Gilbert Gottfried As a Guest 2 segments Queue April 14, 2022 13:22 Remembering comic Gilbert Gottfried Gottfried was known for his unusual voice and cranky stage persona — which made him a perfect fit to play the evil parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin. He spoke with Fresh Air in 1992. Obituary Gilbert Gottfried Queue December 21, 1992 15:45 Stand-Up Comic and Actor Gilbert Gottfried In the new animated movie Aladdin, Gottfried plays an evil parrot. His stand-up style can best be described as "cranky," with a high-decibel delivery. He's also done a stint on Saturday Night Live and was in the movie Beverly Hills Cop II.