Gabriel Iglesias Biography

Gabriel Jesus Iglesias is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Quick Facts

Nick Name: Fluffy

Birthday: July 15, 1976

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors Comedians

Age: 43 Years, 43 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Gabriel Jesus Iglesias

Born in: San Diego, California, USA

Famous as: Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males


father: Jesus Iglesias

mother: Esther P. Mendez

U.S. State: California

City: San Diego, California

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Gabriel Jesus Iglesias is an American comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, and producer. Comically known as Fluffy, he is famous for his shows ‘Hot & Fluffy’ and ‘I'm Not Fat… I'm Fluffy’. His stand-up comedy is a blend of storytelling, characters, sound effects and parodies that bring the comedian’s personal experiences to life. He is also known for wearing Hawaiian shirts, and jokes related to his weight and Hispanic heritage. Iglesias’s unique comedy style has made him incredibly popular among people of all ages. Today, the cute and chubby star has become one of the most successful stand-up comedians of America. He has been named a ‘comedy genius’ by one of the editors of ‘San Antonio Express-News.’ Not just this! Iglesias is also one of the most watched stand-up comedians on YouTube. Besides comedy, the American star has done voice work in numerous films, such as ‘Norm of the North’, ‘The Nut Job’ and ‘The Book of Life’, to name a few. He was also cast in the flick ‘Magic Mike XXL’ and has even lit up the small screen on ABC’s ‘Cristela’.

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  • Gabriel Iglesias began his comedy career in the year 1997 against the wishes of his mother. He first appeared on television in 2000 on the Nickelodeon comedy series ‘All That’. This was followed by his shows ‘Premium Blend’ and ‘My Wife and Kids’. In 2002, Iglesias did a short film named ‘Entre vivos y plebeyos’. Then from 2003 to 2006, he did a number of projects including ‘El Matador’, ‘Days of Santiago’, ‘The Surfer King’, ‘Comedy Central Presents’, ‘Last Comic Standing’ and ‘The Emperor's New School’.
  • Then he voiced an entire Mexican family in the episode named ‘Padre de Familia’ of Fox TV’s animated series ‘Family Guy’ in 2007. The same year, he hosted ‘Live at Gotham’ and also gave a stand-up performance in ‘Hot and Fluffy’. After this, Iglesias’ DVD of the show ‘I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy’ was released by Comedy Central in 2009. Two years later, the American comedian’s another show ‘Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution’ premiered.
  • From 2012 to 2014, Iglesias did numerous films and shows, such as ‘The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange’, ‘Magic Mike’, ‘Planes’, ‘The Nut Job’, ‘A Haunted House 2’, ‘The Fluffy Movie’, ‘The Book of Life’ and ‘Aloha Fluffy’. In 2014, he was also cast in the recurring role of Alberto in ABC’s ‘Cristela’. After this, he did the movie Magic Mike’s sequel ‘Magic Mike XXL’ and the show ‘Fluffy Breaks Even‘. Then in 2016, the comedian appeared in the TV shows ‘WWE SmackDown’ and ‘WWE Tribute to the Troops’ and also contributed to films ‘El Americano: The Movie’ and ‘Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said While I Was Hungry’. Currently, Iglesias is working on the animated movies ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ and ‘The Nut Job 2’.
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Personal Life
  • Gabriel Iglesias was born as Gabriel Jesus Iglesias on July 15, 1976 in San Diego, California, USA. Raised by a single mother, he is the youngest of six siblings. At one point in Iglesias’ life, he suffered from Type II Diabetes and obesity that made him weigh 445 pounds. He was warned by his doctor who gave him two years to live. After hearing the warning, Iglesias decided to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. He incorporated DDP Yoga as well as a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet in his lifestyle and lost over 100 pounds as a result of this. Currently, the comedian is residing in Long Beach, California with his girlfriend Claudia Valdez and her kid, Frankie. He also owns a Chihuahua named Bruno.

1. The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter (2014)


2. Magic Mike (2012)

  (Drama, Comedy)

3. Magic Mike XXL (2015)

  (Drama, Music, Comedy)

4. A Haunted House 2 (2014)

  (Comedy, Fantasy)

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