Adam (I) Sandler filmography and biography

Date of birth: 9 September 1966, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Adam (I) Sandler biography

Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, to Judy and Stanley Sandler. 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. While working at a comedy club in L.A., he was "discovered" by Dennis Miller (I), who recommended him to Saturday Night Live 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, Sandler went on to the movies, starring in such hit comedies as Airheads, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison and Big Daddy (1999/I). He has also starred in Mr. Deeds alongside Winona Ryder; Eight Crazy Nights, an animated movie about the Jewish festival of Chanukah; and Punch-Drunk Love. He also writes and produces many of his own films and has composed songs for several of them, including The Wedding Singer. Sandler has had several of his songs placed on the "Billboard" charts, including the classic "The Chanukah Song".

Adam (I) Sandler trivia


- Adam's comedy album "Stan and Judy's Kid" set a record for most albums sold by a comedy album in its first week. It debuted at number 16 on the Billboard charts. All three of his previous comedy albums have gone platinum.
- Graduated from New York University (1991).
- Grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire.
- Often casts 'Allen Covert'Blake Clark (I) 'Peter Dante' 'Jonathan Loughran' 'Steve Buscemi' Henry Winkler and former SNL players - such as Rob Schneider (I) -- in his films.
- Was originally cast for a role in Very Bad Things.
- In 1988, he was hired as a repertory player for MTV's TV-trivia game show Remote Control.
- Dated actress Alicia Silverstone.
- (June 2002) Announced engagement to longtime girlfriend, model/actress Jackie Sandler (I).
- Ranked #35 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #43 the previous two years.
- Father was an electrician. His brother is an attorney. One sister is a dentist; the other sister is a waitress.
- Started Happy Madison Productions, which is behind most of his films.
- His production company, Happy Madison, is named after two of his films, Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.
- His beloved dog, Meatball (II), who also has a section on Adam's official website with photos and videos, passed away due to a heart attack, at 4 years old. He was the son of Mr. Beefy, the talking dog in Little Nicky. Meatball was best "man" at Sandler's wedding and was dressed in a tux, with a yarmulka on his head. [January 27 2004].
- Is a major Yankee fan, refers to the team in some of his films, especially Anger Management. He has gone to games when the Yankees are playing.
- He is a huge fan of Van Halen and Styx. There is usually a reference or song in his movies.
- He was originally set to play taxi driver Max in Collateral, opposite Tom Cruise, but he backed out to work on Spanglish. Jamie Foxx was cast in Collateral instead. Jamie Foxx went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for the role.
- Shares a birthday with Hugh Grant (I).
- Was parodied by Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night Live.
- Performed at the RNC (Republican National Committee) convention in 2004.
- Was a Resident Advisor in Brittany Hall during his time at New York University.
- Spoke at Manchester Central High School's 2003 Graduation, the same school he graduated from. His nephew was one of three Valedictorians that year.
- Attended WWE's WrestleMania 21 (2005) (TV) in April 2005.
- Has starred alongside Drew Barrymore (I) in two movies: The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates.
- Adam wore an Armani tux in his June 2003 wedding to Jackie Sandler (I).
- Was considered for the role of "Willy Wonka" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
- Has worked with director Frank Coraci three times: The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, and Click (2006/I).
- Ranked #24 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #24 in 2005 as well.
- Is good friends with comedians Chris Rock (I), Norm MacDonald (I), David Spade and Rob Schneider (I).
- Owns a white and tan English bulldog named Motzaball.
- Moved to New Hampshire when he was 5.
- Is a fan of professional wrestling, and most of his self-written films have references to professional wrestling in them (the principal in Billy Madison, Captain Insano in The Waterboy, Chief Jay Strongbow's sleeper hold in Big Daddy (1999/I), mind-wrestling and 'Tommy 'Tiny Lister - a.k.a. the WWF's Zeus - in Little Nicky, etc). Sandler even appeared on WWF SmackDown! to promote Little Nicky. Kevin Nash (I), Bill Goldberg (I), 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin (VI); all professional wrestlers, appeared in Adam's recent film, The Longest Yard. Wrestler/producer Anthony Begonia almost appeared in 50 First Dates as an ukulele player.
- His favorite cartoon character is SpongeBob SquarePants.
- Resides in New York City and Los Angeles.
- December 2007 - According to Forbes, for each dollar he got paid, Adam Sandler's movies averaged $9 of gross income.
- In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $30 million.
- Adam and his wife, Jackie Sandler (I), are expecting their second child, due in October, 2008.
- Children: (with Jackie Sandler (I)) Sadie Madison Sandler (b. May 6, 2006 in Los Angeles, California) and Sunny Madeline Sandler (b. November 2, 2008).
- Former roommate of Writer/Director/Producer Judd Apatow during his time on Saturday Night Live.
- Lives in Pacific Palisades, Malibu, La Quinta, California and Highland Beach, Florida.

