Gabe Kaplan Biography
(Comedian, Actor, Professional Poker Player)
Birthday: March 31, 1945 (Aries)
Born In: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Gabriel Kaplan is an American actor, comedian, professional poker player, and poker event commentator. He is popularly known for playing the character of ‘Gabe Kotter’ in ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’, an American sitcom created by Kaplan himself along with Alan Sacks. He also appeared in many other television shows and some television movies. Later on, he shifted his focus from acting to become a full-time poker player and poker commentator. Kaplan has won several major poker events including Amarillo Slim's ‘Super Bowl of Poker’ in 1980. He then made it to the finals twice in the next five years. He has made a lot of money from playing poker and is considered one of the elites of the game. He eventually resumed acting and performed comedy at various venues while also serving as a commentator for poker events and televised poker shows.