When he tried out for Starcade! in the summer of 1983, Don (Donald) was 14 and getting ready for High School in the Fall. He collected comic books - "...I have about 1,350. Also I participated in the audience of AM San Francisco 8 times ... I wrote movie reviews for the San Francisco Cronicle last summer (1982)."

Don described his game playing ability as: "It depends on the game. If it's 'Popeye' or 'Donkey Kong Jr', I'm great but something like 'Xevious', I'm lousy"

The Grand Prize on his show was a Tac Scan video arcade game. At 14 Don wanted to be on Starcade! and win a video arcade game. He did both.

In 2008 when he checked in, he told us he "I am now a talent manager specializing in kid actors." Showbiz runs deep in Donald's family (Don's Grandmother was a Vaudeville star) ... "At 18 years old he directed his first off Broadway play in New York. At 19 years old he produced and directed “The Class of 1990” which he wrote himself. At 22 years old he produced and co directed “You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown” with actress Mariette Hartley. In 1995 the Pediatric AIDS Foundation asked Don to produce “The Class of 1990” as a benefit and raised over $50,000 ... Don did over 200 print ads for Macys, Nordstrom, Levis, and JCPenney as a young child. He did over 100 national commercials including Snickers, Disneyland, Tide, and Colgate. Don was a regular on hit TV show, “Eight is Enough” and guest starred on “The Love Boat” and “Charlie's Angels”. Don holds the record with Kim Fields for appearing in ten after school specials."

Don is quite the accomplished Starcader!
Don's opponent Nima Tavakoli has not checked in.
DON'S GAMES
DON'S SCORES

50 secounds
BLACK WIDOW

9,500 Don

2,550 Nima Tavakoli

50 secounds
STAR WARS

8,495 Don

10,564 Nima Tavakoli

40 secounds
ARABIAN

7,900 Don

3,200 Nima Tavakoli

TOTALS
all games played

25,895 Donald Gibble-OVERALL WINNER!

16,314 Nima Tavakoli

DON'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
Popeye -

SCORE TO BEAT: 11,378

SCORED: 12,960+
WINNER? YES

PLAYING FOR: TAC SCAN VIDEO ARCADE GAME

DON'S PRIZES