Donald Gibb

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Donald Gibb
Donald Richard Gibb

(1954-08-04) August 4, 1954 (age 65)
ResidenceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other namesDon Gibb
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)

Donald Richard Gibb (born August 4, 1954), sometimes credited as Don Gibb, 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 Ray Jackson in Bloodsport and as Leslie Dr. Death Krunchner on the HBO sitcom 1st & Ten.

Life and career[edit]

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,[1] 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,[1] beginning with small, uncredited roles in Stripes and Conan the Barbarian.

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. In 2018, Gibb joined Robert Carradine and Andrew Cassese in an interview at the Niagara Falls Comic Con.[2]

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 Bloodsport sequel. 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.[3]





  1. ^ a b "Undemanding may get yucks from 'Nerds'", The Santa Fe New Mexican (August 17, 1984), Film P1.
  2. ^ "2018 Comic Con".
  3. ^ "Trader Todd's Adventure Bar". 2008. Archived from the original on 2004-03-24. Retrieved 2008-09-19.

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