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Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried at the 1991 Emmy Awards
Born February 28, 1955 (1955-02-28) (age 52)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Gilbert Gottfried (born February 28, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American stand-up comedian. His voice is very distinctive and recognizable, as it is often loud and obnoxious. He has played numerous roles in film and television, perhaps most notably voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin (1992), as well as co-starring in the Problem Child movies (1990 and 1991). Image File history File links GilbertGottfried. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience, with the absence of the theatrical fourth wall. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Systematics (but see below) Family Cacatuidae (cockatoos) Subfamily Microglossinae (Palm Cockatoo) Subfamily Calyptorhynchinae (dark cockatoos) Subfamily Cacatuinae (white cockatoos) Family Psittacidae (true parrots) Subfamily Loriinae (lories and lorikeets) Subfamily Psittacinae (typical parrots and allies) Tribe Arini (American psittacines) Tribe Cyclopsitticini (fig parrots) Tribe Micropsittini (pygmy parrots) Tribe Nestorini (kakas and... Iago from Aladdin, imitating Jafar. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... Problem Child may refer to: Films: Problem Child (1990 film) Problem Child 2, 1991 Problem Child 3: Junior in Love A song: from the AC/DC album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap from the Glue Gun album The Scene Is Not for Sale the 1977 single by The Damned by...

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Career

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian." After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live noticed Gottfried and hired him as a cast member in 1980. During the 1980–1981 season, Gottfried's persona in SNL sketches was very different; he spoke in a mellow, low voice. During his twelve episode stint, he was underused (with even the featured players garnering more airtime), leading to a deep depression that affected his performances. When Dick Ebersol took over as producer before the end of the season, there was an overhaul of both the cast and crew, and Gottfried was dismissed. This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Persona literally means mask , although it does not usually refer to a literal mask but to the social masks all humans supposedly wear. ... Duncan Dick Ebersol (born July 28, 1947 in Torrington, Connecticut) is an American radio and TV manager. ...


