Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is getting hungry…
The 45-year-old Mexican American stand-up comedian and actor has been cast as a series regular on NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Hungry, starring and executive produced by Demi Lovato.
Multi-Emmy-winning sitcom director James Burrows will helm the pilot, which comes from Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills, SB Projects and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Written and executive produced by Suzanne Martin, Hungry follows a group of friends who belong to a food-issues group helping one another as they look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that’s going to make it all better.
Iglesias will play Danny, a big-hearted big guy who’s the life of the party.
The cast also includes Valerie Bertinelli, Alex Brightman and Ashley D. Kelley.
Hayes, Milliner & Scooter Braun, Scott Manson and James Shin executive produce.
Iglesias recently starred in and executive produced comedy series Mr. Iglesias, which aired for two seasons on Netflix.
He’ll soon make history on May 7 for being the first comedian to perform at Dodger Stadium, which later will stream as a stand-up special on Netflix. Iglesias also stars in Paramount’s upcoming animated feature Blazing Samurai, in which he voices Chuck, set for release in July.