Gabriel Iglesias Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Feb 29, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
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At one point in his life, stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias was diagnosed with Type II diabetes.
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About Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Jesus Iglesias, also known as Fluffy, is an American stand-up comedian and actor who hails from San Diego, California.
Iglesias was born in 1976 to a Mexican family and is the youngest of six children. He lived in several places during his early life, before settling in a low-income house.
In his professional life, Gabriel Iglesias is a very successful comedian. He is best known for his amazing comedy presentations and brilliant acting skills. Iglesias is also known as the voice actor behind the voices of a whole family in the animated series 'Family Guy'.

Gabriel Iglesias' Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gabriel Iglesias' net worth?

Over the years, Gabriel Iglesias has made millions of dollars from his acting and stand-up comedy. His net worth is $40,000,000. Booking fees for Gabriel's show range between $215 and $750, which lasts as long as two hours.

How much does Gabriel Iglesias earn per year?

Gabriel Iglesias earns as much as $20,000,000 per year. The actor also has a $3,000,000 collection of Volkswagen buses, which he keeps in a big warehouse that looks like a museum.
Other collections include Muscle and Beetle cars. Apart from the collection of cars he possesses, Gabriel Iglesias is also the owner of a $1,500,000 home in Signal Hill, California, where he currently resides.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gabriel Iglesias?

Gabriel Iglesias is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is Gabriel Iglesias?

On July 15 every year, Gabriel Iglesias celebrates his birthday. As of 2022, this American comedian and voice actor is 46 years old.

Childhood And Education

Gabriel Jesus Iglesias was born to a family of eight on July 15, 1976, in San Diego, California. He is the youngest of six children born to his Mexican parents, Esther P. Mendez and Jesus Iglesias. Iglesias was raised by his single mother and spent his childhood in different cities, including Riverside, Corona, Santa Ana, Baldwin Park, and Compton, before settling in Long Beach in Section 8 low-income housing, where he spent most of his youth. Although there is no further information regarding his childhood and educational background, Gabriel Iglesias had a pretty rough childhood before starting his comedy career.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Gabriel Iglesias dating?

Gabriel Iglesias lives with his girlfriend, whom he has been dating for years. Iglesias and his girlfriend Claudia Valdez have kept matters relating to their personal life private and are not releasing information about their relationship. However, the comedian and Claudia Valdez have a son, Frankie. Frankie was born on December 8, 1997. The entire household lives together in California, with their Chihuahua named Bruno.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Gabriel Iglesias is best known as 'Fluffy'. Iglesias's amazing comedy presentations, especially his references to his weight and Hispanic heritage, have distinguished his comedy from every other comedian's show. He is also known for wearing Hawaiian shirts during his stand-up comedy.
Before Gabriel Iglesias started full-time comedy, he worked for a cell phone company in Los Angeles. Gabriel started his full-time comedy career in 1997 but at the expense of eviction from his home and the loss of his car, due to his family's objection. Iglesias often references his weight, saying, 'Oh, I'm not fat, I'm fluffy'.
In 2000, his career was strengthened after appearing briefly in the sixth season of Nickelodeon's comedy series, 'All That'. Gabriel Iglesias co-starred with American actress Amanda Bynes and American television host, rapper, and actor, Nick Cannon. Iglesias played the role of Pirata in a short film titled, 'Entre Vivos Y Plebeyos' in 2002.
Iglesias contested in the fourth season of the 'Last Comic Standing', an American reality TV series that aired from 2003 to 2010 on NBC. Although he was disqualified for smuggling in a BlackBerry to communicate with his friends and families, which was against the rules of the competition, he finished as one of the top eight participants in that season.
Gabriel Iglesias had another huge career boost after voice acting in a sixth season episode of the 20 seasons animated sitcom 'Family Guy'. In the episode titled 'Padre De Familia', Iglesias voice-acted an entire Mexican family in 2007, which earned him a lot of fame. Also, he began voicing what he describes as his favorite voice work that same year. He voiced a recurring set of identical twins on Disney's animated series, 'The Emperor's New School'.
Later, Gabriel Iglesias started his stand-up comedy series 'Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution', which was debuted by Comedy Central in 2011. Iglesias was the producer and host of the series. The comedy series ended in 2014 after running for three seasons (19 episodes).
Iglesias played the role of a DJ named Tobias in the American comedy-drama film 'Magic Mike' in 2012. The film lasted for 110 minutes and was released on June 29, 2012, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Gabriel Iglesias was also involved in six episodes of 'Equals Three' as a host and co-host.
In 2013, Iglesias voiced two characters, Ned and Zed, in DisneyToons Studios' film 'Plane'. Also, this talented voice actor voiced characters in 'The Nut Job' in 2014. In 2014, Gabriel Iglesias voiced professor Perez in 'Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals' and Pepe Rodriguez in the family comedy animated drama 'The Book Of Life'. He also had his comedy show 'The Fluffy Movie' that same year.
On October 1, 2015, the reality series 'Fluffy Breaks Even', in which Gabriel Iglesias was featured, premiered on Fuse. The series was renewed for a third season, followed by a new name, 'Fluffy's Food Adventures' in January 2017.
He also played in a Netflix original series, 'Mr. Iglesias'. The film, released between 2019 to 2020, had Gabriel play the role of 'Gabe Iglesias', a Woodrow Wilson High School teacher in Long Beach. Iglesias also voice-acted the character Speedy Gonzales in the film 'Space Jam: A New Legacy', which co-starred popular basketball player LeBron James, actress Zendaya Stoermer Coleman, Michael B. Jordan, and Steve Harvey, in 2021.
Also, in 2021, Gabriel Iglesias voice-acted Picchu in the television miniseries 'Maya And The Three', which co-starred Jorge Gutierrez and Stephanie Beatriz.
Gabriel Iglesias has a YouTube channel he manages and posts his hilarious videos and content to entertain viewers worldwide.

Charity Work

Gabriel Iglesias has been involved in several charity works, both directly and indirectly, and has earned fame and awards for it. In 2018, in collaboration with Diane Stankevitz, he was able to raise thousands of dollars for the school after Gabriel had his comedy show in the school's auditorium. In 2020, he presented $25,000 to the Intellectual Virtues Academy (IVA) in Long Beach.

What awards has Gabriel Iglesias won?

Gabriel Iglesias has not won any awards in his career as a comedian. However, he has been nominated for several awards in previous years, including the Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act Award, in 2012. He was nominated for the Imagen Award for Best Actor in Television Comedy, Best Actor Award in Television, and Best Actor in Feature Film, in 2021, 2020, and 2018, respectively.
Apart from working as a comedian, Iglesias is also a philanthropist. The city of El Paso, Texas presented several awards to Iglesias, including the Beacon of H.O.P.E Award from a nonprofit organization.

Other Interesting Gabriel Iglesias Facts And Trivia

  • At a point in his life, Gabriel Iglesias was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. His blood sugar was regularly high at over 300mg/dl.
  • Gabriel Iglesias was prompted to lose weight immediately after his doctor told him he had two years to live. He overcame this by resorting to yoga and then weightlifting, after which he shed over 100 lb (45.4 kg) in weight.
  • Iglesias was ranked ninth on the Top-Earning Comedian list by Forbes in 2013.

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Gabriel Iglesias Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Gabriel Jesus Iglesias

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

San Diego



178 cm

Child Star?



Stand Up Comedian, Actor


Woodrow Wilson High School

Net Worth



Claudia Valdez


Esther P. Mendez, Jesus Iglesias

Annual Earnings

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