Gilbert Gottfried Bio, Age, Net Worth, Height, Family, Wife, Movies

Gilbert Gottfried Biography

Gilbert Gottfried (Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried OR Gilbert Fagnitz Gottfried) is an American stand-up comedian, film and voice actor. His persona as a comedian emphasis on crude humor, insult comedy and features an exaggerated shrill voice. He has had numerous roles in film and television including voicing the parrot Iago in Disney’s Aladdin animated films and TV show, Digit in the children’s cartoon/educational math-based show Cyberchase since 2014.

Gilbert Gottfried began doing amateur stand-up in New York City when he was just 15 years old. Few years later he was being referred to as “the comedian’s comedian.”He was noticed by the Saturday Night Live producers and was hired as a cast member for season 6 in 1980. He also played the role of accountant Sidney Bernstein in the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II.

For its entire run from 1989 to 1998, Gilbert Gottfried was the host of the Saturday edition of USA Up All Night. Although not a regular, He also appeared in The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys although not on a regular basis. He also voiced the crazed dentist Dr. Bender and his son Wendell in The Fairly OddParents and the voice of Jerry the Belly Button Elf on Ren and Stimpy. He starred as a talking smoke detector, in 1996, in “Be Cool about Fire Safety,” a short fire safety video for younger audiences.

He has hosted a podcast, Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, since the year 2014. The podcast features new episodes each week featuring discussions of classic movies and celebrity interviews, most often with veteran actors, comedians, musicians and comedy writers. He released Gilbert, a documentary film on Gilbert Gottfried’s life and career, in 2017.

Gilbert Gottfried Age | How Old Is Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States on 28th February. 1955. He is 64 years old as of 2019.

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Gilbert Gottfried Height | How Tall Is Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried is 1.65 meters tall.

Gilbert Gottfried Net Worth | How Much Is Gilbert Gottfried Worth

Gilbert Gottfried has an approximated net worth of $6 million.

Gilbert Gottfried Family

Gilbert Gottfried is the son of Max Gottfried. Details about his mother remain unknown. He is brother to Arlene Gottfried who died in 2017. She was a street photographer who recorded scenes of ordinary daily life in some of the city’s less well-to-do neighborhoods. He also has another sister called Karen Gottfried.

Gilbert Gottfried Wife | Gilbert Gottfried Children | Gilbert Gottfried And Dara Kravitz

Gilbert Gottfried got married to his wife Dara Kravitz in the year 2007. Gilbert Gottfried and his wife Dara have two children together; daughter Lily Aster Gottfried and son Max Aaron Gottfried.

Gilbert Gottfried Movies and TV Shows | Gilbert Gottfried Filmography

Gilbert Gottfried TV Shows

Year Title Role
2018 The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time Rand McDonald
2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Strip Club MC
2017 Justice League Action Mister Mxyztplk (voice)
2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Jared Kushner (voice)
2017 Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Ron McDonald
2017 Episodes Himself
2017 Cash Cab Himself
2017 The Untitled Action Bronson Show Himself
2016 Mighty Magiswords Prohyas’ Stomach (voice)
2016 Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Ron McDonald
2014–2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kraang Subprime (voice)
2014-present Akame Ga Kill Abridged Generic Male Friend (voice)
2014 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Ranginald Bagel (voice)
2014 The Celebrity Apprentice 7 Himself
2014 Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends Himself
2014 Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas Mr. Greenway (voice)
2014 Last Comic Standing Himself
2014 Big Brother 16 Otev (voice)
2014 Newbridge Tourism Board Presents: We’re Newbridge, We’re Comin’ To Get Ya! Himself
2014 Anger Management Dudley
2013–2014 TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest… Himself
2013 Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off Himself
2013 Celebrity Wife Swap Himself
2013 MAD Linkong, Father, Crash (voices)
2012 The Comedy Central Roast: Roseanne Barr Himself
2012 The Burn with Jeff Ross Himself
2011 The Comedy Central RoastDonald Trump Himself
2011 The Roast of Facebook Twitter
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Leo Gerber
2010 ‘Til Death Tommy
2010 The Comedy Central RoastDavid Hasselhoff Himself
2010 Robotomy Tickle Me Psycho (voice)
2009 Star-ving Himself
2009 The Comedy Central RoastJoan Rivers Himself
2009 Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Himself
2008 Hannah Montana Barney Bitman
2008 VH1’s I Love the New Millennium
2008 The Comedy Central RoastBob Saget Himself
2008 The Replacements Himself
2008 Back at the Barnyard Barn Buddy (voice)
2008 Big & Small Small (voice)
2008 Sesame Street Denny the Distractor
2008 The View Horny the Dwarf
2008 The Weird Al Show Himself
2008 Pyramid Himself
2008 Hollywood Squares Himself
2007 The Emperor’s New School Additional voices
2007 Family Guy Peter’s Horse (voice)
2007 My Gym Partner’s a Monkey Rick Platypus (voice)
2005 Billy and Mandy Save Christmas Santa Claus (voice)
2004 Home Movies Tonko the Parrot (voice)
2004 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Various sketches
2004 VH1’s Celebrity Paranormal Project and I Love Toys
2004 Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments Himself
2003 Becker Alan
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Comic
2002–present Cyberchase Digit, Widget (voices)
2002 Son of the Beach Noccus Johnstein
2002 Celebrity Deathmatch Himself (voice)
2001–2005 The Fairly OddParents Dr. Bender / Wendel (voices)
2001–2003 Disney’s House of Mouse Iago the Parrot (voice)
2000 Clerks: The Animated Series Jerry Seinfeld, Patrick Swayze(voices)
1999 Dilbert Accounting Troll (voice)
1999 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Himself
1999 Timon & Pumbaa The Woodpecker (voice)
1998 Cosby Cellmate
1998 Noddy Jack Frost
1998 Hercules Cilon (voice)
1997 Bear in the Big Blue House Large Possum (voice)
1996–2000 Superman: The Animated Series Mister Mxyzptlk (voice)
1996 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Roy
1996 In the House Mr. Comstock
1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Additional voices
1996 Escape From It’s a Wonderful Life Angry man on porch
1996 Big Bag Himself
1995–1996 Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat Additional Characters (voice)
1995 Married… with Children Himself
1995 Adventures in Wonderland Mike McNasty
1995 Bump in the Night Stink Bug (voice)
1995 Aladdin on Ice Iago the Parrot (voice)
1994–1997 Duckman Art DeSalvo (voice)
1994–1995 Aladdin Iago the Parrot (voice)
1994–1995 Wings Lewis
1994 Living Single Larry Friedlander
1994 Beavis and Butthead Gus Baker (voice)
1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show Jerry the Bellybutton Elf / Adonis (voice)
1993–1995 Bonkers Two-Bits (voice)
1993 Problem Child Mr. Peabody
1991 Night Court Oscar Brown
1990 Superboy Nick-Nack (voice)
1987 The Cosby Show Mr. Babcock
1983–1984 Thicke of the Night Various characters
1980–1981 Saturday Night Live Various characters

