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Whatever Happened To: Gabe Kaplan
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Gabe Kaplan

Category: SitCom Stars
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: December 7, 2005
Last Updated: November 2, 2014
 
 
Gabe Kaplan
Claim to fame: Drawing on his own experience as a teacher, Gabe Kaplan, a stand-up comedian and writer created and starred in the hit comedy sitcom Welcome Back Kotter which ran from 1975 to 1979.
 
 
Gabe Kaplan
Where are they now? Kaplan went on to become a world champion poker player and financial investor, finishing 3rd in the World Poker Tour Event in Las Vegas in 2005 and providing commentary for ESPN's World Series of Poker

Aside from various television cameos, Kaplan also commenced work on a musical version of Welcome Back Kotter in 1998.
 
 
 
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D. "Phoenix" Hudson said:
September 1, 2012 12:45 AM
I was growing up when I watched the show, "Sweathogs" which was hilarious! A lot of the people in that show didn't find fame but John Travolta sure did.
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 12/07/2005
Butrick’s claim to fame rests primarily on his hilarious performance as the New Waver Johnny Slash in the early 80s sitcom Square Pegs. The rest of his fame rests in playing the...
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 12/09/2005
A character actor who was so convincing playing a the foreign-born Guido Panzini on The Jack Paar Show that the Immigration Service once inquired of NBC requesting his paperwork...