• Donald Richard Gibb was born on 4 August 1954 in New York City, USA and raised in Sherman Oaks, California
• Attended University of New Mexico and University of San Diego; played basketball and football
• Played Frederick Aloysius “Ogre” Palowaski in “Revenge of the Nerds”, Ripper in “Jocks”, Ray Jackson in “Bloodsport”, and Leslie Dr. Death Krunchner in “1st & Ten”
• Voiced characters in video games “What’s My Story”, “Zork: Grand Inquisitor”, “Alter Echo”, “Mafia II”, and “Rage”
• Co-owns Trader Todd's in Chicago and has an estimated net worth of $4 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 4, 1954
SpouseJacqueline Bauer
MarkOgre from Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
FactShaved his scraggly beard for the character Ogre in Revenge of the Nerds (1984). The casting directors thought that made him too old to be a college student.

Early life, family, educational background

American actor Donald Richard Gibb was born on 4 August 1954 in New York City, USA. He was raised in Sherman Oaks, California, where he attended Notre Dame High School.

After matriculating from high school, he received a basketball scholarship and attended the University of New Mexico, where he became a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He transferred to the University of San Diego, where he played on the basketball and football teams. For a short period of time he played for the San Diego Chargers, but suffered a severe injury in a car accident, following which he was no longer able to play sports, so he turned to acting.



Donald played Frederick Aloysius “Ogre” Palowaski in 1984’s “Revenge of the Nerds”, and reprised his role in “Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise” in 1987, and in “Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love,” which was made in 1994 for television. His character is known for bullying nerds by throwing them off fraternity buildings, entering into belching contests, and chugging beer out of a trophy. The comedy was directed by Jeff Kanew and starred Anthony Edwards and Robert Carradine, and follows a group of nerds attending the fictional Adams College. The group tries to end the abuse they receive from the Alpha Betas – the jock fraternity – and Pi Delta Pi – Alpha Beta’s sister sorority.

Donald joined Andrew Cassese (another cast member) and Robert Carradine in an interview at the 2018 Niagara Falls Comic-Con.

In 1986 he played Ripper, a Wildman tennis player in “Jocks,” and the following year appeared as Graceless Pirate in “Amazon Women on the Moon.”

He portrayed Ray Jackson in “Bloodsport” in 1988, starring alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme as a loud martial arts fighter, also starring Leah Ayres and Bolo Yeung and directed by Newt Arnold. The movie is loosely based on accusations by Frank Dux, a martial artist, and did well at the box office – grossing $50 million from a $2 million budget.

Donald Gibb

The film was one of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s first lead roles, and he had the opportunity to showcase his athletic skills. Donald reprised his role in the 1996 sequel “Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite” – Jean-Claude Van Damme chose not to return.

In 2008 he played a minor role in “Hancock” as a convict, which starred Will Smith, and is the last film Donald has appeared in to date.


From 1984 to 1991, he played a linebacker Leslie Dr. Death Krunchner in “1st & Ten.” The sitcom aired on HBO from December 1984 to January 1991, and regularly featured Reid Shelton and Delta Burke.

It was one of the first series as a sitcom to take advantage of occasionally including scenes containing nudity and cursing. The series follows the California Bulls, a fictional football team, both on and off-field. Throughout the series, the team changed owners somewhat regularly. Donald was in 80 episodes, meaning he was one of few cast members who appeared throughout the seven-years the series aired.

In 1992 he portrayed an illiterate biker named Scab in “Stand By Your Man”. The series co-starred Rosie O’Donnell and Melissa Gilbert on Fox, with Donald only appearing in seven episodes.

The show was created by Neil Thompson and Nancy Steen, who also wrote a couple of episodes. It was Melissa Gilbert’s first time on television in nine years following the completion of “Little House on the Prairie”, and the first project in which Rosie O’Donnell was cast as a lead character. The series was adapted from “Birds of a Feather,” a popular British sitcom, and included narration by Joe Cipriano, the chief announcer at Fox network, in a deadpan comical style.The story was about two sisters, Lorraine Popowski (Rosie O’Donnell) and Rochelle Dunphy (Melissa Gilbert) – Lorraine is insensitive and loud, and Rochelle is earthy.

