Adam Sandler

9 Sep 1966

Actor, Producer, Writer

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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Filmography (54 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···The Week Of
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Danny Meyerowitz)
(movie, 2017)
···Sandy Wexler
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2016)
···The Do-Over
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2015)
···The Ridiculous 6
Genre: Comedy, Western
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2015)
···Hotel Transylvania 2
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Dracula (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Pixels
Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2015)
···Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Role: Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Top Five
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Adam Sandler)
(movie, 2014)
···Men, Women & Children
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Don Truby)
(movie, 2014)
···The Cobbler
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Max Simkin)
(movie, 2014)
···Blended
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2013)
···My Boy
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Donny)
(movie, 2013)
···Grown Ups 2
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2012)
···Hotel Transylvania
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Dracula (voice))
(movie, 2012)
···That's My Boy
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Donny Berger)
(movie, 2011)
···Jack and Jill
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Writer
(movie, 2011)
···Zookeeper
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Monkey (voice))
(movie, 2011)
···Just Go with It
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2010)
···Grown Ups
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2009)
···Funny People
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as George Simmons)
(movie, 2009)
···Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Producer
(movie, 2008)
···Bedtime Stories
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Romance
Role: Actor (as Skeeter Bronson)
(movie, 2008)
···The House Bunny
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Producer
Genre: Comedy, Action
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2008)
···Strange Wilderness
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2007)
···Reign Over Me
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Charlie Fineman)
(movie, 2006)
···Click
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2006)
···The Benchwarmers
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
(movie, 2006)
···Grandma's Boy
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
(movie, 2005)
···The Longest Yard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2004)
···Spanglish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as John Clasky)
(movie, 2004)
···50 First Dates
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Henry Roth)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
(movie, 2003)
···Anger Management
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2002)
···The Hot Chick
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2002)
···Eight Crazy Nights
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2002)
···Punch-Drunk Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Barry Egan)
(movie, 2002)
···Mr. Deeds
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Longfellow Deeds)
(movie, 2001)
···The Animal
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Townie)
(movie, 2000)
···Little Nicky
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1999)
···Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
(movie, 1999)
···Big Daddy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1998)
···The Waterboy
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1998)
···The Wedding Singer
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Robbie Hart)
(movie, 1996)
···Bulletproof
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Archie Moses)
(movie, 1996)
···Happy Gilmore
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 1995)
···Billy Madison
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1994)
···Airheads
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Role: Actor (as Pip)
(movie, 1993)
···Coneheads
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Carmine)