Donald Richard Gibb
August 4, 1954
|Other names||Don Gibb|
|Education||University of New Mexico|
University of San Diego
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
Donald Richard Gibb (born August 4, 1954) is an American actor, best known for his roles as the hulking, dimwitted fraternity brother Ogre in several installments of the Revenge of the Nerds film series, as Kumite fighter Ray Jackson in Bloodsport, and as Leslie "Dr. Death" Krunchner on the HBO sitcom 1st & Ten.
Life and career
Raised in California, Gibb attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. Upon graduation he went to the University of New Mexico on a basketball scholarship, where he joined Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He then transferred to University of San Diego to play football. Don Gibb played basketball for the University of San Diego team on scholarship. Gibb played briefly for the San Diego Chargers before suffering an injury in an automobile accident, which led him to turn to acting, beginning with small, uncredited roles in Stripes and Conan the Barbarian. He received recognition in a small role in Lost in America, playing an ex-convict who picks up a hitchhiking main character, with a review stating that his casting was one of several in the film showing that director Albert Brooks had "a rare knack for filling supporting roles with exactly the right person, however unlikely that person would seem to be for that particular role".
Gibb is best known for his Ogre character portrayed first in Revenge of the Nerds and later in Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise and Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love. Chugging beer from a trophy, throwing nerds off fraternity buildings and competing in belching contests, Gibb gleefully played up his former days as a college football jock. Gibb "experienced a life makeover" between the first and second films in the series, objecting to a proposed scene in the second film in which the script called for the character "to threaten somebody with a piece of wood", with Gibbs saying "I personally didn't want to be associated with that kind of action, and I didn't think Ogre would do it, either".
Gibb's other famous recurring role was in a string of martial arts pictures. As an American entrant named Ray Jackson, he starred alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport, and alone in the 1996 sequel Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite. Gibb has appeared in more than 25 movies including Jocks and Amazon Women on the Moon. Subsequently, he also played a small role in the PC game Zork: Grand Inquisitor, as the man in the third portal with Lucy; and can be seen in a brief role in the film Hancock, starring Will Smith. Gibb gained notoriety on HBO's 1st & Ten, as Leslie "Dr. Death" Krunchner, a linebacker. Gibb played the role from 1984 until 1991, making him one of the few members of the fictional California Bulls to last the entire seven-year run. After, he played the illiterate biker Scab on the 1992 Fox sitcom Stand By Your Man, which co-starred Melissa Gilbert and Rosie O'Donnell, and played small roles in Quantum Leap, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., Night Court, Cheers, Renegade, The X-Files, The A-Team, Step by Step and Early Edition.
Gibb is the spokesman and co-owner for Chicago bar Trader Todd's, through which Gibb is marketing "Ogre beer", named after his iconic character in Revenge of the Nerds. In 2018, Gibb joined Revenge of the Nerds castmates Robert Carradine and Andrew Cassese in an interview at the Niagara Falls Comic Con.
|1980||Any Which Way You Can||Henchman||Uncredited|
|1982||Conan the Barbarian||Osric's Guard||Uncredited|
|1984||Revenge of the Nerds||Frederick Aloysius "Ogre" Palowaski|
|Meatballs Part II||Mad Dog|
|1985||Lost in America||Ex-Convict|
|Transylvania 6-5000||Larry the Wolfman|
|1986||Jocks||Ripper||Credited as Don Gibb|
|1987||They Still Call Me Bruce||The Executioner|
|Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise||Fred "Ogre" Palowaski|
|Amazon Women on the Moon||Graceless Pirate|
|1993||Breakfast of Aliens||Darrell|
|1994||Magic Kid 2||Luther||Credited as Don Gibb|
|Savate||Cody Johnson||Credited as Don Gibb|
|1996||Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite||Ray 'Tiny' Jackson|
|American Tigers||Dan Storm|
|1998||U.S. Marshals||Michael Conroy||Credited as Don Gibb|
|1999||Durango Kids||Mountain Man Morris||Credited as Don Gibb|
|2002||The Biggest Fan||Band Manager||Credited as Don Gibb|
|2003||Grind||Scabby Security Guy||Credited as Don Gibb|
|2004||Lightning Bug||Uncle Marvin||Credited as Don Gibb|
|2006||8 of Diamonds||Big Mike||Credited as Don Gibb|
|2008||Hancock||Convict||Credited as Don Gibb|
|1981||Nichols & Dymes||Television film|
|1982-83||Magnum, P.I.||Condley Willard
|1983||Alice||Moose||1 Episode: "Jolene and the Night Watchman" as Don Gibb|
