Gabriel Iglesias (born July 15, 1976), is an American actor and comedian.
Gabriel Iglesias was born in San Diego, California, the youngest of six children, which includes four sisters and a brother. He graduated from Wilson High school in Long Beach.
Iglesias appeared in two episodes of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That in 2000.
Iglesias' comedy employs a mixture of storytelling, parody, characters, and sound effects that bring his personal issues to life. He often references about his weight, talking, for example, about how little dancing it takes for him to work up a sweat at the nightclub, or how hearing his girlfriend coo the words "chocolate cake" over the telephone works in a manner akin to phone sex for him. He sometimes refers to the "Five Levels of Fat", and labels himself as the fourth level, "Fluffy" (though he updated this concept to sixth levels in his last Comedy Central special).
Iglesias appeared on the Galavision TV show Que Locos!. He subsequently was guest-starred on the ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids, and the Fox TV animated comedy Family Guy. His stand-up has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!,[episode needed] The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,[episode needed] The Late Late Show,[episode needed] Good Morning America,[episode needed] Showtime at the Apollo[episode needed] and BET'S Comic View.[episode needed] On the big screen, he has appeared in the independent films El Matador and The Surfer King, in which he played the role of Aokee, a water park concession manager.
Iglesias was a contestant on the standup comedy competition reality TV series fourth season of Last Comic Standing in 2006, surviving elimination to become one of the final eight comics, but he was disqualified at that point for having used a smuggled BlackBerry to communicate with family and friends, which violated the rules of the show.