is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and voice actor known for his exaggerated loud, shrill nasally voice.
He is best known for his Disney role as the voice of Iago in the Aladdin films and TV series. He made a guest star appearance in an episode of Hannah Montana. He also appeared on Muppets Tonight in Episode 207, alongside Dennis Quaid, and played Mike McNasty in Adventures in Wonderland. Additionally, he voiced Two-Bits in Bonkers, the Woodpecker in Timon & Pumbaa, Minister Clion in the Hercules TV series, and another parrot in Beverly Hills Family Robinson.
Outside of Disney, he is well-known for his voice roles as Digit in the 2002 PBS Kids show Cyberchase and the Aflac Duck mascot in several TV commercials until March 2011, when he was fired for telling jokes about the tsunami/earthquake in Japan on his Twitter account. He also acted as Abraham Lincoln in the 2014 western comedy film A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Gilbert Gottfried behind the scenes of Aladdin.
Gilbert Gottfried holding an Iago sculpture.
Gilbert Gottfried speaking at Writers Guild of America East Solidarity Rally in November 2007.
Iago with Gilbert Gottfried's face.
Gilbert Gottfried attending the New York Comedy Festival Annual Kick-Off Party in November 2014.
Gilbert Gottfried and Jim Carrey
attending Amazing Night Of Comedy PTSD benefit in April 2016.
Gilbert Gottfried visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in January 2017.
Gilbert Gottfried and Bob Saget
promoting the Scleroderma Research Foundation's 30th Anniversary Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine party in December 2017.