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Gerry Bednob
Bednob in 2011
Gerald Baldeo

1935 or 1936 (age 88–89)
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1970s–present

Gerald Baldeo[1] (born 1935 or 1936),[2] known professionally as Gerry Bednob, is a Trinidadian-American comedian and actor.


Bednob was born in Trinidad and Tobago and is of Indian and Bangladeshi descent.[2][3] He moved to Canada in 1963,[2] later graduating from the University of Toronto with a bachelor's degree in sociology. He worked as a high school counselor before turning to stand-up comedy,[4] taking his stage name—which he initially used to disguise his comedy career from his employer—from the film Bedknobs and Broomsticks.[2] After spending two years honing his skills at Yuk Yuk's comedy club in Toronto, Bednob moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s,[4] eventually becoming an American citizen.[1]

Bednob has co-starred as "Bling Bling Shelton" in the VH1 comedy series Free Radio and recurred on shows such as Wilfred, Playing House, and Undeclared. He has appeared in films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Furry Vengeance, Encino Man, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The Five-Year Engagement, and Walk Hard.



  1. ^ a b Eldridge, John (June 4, 1987). "Lounging Around". The Miami News. p. C1. Retrieved May 12, 2024. ...Gerald Baldeo got an engagement at the Yuck Yuck Comedy Club and became Gerry Bednob, stand-up comedian...now an American citizen...
  2. ^ a b c d Kirkland, Bruce (April 3, 1978). "Yuk Yuk Comic Takes a Swipe at Racists". The Toronto Star. p. D3. Retrieved May 12, 2024. Toronto comic Gerry Bednob...[a] plump little 42-year-old, straight-faced, funny man...
  3. ^ ""Gerry Bednob in Hindi is not money, glamour or greed."". www.zoiksonline.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Gerry Bednob - Bio". Gerry Bednob. Archived from the original on May 2, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2017.

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