Gabriel J. Iglecias (born July 15, 1976), known professionally as Gabriel Iglesias, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor. He is known for his shows I'm Not Fat… I’m Fluffy and Hot & Fluffy. He employs storytelling, effected voices and sound effects in his act, whose other trademarks include references to his weight and his use of Hawaiian shirts. He has been called a "comedy genius" by Hector Saldaña of the San Antonio Express-News.Gabriel Iglesias was born Gabriel J. Iglecias in San Diego, California. He is of Mexican heritage. His mother placed a letter "c" in his surname in retaliation for his father's absence during his birth, though he does not use this spelling in his every day life, preferring to use the one with the "s". He and his mother lived in Riverside, Corona, Santa Ana, Baldwin Park, and Compton before settling in Long Beach, where Iglesias spent most of his life growing up.