Adam Sandler

Biography

Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, to Judy and Stanley Sandler. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club. He found he was a natural comic. He nurtured his talent while at New York University (graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991) by performing regularly in clubs and at universities. During his freshman year, he snagged a recurring role as the Huxtable family's friend Smitty on "The Cosby Show" (1984). While working at a comedy club in L.A., he was "discovered" by Dennis Miller, who recommended him to "Saturday Night Live" (1975) producer Lorne Michaels and told him that Sandler had a big talent. This led to his being cast in the show in 1990, which he also wrote for in addition to performing. After "Saturday Night Live" (1975), Sandler went on to the movies, starring in such hit comedies as Airheads (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996), Billy Madison (1995) and Big Daddy (1999/I). He has also starred in Mr. Deeds (2002) alongside Winona Ryder; Eight Crazy Nights (2002), an animated movie about the Jewish festival of Chanukah; and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). He also writes and produces many of his own films and has composed songs for several of them, including The Wedding Singer (1998). Sandler has had several of his songs placed on the "Billboard" charts, including the classic "The Chanukah Song".

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Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, to Judy and Stanley Sandler. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club. He found he was a natural comic. He nurtured his talent while at New York University (graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991) by performing regularly in clubs and at universities. During his freshman year, he snagged a recurring role as the Huxtable family's friend Smitty on "The Cosby Show" (1984). While working at a comedy club in L.A., he was "discovered" by Dennis Miller, who recommended him to "Saturday Night Live" (1975) producer Lorne Michaels and told him that Sandler had a big talent. This led to his being cast in the show in 1990, which he also wrote for in addition to performing. After "Saturday Night Live" (1975), Sandler went on to the movies, starring in such hit comedies as Airheads (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996), Billy Madison (1995) and Big Daddy (1999/I). He has also starred in Mr. Deeds (2002) alongside Winona Ryder; Eight Crazy Nights (2002), an animated movie about the Jewish festival of Chanukah; and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). He also writes and produces many of his own films and has composed songs for several of them, including The Wedding Singer (1998). Sandler has had several of his songs placed on the "Billboard" charts, including the classic "The Chanukah Song".

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 85

Birthday 1966-09-09

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.adamsandler.com/

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Yeh Din Ka Kissa
2016 The Do-Over as Max Kessler
2015 The Ridiculous 6 as Tommy aka White Knife
2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 as Dracula (voice)
2015 I Am Chris Farley as Himself
2015 Pixels as Sam Brenner
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2014 Top Five as Adam Sandler
2014 Men, Women & Children as Don Truby
2014 The Cobbler as Max Simkin
2014 Blended as Jim
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon(1 episode) as Himself
2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine(1 episode) as Himself
2013 Grown Ups 2 as Lenny Feder
2012 Eddie Murphy: One Night Only as Himself
2012 Hotel Transylvania as Dracula (voice)
2012 That's My Boy as Donny Berger
2011 Jack and Jill as Jack / Jill
2011 Zookeeper as Monkey (voice)
2011 Just Go with It as Danny Maccabee
2010 Grown Ups as Lenny Feder
2009 Funny People as George Simmons
2008 Bedtime Stories as Skeeter Bronson
2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan as Zohan
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry as Charles "Chuck" Levine
2007 Comedy Club Greats as Himself
2007 Reign Over Me as Charlie Fineman
2006 The One Show(3 episodes)
2006 Click as Michael Newman
2006 VH1 Rock Honors(1 episode)
2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin as Himself
2005 The Showbiz Show with David Spade(1 episode)
2005 The Longest Yard as Paul Crewe
2004 Spanglish as John Clasky
2004 50 First Dates as Henry Roth
2003 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley as Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
2003 Blossoms & Blood as Barry Egan
2003 Anger Management as Dave Buznik
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead as Himself (Voice)
2003 Couch as Couch testing man
2002 Eight Crazy Nights as Davey, Whitey, Eleanore & Deer
2002 A Day with the Meatball as Adam Sandler
2002 Punch-Drunk Love as Barry Egan
2002 Pet Star(1 episode)
2002 Mr. Deeds as Longfellow Deeds
2001 The Animal as Townie
2000 Little Nicky as Nicky
2000 Diary(1 episode)
1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler
1999 Big Daddy as Sonny Koufax
1998 The Waterboy as Bobby Boucher
1998 The King of Queens(1 episode) as Jeff 'The Beast' Sussman
1998 Dirty Work as Satan
1998 The Wedding Singer as Robbie Hart
1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman as Himself
1996 Bulletproof as Archie Moses
1996 Happy Gilmore as Happy Gilmore
1995 Billy Madison as Billy Madison
1994 Mixed Nuts as Louie
1994 Airheads as Pip
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Coneheads as Carmine
1991 Shakes the Clown as Dink the Clown
1990 The Marshall Chronicles(1 episode)
1990 The Marshall Chronicles(7 episodes) as Usher
1989 Remote Control(0 episodes)
1989 Going Overboard as Schecky Moskowitz
1984 The Cosby Show(4 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(40 episodes) as Various
1972 ABC Afterschool Special(1 episode)
1900 Cubed(0 episodes)

Production

2016 The Do-Over … Producer
2015 The Ridiculous 6 … Producer
2015 Pixels … Producer
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 … Producer
2014 Blended … Producer
2013 Grown Ups 2 … Producer
2011 Breaking In(20 episodes) … Producer
2011 Just Go with It … Producer
2008 The House Bunny … Producer
2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan … Producer
2008 Strange Wilderness … Producer
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry … Producer
2007 Rules of Engagement(91 episodes) … Executive Producer
2006 Click … Producer
2006 The Benchwarmers … Producer
2006 Grandma's Boy … Executive Producer
2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo … Producer
2005 The Longest Yard … Executive Producer
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star … Producer
2003 Anger Management … Executive Producer
2002 The Hot Chick … Executive Producer
2001 The Animal … Executive Producer
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo … Producer
1999 Big Daddy … Executive Producer
1998 The Waterboy … Executive Producer
1900 The Dana & Julia Show(0 episodes) … Executive Producer
1900 Todd's Coma(0 episodes) … Executive Producer
1900 Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me?(0 episodes) … Executive Producer

Writing

2015 The Ridiculous 6 … Writer
2013 Grown Ups 2 … Characters
2013 Grown Ups 2 … Screenplay
2011 Jack and Jill … Screenplay
2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star … Writer
2010 Grown Ups … Writer
2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan … Screenplay
2002 Eight Crazy Nights … Writer
2000 Little Nicky … Author
1999 Big Daddy … Screenplay
1998 The Waterboy … Screenplay
1996 Happy Gilmore … Screenplay
1995 Billy Madison … Screenplay
1975 Saturday Night Live(944 episodes) … Writer

Crew

1989 Going Overboard … Additional Writing

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