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 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.

Adam Sandler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 37
Highest Metascore: 93 Top Five
Lowest Metascore: 9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 44
  2. Negative: 27 out of 44
44 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
31 Blended May 23, 2014 Producer / Cast / Jim Friedman / Jim / Jim Friedman 5.0
33 Bedtime Stories Dec 25, 2008 Producer / Skeeter Bronson 4.9
39 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Jan 16, 2009 Producer 4.9
37 Men, Women & Children Oct 1, 2014 Don Truby / Don Truby 4.8
43 The Animal Jun 1, 2001 Executive Producer 4.4
30 Zookeeper Jul 8, 2011 Producer / Monkey 4.3
12 The Master of Disguise Aug 2, 2002 Executive Producer 3.8
30 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Dec 10, 1999 Executive Producer 3.4
19 Grown Ups 2 Jul 12, 2013 Producer / Based On Characters Created By / Characters / Written By / Lenny Feder / Lenny Feder 3.1
23 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Aug 12, 2005 Producer 2.7
23 Jack and Jill Nov 11, 2011 Producer / Jack/Jill 2.6
9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Sep 9, 2011 Producer / Written By 1.8
tbd Pixels Jul 24, 2015 Producer / Writer / Cast / Sam Brenner tbd
54 12-12-12 Nov 15, 2013 Himself tbd
tbd The Cobbler TBA Cast / Max Simkin tbd
tbd Hotel Transylvania 2 Sep 25, 2015 Writer tbd
tbd Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Apr 17, 2015 Producer tbd
93 Top Five Dec 5, 2014 Adam Sandler tbd

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