Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried, known simply as Gilbert Gottfried, is an American comedian, actor, and broadcaster. He was born on February 28, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York.

Gilbert was widely known for his iconic voice and voice acting. According to TMZ, Gilbert’s rep, Glenn Schwartz, revealed the actor died from a “heart abnormality called Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II.”

Dara and Gilbert wedded in 2007 and were married for 15 years before his unfortunate death on April 12, 2022.



The couple have been blessed to have two children together: Lily Aster Gottfried, and Max Aaron Gottfried. Their daughter Lily Aster was born in 2007, and their son Max Aaron was born in 2009.

Dara Kravitz is an American filmmaker and a radio podcaster.

His family issued a statement on Facebook to comment on the death of the global icon. Their post read; “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness.

“In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend, and father to his two young children.”

Gilbert Gottfried Movies

Year Title Role Notes
1984 The House of God Paramedic
1985 Bad Medicine Tony Sandoval
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II Sidney Bernstein
1988 Hot to Trot Dentist
Katy Meets the Aliens X (voice) English version
1989 Never on Tuesday Lucky Larry Lupin
1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Johnny Crunch Nominated — Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Seriously…Phil Collins Roger
Problem Child Mr. Peabody Nominated — Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Look Who’s Talking Too Joey, The Baby Gym Instructor
1991 Problem Child 2 Mr. Peabody
Horror Hall of Fame 2 Boris
Highway to Hell Hitler
1992 Aladdin Iago the Parrot (voice)
1994 House Party 3 Luggage Clerk
Thumbelina Berkeley Beetle (Mr. Beetle) (voice)
The Return of Jafar Iago the Parrot (voice) Direct-to-video
Saved By The Bell: Wedding In Las Vegas Burt Banner
Double Dragon Walter
1995 The Magic Gift of the Snowman Charlatan (voice)
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Dr. Peabody
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Iago the Parrot (voice) Direct-to-video
Be Cool about Fire Safety! Seymour Smoke (voice)
Escape from It’s a Wonderful Life Angry man on porch
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Mr. Harry Karp
Def Jam’s How to Be a Player Tony the Doorman
1998 Dr. Dolittle Compulsive Dog (voice)
1999 Goosed Alan Levy
2001 Longshot Mr. Chadwick
2002 Mickey’s House of Villains Iago the Parrot (voice) Direct-to-video
2004 The Amazing Floydini Magic Store owner
Back by Midnight Security Guard
Funky Monkey Dr. Spleen
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Duck
2005 The Aristocrats Himself
2006 Farce of the Penguins “I’m Freezing My Nuts Off” Penguin (voice)
2007 Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Iago the Parrot (voice) Direct-to-video
2008 Gilbert Gottfried: Dirty Jokes Himself
2009 The Lindabury Story Himself
Jack and the Beanstalk Grayson the Goose
2011 Miss December The Police Officer
2013 Beecher Baby Bouncer Himself
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Abraham Lincoln
2016 The Comedian’s Guide to Survival Himself
Director’s Cut Superintendent
Unbelievable!!!! Major LeGrande Bushe
Gender Bender Dr. Montalto
Life, Animated Himself
The Comedian Gilbert Gottfried
Hospital Arrest Jerome Carter
2017 Gilbert Himself
80s Creature House Grim Reaper
Animal Crackers Mario Zucchini (voice)
2018 Abnormal Attraction Pig Man
2018 Boy Band Mort (voice)
2019 Super Gidget Infestor (voice) Short
2020 A Wrestling Christmas Miracle Rice
2020 The Truth About Santa Claus Dr. Leland
TBA Hassle at the Castle Ratley Pre-production; Final film role, posthumous release

