Gabe Kaplan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Nov, 2017
Facts of Gabe Kaplan
Date of Birth: 1943 , March-31
Age: 76 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Gabe Kaplan
Father Charles Kaplan
Mother Dorothy Kaplan
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Comedian
Net Worth $30 million
Eye Color Light-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 93 kg
Married Yes
Children Rachel Kaplan
Education N/A
Awards TV Land Anniversary Award, TV Land Teacher of the Year Award
Movies Fast Break 1979
TV Show Welcome Back, Kotter
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Gabe Kaplan is an actor, comedian and poker player of American nationality who has been known particularly for being the host of the shows like Welcome Back Kotter and High Stakes Poker. Gabe has appeared in several movies and TV series including Tulips, Groucho, Jack the Dog and The Grand

Early Life and Education

Kaplan was born on the 31st of March, 1943, and has managed to become extremely popular in the eyes of the public for his poker player and commentator skills. Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, New York.

While he wanted to become a Major League Baseball player as a child, he decided to pursue other interests later in life.


 Kaplan started working at a hotel and saw comedians performing there. This led him to be interested in working as a standup comedian there and his comedy became successful with each passing day.

He then started touring around the country and also managed to appear on The Tonight Show featuring Johnny Carson.

He then participated in the Battle of the Network Stars and became popular there too. He later appeared in a starring role in the movie Fast Break and started his involvement as a poker player at around 1978. He has been considered to be one of the poker’s elite and has won several related matches throughout his life.

He has resumed his standup comedy acts and has worked for Welcome Back Kotter as well as the improvisational comedy The Grand. All of his endeavors have been hugely appreciated and will continue to make him popular in the acting fraternity.

Personal Life

A seventy-two-year-old comedian is an unmarried man. He has not dated anyone publicly. He has a young daughter of 27 years old and her name is Rachel Kaplan. However, he has never revealed his daughter's mother. 

Previously, he was associated with late actress Marcia Strassman. Strassman played his on-screen wife on the sitcom Welcome Back Kotter from 1970-79. However, they did not become an off-screen couple. 

He seems to be secretive in regards to who he is dating and what the details of his spouse are. He has never been known to be married and does not seem to have had any kind of dating history with anyone from the acting or entertainment fraternity. It sure can be hoped that more details about Kaplan become available in the news tabloids, in the days to come.

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Gabe Kaplan's current net worth is $30 million. He is of 5 feet and 11 inches tall and has a perfectly maintained personality and body which manages to appeal to his fans all across the world.

He has been surrounded with a huge number of rumors regarding his personal life but none of it seems to be true. He earns a huge amount of salary and will surely continue to do so even in the upcoming years.


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