Gabriel Iglesias, also known as Fluffy, is a famous American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He created, produced, wrote, and starred in Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution. Let’s learn more about his life, career, and earnings.
On 15th July 1976, in San Diego, California, Esther P. Mendez and Jesus Iglesias welcomed their son Gabriel Jesus Iglesias into this world. He attended Woodrow Wilson Classical High School. He spent most of his youth in Long Beach but lived in many cities including Santa Ana, Baldwin Park, Compton, and Riverside.
At one point, his health was endangered by his weight. He weighed 445 pounds at that time. Doctors urged him to do something about it, so he went to Diamond Dallas Page Yoga and cut carbohydrate from his diet. After a while, he was above 100 pounds lighter. He has Type II Diabetes.
He lives in Whittier, California currently. He was dating Claudia Valdez but now is single.
Iglesias’ first official job was in a cell phone company. He didn’t stay there long, and he tried himself in comedy. It wasn’t pleasant at the beginning since during that period he lost his car and home. His first appearance on the television shows All That was in 2000. In 2001, Comedy Central Presents hired him to perform for them. In the period between 2006 and 2008, Iglesias starred in the television show The Emperor’s New School. He played the character named Guaca. In 2007 he hosted Life At Gotham, and before that he was a contestant on Last Comic Standing and performed for Just For Laughs. His television show Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution was airing between 2011 and 2014.
The last year of his show was the same year he had a recurring role in another television show called Cristela. In 2015, he appeared in the reality TV series Fluffy Breaks Even. Apart from that Iglesias had guest appearances in numerous shows including WWE SmackDown, Narcos, Family Guy, Premium Blend, and My Wife and Kids. He starred in many movies too, including Magic Mike, A Haunted House 2, Days of Santiago, and The Surfer King. Iglesias is also famous for his voice acting. He voiced in movies like Norm of the North, The Nut Job, Planes, The Book of Life, El Americano: The Movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Coco, Show Dogs, and Blazing Samurai.
Awards And Achievements
Operation H.O.P.E. awarded Gabriel Iglesias with the Beacon of H.O.P.E. in 2012. The same year, he was nominated for the ALMA Award in the category of Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act. El Paso gave him the key to the city of El Paco and some other awards.
Gabriel Iglesias’ net worth is estimated up to $33 million. Most of his earnings come from his acting career, but he also released three albums, including Hot And Fluffy, We Luv Fluffy, and Aloha Fluffy. He has many fans thanks to his nice personality. He has been an inspiration to numerous people on how to live a healthier life.