Gilbert Gottfried TV Shows

Year Title Role Notes
1980–1981 Saturday Night Live Various characters Cast member; 12 episodes
1983–1984 Thicke of the Night
1987 The Cosby Show Mr. Babcock “Say Hello to a Good Buy”
1989-1998 USA Up All Night Saturday night host
1990 Superboy Nick-Nack (voice)
1991 Night Court Oscar Brown
1993–1995 Bonkers Two-Bits (voice) 2 episodes
1993 Problem Child Mr. Peabody
1994 Living Single Larry Friedlander
1994–1995 Aladdin Iago the Parrot (voice) 83 episodes
1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show Jerry the Bellybutton Elf / Adonis (voice)
1994–1997 Duckman Art DeSalvo (voice) Recurring role; 4 episodes
1994–1995 Wings Lewis Guest role; 3 episodes
1995 Married… with Children Himself “Ship Happens”
Adventures in Wonderland Mike McNasty “Pie Noon”
Mad About You Spanky’s Master “The Couple”
Bump in the Night Stink Bug (voice)
Aladdin on Ice Iago the Parrot (voice) TV movie
1995–1996 Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat Additional Characters (voice) 4 episodes
1996 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Roy “The Tale of Station 109.1”
In the House Mr. Comstock
Adventures from the Book of Virtues Additional voices
Escape From It’s a Wonderful Life Angry Man on Porch
Big Bag Himself Troubles the Cat segment
1997–1998 Superman: The Animated Series Mister Mxyzptlk (voice) 2 episodes
1997 Bear in the Big Blue House Large Possum (voice) “Welcome to Woodland Valley Part 2”
1998 Cosby Cellmate “Fifteen Minutes of Fame”
Noddy Jack Frost “Jack Frost is Coming to Town”
Hercules Minister Clion (voice)
1999 Dilbert Accounting Troll (voice) “Hunger”
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Himself Episodes 503 and 506
Timon & Pumbaa The Woodpecker (voice)
2000 Clerks: The Animated Series Jerry Seinfeld, Patrick Swayze (voices)
2001–2002 The Fairly OddParents Dr. Bender / Wendel (voices) 3 episodes
2001–2003 Disney’s House of Mouse Iago the Parrot (voice) 7 episodes
2002–2022 Cyberchase Digit, Widget (voices) Daytime Emmy [Nominee]
Outstanding New Approaches – Daytime Children’s
Daytime Emmy Awards 2009
2002 Son of the Beach Noccus Johnstein “Chip’s A Goy” and Hamm Stroker’s Suck My Blood
Celebrity Deathmatch Himself (voice) “Gottfried in the Arena”
2003 Becker Alan
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Comic “Last Laugh”
2004 Home Movies Tonko the Parrot (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Various sketches 8 episodes
Celebrity Paranormal Project
I Love Toys
Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments Himself Part I: 100-81
2005 Billy and Mandy Save Christmas Santa Claus (voice) TV movie
2007 The Emperor’s New School Additional voices Season 2, Episode 11
Family Guy Horse (voice) / Dog Whistle (voice) Episode: “Boys Do Cry” / “Big Trouble in Little Quahog”
My Gym Partner’s a Monkey Rick Platypus (voice) “That Darn Platypus”
2008 Hannah Montana Barney Bitman “(We’re So Sorry) Uncle Earl”
I Love the New Millennium 4 Episodes
Comedy Central RoastBob Saget Himself
The Replacements “A Buzzwork Orange”
Back at the Barnyard Barn Buddy (voice) “Barn Buddy”
Big & Small Small (voice)
Sesame Street Denny the Distractor “Hurry Up, You’re Running Out of Time”
The View Horny the Dwarf Joy’s Month in ReView
The Weird Al Show Himself
Pyramid Celebrity Guest
Hollywood Squares Regular
2009 Star-ving “Gilbert’s Kid”
Comedy Central RoastJoan Rivers
Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy
2010 ‘Til Death Tommy Guest starred
Comedy Central RoastDavid Hasselhoff Himself
Robotomy Tickle Me Psycho (voice) “The Playdate”
2011 Comedy Central RoastDonald Trump Himself
Roast of Facebook Twitter
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Leo Gerber 2 episodes
2012 Comedy Central Roast: Roseanne Barr Himself
The Burn with Jeff Ross
2013–2014 TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…
2013 Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off
Celebrity Wife Swap “Gilbert Gottfried/Alan Thicke”
Mad Linkong, Father, Crash (voices)
2014 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Ranginald Bagel (voice)
The Celebrity Apprentice 7 Himself
Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends
Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas Mr. Greenway (voice)
Last Comic Standing Himself
Big Brother 16 Otev (voice)
Newbridge Tourism Board Presents: We’re Newbridge, We’re Comin’ To Get Ya! Himself
Anger Management Dudley Guest starred
2014–2022 Akame Ga Kill Abridged Generic Male Friend (voice) Online web show
2014–2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kraang Subprime (voice) 6 episodes
2016 Mighty Magiswords Prohyas’ Stomach (voice) Guest starred
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Ron McDonald TV movie
2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Strip Club MC Episode: “Pilot”
Justice League Action Mister Mxyztplk (voice) 3 episodes
2017–2019 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Jared Kushner (voice) / Himself 4 episodes
2017 Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Ron McDonald TV movie
Episodes Himself Season 5, Episode 1
Cash Cab
The Untitled Action Bronson Show Season 1, Episode 7
2018 Crashing Episode: “The Atheist”
The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time Rand McDonald TV Movie
The Tom and Jerry Show Genie (voice) Episode: “Meanie Genie”
Arrested Development ShoeDini Advertiser (voice) Episode: “Sinking Feelings”
2019 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Himself/Redaction/Samantha/Lord Sexy 3 episodes
Critters: A New Binge Uncle 5 episodes
Historical Roasts Adolf Hitler Episode: “Anne Frank”
SpongeBob SquarePants Himself (Cameo)/Sal(voice) “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout”/”The Hankering” (2 Episodes)
2020 Karate Tortoise Rat Bastard Legend of the Shelled Vigilante
2021 Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years Shecky (voice) Episode: “Wise Kraken”
2022 Smiling Friends God Episode: “Charlie Dies and Doesn’t Come Back”
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