Gabriel Iglesias was born Gabriel J. Iglecias in San Diego, California, the youngest of six children to a single mother. He is of Mexican heritage. His mother placed a letter "c" in his surname in retaliation for his father's absence during his birth, though he does not use this spelling in his every day life, preferring to use the one with the "s". He grew up Riverside, Corona, Santa Ana, Baldwin Park, and Compton before settling in Section 8, low-income housing Long Beach, where Iglesias spent most of his youth.
Iglesias (born on July 15, 1976 in Chula Vista, California) is a Mexican-American comedian who is best known for his loud Hawaiian shirts, funny voices, lifelike sound effects and animated style of comedy and for being the oldest on the sixth season of All That.
He is the self-proclaimed "Fluffy Man" (as opposed to fat), in reference to his large frame and his own joke about the "Five Levels of Fatness" (which are Big, Healthy, Husky, Fluffy, and "DAMN!").
He has made several guest appearances on such television shows as The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Showtime at the Apollo, Que Locos, as well as three of his own specials on Comedy Central, one of which was voted the half-hour "special of the year for 2003".
In 2000, he was a series regular for season 6 of All That on Nickelodeon.
In 2006, Iglesias was a finalist in the fourth season of "Last Comic Standing", until he was disqualified for multiple violations of the contest agreement, including using a BlackBerry.
Iglesias was named Comedian of the Year by Comedy Central in 2006.
Iglesias has done a few independent films and voice-over work for Disney Emperor's New School and his most recent project was a one hour special called Hot & Fluffy which aired August 4, 2007, and was released to DVD four days later. It has sold over 200 thousand copies making him a double platinum selling artist.
He also appeared in one episode of the hit TV show "My Wife and Kids," as a Japanese chef.
Iglesias can be seen in comedy clubs nationally, touring with his friends and fellow comedians, Martin Moreno, and Noe Gonzalez.
Big Friends & Rollercoasters
It's a Pokemon
My Friend the Fool
Spanish Radio DJ's
The Hotel Story