Gabe Kaplan Net Worth

Gabe Kaplan Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gabe Kaplan net worth is
$30 Million

Gabe Kaplan Wiki Biography

Gabriel Kaplan was born on the 31st March 1945, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Jewish ancestry. He is a comedian, actor, professional poker player and TV presenter. Kaplan is probably still best known for starring in the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter”. He is also known for taking-up up the position of commentator and co-host of GSN’s “High Stakes Poker” (2009 – 2011). Kaplan has been playing poker professionally since 1978.

How much is the net worth of Gabe Kaplan? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $30 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.

Gabe Kaplan Net Worth $30 Million

To begin with, as a youngster Kaplan wanted to become a baseball player. However, he did not manage to join one of the higher leagues and so then decided to pursue other interests. Kaplan began working in a hotel in New Jersey, where he came into contact with comedians, and soon he decided to dedicate his life to stand-up comedy. In this sphere, Kaplan was so successful that he made five appearances in the late night talk show “The Tonight Show” within 18 months. In the further course of his career he released his first album under the name “Holes and Mello-Rolls” (1974). His net worth was now established.

From 1975 to 1979, he was the main actor in the TV sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter”, which was based on his own experiences when growing-up. In the following years, he starred in several films including “Fast Break” (1979) directed by Jack Smight, “Nobody’s Perfekt” (1981) directed by Peter Bonerz as well as “Tulips” (1981) by Rex Bromfield and Mark Warren. Needless to say that acting added significant sums to the outright size of Gabe Kaplan’s net worth as well as increasing his popularity.

Concerning his career as a poker player, Gabe Kaplan first participated at the World Series of Poker in 1978. His greatest success to date was recorded in July 2004, when he took the third position and won a $250,000 at an event of the Poker Tour World. Furthermore, he was second in a tournament of the World Series of Poker 2005, and received more than $200,000. In 2007, he took part in the television show “Poker After Dark”, in which he eliminated Howard Lederer and Annie Duke among others to the heads up to beat Kristy Gazes, receiving $120,000 for his victory. On the 27th June 2014 Kaplan played his last live tournament in which he was eighth overall and won his highest ever prize of $258,390. Overall, he has won $1,991,248 in official tournaments, which has certainly contributed significantly to the size of Gabe Kaplan’s net worth.

Today Kaplan works as a moderator of main poker events shown on television in USA. These include the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, tournaments of World Series of Poker, the Intercontinental Poker Championship and the cash game format High Stakes Poker; in the latter he has worked as an expert.

Finally, in the personal life of Gabe Kaplan, he has never been married. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles, California.

Full NameGabe Kaplan
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 31, 1945
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Height5' 11½" (1.82 m)
ProfessionComedian, actor, writer, professional poker player, tv presenter
ChildrenRachel Kaplan
ParentsDorothy Kaplan, Charles Kaplan
AwardsAmarillo Slim - Super Bowl of Poker (SBOP) (1980), NBC's Poker After Dark (2007, 2008), 2007 World Series of Poker (2007, ninth place)
Albums"Holes and Mello-Rolls", "Up Your Nose" (1977), "Lewis & Clark "
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Performer in a New TV Program
Movies"Fast Break" (1979)
TV Shows"Welcome Back, Kotter", "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", "High Stakes Poker", "Queens and Kings"
1Finished 3rd in the World Poker Tour Event at The Mirage in Las Vegas [March 2005]
2Finished 2nd in the 2005 WSOP $5000 Limit Hold 'Em Event. [2005]
3Release of his book, "Kotter's Back". [2007]
4Working with the original creator of Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) to create a new movie musical. [1998]
5Was a broadcaster for the only outdoor World Series of Poker along with Phil Hellmuth in 1997 on ESPN. The event took place outside of Binion's in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience.
6His experiences as a student in an under-achieving class (like the Sweathogs) in the early 1960s was the basis for Welcome Back, Kotter (1975).
7Provided commentary for the National Heads-Up Poker Challenge on CNBC in 2005.
8Worked as a standup comic, a sitcom and film actor, and a disc jockey.
9Provided coverage on ESPN for the 2002 World Series of Poker.
10Champion poker player
11Financial investor


Lewis & Clark1981-1982TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Welcome Back, KotterTV Series created by - 95 episodes, 1975 - 1979 creator - 94 episodes, 1975 - 1979 written by - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1978 story - 1 episode, 1978 teleplay - 1 episode, 1978


The Grand2007Seth Schwartzman
Jack the Dog2001Richie
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency1984TV MovieAnthony DePalma
Murder, She Wrote1984TV SeriesFreddy York
Lewis & Clark1981-1982TV SeriesStewart Lewis
Tulips1981Leland Irving
Nobody's Perfekt1981Dibley
Welcome Back, Kotter1975-1979TV SeriesGabe Kotter
Fast Break1979David Greene (as Gabriel Kaplan)
Police Story1977TV SeriesPaul Cazenovia
The Love Boat1976TV MovieStan Nichols


Mike & Mike2015TV Series 1 episode
Welcome Back, Kotter1976TV Series performer - 1 episode


Mr. Show with Bob and David1996TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Gotham Comedy Live2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1979-2011TV SeriesHimself
High Stakes Poker2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Poker After Dark2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2005TV SeriesHimself - Host (2005)
World Poker Tour2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs2003TV SeriesHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival2001TV Special documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 52000TV Movie documentaryHimself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1989TV SeriesHimself
War of the Stars1987TV Series 1987
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Dropout1985TV MovieHimself - Host
Catch a Rising Star's 10th Anniversary1982TV SpecialHimself - Comedian
Battle of the Network Stars XI1981TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team Captain (as Gabriel Kaplan)
The Hollywood Squares1975-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain (as Gabriel Kaplan)
Battle of the Network Stars IV1978TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle1978TV SpecialHimself
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1978TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973-1978TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 21977TV MovieHimself
Battle of the Network Stars III1977TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
US Against the World1977TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes1977TV MovieHimself
Battle of the Network Stars II1977TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
Dinah!1975-1977TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Gabe Kaplan1977TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Network Stars1976TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The Captain and Tennille1976TV SeriesHimself
Van Dyke and Company1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joe Garagiola1976TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1976TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Actor / ...
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin1976TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Program and Presenter: Introducing Raymond Burr to Stage
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali1976TV SpecialHimself
Lola!1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebration: The American Spirit1976TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Bowling1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evel Knievel1975TV SpecialHimself
Van Dyke and Company1975TV SpecialHimself
The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show1975TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palladium1974TV MovieHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Welcome Back Kotter
Paul Williams Still Alive2011DocumentaryHimself
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsTeacher of the YearWelcome Back, Kotter (1975)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsClassic TV Teacher of the YearWelcome Back, Kotter (1975)

Known for movies

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