|Simon & Simon||Lebow's #2 henchman||1 Episode: "Grand Illusion" (Uncredited)|
|Hardcastle and McCormick||Johnson||1 Episode: "The Crystal Duck"|
|The A-Team||Deke Billings||1 Episode: "The Taxicab Wars"|
|Just Our Luck||1 Episode: "No Holds Barred" as Don Gibb|
|1984||Knight Rider||Gibbs||1 Episode: "Knight of the Chameleon" as Don Gibb|
|1984-91||1st & Ten||Leslie 'Dr. Death' Krunchner||80 Episodes|
|1985||Otherworld||Motoface||1 Episode: "Village of the Motorpigs"|
|Benson||Big Luther||1 Episode: "Uncle Jack"|
|Streets of Justice||Road Rodant||Television film; Credited as Don Gibb|
|1987||U.S. Marshals: Waco & Rhinehart||Varela Leader||Television film|
|The Facts of Life||Wendell||1 Episode: "The More the Marrier" as Don Gibb|
|1989||227||Skullcrusher||1 Episode: "Flying Down to Leo's" as Don Gibb|
|1989-90||My Two Dads||Chuck
|1990||Hunter||Stryber||1 Episode: "Unfinished Business" as Don Gibb|
|Dear John||Frenchie||1 Episode: "John's Night Out" as Don Gibb|
|Night Court||Terry Benoon||1 Episode: "Nobody Says Rat Fink Anymore" as Don Gibb|
|They Came from Outer Space||Mr. Geek||1 Episode: "Mr. Geek" as Don Gibb|
|Doctor Doctor||Sam||1 Episode: "Somewhere in the Berkshires"|
|1991||Sons and Daughters||Slasher Martin||1 Episode: "The Thing"|
|Amen||Cashmere||1 Episode: "The Wild Deak" as Don Gibb|
|MacGyver||Herman the German||1 Episode: "Split Decision" as Don Gibb|
|True Colors||Officer Johnson||1 Episode: "Seems Like Old Times" as Don Gibb|
|1992||Quantum Leap||Jeeters||1 Episode: "Roberto!" as Don Gibb|
|Stand by Your Man||Scab||7 Episodes|
|Cheers||Tiny||1 Episode: "Teaching with the Enemy" as Don Gibb|
Cletus Hog Adams
|1993||Harry and the Hendersons||Valentine||2 Episodes as Don Gibb|
|The X-Files||Kip||1 Episode: "Conduit" as Don Gibb|
|Daddy Dearest||Inmate #2||1 Episode: "American We"|
|Hearts Afire||Ray||1 Episode: "The Stud Club" as Don Gibb|
|2 Episodes as Don Gibb|
|1993-98||Step by Step||Slasher / Moose||6 Episodes|
|1994||Boy Meets World||Tony||1 Episode: "It's a Wonderful Night" as Don Gibb|
|Midnight Runaround||Clyde||Television film; Credited as Don Gibb|
|Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love||Ogre||Television film; Credited as Don Gibb|
|Muddling Through||Bud||1 Episode: "It's a Date"|
|1994-96||Weird Science||Biker Dude
|1995||Seinfeld||Letter S in Devils Body Painter||1 Episode: "The Face Painter" (Uncredited)|
|Misery Loves Company||Prussian Helmet Biker||1 Episode: "Uneasy Rider"|
|Kirk||Biker||1 Episode: "Helloween"|
|1996||Unhappily Ever After||Spike||1 Episode: "Meter Maid"|
|Homeboys in Outer Space||Galdor||1 Episode: "Behold a Pale Planet, or What If God Was One of Us" as Don Gibb|
|Pacific Blue||Barger||1 Episode: "Cranked Up" as Don Gibb|
|1997||Sparks||Fitch||1 Episode: "Self Defense"|
|Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Security Guard||1 Episode: "The Idol" as Don Gibb|
|1998||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Gunnar
|1999||Arli$$||Jake's Father||1 Episode: "Taking One for the Team"|
|2000||The Steve Harvey Show||Tiny||1 Episode: "Black Streak" as Don Gibb|
|Secret Agent Man||Buff Bobby Barnett||1 Episode: "WhupSumAss"|
|Early Edition||Odessa 'Stumpy' McNeil||1 Episode: "Mel Schwartz, Bounty Hunter" as Don Gibb|
|Veronica's Closet||Spaz||1 Episode: "Veronica's Sleepover"|
|2001||Black Scorpion||Smash Clone #1||1 Episode: "An Officer and a Prankster|
|Philly||Mickey Horvath||1 Episode: "Truth or Consequence" (Uncredited)|
|2002||She Spies||Scarface||1 Episode: "Daddy's Girl" as Don Gibb|
|2003||The Young and the Restless||Worm||2 Episodes; Credited as Don Gibb|
|2007||The Fantastic Two||Psycho||Television mini-series|
|2011||Secret Mountain Fort Awesome||Additional Voices||1 Episode: "The 6th Disqustoid" (Voice Role)|
|2016||Captain Kyle's Cosplay Spotlight||1 Episode: "Pennywise"|
|1995||What's My Story||Giant||Voice Role; Credited as Don Gibb|
|1997||Zork: Grand Inquisitor||Floyd the Bouncer||Voice Role; Credited as Don Gibb|
|2003||Alter Echo||Gherran||Voice Role; Credited as Don Gibb|
|2010||Mafia II||Angry Prisoner||Voice Role|
- "Donald Gibb Timeline". bing.com. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
- "Donald Gibb (Actor) as Ogre". celebritynooz.com. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
- "Undemanding may get yucks from 'Nerds'", The Santa Fe New Mexican (August 17, 1984), Film P1.
- Bill Hagen, "Brooks should find audience for 'Lost in America' film", Hazleton Standard-Speaker (April 17, 1985), p. 43.
- Jack Curry, "They're Back!", The Bangor Daily News (June 13, 1987), p. 4-5.
- "We Must Confess, It's Bad", New York Daily News (April 27, 1988), p. 40.
- Joe Bob Briggs, "High-powered kicks make 'Bloodsport'", Alabama Journal (May 6, 1988), p. 23.
- "Trader Todd's Adventure Bar". centerstagechicago.com. 2008. Archived from the original on 2004-03-24. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- "2018 Comic Con".