbie Allen. One of my many black show appearances. I've become the white step-in-fetch-it on black shows.

    • Gilbert Gottfried: The pressure to being a comedian is being funny, but I've given that up, so there is no pressure whatsoever.

  • Gilbert takes over my hometown, Watseka Illinois

    GG is the best comic period. He is so funny. Gilbert is playing the watseka theatre on feb 23, 2013. My whole crew have tickets to the event. Cant wait.
  • Never acheived all he was capable of.

    In my opinion, Gilbert Gottfried never acheived all he was capable of. He was a funny man in everything he did, but he shone in his stand-up acts. They are to be honest, hysterical, if racy at times. I believe that Gil is every bit as good as any so called "A-List" comedians I've ever seen. In my opinion, he never could be called anything but a truly funny man. If he ever had an un-funny thought in his head he quickly suppressed it. The first time I saw him, i split my sides. I think that becoming an animated comic was a big mistake for him. Doing childrens shows for him was in my opinion like making Ozzy Osbourne do disco. It completely takes him out of his element. For anyone interested, look up one of his stand up acts. Again, not for younger viewers(especially the aristocrats joke).moreless