They moved in together to offer one another support – both emotional and moral – after their husbands were arrested and imprisoned for robbery.

Over the years, Donald has appeared in several series – he played Deke Billings in “The A-Team” in 1983, Herman the German in “MacGyver” in 1991, Hog Adams Cletus in “Renegade” in 1992-1993, Worm in “The Young and the Restless”, and more.

Video Games

In 1995 Donald voiced a Giant in “What’s My Story”, and in 1997 Floyd the Bounder, a minor character in “Zork: Grand Inquisitor.”

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He voiced Gherran in “Alter Echo” in 2003, an angry prisoner in “Mafia II” in 2010, and a character in the 2011 video game, “Rage.”


Donald co-owns Trader Todd’s, a karaoke bar in Chicago, for which he is also the spokesperson. At the bar he markets Ogre beer, named after his character in “Revenge of the Nerds.”

Personal life

On 20 June 1981 he married Jacqueline Bauer, and together they have one child. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife.

Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts

Donald is usually credited as ‘Don Gibb.’ He often plays rough guys who act as comic relief in stories.


He has brown eyes and naturally brown hair, which is now white. Donald is 6ft 4ins (1.93m) tall and weighs 270lbs (123kgs); he is built bulky and brawny. Donald has a scraggly mustache and beard, and a distinctive growly voice, which typically typecasts him as overly macho athletes, loutish rednecks, and scruffy bikers.

Net worth and salary

Donald’s net worth is estimated at $4 million, as of mid-2020.

General Info

Full NameDonald Gibb
Date Of BirthAugust 4, 1954
Height1.93 m
EducationUniversity of New Mexico, University of San Diego


SpouseJacqueline Bauer


MoviesBloodsport, Revenge of the Nerds, Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Hancock, Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love, Magic Kid 2, Transylvania 6-5000, Meatballs Part II, American Tigers, Breakfast of Aliens, Lightning Bug, 8 of Diamonds
TV ShowsStand By Your Man

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#Marks / Signs
1Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
2Deep gravelly yet growling voice
3Scraggly beard and mustache
4Towering height and muscular physique
5Known for playing tough guys who are often used as comic relief in films and television


1Attended the University of New Mexico and the University of San Diego.
2Attended and graduated Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.
3Best remembered as the outrageous fraternity brother Ogre in Revenge of the Nerds (1984).
4Shaved his scraggly beard for the character Ogre in Revenge of the Nerds (1984). The casting directors thought that made him too old to be a college student.
5Got into the brewing business, as co-owner of "Trader Todd's Adventure Beer". He appeared as their spokesman and was on the label of "Ogre Beer Lyte" (an oxymoron).
6Is a Brother in the New Mexico Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta at the University of New Mexico.




