Originally Posted by Alan Brady's Hair
Kaplan got really popular, before Kotter, on Tonight and other talk shows. The material was largely sweathog stuff that eventually turned into Kotter. Not quite as intense a rise as Freddie Prinz, but a similar story.
Yeah, I remember him a little bit from the Talk show circuit !! Did he do any acting before Kotter though? I always thought he was a stand up comic and Kotter was his first acting gig?