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Gilbert Gottfried Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Comedian, actor, voice-overs

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