Adam Sandler

Biography: Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a Jewish-American actor, comedian, producer. Adam was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.

In the late 1980s, Sandler portrayed "Smitty" on The Cosby Show. He also was a performer for the MTV game show Remote Control, on which he made appearances as the characters "Trivia Delinquent" or "Stud Boy." Adam started performing in comedy clubs by taking the stage at a club in Boston. He was then discovered by comedian, Dennis Miller, who caught his act in Los Angeles. Miller immediately recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. Adam was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990 and became a featured player the following year, quickly making a name for himself by performing amusing original songs on the show, including The Chanukah Song. He left the popular show in 1995 to focus on his acting career. Adam's first starring movie was Billy Madison, in which he plays a grown man repeating
Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a Jewish-American actor, comedian, producer. Adam was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.

In the late 1980s, Sandler portrayed "Smitty" on The Cosby Show. He also was a performer for the MTV game show Remote Control, on which he made appearances as the characters "Trivia Delinquent" or "Stud Boy."

Adam started performing in comedy clubs by taking the stage at a club in Boston. He was then discovered by comedian, Dennis Miller, who caught his act in Los Angeles. Miller immediately recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. Adam was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990 and became a featured player the following year, quickly making a name for himself by performing amusing original songs on the show, including The Chanukah Song. He left the popular show in 1995 to focus on his acting career.

Adam's first starring movie was Billy Madison, in which he plays a grown man repeating grades 1-12 to get his reluctant father's hotel empire. He followed this movie up with other surprisingly successful comedies such as Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer. After The Waterboy, Adam reached box-office superstardom, where he has remained since.

Although generally despised by movie critics, audiences have remained faithful to Adam's slapstick humor to the tune of $100-million-plus grossing movies, while the Sandman has even moved outside the genre of goofball humor to take on more serious parts such as the critically acclaimed Punch-Drunk Love, and Spanglish.
A celebrity comic who keeps a low profile, he rarely gives interviews and keeps his personal life private. Adam graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991. On June 22, 2003, he wed model Jackie Titone, whom he'd met on the set of Big Daddy.
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Adam Sandler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 36
Highest Metascore: 81 Top Five
Lowest Metascore: 9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 48
  2. Negative: 30 out of 48
48 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
61 Reign Over Me Mar 23, 2007 Charlie Fineman 8.8
59 The Wedding Singer Feb 13, 1998 Robbie 8.8
31 Happy Gilmore Feb 16, 1996 Written By / Happy Gilmore 8.2
41 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Executive Producer / Screenplay / Sonny Koufax 8.2
48 Spanglish Dec 17, 2004 John Clasky 8.0
52 Anger Management Apr 11, 2003 Executive Producer / Dave Buznik 7.7
33 Grandma's Boy Jan 6, 2006 Executive Producer 7.4
48 The Longest Yard May 27, 2005 Executive Producer / Paul Crewe 7.3
20 Joe Dirt Apr 11, 2001 Executive Producer 7.2
78 Punch-Drunk Love Oct 11, 2002 Barry Egan 6.9
81 Top Five Dec 12, 2014 Adam Sandler 6.8
45 Click Jun 23, 2006 Producer / Michael Newman 6.6
16 Billy Madison Feb 10, 1995 Written By / Billy Madison 6.6
47 Hotel Transylvania Sep 28, 2012 Executive Producer / Dracula 6.6
48 50 First Dates Feb 13, 2004 Henry Roth 6.5
60 Funny People Jul 31, 2009 George Simmons 6.4
33 Just Go with It Feb 11, 2011 Producer / Danny Maccabee 6.4
38 Men, Women & Children Oct 1, 2014 Don Truby / Don Truby 6.1
55 The House Bunny Aug 22, 2008 Producer 6.0
14 Mixed Nuts Dec 21, 1994 Louie 6.0
23 The Cobbler Mar 13, 2015 Cast / Max Simkin 5.8
29 The Hot Chick Dec 13, 2002 Executive Producer 5.7
36 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Sep 5, 2003 Producer 5.7
25 The Benchwarmers Apr 7, 2006 Producer 5.5
37 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Jul 20, 2007 Producer / Chuck Levine 5.3
54 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Jun 6, 2008 Producer / Written By / Zohan Dvir 5.3
24 Mr. Deeds Jun 28, 2002 Executive Producer / Longfellow Deeds 5.3
33 Bedtime Stories Dec 25, 2008 Producer / Skeeter Bronson 5.2
23 Eight Crazy Nights Nov 27, 2002 Producer / Written By / Davey/Whitey/Eleanore/Deer 5.2
41 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Executive Producer / Written By / Robert 'Bobby' Boucher Jr. 5.1
31 That's My Boy Jun 15, 2012 Producer / Cast / Donny 5.1
27 Pixels Jul 24, 2015 Producer / Writer / Cast / Sam Brenner / Brenner / Sam Brenner 5.1
12 Strange Wilderness Feb 1, 2008 Executive Producer 5.0
39 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Jan 16, 2009 Producer 4.9
30 Grown Ups Jun 25, 2010 Producer / Written By / Lenny Feder 4.9
43 The Animal Jun 1, 2001 Executive Producer 4.8
30 Zookeeper Jul 8, 2011 Producer / Monkey 4.3
38 Little Nicky Nov 10, 2000 Executive Producer / Written By / Nicky 4.2
31 Blended May 23, 2014 Producer / Cast / Jim Friedman / Jim / Jim Friedman 4.2
30 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Dec 10, 1999 Executive Producer 4.0
19 Grown Ups 2 Jul 12, 2013 Producer / Based On Characters Created By / Characters / Written By / Lenny Feder / Lenny Feder 3.1
12 The Master of Disguise Aug 2, 2002 Executive Producer 2.9
13 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Apr 17, 2015 Producer 2.5
23 Jack and Jill Nov 11, 2011 Producer / Jack/Jill 2.4
23 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Aug 12, 2005 Producer 2.0
9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Sep 9, 2011 Producer / Written By 2.0
54 12-12-12 Nov 15, 2013 Himself 2.0
tbd Hotel Transylvania 2 Sep 25, 2015 Executive Producer / Writer / Dracula tbd
51 Live From New York! Jun 12, 2015 Himself tbd
tbd I Am Chris Farley Jul 31, 2015 Himself tbd

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