Is Gilbert Gottfried Jewish?

Gilbert Gottfried

Well, to make a long story short, Gilbert Gottfried is Jewish!

Since Gilbert Gottfried's mother is Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father is Jewish too.

Gilbert Gottfried was born on February 28, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York,.

His numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin and Digit in the children's cartoon / educational math-based show Cyberchase. Gottfried was also the voice of the Aflac Duck until 2011. On the most recent version of Hollywood Squares, Gottfried was a regular guest.

(Added: 17/01/2015)

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