Gabe Kaplan Celebrity Watchlist
- Originally aspired to become a Major League baseball player.
- Began his stand-up career by performing in small nightclubs, coffee houses and Playboy clubs.
- Big break came during the early 1970s, when he made five appearances on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.
- Best-known for the role of Gabe Kotter, teacher of a class of underachievers, on Welcome Back, Kotter, a series he cocreated based on his own high-school experiences.
- An avid poker player, he made his first appearance at the World Series of Poker in 1978.
- Biggest poker win came in July of 2004, as he placed third in a World Poker Tour Texas Hold 'Em event, netting more than $250,000.
- Rachel Kaplan — Daughter
- Charles Kaplan — Father
- Dorothy Kaplan — Mother
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