Gilbert Gottfried Movies

Year Title Role
2017 Gilbert Himself
2017 80s Creature House Grim Reaper
2017 Animal Crackers Mario Zucchini (voice)
2016 The Comedian’s Guide to Survival Himself
2016 Abnormal Attraction Pig Man[14]
2016 Director’s Cut Superintendent
2016 Unbelievable!!!! Major LeGrande Bushe
2016 Gender Bender Dr. Montalto
2016 Life, Animated Himself
2016 The Comedian Trevor Friedmann
2016 Hospital Arrest Jerome Carter
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Abraham Lincoln
2013 Beecher Baby Bouncer Himself
2011 Miss December The Police Officer
2009 The Lindabury Story Himself
2009 Jack and the Beanstalk Grayson the Goose
2008 Gilbert Gottfried: Dirty Jokes Himself
2007 Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Iago the Parrot (voice)
2006 Farce of the Penguins “I’m Freezing My Nuts Off” Penguin (voice)
2005 The Aristocrats Himself
2004 The Amazing Floydini Magic Store owner
2004 Back by Midnight Security Guard
2004 Funky Monkey Dr. Spleen
2004 Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Duck
2002 Mickey’s House of Villains Iago the Parrot (voice)
2001 Longshot Mr. Chadwick
1999 Goosed Alan Levy
1998 Dr. Dolittle Compulsive Dog (voice)
1997 Def Jam’s How to Be a Player Tony the Doorman
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Iago the Parrot (voice)
1996 Escape from It’s a Wonderful Life Angry man on porch
1996 Be Cool About Fire Safety Seymour Smoke
1995 The Magic Gift of the Snowman Charlatan (voice)
1995 Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Dr. Peabody
1994 House Party 3 Luggage Clerk
1994 Thumbelina Berkeley Beetle (Mr. Beetle) (voice)
1994 The Return of Jafar Iago the Parrot (voice)
1994 Saved By The Bell: Wedding In Las Vegas Burt Banner
1994 Double Dragon Walter
1992 Aladdin Iago the Parrot (voice)
1991 Problem Child 2 Mr. Peabody
1991 Horror Hall of Fame 2 Boris
1991 Highway to Hell Hitler
1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Johnny Crunch
1990 Seriously…Phil Collins Roger
1990 Problem Child Mr. Peabody
1990 Look Who’s Talking Too Joey, The Baby Gym Instructor
1989 Never on Tuesday Lucky Larry Lupin
1988 Hot to Trot Dentist
1988 Katy and the Katerpillar Kids X (voice, English version)
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II Sidney Bernstein
1985 Bad Medicine Tony Sandoval
1984 The House of God Paramedic

Gilbert Gottfried Interview

Q: Congratulations, Gilbert Gottfried. The documentary is currently at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Gilbert Gottfried: Which is incredible because they generally hate most stuff. The reviews have put me in shock. When the filmmaker Neil Berkeley came to me and said he was going to do a documentary on me I thought it was a horrible idea. When he showed me the finished cut I thought, “Oh, God, I can’t watch this,” and yet I see nothing but great reviews on it.

