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||8.3|
|Happy Gilmore||Feb 16, 1996||Written By / Happy Gilmore||8.0|
|Billy Madison||Feb 10, 1995||Written By / Billy Madison||7.9|
|Grandma's Boy||Jan 6, 2006||Executive Producer||7.4|
|Just Go with It||Feb 11, 2011||Producer / Danny Maccabee||6.4|
|Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo||Dec 10, 1999||Executive Producer||6.1|
|Mr. Deeds||Jun 28, 2002||Executive Producer / Longfellow Deeds||6.1|
|Mixed Nuts||Dec 21, 1994||Louie||6.1|
|The Hot Chick||Dec 13, 2002||Executive Producer||5.8|
|Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||Sep 5, 2003||Producer||5.8|
|The Benchwarmers||Apr 7, 2006||Producer||5.6|
|Little Nicky||Nov 10, 2000||Executive Producer / Written By / Nicky||5.6|
|Eight Crazy Nights||Nov 27, 2002||Producer / Written By / Davey/Whitey/Eleanore/Deer||5.6|
|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|
|Strange Wilderness||Feb 1, 2008||Executive Producer||5.0|
|Bedtime Stories||Dec 25, 2008||Producer / Skeeter Bronson||5.0|
|Paul Blart: Mall Cop||Jan 16, 2009||Producer||5.0|
|Grown Ups||Jun 25, 2010||Producer / Written By / Lenny Feder||5.0|
|Zookeeper||Jul 8, 2011||Producer / Monkey||4.3|
|The Master of Disguise||Aug 2, 2002||Executive Producer||3.8|
|Grown Ups 2||Jul 12, 2013||Producer / Based On Characters Created By / Characters / Written By / Lenny Feder / Lenny Feder||3.1|
|Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo||Aug 12, 2005||Producer||2.7|
|Jack and Jill||Nov 11, 2011||Producer / Jack/Jill||2.7|
|Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star||Sep 9, 2011||Producer / Written By||1.8|