Fast Facts

  • Quit school at the age of 15 to pursue comedy and acting in New York.
  • First big break was when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980. He was on the show for only one season.
  • Started squinting his eyes during his act out of nervousness.
  • Introduced his trademark raspy voice during an episode of The Cosby Show in 1987.
  • Launched a successful voice-over career in 1992, providing the voice to Iago the Parrot in Aladdin.
  • Voiced the duck in the AFLAC commercials from 2000 to 2011.


  • Lily Aster Gottfried — Daughter
  • Max Aaron Gottfried — Son
  • Dara Kravitz — Wife

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  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice-overs

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