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Adam Sandler

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club. He found he was a natural comic. He nurtured his talent while at New York University (graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991) by performing regularly in clubs and at universities. During his freshman year, he snagged a recurring role as the Huxtable family's friend Smitty on The Cosby Show (1984). While working at a comedy club in L.A., he was "discovered" by Dennis Miller, who recommended him to Saturday Night Live (1975) producer Lorne Michaels and told him that Sandler had a big talent. This led to his being cast in the show in 1990, which he also wrote for in addition to performing. After Saturday Night Live (1975), Sandler went on to the movies, starring in such hit comedies as Airheads (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996), Billy Madison (1995) and Big Daddy (1999). He has also starred in Mr. Deeds (2002) alongside Winona Ryder; Eight Crazy Nights (2002), an animated movie about the Jewish festival of Chanukah; and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). He also writes and produces many of his own films and has composed songs for several of them, including The Wedding Singer (1998). Sandler has had several of his songs placed on the "Billboard" charts, including the classic "The Chanukah Song".


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Born:
Sep 9, 1966 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
27
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-03-23

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 63 wins & 123 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Poster of The Goldbergs
Poster of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Poster of Rules of Engagement
Filmography
The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
The Goldbergs Unknown 2013-09-24
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Unknown 2013-09-17
Breaking In Unknown 2011-04-06
Jessie Unknown 2011-09-30
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Rules of Engagement Unknown 2007-02-03
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Unknown 2006-11-04
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
Undeclared Unknown 2001-09-25
The King of Queens Unknown 1998-09-21
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Saturday Night Live Various / ... 91 episodes, 1990-2020 1975-10-11
ABC Afterschool Specials Unknown 1972-10-04
The Price Is Right Unknown 1972-09-04
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21