Although not a regular, he also appeared in the short-lived 1992 TV series The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys and voiced a crazed dentist "Dr. Bender" on the show The Fairly OddParents and the voice of Jerry the Belly Button Elf on Ren and Stimpy.He is notably known for his voice-overs as ducks or other birds. In 1993 he was interviewed by Chris Aable at the "B Minus Movie Awards" along with David Cassidy and Gary Coleman. Gottfried's interview aired on Chris Aable's cable TV show "Hollywood Today" in 1994 and is now part of his video "America's Craziest Home Videos". He also was the host of the Saturday edition of USA Up All Night. The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys character designs by Joe Orlando The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys was a live-action, television series that aired in 1992, running for only 11 episodes before cancellation. ... The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series about the adventures of a boy who has two fairy godparents. ... Ren and Stimpy are the eponymous characters of two cartoon television series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. ... David Bruce Cassidy (born April 12, 1950) is an American actor, singer and guitarist, best known for his role as Shirley Joness oldest son, Keith Partridge, on The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Since 2000, he has also been the voice of the duck in the AFLAC commercials and Digit in the math-mystery cartoon Cyberchase on PBS Kids GO!, as well as the magical imp Mr. Mxyzptlk on Superman: The Animated Series. He also played a nasty wisecracking criminal genius named "Nick-Nack" who used toys to commit crimes on Superboy. Gottfried makes regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He shocked the audience in a Jeopardy! parody portraying Eminem repeating "biatch" many times as well as an enime on Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. To this day, his most well-known phrase used on the Tonight Show is "Son of a bitch!" He also appeared as a semi-regular in the most recent version of Hollywood Squares, where he was best remembered for uttering the phrase "YOU FOOL!" during a second-season episode in 1999. (Because of the game's rules, the contestants alternated in having to tell whether Gilbert, who occupied the last square available in that round, was bluffing the answer or not -- and missed six consecutive tries. Five of those times he admonished the contestant with "YOU FOOL!" The seventh time he and the contestant agreed, and that contestant won the square and the game. This segment was featured on game show blooper programs.) Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ... Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL, TYO: 8686 ) sells supplemental health and life insurance in the United States and Japan. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... Digit is a bird-like Cyborg in the cartoon Cyberchase voiced by actor Gilbert Gottfried. ... CyberChase is a childrens American animated television series on PBS Kids and PBS Kids GO!, produced by Thirteen/WNET New York and Nelvana set in cyberspace. ... PBS Kids GO! is an educational television brand used by PBS for programs intended at early elementary school children, an older demographic than the separate PBS Kids banner. ... Mr. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... Superboy is a half-hour live-action television series based on the fictional DC Comics character Superboy. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, debuting on May 25, 1992. ... “Jeopardy” redirects here. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... The term son of a bitch or son-of-a-bitch (often pronounced sumbitch in the Southern United States, and frequently euphemised to s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Gottfried also is a notorious favorite of Howard Stern, appearing on his radio show many times a year; Gottfried has made more appearances than any other celebrity guest. Most famous for his impersonation of "Dracula Gottfried" he is also well known for his numerous, and often raunchy/racial, parodies of public figures including 1950's B-movie stars and a particularly accurate impersonation of the aged Groucho Marx. Gottfried also does an impersonation of Jerry Seinfeld, which he has showcased on the Stern show as well as Clerks: The Animated Series. He frequently parodies Jewish rabbis and cantors, making up atonal gibberish prayers and compositions on the spot. Gilbert also is notorious for his impression of Andrew Dice Clay... or Dice Gottfried. When doing this impression he often used the phrases that Andrew Dice Clay uses while on stage ( such as: "Hickory, Dickory, Dock..", "OOOoooo" and "What are you a homo? ooooooo"). This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... “Groucho” redirects here. ... This article is about the comedian. ... For the town in Italy, see Rabbi, Italy. ... A hazzan or chazzan (Hebrew for cantor) is a Jewish musician trained in the vocal arts who helps lead the synagogue in songful prayer. ... Atonality describes music not conforming to the system of tonal hierarchies, which characterizes the sound of classical European music between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. ... Andrew Dice Clay (born Andrew Clay Silverstein on September 29, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ...


Gottfried famously told the venerable Aristocrats joke at a Friars Club roast of Hugh Hefner just three weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks. It's been suggested that this performance inspired Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza to produce a film about the joke. However, Jillette and Provenza point out that they had already filmed Gottfried. In fact, it was their project that inspired Gottfried to choose that joke as his response to the audience's claim that there are certain unspoken limits in comedy. Gottfried initially began his performance joking that he had intended to catch a plane but could not get a direct flight because "they said they have to stop at the Empire State Building first." As audience members responded with gasps and cries of "Too soon!", he launched into the Aristocrats joke, effectively winning back the audience and having roastmaster Rob Schneider literally falling out of his chair laughing. When the laughter and applause had subsided, Gottfried commented, "They probably won't show this on TV," to more laughter and applause. The Aristocrats (also known as The Debonaires or The Sophisticates in some tellings) is an exceptionally transgressive dirty joke that has been told by numerous stand-up comedians since the vaudeville era. ... The Friars Club is a New York City club now with nationwide branches famous for its risqué celebrity roasts. ... A roast is an event in which an individual is subject to publicly bearing insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes. ... Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois), also referred to colloquially as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts) is an American comedian, illusionist, juggler and writer known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team known as Penn & Teller. ... Paul Provenza (born July 31, 1957 in New York City) is an actor, comedian and filmmaker. ... The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the infamous dirty joke of the same name. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, New York on the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. ... This article is about the American actor/comedian. ...


