Gilbert Gottfried was an American American Stand-up Comedian and Actor. His persona as a comedian featured an exaggerated shrill voice and emphasis on crude humor.
Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried
Date of Birth
February 28, 1955
Place of Birth
New York City
Lillian Zimmerman and Max Gottfried
Lily and Max
Gilbert Gottfried’s Early Life
His full name is Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried. Gilbert Gottfried was born on February 28, 1955 in New York City. He was raised in a Jewish family.
Gilbert Gottfried’s Parents And Family
Gilbert Gottfried is the son of homemaker, Lillian Zimmerman and Hardware Store Owner, Max Gottfried.
Gilbert Gottfried’s father and grandfather ran the store, above which the family lived. He was the younger brother of Photographer Arlene Gottfried.
Gilbert Gottfried’s Wife And Children
Gilbert Gottfried met Dara Kravitz at a Grammy Awards somewhere back in the late 1990s. After dating from their a while, the duo extended their relationship officially where they tied the knot in 2007.
Gilbert Gottfried and his wife had a daughter named Lily and a son named Max.
Gottfried was known for his frugality, often avoiding to pay for taxis and public transportation.
When Did Gilbert Gottfried Die?
On April 12, 2022, Gilbert Gottfried died in the New York City borough of Manhattan from recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia that was complicated by type 2 myotonic dystrophy.
News of Gilbert Gottfried’s was announced by his family in a statement via Twitter. He was 67 years old at the time of his death.
Was Gilbert Gottfried’s Voice Same As His Stage Persona?
One of the biggest hallmarks of Gilbert’s stage persona was his voice, which became so iconic that it’s likely you’d recognize the tone even if you didn’t know who he was.
You wouldn’t believe it if you were told that Gilbert Gottfried’s real voice was different from the one that his fans know and love.
Gilbert’s signature performing voice wasn’t his actual voice at all. The star worked tirelessly to keep his signature tone of voice when out and about in public
One moment when Gilbert Gottfried’s real voice shone through was during an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show.”
When asked if he made plans on how to change his voice, he said;
I never actually sat down and said, “I’m gonna talk this way.” To me it’s kind of like if you see anybody walking down the street or sipping their cup of coffee and you ask them, how did you develop that walk? How did you develop that way of holding a coffee cup? There’s no thought to it, just over years, that’s what you are. ….In real life I sound like Bing Crosby!
Gilbert Gottfried had an on-stage voice that was a bit more shrilling and loud compared to his off-stage voice.
Characters Gilbert Gottfried Played With His Voice
Gilbert Gottfried is known for voicing the character of the parrot Lago in Disney’s 1992 animated film Aladdin.
Some of his famous works include; The duck in Aflac insurance commercials from 2000 until 2011, Beverly Hills Cop II, Problem Child, Doctor Dolittle.
Gilbert Gottfried’s Net worth
Gilbert Gottfried before his demise was estimated to have between $7 million and $10 million.
Gilbert Gottfried’s Filmography
- The House of God
- Bad Medicine
- Hot to Trot
- Katy Meets the Aliens
- Seriously…Phil Collins
- Problem Child 2
- Horror Hall of Fame 2
- Gender Bender
- Director’s Cut
- The Amazing Floydini
- Back by Midnight
- The Lindabury Story
- The Lindabury Story
- Beecher Baby Bouncer
- 80s Creature House
- Hospital Arrest
- Miss December
- Abnormal Attraction
- Hassle at the Castle
- Boy Band
- Super Gidget
- A Wrestling Christmas Miracle
- The Truth About Santa Claus
- Animal Crackers
- The Comedians
- Escape From It’s a Wonderful Life
- Thicke of the Night
- The Cosby Show
- The View
- Married With Children
- The Family Guy .
- Big Bag
- Hannah Montana
- I Iove Toys
- Historical Roots
- Karate Tortoise
- Sponge Bob, Square Pants
- Disney’s Arcade Frenzy
- Kingdom Hearts
- Kingdom Hearts II
- Beyond Gotham
- Lego DC Super-villains
- Angry Video Game Nerd 1 & 2 Deluxe
- Disney’s Alladin in Nasira’s Revenge