Gabriel Iglesias
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Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias
Gabriel Iglesias 01.jpg
Iglesias in June 2008
Birth nameGabriel Jesus Iglesias[1]
Born (1976-07-15) July 15, 1976 (age 42)
San Diego, California, United States
MediumStand-up, television, and film
Years active1997-present
GenresComedy, satire
Subject(s)Mexican American culture, race relations, obesity jokes, everyday life

Gabriel Jesus Iglesias (born July 15, 1976), known comically as Fluffy, is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor. He is known for his shows I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy and Hot & Fluffy.

Early life

Iglesias was born Gabriel Jesus Iglesias in San Diego, California,[2] the youngest of six children of Esther P. Mendez and Jesus Iglesias.[3] He was raised by his single mother.[4] He is of Mexican heritage. He grew up in Riverside, Corona, Santa Ana, Baldwin Park, and Compton before settling in Section 8, low-income housing in Long Beach, where Iglesias spent most of his youth.[2][4]


Iglesias worked for a cell phone company in Los Angeles and in 1997 went into comedy full-time, though it resulted in his being evicted from his home and losing his car.[4][5]

Iglesias often references his weight in his comedy, often saying, "Oh, I'm not fat, I'm fluffy", elaborating that there were five levels of fatness, "Big", "Healthy", "Husky", "Fluffy", and "DAMN!!!"[5] He later added a 6th level, "Oh Hell No!!"

In 2000, he appeared in the sixth season of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That, co-starring with Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon.[5]

In 2007, Iglesias voiced an entire Mexican family in "Padre de Familia", a sixth season episode of the Fox TV animated comedy Family Guy. That same year, he began voicing a recurring set of identical twin characters on The Emperor's New School, a Disney animated series that he describes as his favorite voice work.[5]

Iglesias was a contestant on the fourth season of reality TV series Last Comic Standing in 2006, surviving elimination to become one of the final eight comics. 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.[5][6]

In 2011, Comedy Central debuted Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution, a standup showcase series which Iglesias produced and hosted, running for three seasons before ending in 2014.

Iglesias has hosted/co-hosted six episodes of Equals Three, and played a strip club DJ and drug dealer in the 2012 film Magic Mike.

Iglesias voiced Ned and Zed in the 2013 DisneyToon Studios film, Planes.[7] He also voiced characters in the animated films The Nut Job (2014)[8][9] and El Americano: The Movie (2016).[7]

Iglesias is featured in the reality series Fluffy Breaks Even, which premiered on Fuse on October 1, 2015[10]. The show was renamed Fluffy's Food Adventures upon its third season renewal in January 2017.[11]

Awards and honors

On February 10, 2012, Iglesias was presented with several awards by the city of El Paso, Texas, including the key to the city and the Beacon of H.O.P.E Award from the nonprofit organization Operation H.O.P.E.[12]

Personal life

Iglesias lives in Whittier, California.[13] In The Fluffy Movie, Iglesias describes how at his heaviest, which he states was 445 pounds (202 kilograms), he was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, and with his blood sugar spiking to over 300 regularly, was given two years to live by his doctor. He said the shock of being told he had two years to live prompted him to reevaluate how he took care of himself, and explained that he decided to lose weight in order to ensure his continued presence in the lives of his loved ones. Iglesias described the struggle to incorporate a healthier lifestyle, relating how he was told by a specialist that his heavy touring schedule precluded him from being a candidate for bariatric surgery, and how he resorted instead to weight-lifting, Diamond Dallas Page Yoga, and a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, which helped him shed over 100 pounds (45 kilograms).



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Entre vivos y plebeyos Piarta Short film
2003 El Matador Gabe -
2004 Days of Santiago Coquero -
2006 The Surfer King Aokee -
2012 Magic Mike Tobias -
2013 Planes Ned and Zed Voice
2014 The Nut Job Jimmy[14] Voice
2014 A Haunted House 2 Miguel[15] -
2014 The Fluffy Movie Himself[16] Stand-up comedy film
2014 The Book of Life Pepe Rodríguez Voice
2015 Magic Mike XXL Tobias -
2016 Norm of the North Pablo and Stan Voice
2016 El Americano: The Movie García[17][18] Voice
2016 Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Sorry For What I Said While I Was Hungry Himself[19] Stand-up comedy film
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village Jokey Smurf Voice
2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Jimmy Voice
2017 Coco Clerk Voice
2017 The Star Rufus Voice
2017 Ferdinand Cuatro Voice
2018 Show Dogs Sprinkles Voice
2018 Blazing Samurai Chuck Voice
2019 UglyDolls Babo Voice