Q: So you were able to sit through the whole thing?

Gilbert Gottfried: Yeah, I’ve seen it maybe four times already. Each time I tend to cringe. It’s a little too personal.

Q: Do you feel that way when you watch films you’ve been in or your standup performances?

Gilbert Gottfried: I’m totally fine watching myself if I’m popping up in a sitcom or movie as Nick the Plumber. That’s fine, but to see me as me…after all these years of seeing myself and hearing myself it felt like the first time you see yourself in a home movie or hear your voice recorded. You go, “No, no, that doesn’t look like me. That’s not the way I sound.”

Q: This film covers a lot of personal moments in your life from you falling in love with your wife, to having children, to losing family members. Other than just cringing at yourself, what is going on with you emotionally when you’re watching?

Gilbert Gottfried: Oh, a lot. There was nothing held back, which makes some parts more painful than others, but also a more honest and better documentary because of it. It deals with my relationship with my father, losing family members, all of that. It makes it even worse when you go, “Okay, I know where this is going and I know what happens here.”

Q: I was reading an interview with Neil where he said that he was approached by Dara (Gilbert’s wife) and that you didn’t really know the documentary was going to happen. It seems like he just showed up and started filming hoping to get some stuff and then seven months later he had this finished product.

Gilbert Gottfried: Yeah. My thought is that if you’re having a documentary you should be dead for 20 years first or you built a thousand hospitals and schools in some starving third world country. He said, “I’ve always dreamt of doing a Gilbert Gottfried documentary,” and I said to him, “You should set your dreams a lot higher.” He started following me around.

Q: Were there any moments where it was getting so personal that you wanted to stop?

Gilbert Gottfried: No. That’s a funny thing. I figured if we’re going to do this we had to do it all the way. You just have to bite your lip and go through with it. There’s this great back and forth thing going on where you will see me do the most disgusting, poor taste bits and it’s intercut with me with my kids. It shows a full person.

Q: That reminds me of the scene where you’re at the fundraiser for children’s cancer research. The families are all going up onstage, telling their deeply moving personal stories, and then you go up to do a set that includes a joke about a little boy pointing out his mom’s cunt.

Gilbert Gottfried: [laughing] Yeah, I do intellectual comedy. It’s stuff you really have to sit down and think about. But that showed something. If you do a bad taste joke on TV or on Twitter, people on the internet go, “Let’s form a lynch mob.” But in actuality, tragedy and comedy are roommates. Wherever tragedy is, comedy is looking over its shoulder and sticking its tongue out. In the case of Saint Jude’s Hospital, they desperately wanted a release. I was scared to go on because I thought it was suicide, but they desperately wanted something to laugh about and have a good time with or else they’ll just go crazy.

Q: “Desperately wanting a release” speaks well to the scene at the roast where shortly after 9/11 you did a joke about the attacks. Now 9/11 jokes have pretty much lost their shock value, but at the time it was viewed as too soon. Your natural reaction after that joke flopped was to immediately go into one of the most obscene jokes you could possibly think of. It worked because you got the audience back on your side.

Gilbert Gottfried: It was an amazing moment. I lost them as bad as you could lose any crowd ever. Then I go into The Aristocrats. To me it proved terrorist attack = bad taste, incest and bestiality = good taste.

Q: Do you think there is an art to poor taste comedy? We cited two examples where lowbrow humor was exactly what was needed in the moment.

Gilbert Gottfried: It’s tough because sometimes I hear myself talking when I’m being interviewed, and I hate to sometimes philosophize too much about comedy and be serious about comedy because ultimately, putting your hand in your armpit and lifting your arm up and down and making fart noises is comedy. So when you talk about yourself like, “Oh, I’m an artist. I make these fart noises and I’m helping society…”

Q: Well, do you feel like you’ve given something to society?

Gilbert Gottfried: I hope so. Every now and then someone will come over to me and thank me saying that they have a brother, sister, father, mother, or child who they remember fondly as fans of mine. That’s one of those moments where you go, “Oh, God, I’ve indirectly done something really good.” In the documentary Life Animated an autistic child learns to communicate with his father by watching Disney films. The father started imitating my voice while wearing a puppet of my character Iago the parrot. It shows that I can do great things as long as I’m not directly involved. It’s when I’m directly involved that everything goes wrong.

Q: You dropped out of high school to pursue comedy. Did you ever go back and finish school or college?

Gilbert Gottfried: No, I never went back, but what I would love is…every now and then they give these honorary college diplomas. Bill Cosby had a bunch of those. I think all of them may have been taken back. I would love to go, “My math and reading are still terrible, but look, I graduated from Harvard!”

Q: Your podcast has been a big hit. How long have you been doing it?

Gilbert Gottfried: Oh, God, I think over two years.  I originally wanted to call the podcast The Before It’s Too Late Show.