Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

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Sep. 9th, 1966
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
5' 10

Adam Sandler's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Banzai (UK) TV Show
Banzai (UK)
TV Tales TV Show
TV Tales

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Men, Women & Children
2014 - Blended
2010 - Grown Ups
2009 - Funny People
2008 - Bedtime Stories
2008 - You Don't Mess With the Zohan
2007 - I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
2007 - Reign Over Me
2006 - Click
2005 - The Longest Yard
2005 - Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
2004 - Spanglish
2004 - 50 First Dates
2003 - Anger Management
2002 - Mr. Deeds
2002 - Eight Crazy Nights
2002 - The Hot Chick
2002 - Punch-Drunk Love
2001 - The Animal
2000 - Little Nicky
1999 - Big Daddy
1998 - The Waterboy
1998 - The Wedding Singer
1998 - Dirty Work
1996 - Bulletproof
1996 - Happy Gilmore
1995 - Billy Madison
1994 - Mixed Nuts
1994 - Airheads
1993 - Coneheads
1989 - Going Overboard

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Singer at Reunion
Himself - Guest
Chuck Levine
Adam Sandler
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Adam Sandler (born 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). 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".

  • Former roommate of Writer/Director/Producer 'Judd Apatow' (qv) during his time on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
  • Graduated from New York University (1991).
  • His production company, Happy Madison, is named after two of his films, _Happy Gilmore (1996)_ (qv) and _Billy Madison (1995)_ (qv).
  • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $30 million.
  • December 2007 - According to Forbes, for each dollar he got paid, Adam Sandler's movies averaged $9 of gross income.
  • Ranked #35 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #43 the previous two years.
  • Ranked #24 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #24 in 2005 as well.
  • Was originally cast for a role in _Very Bad Things (1998)_ (qv).

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