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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 Going Overboard 1989-05-11
Latest Project:
Movie Murder Mystery 2019-12-31
Known For
Movie Murder Mystery 2019-12-31
Movie Uncut Gems Howard Ratner 2019
Movie The Week Of Kenny Lustig 2018-04-27
Movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Count Dracula (voice) 2018-06-28
Movie The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Danny Meyerowitz 2017-05-21
Movie Sandy Wexler Sandy Wexler 2017-04-14
Movie Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Himself 2017-11-18
Movie Hotel Transylvania: Puppy! Count Dracula (voice) 2017-07-28
Movie The Do-Over Max Kessler 2016-05-27
Movie Pixels Sam Brenner 2015-07-16
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Hotel Transylvania 2 Dracula (voice) 2015-09-21
Movie I Am Chris Farley Himself 2015-07-27
Movie The Ridiculous 6 Tommy aka White Knife 2015-12-11
Movie Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip Himself 2014-04-14
Movie Blended Jim 2014-05-21
Movie Men, Women & Children Don Truby 2014-10-17
Movie Top Five Adam Sandler 2014-12-12
Movie The Cobbler Max Simkin 2014-09-11
Movie Grown Ups 2 Lenny Feder 2013-07-11
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Narrator 2013-12-06
Movie That's My Boy Donny Berger 2012-06-14
Movie Hotel Transylvania Count Dracula (voice) 2012-09-20
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Movie Just Go with It Danny Maccabee 2011-02-10
Movie Jack and Jill Jack / Jill 2011-11-11
Movie Zookeeper Monkey (voice) 2011-07-06
Movie Grown Ups Lenny Feder 2010-06-24
Movie Funny People George Simmons 2009-07-31
Movie Bedtime Stories Skeeter Bronson 2008-12-24
Movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan Zohan 2008-06-05
Movie Comedy Club Greats Himself 2007-06-05
Movie Reign Over Me Charlie Fineman 2007-03-23
Movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Charles "Chuck" Levine 2007-07-12
Movie Click Michael Newman 2006-06-22
Movie The Longest Yard Paul Crewe 2005-05-27
Movie Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Javier Sandooski 2005-08-12
Movie 50 First Dates Henry Roth 2004-02-13
Movie Spanglish John Clasky 2004-12-17
Movie Stupidity Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself (Voice) 2003-03-11
Movie Anger Management Dave Buznik 2003-04-11
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Movie Punch-Drunk Love Barry Egan 2002-10-25
Movie Mr. Deeds Longfellow Deeds 2002-06-28
Movie A Day with the Meatball Adam Sandler 2002-11-27
Movie Eight Crazy Nights Davey, Whitey, Eleanore & Deer (voice) 2002-11-27
Movie The Hot Chick Mambuza Bongo Guy 2002-12-13
Movie The Animal Townie 2001-06-01
Movie The Concert for New York City 2001-10-20
Movie Little Nicky Nicky 2000-11-10
Movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Robert Justin (Voice) 1999-12-10
Movie Big Daddy Sonny Koufax 1999-06-25
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler 1999-10-26
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Himself 1998-01-01
Movie The Wedding Singer Robbie Hart 1998-02-13
Movie Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live Himself / Various Characters 1998-09-26
Movie Dirty Work Satan 1998-06-12
Movie The Waterboy Bobby Boucher 1998-11-06
Movie Happy Gilmore Happy Gilmore 1996-02-16
Movie Bulletproof Archie Moses 1996-09-06
Movie Billy Madison Billy Madison 1995-02-10
Movie Airheads Pip 1994-08-05
Movie Mixed Nuts Louie 1994-12-21
Movie Coneheads Carmine 1993-07-23
Movie Shakes the Clown Dink the Clown 1992-03-13
Series The Marshall Chronicles Usher 1990-04-04
Movie Going Overboard Schecky Moskowitz 1989-05-11