Manchester Central High School
New York University
Starred in Chris Columbus-directed comedy adventure "Pixels."
Starred in first film for Netflix, controversial western comedy "The Ridiculous 6"
Reprised role as Dracula in "Hotel Transylvania 2"
Reteamed with Drew Barrymore in romantic comedy "Blended."
Starred in his first sequel, "Grown Ups 2"
Voiced Dracula in animated feature "Hotel Transylvania"
Co-starred with fellow "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) alum Andy Samberg as father and son in "That's My Boy"
Played dual starring roles in the family comedy "Jack and Jill"; seventh film collaboration with director Dennis Dugan
Co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "Just Go With It"
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
Starred in Judd Apatow's "Funny People" as seasoned comedian George Simmons who learns he has a terminal illness
Played a Mossad agent who becomes a hair stylist in "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"; also wrote and produced
Starred in the family film "Bedtime Stories"
Starred as a 9/11 widower suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Mike Binder's "Reign Over Me"
Co-starred with Kevin James in the comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"
Re-teamed with director Frank Coraci to star in the comedy "Click"
Produced and starred as jailed ex-pro quarterback in the remake of the 1974 film "The Longest Yard"
Co-starred with Téa Leoni and Paz Vega in the James L. Brooks comedy "Spanglish"
Re-teamed with Drew Barrymore for the comedy "50 First Dates"; also executive produced
Starred opposite Jack Nicholson in "Anger Management"
First dramatic starring role, opposite Emily Watson in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor
Wrote, produced and voiced many of the characters in the animated feature "Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights."
Starred opposite Winona Ryder in "Mr. Deeds," a loose reworking of "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"
Served as executive producer on the Rob Schneider vehicle "The Animal"
Co-wrote, executive produced and played title role in "Little Nicky"
Re-teamed with director Dugan for "Big Daddy"; also contributed to screenplay with Herlihy and produced
Executive produced and made uncredited cameo in the Rob Schneider vehicle "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo"
First film to score big at the box-office, "The Waterboy"; co-written with Herlihy and directed by Coraci
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
Reteamed with Herlihy to write second starring vehicle "Happy Gilmore"; first collaboration with director Dennis Dugan
"The Chanukah Song" (debuted on "SNL") became surprise hit on the radio at holiday time
First starring role as "Billy Madison"; co-wrote with former NYU roommate and close friend Tim Herlihy
Landed supporting role in the feature film "Airheads"
Released first comedy album They're All Gonna Laugh at You!
Feature film debut, "Shakes the Clown"
Joined NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a writer and occasional performer; became a featured player the following year
Played recurring role of Theo's pal Smitty on NBC's "The Cosby Show"
Debuted as a stand-up comic at Boston's Stitches Comedy Club at age 17
Discovered by Dennis Miller while performing stand-up at The Improv in Los Angeles
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
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
In 2014, Sandler's Happy Madison Productions signed a four-picture deal with Netflix for movies that will be available exclusively on the streaming service.