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Also Known As: Pablo Gottfried, Gilbert Fagnitz Gottfried Died:
Born: February 28, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, comic

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Very few stand-up comedians came close to Gilbert Gottfried's rapid-fire deliveries that held audiences in a vice-like grip of equal parts laughter and horror. The squinty-eyed, raspy-voiced performer first gained attention on the New York comedy scene before making the leap into television and film. Starting with his improvised scene as a kooky accountant in the smash comedy "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987), Gottfried became a favorite to play annoying, wisecracking characters on television shows and in feature films like "Problem Child" (1990) or the animated classic, Disney's "Aladdin" (1992), in which he stole scenes left and right as an obnoxious parrot. While some viewers remembered him for his family-friendly projects, Gottfried never abandoned the risqué, over-the-top stand-up comedy that made him a star, especially when he assailed celebrities during infamous New York Friar's Club roasts. It was the same unflinchingly funny, uncensored jokes that often landed Gottfried in hot water and cost him lucrative endorsement deals, yet served as a reminder of the unpredictability that can only emerge from truly original performers.

Very few stand-up comedians came close to Gilbert Gottfried's rapid-fire deliveries that held audiences in a vice-like grip of equal parts laughter and horror. The squinty-eyed, raspy-voiced performer first gained attention on the New York comedy scene before making the leap into television and film. Starting with his improvised scene as a kooky accountant in the smash comedy "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987), Gottfried became a favorite to play annoying, wisecracking characters on television shows and in feature films like "Problem Child" (1990) or the animated classic, Disney's "Aladdin" (1992), in which he stole scenes left and right as an obnoxious parrot. While some viewers remembered him for his family-friendly projects, Gottfried never abandoned the risqué, over-the-top stand-up comedy that made him a star, especially when he assailed celebrities during infamous New York Friar's Club roasts. It was the same unflinchingly funny, uncensored jokes that often landed Gottfried in hot water and cost him lucrative endorsement deals, yet served as a reminder of the unpredictability that can only emerge from truly original performers.

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 Aristocrats, The (2005)
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 How to Be A Player (1997) Tony--The Doorman
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 Meet Wally Sparks (1997) (Cameo Appearance)
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 Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995) Dr Peabody
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 Thumbelina (1994) Voice Of Mr Berkeley Beetle
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Began doing amateur stand-up in New York City at fifteen
1980:
Joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
1983:
Appeared as a regular in the failed late-night talkshow "Thicke of the Night"
1985:
Made feature acting debut in "Bad Medicine"
1986:
Hosted the Saturday edition of "USA Up All Night"
1990:
Featured as Mr. Peabody in "Problem Child"
1991:
Appeared in a recurring role on "Night Court" (NBC)
1991:
Returned as Mr. Peabody for "Problem Child 2"
1992:
Appeared in the short-lived CBS series "The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys"
1992:
Received greatest exposure to date providing the voice of Lago in "Aladdin"
1993:
Reprised role as Mr. Peabody for the animated series "Problem Child" (USA Network)
1994:
First of several appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (NBC)
1994:
Made his TV-movie debut in "Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas" (NBC)
1994:
Provided the voice of Lago for the children's animated series "Aladdin" (CBS)
1996:
Lent his voice to Mr Mxyzptlk in "Superman: The Animated Series" (The WB)
1998:
Appeared as a semi-regular in the updated version of "Hollywood Squares"
2000:
Voiced the duck in the AFLAC commercials; was fired after he made jokes on his Twitter account in reference to the 2011 earthquake disaster in Japan
2001:
Voiced a crazed dentist, Dr. Bender and his son Wendell on the animated show "The Fairly OddParents" (Nickelodeon)
2002:
Was the voice of Digit in the math-mystery cartoon "Cyberchase" on PBS Kids GO!
2005:
Featured alongside other comedians in the documentary "The Aristocrats"
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