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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 15 July 1976San Diego, California, USA
Birth NameGabriel J. Iglecias
Nicknames Pikachu
Chippie
Fluffy
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Chula Vista, California, Gabriel Iglesias is the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother. Growing up, the family lived in Section 8 housing in Long Beach, CA. It was during his childhood that he developed a strong sense of humor to deal with the obstacles he faced. In 1997, he set out to hone his comedic skills, and performed stand­up anywhere he could find an audience; including biker bars and hole­in­the­wall joints. Gabriel's stand­up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.

Today, Iglesias is one of America's most successful stand­up comedians, and performs to sold­out concerts around the world. In 2009 and 2010, he headlined the Amman Jordan Comedy Festival, and has had sold­out performances in Canada, Australia, Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden & Norway), the U.K., Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. In 2015, Gabriel performed at Madison Square Garden, will continue to tour in The United States, and will also be hitting new countries (Iceland and Finland) this year along with other dates in Europe.

Gabriel is lighting up the small screen on ABC's hit sitcom Cristela in a recurring role as Alberto. He can also be seen co­starring alongside Channing Tatum in the highly anticipated Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the box office hit Magic Mike, opening July 1, 2015.

2014 was a big year for Iglesias. Comedy Central aired Season 3 of Gabriel's hit series Stand­Up Revolution in the fall 2014, which features comedians he personally selects. Gabriel also appeared in 20th Century Fox's animated film The Book of Life alongside Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum. In the summer of 2014, Iglesias's critically acclaimed stand­up comedy film, The Fluffy Movie (Open Road Films) hit theaters, and is now available on Blu Ray and DVD. Comedy Central premiered Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy in an unprecedented two­night comedy special to over 15 million viewers. This was a great follow­up to his previous DVD specials, Hot & Fluffy and I'm Not Fat...I'm Fluffy, which has sold a combined total of 2 million copies.

Gabriel also co­starred in A Haunted House 2 and the hit animated films The Nut Job and Disney's Planes. He was nominated for an ALMA Award; Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act and was top billed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festivals in Montreal and Toronto.

Gabriel has appeared on The Today Show, The View, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Lately, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Steve Harvey, Good Morning America, Cartoon Network's The Annoying Orange and FOX TV's The Family Guy. He has also co­hosted the top rated YouTube series Ray William Johnson's =3 and Epic Meal Time.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Arsonhouse Entertainment

Trivia (7)

He currently lives in Long Beach, California.
Has a dog named Dino.
Good friends with (singer) Enrique Iglesias.
Mentioned that he loves cake once at a show, and people often bring him cake before and after shows.
Doing his stand up comedy on tour and has a show on Comedy Central called Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution. [November 2011]
He is of Mexican descent.
He has been living with his girlfriend and helping to raise her son for more than ten years.

Personal Quotes (30)

I started riding the whole 'fluffy' train, and it's a cute word and socially a lot more acceptable than someone saying is fat or obese. If you call a girl 'fat,' yo, she'll raise hell, but if you say, 'Aw girl, look at you, you're fluffy,' there's almost a sexy appeal to it.
Believe it or not, I've got a really bad metabolism. One burger and I'm done. I'm not a guy that puts away 10 burgers.
I'm all about showing people that I'm a little messed up, I have a lot of the same problems you have. By exposing myself and putting myself out there, people can relate to me and my act won't grow stale. I mean, nobody wants to hear a comedian say, 'Life is great.'
I usually travel with a posse. I roll deep. I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery. We don't carry guns, we carry cookies.
I found that laughter was a form of acceptance, and I really enjoyed that and I just - I crave it.
Connecting with people is not hard. I love the interaction and the feedback after shows. It does take some time, but the fans appreciate it which makes it worth it.
You wonder why I only talk about my personal life. But that's all I've ever done.
You gotta live life before you can talk about it. Sometimes when things don't work out in life, they work out on stage.
I'm a comedian who happens to be Latino. What's the difference? The difference is, my special will air on Comedy Central, not Telemundo.
I don't get controversial, I don't get political and I don't tell you what to do with your life. I just go out there and tell some stories, and people can relate.
I'm a big guy, but I'm really simple with the food. I'll hit the In-N-Out or just the regular buffets.
When you leave, you basically want to go eat, because I talk a lot about food in my act. So when you leave, you leave hungry.
Comedians do movies and TV so that when they tour, they sell out. That's the goal: To get popular enough so the place is packed.
I don't have to worry about writing jokes. I just tell stories about things that have happened to me. As long as I'm alive and I'm living and I'm experiencing different things every day, the show will always change.
I was not the popular kid in school.
Comedy is my passion. I'm going to do this until I drop.
The Ford Flex is a really, really cool car. You get inside and you have so much headroom and it's really comfortable to drive and it's real techy inside. You look at the screen and it's blue and you've got all kinds of controls. Everything is digital.
In the beginning, when I was doing my shows, I was incorporating a lot of Spanish, just trying to be a Latino comic instead of just a comic. Now I try to make the show as broad as possible... I don't want to alienate people. I want to make it so everybody can follow along and everybody can relate.
Some comics don't like it when people talk during the set, and it does get a little bit annoying after awhile, but I basically let people dictate what jokes I'm going to do.
I just know you can not be on top forever. There's always going to be the next guy, and if I'm going to go down, I'd like to know I helped the next guy take my spot. You can't prevent the inevitable, but you can join the ship.
I learned early on, stay away from politics, stay away from religion and don't talk about sports. Those three right there will get you in trouble.
I wanted to be a comedian, and this is what I'm doing. If I can keep this going, I'm happy.
Being on TV sucks. It's a lot of work. You memorize scripts and then you show up and they change everything. I'm a control freak. When I'm doing stand-up, I say what I want and then I get instant feedback.
I'm always very happy to talk to people. I relate to people, and the guy on stage is very much the guy that's off stage. People know when it's fake.
I never go perform somewhere alone. I've done that since day one. I've always taken other comics with me.
As far as guys who perform onstage, I love Chris Rock. I'm kind of jaded on everyone else.
I get a lot of influence from pro wrestling. People are like, 'Oh, it's fake.' But it's not about whether the guy wins or loses, it's about how he entertains you the whole time you're watching.
I know what it's like to have a family and not have insurance and really need it. As a comic, insurance was one of those sacrifices I made early on until I could afford it.
I almost bought a DeLorean the other day just because. If I see something that I think is cool and I like it, I'll go for it.
I want to get so famous that I don't have to wake up in the morning. It'll probably never happen.

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