Mar. 31st, 1945
Brooklyn, New York, USA
5' 11 1/2
Gabe Kaplan's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - The Grand
Guest TV Roles
Gabe Kaplan is best known for portraying teacher Gabe Kotter in the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back Kotter", which ran for four years on ABC. More recently, he can be seen on television as a professional poker player and commentator. He made many appearances doing stand up comedy on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.
- Provided coverage on ESPN for the 2002 World Series of Poker.
- Financial investor
- Provided commentary for the National Heads-Up Poker Challenge on CNBC in 2005.
- Worked as a standup comic, a sitcom and film actor, and a disc jockey.
- Champion poker player
- His experiences as a student in an under-achieving class (like the Sweathogs) in the early 1960s was the basis for _"Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975)_ (qv).