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Gabe Kaplan Net Worth

Gabe Kaplan Net Worth is
$30 Million

Gabe Kaplan Biography

Gabriel W. “Gabe” Kaplan (born March 31, 1945) is an American comic, celebrity, poker commentator, and professional poker player. He was born in Brooklyn, NY. He’s famous for his character as Gabriel “Gabe” Kotter in the 1970s sitcom, “Welcome Back, Kotter,” but he’s become more visible recently in terms of the popularity of poker, notably the “No-Limit Texas Hold-‘Em” kind, specially as cohost and combined commentator, with A.J. Benza, on previous seasons of “High Stakes Poker” on GSN.

As a lad, Kaplan had aspirations of being a Major League Baseball player. Nevertheless, he was not able to really make the roll of a minor league team and made a decision to pursue other interests. He started working as a bellman in a hotel in Lakewood, New Jersey. Touring comics would occasionally perform in the resort, and Kaplan started to work toward his own profession as a stand-up comedian. Gabe honed his standup routine in 1964 in areas including the Cafe Tel Aviv at 250 West 72nd Street, New York City. Kaplan’s humor was successful, and he toured the nation along with his performance depending on his childhood experiences in Brooklyn. In this span he also recorded the humor record Holes and Mello Rolls, which contained long routines about his high school days, among other issues; the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, whose principal characters he helped Eric Cohen and Alan Sacks create and whose heart structure he helped them to develop, was in part according to his comedy performance. The collection ran from 1975 to 1979. For the initial five contests, Kaplan was the captain of the ABC network team. In the 1st contest, Kaplan conquered Robert Conrad, who had been participating in the event representing the NBC team as its captain, in a race substantially to Conrad’s chagrin. Kaplan passed Conrad having a powerful sprint to the finish line, giving ABC television network the triumph with 175 points.

Gabe Kaplan Net Worth $30 Million Dollars

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Quick Facts

Full NameGabe Kaplan
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 15, 1976
Place Of BirthBrooklyn
Height5 ft 11 in (1.816 m)
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Professional Poker Player, Sports commentator, Investor, Screenwriter
NationalityUnited States of America
ChildrenRachel Kaplan
ParentsDorothy Kaplan, Charles Kaplan
NicknamesGabriel W. "Gabe" Kaplan , Gabe , Gabriel W. Kaplan , Gabriel Kaplan
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/michellebeisner
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Beisner
AwardsAmarillo Slim - Super Bowl of Poker (SBOP) (1980), NBC's Poker After Dark (2007, 2008), 2007 World Series of Poker (2007, ninth place)
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Performer in a New TV Program
Movies"Fast Break" (1979)
TV Shows"Welcome Back, Kotter", "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", "High Stakes Poker", "Queens and Kings"
Star SignAries


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Finished 3rd in the World Poker Tour Event at The Mirage in Las Vegas [March 2005]
2Finished 2nd in the 2005 WSOP $5000 Limit Hold 'Em Event. [2005]
3Release of his book, "Kotter's Back". [2007]
4Working with the original creator of Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) to create a new movie musical. [1998]
5Was a broadcaster for the only outdoor World Series of Poker along with Phil Hellmuth in 1997 on ESPN. The event took place outside of Binion's in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience.
6His experiences as a student in an under-achieving class (like the Sweathogs) in the early 1960s was the basis for Welcome Back, Kotter (1975).
7Provided commentary for the National Heads-Up Poker Challenge on CNBC in 2005.
8Worked as a standup comic, a sitcom and film actor, and a disc jockey.
9Provided coverage on ESPN for the 2002 World Series of Poker.
10Champion poker player
11Financial investor


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsTeacher of the YearWelcome Back, Kotter (1975)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsClassic TV Teacher of the YearWelcome Back, Kotter (1975)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lewis & Clark1981-1982TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Tulips1981uncredited
Welcome Back, KotterTV Series created by - 95 episodes, 1975 - 1979 creator - 94 episodes, 1975 - 1979 written by - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1978 story - 1 episode, 1978 teleplay - 1 episode, 1978

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grand2007Seth Schwartzman
Jack the Dog2001Richie
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency1984TV MovieAnthony DePalma
Murder, She Wrote1984TV SeriesFreddy York
Groucho1982Groucho
Lewis & Clark1981-1982TV SeriesStewart Lewis
Tulips1981Leland Irving
Nobody's Perfekt1981Dibley
Welcome Back, Kotter1975-1979TV SeriesGabe Kotter
Fast Break1979David Greene (as Gabriel Kaplan)
Police Story1977TV SeriesPaul Cazenovia
The Love Boat1976TV MovieStan Nichols

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2015TV Series 1 episode
Welcome Back, Kotter1976TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Show with Bob and David1996TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gotham Comedy Live2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1979-2011TV SeriesHimself
High Stakes Poker2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Poker After Dark2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2005TV SeriesHimself - Host (2005)
World Poker Tour2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs2003TV SeriesHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival2001TV Special documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 52000TV Movie documentaryHimself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1989TV SeriesHimself
War of the Stars1987TV Series 1987
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Dropout1985TV MovieHimself - Host
Catch a Rising Star's 10th Anniversary1982TV SpecialHimself - Comedian
Battle of the Network Stars XI1981TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team Captain (as Gabriel Kaplan)
The Hollywood Squares1975-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain (as Gabriel Kaplan)
Battle of the Network Stars IV1978TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle1978TV SpecialHimself
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1978TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973-1978TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 21977TV MovieHimself
Battle of the Network Stars III1977TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
US Against the World1977TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes1977TV MovieHimself
Battle of the Network Stars II1977TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
Dinah!1975-1977TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Gabe Kaplan1977TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Network Stars1976TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The Captain and Tennille1976TV SeriesHimself
Van Dyke and Company1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joe Garagiola1976TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1976TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Actor / ...
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin1976TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Program and Presenter: Introducing Raymond Burr to Stage
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali1976TV SpecialHimself
Lola!1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebration: The American Spirit1976TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Bowling1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evel Knievel1975TV SpecialHimself
Van Dyke and Company1975TV SpecialHimself
The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show1975TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palladium1974TV MovieHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Welcome Back Kotter
Paul Williams Still Alive2011DocumentaryHimself
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
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