REVENGE OF THE NERDS
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.
With his brawn, bulk, scraggly beard and mustache, deep, growly voice and forceful screen presence, Gibb has frequently been cast as scruffy bikers, loutish rednecks and over-aggressive macho athletes. Gibb played briefly for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers before turning to acting, beginning with small, uncredited bit parts in Any Which Way You Can (1980), Stripes (1981) and Conan the Barbarian (1982).
He was likewise memorable as raucous martial arts fighter Ray Jackson in the exciting Bloodsport (1988) and wildman tennis player Ripper in the amusing Jocks (1984). He had a recurring role as fierce defensive lineman Leslie “Dr. Death” Crunchner on the HBO situation comedy 1st & Ten: The Championship (1984). Among the television series Donald has done guest spots on are Alice (1976), The A-Team (1983), Magnum, P.I. (1980), Knight Rider (1982), The Facts of Life (1979), Hunter (1984), Night Court (1984), MacGyver (1985), Quantum Leap(1989), The X-Files (1993) and The Young and the Restless (1973).
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.