Gottfried was part of an online advertising campaign for Microsoft's Office XP software, showing, in a series of Flash-animated cartoons, that the Clippy office assistant would be removed. In 2006, Gottfried topped the Boston Phoenix's tongue-in-cheek list of the world's 100 Unsexiest Men. [1] The following year, with Gottfried's blessing, the Phoenix renamed the award the "Golden Gilbert" in his honor. [2] In April 2006, Gottfried performed with the University of Pennsylvania's Mask and Wig Club in their annual Intercollegiate Comedy Festival. Also in 2006, he made an appearance on the Let's Make a Deal portion of Gameshow Marathon as part of a Zonk (As a baby in a large highchair, he says "Hey Ricki, I think I need my diaper changed!"), and in the Dodge Viper in the big deal (Where he tells the contestants "What were you thinking?!" because neither one picked it). He also guest starred in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy as Santa Claus in the 1-hour Christmas Special. He also voiced Rick Platypus in an episode of My Gym Partner's a Monkey entitled That Darn Platypus. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Microsoft Office is a series of suites of productivity programs created by Microsoft and developed for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... A Flash cartoon is an animated cartoon created using Macromedia Flash animation software, usually as a form of limited animation. ... For the band, see Cartoons (band). ... Clippy asking if you need help. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Phoenix is an alternative weekly publication in Boston, Massachusetts that emphasizes arts and entertainment coverage, as well as alternative political viewpoints. ... April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ... The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn[3][4]) is a private, coeducational research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Mask and Wig Club, founded in 1889 by Clayton Fotterall McMichael, is the oldest all-male collegiate musical comedy troupe in the United States. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lets Make a Deal is a television game show which aired in various encarnations in the United States. ... Gameshow Marathon is an American television program, based on the UKs television program of the same name. ... Zonk is a dice game similar to Farkel. ... Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress and tabloid talk show host, perhaps best known for her long-running Ricki Lake talk show and starring in the original version of the film Hairspray. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, created by Maxwell Atoms, is an American animated television series that currently airs on Cartoon Network and Teletoon. ... A typical depiction of Santa Claus. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: My Gym Partners a Monkey My Gym Partners a Monkey is an American cartoon created by Timothy and Julie McNally Cahill and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. ... My Gym Partners A Monkey/ List of Invaded Chapters That Darn Platypus is a My Gym Partners A Monkey episode. ...


Personal life

On December 6, 2006, Gottfried had 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. December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... An elaborate chupah A chuppah (Hebrew: חוּפָּה) (also spelled khuppa, chupah, or chuppa - plural: chuppot, Hebrew: חוּפּוֹת) is a canopy traditionally used in Jewish weddings. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...


Recurring characters on SNL

  • Leo Waxman, Pinky Waxman's husband and co-host of What's It All About.

Celebrity impersonations on SNL

King Kong Gottfried talks to Jay Leno on the Tonight Show (December 15, 2005)

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Selected filmography

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Notes

http://www.scottmix.blogspot.com/ (Mentions Gottfried's interview)


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Gilbert Gottfried (333 words)
Gilbert Gottfried had developed his petulant "character" by the time he started high school, and he first tried stand-up at age 16.
Gottfried provided the voice of a jar of Miracle Whip for a TV commercial, but Kraft executives feared it was too grating, so the commercial aired with another actor as the zesty salad dressing.
The Gottfried persona is believed to be something he can switch off when he's not on stage or on camera, as pizza delivery men and waiters report that he seems fairly normal.
Gilbert Gottfried - Biography - Moviefone (392 words)
Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1955, Gottfried was the youngest of three children and began to refine his unique comic persona (a persona Gottfried describes as being "somewhere between Pat Boone and Jeffrey Dahmer") at the age of 15.
Quickly gaining a reputation as a talented comic who was often considered an acquired taste, Gilbert toured as a stand-up comic until he gained his first taste of national exposure on the otherwise forgettable 1980-1981 season of Saturday Night Live.
A period of transition in the long-running comedy series, given that producer and founder Lorne Michaels had recently departed along with the talented cast, Gottfried's involvement was short-lived as Michaels soon returned to revive the series with a new cast and writers.
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