Adam Sandler

Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Comedian, actor, writer and producer - as well as former "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) castmember - Adam Sandler was the man behind a genre of comedy blockbusters so closely associated with his formulaic wackiness ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1966 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (104)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

Sam Brenner (Actor)

The Cobbler 2015 (Movie)

Max Simkin (Actor)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Men, Women & Children 2014 (Movie)

Don Truby (Actor)

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Lenny Feder (Actor)

Jessie 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

2012 MTV Movie Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Guys Choice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

Dracula (Voice)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

Donny (Actor)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

Jack And Jill (Actor)

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

Donald the Monkey (Voice)

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

Lenny Feder (Actor)

How to Build the Perfect Grown Up 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

George Simmons (Actor)

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

Skeeter Bronson (Actor)

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Rock Honors: The Who 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

Zohan (Actor)

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

Chuck Levine (Actor)

Legends: Rodney Dangerfield 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Reign Over Me 2007 (Movie)

Charlie Fineman (Actor)

The King of Queens 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Click 2006 (Movie)

Michael Newman (Actor)

New Year's Eve With Carson Daly 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

Paul Crewe (Actor)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

Henry Roth (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: 50 First Dates 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Spanglish 2004 (Movie)

John Clasky (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

Dave Buznik (Actor)

Before They Were Stars! 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Snoop to the Extreme 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights 2002 (Movie)

Davey Stone/Deer/Eleanore Duvall/Whitey Duvall (Voice)

Mr. Deeds 2002 (Movie)

Longfellow Deeds (Actor)

Punch-Drunk Love 2002 (Movie)

Barry Egan (Actor)

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show: A Look Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Puppet Performer

The Super Bowl Halftime Film 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Super Bowl Half-Time Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Joe Dirt 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: The Animal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Animal 2001 (Movie)

Townie (Actor)

Undeclared 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

Nicky (Actor)

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Canned Ham: Big Daddy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: The Waterboy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: The Wedding Singer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Work 1998 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Waterboy 1998 (Movie)

Bobby Boucher (Actor)

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

Robbie (Actor)

Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me? 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Bulletproof 1996 (Movie)

Moses (Actor)

Happy Gilmore 1996 (Movie)

Happy Gilmore (Actor)

The 1996 ESPY Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Making of Adam Sandler's Video 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Billy Madison 1995 (Movie)

Billy Madison (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1994 MTV Video Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Airheads 1994 (Movie)

Pip (Actor)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

Louie (Actor)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Carmine (Actor)

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

Dink the Clown (Actor)

Testing Dirty 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Going Overboard 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cosby Show 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

Candy Land (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (40)

Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Animal 2 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Shortcut 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Breaking In 2010 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Here Comes the Boom 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Strange Wilderness 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The House Bunny 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Click 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Grandma's Boy 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Benchwarmers 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mr. Deeds 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hot Chick 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Master of Disguise 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Joe Dirt 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Animal 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Waterboy 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Goldbergs (Tv Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (16)

Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 (Movie)

(current draft) (Screenplay)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

(Based on characters created by) (Source Material)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Saturday Night Live Remembers Chris Farley 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Writer

The Waterboy 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Happy Gilmore 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Billy Madison 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (10)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

("Welcome To Africa," "Exciting, Amazing, Romantic," "You Suck," "Finally Blending" and "Blending & Bonding") (Song)

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

("Daddy's Girl") (Song)

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

("Hush Little Baby") (Song Performer)

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 (Movie)

("At A Medium Pace") (Song)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

("Stan The Man") (Song Performer)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

("Stan The Man") (Song)

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

("Ula's Luau Song") (Song)

The Chris Rock Show 1991 - 1995, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Music

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

("Somebody Kill Me" "Grow Old With You") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Biography

Comedian, actor, writer and producer - as well as former "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) castmember - Adam Sandler was the man behind a genre of comedy blockbusters so closely associated with his formulaic wackiness that it eventually bore his name: "Adam Sandler movies. " At the center of hits like "Billy Madison" (1995) and "The Waterboy" (1998) were Sandler's character creations - hapless, moronic, outsiders entangled in absurdly improbable circumstances. But critics be damned, the adolescent-skewed offerings proved to be box office gold and their creator repeated his success with endless variations on the same formula - including producing similar films starring good friends David Spade and Rob Schneider - before eventually branching out into something more substantial. First parlaying his vulnerable dimwit persona into romantic comedies like "The Wedding Singer" (1998), Sandler began to show subtler, more human shades in other people's works including Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" (2002), for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination, and James L. Brooks' "Spanglish" (2004). With his tried-and-true formula beginning to lose audiences to "smarter" comedies, Sandler teamed with Judd Apatow for "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" (2008) and "Funny People" (2009), which saw Sandler delving deeper into acting than ever before. The comedian continued his softer direction with "Grown Ups" (2010), a reunion picture with many of his "SNL" buddies. Adam Sandler's formula may have altered a bit through the years, but his heart stayed true to his particular brand of sweet-hearted, goofy comedy.

