Gabe Kaplan is an American comic, celebrity, poker commentator, and professional poker player that has a net worth of $30 million. Gabe Kaplan first attained recognition by appearing in the sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter”. Now he’s famous for appearing on High Stakes Poker on GSN. His following, but less attractive screen appearances include such films as Fast Break (1979), Nobody’s Perfekt (1981) and Tulips (1981), along with the short lived sitcom, Lewis & Clark (NBC, 1981 82).
Gabe Kaplan Net Worth $30 Million Dollars
Because acting appeared to have lost its gleam in Koplan’s eyes, he was shying from the limelight to concentrate on enterprises outside Hollywood instead, primarily monetary investments and poker tournaments. Actually, he entered the area of poker long before it became popular in the 2000s, winning numerous contests and even being a host for televised events. He brought crowds’ focus largely through the “No Limit Texas Hold-‘Em” poker kind so when cohost and combined commentator, with A.J. Benza, on preceding seasons of High Stakes Poker on GSN. For the show’s seventh season, he was replaced by fellow comic and star poker player Norm Macdonald. Despite the fact that he was among the rare stars who sought neither fame nor acknowledgement, Gabe Kaplan stayed a prominent figure whose short foray into popular culture made a long-term impact.
March 31, 1945
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Comedian, actor, writer, professional poker player, tv presenter
Dorothy Kaplan, Charles Kaplan
Amarillo Slim - Super Bowl of Poker (SBOP), NBC's Poker After Dark (2007 (2007), 2008), 2007 World Series of Poker (2007 (2007), ninth place)
People's Choice Award for Favorite Performer in a New TV Program
"Fast Break" (1979)
"Welcome Back, Kotter", "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", "High Stakes Poker", "Queens and Kings"