The American actor, comedian and a professional poker player Gabe Kaplan was born on March 31st, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. Gabe like everybody else is a man having many dreams and like everybody else, he tend to follow them. Gabe had the utter desire to become a baseball player and that is what we went for in the beginning but that didn’t work out too well for him because nature had other plans for him, big plans. So Gabe set out to look for other opportunities, other professions. Gabe later on started to work at a hotel in in New Jersey. As people would come from around the world and people would perform around him. This happened for years but one thing had its impact on Gabe’s heart when a group of people came and performed a comedy show at the hotel that Gabe was working in. That very night decided the turning point of Gabe’s life as he got the signal of his next move so Gabe opted stand-up comedy as his profession and started working for it. In 1965, Gabe made some progress and started performing on regular basis at the cafes of New York. It turned out that stand-up comedy was the platform that Gabe needed. He got so much popularity on his shows that he got the offers and went to perform at international platforms. Soon the media noticed the very significant change in the environment and it was just a matter of time till Gabe got the media’s attention. He was invited on shows. He got invited three times in a year at the same show. Holes and Mello-Rolls was another chapter in his stand-up comedy career. This was a recorded audio that was based on his stand-up comedy nature. A very interesting fact about Gabe’s stand-up comedy was that it was composed of his high school and child hood experiences which he had moulded in a very entertaining manner and that was the uniqueness that grew the love for Gabe in people’s hearts. In short, the decision to opt stand-up comedy showered success upon Gabe and he got fame globally. He also participated in reality tv shows as a celebrity competitor. Later on he as a result of this unexceptional fame, Gabe got to work in the movie titled as Welcome back Kotter.
During Kaplan’s acting career, the door to another way of making progress opened in front of Gabe. He discovered during that time the enormous skills he had in poker. Gabe tried his luck and he didn’t let anybody down who ever looked up to Gabe including his fans. He officially started playing poker in 1978 and within matter of two years, Gabe had everyone bowed down to his skills as in 1980, he got considered by people as the elite class poker player by winning SBOP. Things escalated too fast for Gabe as a poker player and within the short time span of five years, Gabe strengthened his roots in the field of poker as he invested his talent and dedication in the right field at the right time. Since 1978 till 2010, Gabe hit the poker tables hard and made revenues that increased the figures in hi worth in a multiplicative manner.
Gabe’s net worth is reported to be $30 million. All these assets are the collective sum of his contributions in acting, stand-up comedy and poker. Kaplan is a regular poker player till date and also plays his part as a commentator at poker tables. Gabe Kaplan is indeed one of those person who chose the right path for themselves and turned their life’s picture in an exemplary way.