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Gabe Kaplan quotes on show business, comedy, belief, entertainer, big, etc.

6 Quotes By Gabe Kaplan

Famous As: Comedian, Actor, Professional Poker Player
Born On: March 31, 1945
Born In: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Gabe Kaplan is an American comedian, writer, and poker player, best known for playing ‘Gabe Kotter’ in the TV sitcom ‘Welcome Back, Kotter,’ from 1975 to 1979. He is also known for replacing ‘Norm MacDonald’ as the commentator for the cash game poker series titled ‘High Stakes Poker,’ in 2011. Gabe always dreamt of becoming a ‘Major League Baseball’ player.  However, he couldn’t make it to a minor league team and decided to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. He made his screen debut in the TV film ‘The Love Boat,’ in 1976. From 1973 to 1974, Gabe performed on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johny Carson. He was also seen in films, such as, ‘Fast Break’ (1979), ‘Tulips’ (1981), ‘Jack the Dog’ (2001), and ‘The Grand’ (2007). He was also seen in TV series, such as, ‘‘Battle of the Network Stars’ (1976-78),‘Lewis & Clark’ (1981-82), ‘Murder, She Wrote’ (1984), and ‘BoJack Horseman’ (2019). We have curated some of Gabe Kaplan quotes on show business, comedy, belief, entertainer, big, etc.

When I first came to do shows in Vegas, I followed the usual entertainer's syndrome - I played craps and lost.

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I think people will believe anything about someone they haven't seen for a while.

Gabe Kaplan

Maybe I just wasn't a show-biz type. I didn't miss performing at all.

Gabe Kaplan

I could've always worked shows, clubs, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but I was successful in business ventures, and things weren't happening in show business, so I said, 'Let me see what I can do.

Gabe Kaplan

In show business, you had levels. I was at the top of the TV end of it.

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I mean, I would have loved to have kept on being a big television star. If that's the way things would have broke, I would have loved to have done that. I just didn't really want to continue and be someone who took whatever was offered.

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