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Adam Sandler

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". Description above from the Wikipedia article Adam Sandler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 9, 1966 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Saturday Night Live Mother's Day
Latest Project:
Movie You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah 2023-08-18
Known For
Poster of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
Poster of Goldman v Silverman
Poster of Kevin Can Wait
Poster of Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me?
Movie A Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Self (archive footage) 2024
Movie Chris Rock: Road To Live Special Himself 2023-03-04
Movie Murder Mystery 2 Nick Spitz 2023-03-28
Movie You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah Danny Friedman 2023-08-18
Movie Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Dracula 2022-02-25
Movie Hustle Stanley Sugerman 2022-06-03
Movie Finding Sandler Self 2022-12-07
Movie Money on the Street: The Making of Uncut Gems Himself 2020-03-10
Movie Goldman v Silverman Rod Goldman 2020-01-16
Movie Feeding America Comedy Festival Self 2020-05-10
Movie Hubie Halloween Hubie Dubois 2020-10-07
Series Home Movie: The Princess Bride The Grandfather (uncredited) 2020-06-29
Movie Murder Mystery Nick Spitz 2019-05-25
Movie Uncut Gems Howard Ratner 2019-08-30
Movie Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh Himself 2018-10-23
Movie The Week Of Kenny Lustig 2018-04-27
Movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Count Dracula (voice) 2018-06-28
Movie Sandy Wexler Sandy Wexler 2017-04-14
Movie Puppy! Count Dracula (voice) 2017-07-28
Movie Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Self 2017-11-18
Movie The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Danny Meyerowitz 2017-10-13
Movie The Do-Over Max Kessler 2016-05-27
Series Kevin Can Wait Jimmy (Kevin's former partner) 2016-09-19
Movie Pixels Sam Brenner 2015-07-16
Movie I Am Chris Farley Himself 2015-07-27
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self / Opera Man 2015-02-15
Movie Hotel Transylvania 2 Dracula (voice) 2015-09-21
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Himself 2015-08-02
Movie The Ridiculous 6 Tommy aka White Knife 2015-12-11
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself 2014-02-17
Movie Blended Jim 2014-05-21
Movie Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip Himself 2014-04-14
Movie Men, Women & Children Don Truby 2014-10-17
Movie Top Five Himself 2014-12-12
Movie The Cobbler Max Simkin 2014-09-11
Movie Grown Ups 2 Lenny Feder 2013-07-11
Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Himself 2013-09-17
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Narrator (voice) 2013-12-06
Movie Hotel Transylvania Count Dracula (voice) 2012-09-20
Movie That's My Boy Donny Berger 2012-06-14
Movie 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief Self 2012-12-12
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Self 2012-11-14
Movie Just Go with It Danny Maccabee 2011-02-10
Movie Zookeeper Donald the Monkey (voice) 2011-07-06
Series Jessie Himself 2011-09-30
Movie Jack and Jill Jack / Jill 2011-11-11
Movie Grown Ups Lenny Feder 2010-06-24
Movie Funny People George Simmons 2009-07-30
Movie Bedtime Stories Skeeter Bronson 2008-12-24
Movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan Zohan Dvir 2008-06-05
Movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Charles "Chuck" Levine 2007-07-12
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie Reign Over Me Charlie Fineman 2007-03-22
Movie Comedy Club Greats Himself 2007-06-05
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin Himself 2006-01-24
Series VH1 Rock Honors Unknown 2006-05-31
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Click Michael Newman 2006-06-23
Movie Kings of Comedy USA Himself 2006-10-23
Movie The Longest Yard Paul Crewe 2005-05-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania 21 Adam Sandler 2005-04-03
Series The Showbiz Show with David Spade Unknown 2005-09-17
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Movie Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Javier Sandooski (uncredited) 2005-08-12
Movie 50 First Dates Henry Roth 2004-02-13
Movie Spanglish John Clasky 2004-12-17
Movie National Security Waterboy (voice) (uncredited) 2003-01-17
Movie Pauly Shore Is Dead Adam Sandler (Voice) 2003-03-11
Movie Stupidity Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Anger Management Dave Buznik 2003-04-11
Movie Couch Couch Testing Man 2003-05-14
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Series Pet Star Unknown 2002-08-09
Movie Punch-Drunk Love Barry Egan 2002-10-25
Movie Mr. Deeds Longfellow Deeds 2002-06-28
Movie The Hot Chick Mambuza Bongo Guy 2002-12-13
Movie Eight Crazy Nights Davey / Whitey / Eleanore / Deer (voice) 2002-11-27
Movie A Day with the Meatball Adam Sandler 2002-11-27
Movie The Animal Townie 2001-06-01
Movie The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes Self 2001-09-21
Series Diary Unknown 2000-02-16
Movie Little Nicky Nicky 2000-11-10
Movie Big Daddy Sonny Koufax 1999-06-25
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler Self (archive footage) 1999-10-26
Movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Robert Justin (Voice) 1999-12-10
Movie Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special Self 1999-09-25
Movie The Wedding Singer Robbie Hart 1998-02-13
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Self 1998-01-01
Movie Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley 1998-01-01
Movie The Waterboy Bobby Boucher 1998-11-06
Movie Dirty Work Satan (uncredited) 1998-06-12
Movie Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live Himself / Various Characters 1998-09-26
Series The King of Queens Jeff 'The Beast' Sussman 1998-09-21
Movie Happy Gilmore Happy Gilmore 1996-02-16
Movie Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me? Himself 1996-10-12
Movie Bulletproof Archie Moses 1996-09-06
Movie Billy Madison Billy Madison 1995-02-10
Movie Mixed Nuts Louie 1994-12-21
Movie Airheads Pip 1994-08-05
Movie Coneheads Carmine 1993-07-23
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Shakes the Clown Dink the Clown 1991-08-28
Series The Marshall Chronicles Usher 1990-04-04
Movie Going Overboard Schecky Moskowitz 1989-05-11
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series ABC Afterschool Special Unknown 1972-10-04
Movie Little Shop of Horrors Skip Snip 1960-01-01