Relationships

Margaret Ruden

Companion
Relationship began 1989 Were engaged to be married No longer together

Sadie Madison Sandler Actor

Daughter
Born May 6, 2006; mother, Jackie Titone

Stan Sandler

Father
Died Sept. 9, 2003 of lung cancer

Sunny Sandler Actor

Daughter
Born Nov. 2, 2008; mother, Jackie Titone

Judy Sandler

Mother

Scott Sandler

Brother
Older

Elizabeth Sandler

Sister
Older

Valerie Sandler

Sister
Older

Alicia Silverstone Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 1996 No longer together

Jackie Titone Actor

Wife
Met when she appeared as a waitress in his film "Big Daddy" (1999) Engaged 2002 Married June 21, 2003 in Malibu, CA

EDUCATION

Manchester Central High School

Manchester , New Hampshire 1984

New York University

New York , New York 1991
Member of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity

Milestones

2013

Starred in his first sequel, "Grown Ups 2"

2012

Co-starred with fellow "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) alum Andy Samberg as father and son in "That's My Boy"

2012

Voiced Dracula in animated feature "Hotel Transylvania"

2011

Co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "Just Go With It"

2011

Played dual starring roles in the family comedy "Jack and Jill"; seventh film collaboration with director Dennis Dugan

2010

Starred in and co-wrote the comedy "Grown Ups," about five friends who reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend; film also starred Kevin James and former "Saturday Night Live" cast members Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider

2009

Starred in Judd Apatow's "Funny People" as seasoned comedian George Simmons who learns he has a terminal illness

2008

Starred in the family film "Bedtime Stories"

2008

Played a Mossad agent who becomes a hair stylist in "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"; also wrote and produced

2007

Co-starred with Kevin James in the comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"

2007

Starred as a 9/11 widower suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Mike Binder's "Reign Over Me"

2006

Re-teamed with director Frank Coraci to star in the comedy "Click"

2005

Produced and starred as jailed ex-pro quarterback in the remake of the 1974 film "The Longest Yard"

2004

Re-teamed with Drew Barrymore for the comedy "50 First Dates"; also executive produced

2004

Co-starred with Téa Leoni and Paz Vega in the James L. Brooks comedy "Spanglish"

2003

Starred opposite Jack Nicholson in "Anger Management"

2002

Wrote, produced and voiced many of the characters in the animated feature "Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights."

2002

First dramatic starring role, opposite Emily Watson in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor

2002

Starred opposite Winona Ryder in "Mr. Deeds," a loose reworking of "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"

2001

Served as executive producer on the Rob Schneider vehicle "The Animal"

2000

Co-wrote, executive produced and played title role in "Little Nicky"

1999

Re-teamed with director Dugan for "Big Daddy"; also contributed to screenplay with Herlihy and produced

1999

Executive produced and made uncredited cameo in the Rob Schneider vehicle "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo"

1998

First appearance as a romantic lead, opposite Drew Barrymore in "The Wedding Singer"; written by Herlihy and directed by former NYU undergraduate pal Frank Coraci

1998

First film to score big at the box-office, "The Waterboy"; co-written with Herlihy and directed by Coraci

1996

Reteamed with Herlihy to write second starring vehicle "Happy Gilmore"; first collaboration with director Dennis Dugan

1995

"The Chanukah Song" (debuted on "SNL") became surprise hit on the radio at holiday time

1995

First starring role as "Billy Madison"; co-wrote with former NYU roommate and close friend Tim Herlihy

1994

Landed supporting role in the feature film "Airheads"

1993

Released first comedy album They're All Gonna Laugh at You!

1992

Feature film debut, "Shakes the Clown"

1990

Joined NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a writer and occasional performer; became a featured player the following year

1987

Played recurring role of Theo's pal Smitty on NBC's "The Cosby Show"

1983

Debuted as a stand-up comic at Boston's Stitches Comedy Club at age 17

1972

Moved to Manchester, NH at age six

Discovered by Dennis Miller while performing stand-up at The Improv in Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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"He's that funny guy we all knew in high school who was smart enough to make it look easy." – Sandler's classmate Kate Meyers quoted in Entertainment Weekly, Feb. 17, 1995

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"My Uncle Murray explained why I don't drink. He said my bris was the first taste of wine I had, so when I got older, I thought everytime I had alcohol someone was going to stick my penis." – Sandler to Movieline magazine, March 1995

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About trying to make "The Wedding Singer" a movie like 1983's "National Lampoon's Vacation": "I remember going to movies when I was growing up in the 80s and you'd leave that theater with your friends, laughing and having a good time and feeling good. And that's what we tried to do with this movie. There are moments when your heart hurts a little. But it makes you feel good about life." – Sandler quoted in USA Today, Feb. 13, 1998

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"Sandler is [Jim] Carrey or Jerry Lewis without the physical dexterity, Danny Kaye without the verbal grace, Steve Martin without the patrician veneer. In the longer movie view, he's Abbott without Costello. What can we say? People want to laugh at anything. Sandler happens." – Richard Corliss writing in Time magazine, Nov. 23, 1998

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"It's important I surround myself with people who make me happy." – Sandler quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 19, 1998

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"You've seen his movies? That's the way he was here. I can't believe he's making all that money for things he was being punished for here. I thought he would grow up. Instead he grew rich." – Isabel Pellerin, Sandler's high school disciplinarian, quoted in People magazine, Nov. 30, 1998

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"I like being a moron. My father called me a moron, my grandfather said I was a moron, and a lot of times when I'm driving, I hear I'm a moron." – Sandler quoted at a news conference to promote his movie "Click" in June 2006

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I feel a huge sense of accomplishment doing drama. But I'd rather go to work and (break wind) in Hasselhoff's face." – Sandler on working with his co-star in "Click" (2006), quoted in USA Today, June 22, 2006

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