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Bloodsport 21996Ray 'Tiny' Jackson
Unhappily Ever After1996TV SeriesSpike
Broken Bars1995Jake
Kirk1995TV SeriesBiker
Misery Loves Company1995TV SeriesPrussian Helmet Biker
Seinfeld1995TV SeriesLetter S in Devils Body Painter
Savate1995VideoCody Johnson (as Don Gibb)
Magic Kid II1994Luther (as Don Gibb)
Muddling Through1994TV SeriesBud
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love1994TV MovieOgre (as Don Gibb)
Midnight Runaround1994TV MovieClyde (as Don Gibb)
Boy Meets World1994TV SeriesTony
Empty Nest1993-1994TV SeriesJake / Biker #1
Breakfast of Aliens1993Darrell
Hearts Afire1993TV SeriesRay
Daddy Dearest1993TV SeriesInmate #2
The X-Files1993TV SeriesKip
Renegade1992-1993TV SeriesHog Adams / Cletus Hog Adams
Harry and the Hendersons1993TV SeriesValentine
Cheers1992TV SeriesTiny
Stand by Your Man1992TV SeriesScab
Quantum Leap1992TV SeriesMan with Glasses
True Colors1991TV SeriesOfficer Johnson
MacGyver1991TV SeriesHerman the German
Amen1991TV SeriesCashmere
Sons and Daughters1991TV SeriesSlasher Martin
1st & Ten: The Championship1985-1991TV SeriesLeslie Dr. Death Crunchner
Missing Pieces1991Hurrudnik
Doctor Doctor1990TV SeriesSam
They Came from Outer Space1990TV SeriesMr. Geek
Night Court1990TV SeriesTerry Benoon
Dear John1990TV SeriesFrenchie
My Two Dads1989-1990TV SeriesChuck / Officer Eugene
Hunter1990TV SeriesStryber
2271989TV SeriesSkullcrusher
Bloodsport1988Ray Jackson
The Facts of Life1987TV SeriesWendell
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Graceless Pirate (segment "Video Pirates")
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise1987Ogre
They Still Call Me Bruce1987The Executioner
U.S. Marshals: Waco & Rhinehart1987TV MovieVarela Leader
Jocks1986Ripper (as Don Gibb)
Streets of Justice1985TV MovieRoad Rodent (as Don Gibb)
Transylvania 6-50001985Wolfman
Lost in America1985Ex-Convict
Otherworld1985TV Mini-SeriesMotoface
Knight Rider1984TV SeriesGibbs
Meatballs Part II1984Mad Dog
Revenge of the Nerds1984Ogre
Magnum, P.I.1982-1983TV SeriesCondley Willard / Harms
Just Our Luck1983TV Series
The A-Team1983TV SeriesDeke Billings
Hardcastle and McCormick1983TV SeriesJohnson
Simon & Simon1983TV SeriesLebow's #2 Henchman
Nick Danger in The Case of the Missing Yolk1983VideoBo
Alice1983TV SeriesMoose
Conan the Barbarian1982Osric's Guard (uncredited)
Stripes1981Bouncer in Mud Wrestling Bar (uncredited)
Any Which Way You Can1980Henchmen (uncredited)
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome2011TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Rage2011Video Game voice
Mafia II2010Video GameAngry Prisoner (voice)
Hancock2008Convict (as Don Gibb)
The Fantastic Two2007TV Mini-SeriesPsycho
8 of Diamonds2006Big Mike (as Don Gibb)
Window Theory2005Judson
Lightning Bug2004Uncle Marvin (as Don Gibb)
The Young and the Restless2003TV SeriesWorm
Alter Echo2003Video GameGherran (voice, as Don Gibb)
Grind2003Scabby Security Guy (as Don Gibb)
The Biggest Fan2002Band Manager
She Spies2002TV SeriesScarface
Philly2001TV SeriesMickey Horvath
Black Scorpion2001TV SeriesSmash Clone #1
Veronica's Closet2000TV SeriesSpaz
Early Edition2000TV SeriesOdessa 'Stumpy' McNeil
Secret Agent Man2000TV SeriesBuff Bobby Barnett
The Steve Harvey Show2000TV SeriesTiny
Durango Kids1999Mountain Man Morris (as Don Gibb)
Arli$$1999TV SeriesJake's Father
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction1998TV SeriesGunnar / Kind Trucker
U.S. Marshals1998Mike Conroy (as Don Gibb)
Step by Step1993-1998TV SeriesSlasher Moose
High Voltage1997Bartender (uncredited)
Zork: Grand Inquisitor1997Video GameFloyd the Bouncer (as Don Gibb)
Sparks1997TV SeriesFitch
American Tigers1996Dan Storm
Pacific Blue1996TV SeriesBarger
Homeboys in Outer Space1996TV SeriesGaldor


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Renegade1992-1995TV SeriesCletus 'Hog' Adams / Cletus Hog Adams

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