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. … Expand
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|Joe Dirt||Apr 11, 2001||Executive Producer||8.2|
|Happy Gilmore||Feb 16, 1996||Written By / Happy Gilmore||8.1|
|Reign Over Me||Mar 23, 2007||Charlie Fineman||7.9|
|Billy Madison||Feb 10, 1995||Written By / Billy Madison||7.9|
|Grandma's Boy||Jan 6, 2006||Executive Producer||7.3|
|The Waterboy||Nov 6, 1998||Executive Producer / Written By / Robert 'Bobby' Boucher Jr.||7.3|
|The Wedding Singer||Feb 13, 1998||Robbie||7.2|
|Big Daddy||Jun 25, 1999||Executive Producer / Screenplay / Sonny Koufax||7.0|
|Hotel Transylvania||Sep 28, 2012||Executive Producer / Dracula||6.8|
|Click||Jun 23, 2006||Producer / Michael Newman||6.7|
|50 First Dates||Feb 13, 2004||Henry Roth||6.7|
|Punch-Drunk Love||Oct 11, 2002||Barry Egan||6.6|
|Eight Crazy Nights||Nov 27, 2002||Producer / Written By / Davey/Whitey/Eleanore/Deer||6.6|
|Spanglish||Dec 17, 2004||John Clasky||6.6|
|Just Go with It||Feb 11, 2011||Producer / Danny Maccabee||6.5|
|Funny People||Jul 31, 2009||George Simmons||6.4|
|The House Bunny||Aug 22, 2008||Producer||6.3|
|Mr. Deeds||Jun 28, 2002||Executive Producer / Longfellow Deeds||6.2|
|The Longest Yard||May 27, 2005||Executive Producer / Paul Crewe||6.1|
|Anger Management||Apr 11, 2003||Executive Producer / Dave Buznik||6.1|
|Little Nicky||Nov 10, 2000||Executive Producer / Written By / Nicky||6.0|
|The Hot Chick||Dec 13, 2002||Executive Producer||6.0|
|Mixed Nuts||Dec 21, 1994||Louie||5.8|
|Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||Sep 5, 2003||Producer||5.7|
|The Benchwarmers||Apr 7, 2006||Producer||5.6|
|Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo||Dec 10, 1999||Executive Producer||5.5|
|You Don't Mess with the Zohan||Jun 6, 2008||Producer / Written By / Zohan Dvir||5.4|
|That's My Boy||Jun 15, 2012||Producer / Cast / Donny||5.4|
|I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry||Jul 20, 2007||Producer / Chuck Levine||5.3|
|Grown Ups||Jun 25, 2010||Producer / Written By / Lenny Feder||5.1|