Adam (I) Sandler quotes


- [after getting laser eye surgery] : Now I realize how ugly I am.

Adam (I) Sandler filmography

Name Year
Wild Pitch 2011
Jack and Jill 2011
Just Go with It 2011
Zookeeper 2011
Untitled Mitch Albom/Adam Sandler Project 2010
Grown Ups 2010
Janela Indiscreta 2010
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010 2010
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010
2010 MTV Movie Awards 2010
Funny People: HBO Behind the Comedy 2009
Finding Sandler 2009
It's On with Alexa Chung 2009
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2009
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009 2009
Funny People 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009
VH1 Rock Honors 2008
VH1 Rock Honors: The Who 2008
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2008
The Teen Choice Awards 2008 2008
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008
Bedtime Stories 2008
You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2008
Chabad: To Life Telethon 2008
A Celebration of Bob Barker's 50 Years in Television 2007
Reign Over Me 2007
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation 2007
Maquillando entre monstruos 2007
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '07 2007
Guys Choice 2007
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007
Stars on Stars 2007
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007
Like Father, Like Sunday 2006
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 1 2006
Legends: Rodney Dangerfield 2006
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '06 2006
2006 MTV Movie Awards 2006
Click 2006
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education 2006
The ONE Show 2006
San Sebastián 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2006
The Teen Choice Awards 2006 2006
El hormiguero 2006
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2006
Showtime Special: The Longest Yard 2005
The Young Turks 2005
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade 2005
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin 2005
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2005
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005
Weekend Sunrise 2005
The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2005
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005
The Longest Yard 2005
WrestleMania 21 2005
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005
Mike and Mike in the Morning 2005
Made in Hollywood 2005
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2004
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004
Spanglish 2004
McEnroe 2004
The Dating Scene 2004
2004 MTV Movie Awards 2004
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04 2004
Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004
50 First Dates 2004
The Tony Danza Show 2004
Couch 2003
Blossoms & Blood 2003
My Buddy Jack 2003
Stupidity 2003
The Teen Choice Awards 2003 2003
Night of Too Many Stars 2003
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '03 2003
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' 2003
Pet Star 2003
Banzai 2003
Reel Comedy 2003
Famous 2003
Pauly Shore Is Dead 2003
Comedy Central Presents: The Commies 2003
VH1: All Access 2003
Anger Management 2003
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2003
4Pop 2003
Rome Is Burning 2003
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003
Diet Coke with Lemon Celebrates 40 Years of Laughter: At the Improv 2002
A Day with the Meatball 2002
The Cosby Show: A Look Back 2002
Star Boulevard 2002
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02 2002
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales 2002
Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 2002
Punch-Drunk Love 2002
Mr. Deeds 2002
The Hot Chick 2002
TV Tales 2002
Eight Crazy Nights 2002
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002
HypaSpace 2002
Tinseltown TV 2002
The Teen Choice Awards 2002 2002
Wild Desk Ride 2001
The Concert for New York City 2001
Satan's Top Forty 2001
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell 2001
2001 MTV Movie Awards 2001
The Animal 2001
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001
Undeclared 2001
The Movie Loft 2001
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2001
Jim Carrey Uncensored 2000
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 2000
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies 2000
Little Nicky 2000
Rove Live 2000
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2000
MTV Movie Special: Big Daddy 1999
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock 1999
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler 1999
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999
Big Daddy 1999
Saturday Night Live 25 1999
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999
WWF SmackDown! 1999
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999
The Waterboy 1998
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live 1998
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers 1998
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin 1998
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman 1998
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5th Anniversary Special 1998
Dirty Work 1998
The Wedding Singer 1998
The King of Queens 1998
Total Request Live 1998
MTV Video Music Awards 1997 1997
Corazón de... 1997
The View 1997
Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me? 1996
Comedy Central Canned Ham 1996
ESPY Awards 1996
Happy Gilmore 1996
Clive Anderson All Talk 1996
Mundo VIP 1996
Bulletproof 1996
The Daily Show 1996
E! True Hollywood Story 1996
The O'Reilly Factor 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996
Billy Madison 1995
Mixed Nuts 1994
Airheads 1994
Dennis Miller Live 1994
MTV Video Music Awards 1994 1994
Coneheads 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993
Late Show with David Letterman 1993
Getaway 1992
The Larry Sanders Show 1992
HBO First Look 1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992
Shakes the Clown 1991
The Charlie Rose Show 1991
The Marshall Chronicles 1990
Going Overboard 1989
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1988
Remote Control 1987
It's Showtime at the Apollo 1987
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986
Jeopardy! 1984
The Cosby Show 1984
Entertainment Tonight 1981
SportsCenter 1979
Saturday Night Live 1975
The New Price Is Right 1972
ABC Afterschool Specials 1972
Film '72 1972
Sesame Street 1969
Today 1952