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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 August 1954New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameDonald Richard Gibb
Nickname Ogre
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Massive (6' 4"), muscular behemoth Donald Richard Gibb was born on August 4, 1954, in New York City, New York and raised in California. He attended the University of New Mexico on a basketball scholarship, then transferred to the University of San Diego, where he played football and was a member of the varsity basketball team. He had a roster spot on the San Diego Chargers prior to embarking on an acting career. With his brawn, bulk, scraggly beard and mustache, deep, growly voice and forceful screen presence, Gibb has frequently been cast as scruffy bikers, loutish rednecks and over-aggressive macho athletes. He started out in movies in the early 1980s with uncredited bit parts in Any Which Way You Can (1980), Stripes (1981), and Conan the Barbarian (1982). He achieved enduring cult fame as the outrageous Ogre in the hilarious Revenge of the Nerds (1984), reprising this role in the second and fourth sequels. He was likewise memorable as raucous martial arts fighter Ray Jackson in the exciting Bloodsport (1988) and wildman tennis player Ripper in the amusing Jocks (1984). He had a recurring role as fierce defensive lineman Leslie "Dr. Death" Crunchner on the HBO situation comedy 1st & Ten: The Championship (1984). Among the television series Donald has done guest spots on are Alice (1976), The A-Team (1983), Magnum, P.I. (1980), Knight Rider (1982), The Facts of Life (1979), Hunter (1984), Night Court (1984), MacGyver (1985), Quantum Leap (1989), The X-Files (1993) and The Young and the Restless (1973). Donald Gibb lives in Chicago, Illinois and is the co-owner of and spokesman for the Chicago karaoke bar Trader Todd's.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Spouse (1)

Jacqueline Bauer (20 June 1981 - ?) (1 child)

Trade Mark (5)

Known for playing tough guys who are often used as comic relief in films and television
Towering height and muscular physique
Scraggly beard and mustache
Deep raspy growly voice
Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Trivia (6)

Is a Brother in the New Mexico Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta at the University of New Mexico.
Got into the brewing business, as co-owner of "Trader Todd's Adventure Beer". He appeared as their spokesman and was on the label of "Ogre Beer Lyte" (an oxymoron).
Best remembered as the outrageous fraternity brother Ogre in the Revenge of the Nerds movie series.
Shaved his beard for the character of Ogre in Revenge of the Nerds (1984). The casting directors thought it made him look too old to be a college student.
Attended and graduated Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.
Attended the University of New Mexico and the University of San Diego.

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