Year Title Role Notes
2000 All That Himself/Various Characters
2000 Premium Blend Performer Season 3, Episode 8
2002 My Wife and Kids Nabu Episode: "Table for Too Many" pt 2
2003 Comedy Central Presents Himself Stand-up special
2006 Last Comic Standing Himself Contestant
2006-2008 The Emperor's New School Guaca
2007 Live at Gotham Himself Host
2007 Hot and Fluffy Himself Stand-up special
2007 Family Guy Mexican No. 5 Voice
Episode: "Padre de Familia"
2009 Just for Laughs Himself Performer
2009 I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy Himself Stand-up special
2011-2014 Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution Himself Creator, writer, executive producer
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Chicken
Krazy Klaus
Mr. Cash and Smash
Mr. Juicy Fun
2013 Aloha Fluffy: Parts 1 and 2 Himself Stand-up special
2014-2015 Cristela Alberto Recurring Role
2015 Fluffy Breaks Even Himself Reality series
2016 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Gabriel Iglesias vs. Randy Couture"
2016 WWE SmackDown Himself
2016 WWE Tribute to the Troops Himself
2017 Narcos Fluffy Sicario Episode: "The Cali KGB
2018 Modern Family Jorge Episode: "Daddy Issues"
2018 Double Dare Himself Episode: "Chatty Cheerleaders vs. Showtime Swag" [20]
2019 Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias-One Show Fits All Himself Stand-up special



  1. ^ Iglesias, Gabriel (December 19, 2016). "Gabriel Jesus Iglesias. Yeah my fam was pretty religious". Twitter.
  2. ^ a b "Bio". Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Gabriel Iglesias".
  4. ^ a b c "Gabriel Iglesias takes the stage at The Show for three days". Desert Entertainer.
  5. ^ a b c d e Duck, Allison (July 23, 2009). "Gabriel Iglesias: fabulously fluffy". Las Vegas Weekly
  6. ^ "NBC's 'Last Comic Standing 4' eliminates three, reveals Top 5 finalists". Reality TV World. July 12, 2006. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ a b Waits, Anne (11 December 2013). "Comedian Gabriel Iglesias ready to bring on the laughs". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ Bickel, Britt (24 January 2014). "Gabriel Iglesias On His New Animated Movie 'The Nut Job'". Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ Rivera, Zayda (16 January 2014). "Gabriel Iglesias is a fluffy furry friend in 'The Nut Job'". Daily News. New York.
  10. ^ Iglesias, Gabriel (September 30, 2015). "Fluffy Breaks Even" Premieres Tomorrow, October 1st on FuseTV!. YouTube. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Pena, Jessica (January 6, 2017). "Fluffy Breaks Even: Season Three Ordered by Fuse, Show Title Changed". TVSeriesFinale. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Hinojosa, Alex (February 10, 2012). "Comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias gets key to the city". El Paso Times.
  13. ^ "Gabriel Iglesias". Last Comic Standing. NBC. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  14. ^ Deanne, Derrick (November 15, 2013). "Go Nuts for New 'Nut Job' Poster, Trailer Coming Monday".
  15. ^ "Jaime Pressly, Two Others Enter Wayans' A Haunted House 2". August 24, 2013.
  16. ^ "Open Road Acquires Gabriel Iglesias Comedy Concert Pic". Deadline Hollywood. February 13, 2014.
  17. ^ Hopewell, John (20 May 2014). "'El Americano 3D' Kicks Off Pre-Sales at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety (magazine). Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ Amaya, Mayra (30 April 2014). "'El Americano': The Animated Film You Haven't Heard of... Yet". Rotoscopers. Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ "Gabriel Iglesias: Still Fluffy, Still "Hungry," Not "Sorry" on Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. December 20, 2016.
  20. ^ Iglesias, Gabriel [@fluffyguy] (July 16, 2018). "Childhood dream came true when I was asked to appear on @Nickelodeon's #DoubleDare Mark Summers made a mess of Fluffy. Don't miss it today at 8p/7c #PhysicalChallengeAccepted" (Tweet). Retrieved 2019 – via Twitter.

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