Adam Sandler founded his Hollywood celebrity career as a standing comedian. He is best known for his comedic roles. He is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer and musician.
Adam Richard Sandler was born on September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Judith, was a teacher at a nursery school and his father was Stanley Alan Sandler, an electric engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. He moved to Manchester, New Hampshire at the age of six and later grew up there. He attended Manchester Central High School. Sandler graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1988.
Early in his career, Sandler played Theo Huxtable’s friend, Smitty in The Cosby Show and a stud boy or Trivia Delinquent in the MTV game show Remote Control. After his film debut Going Overboard in 1989, Sandler performed in comedy clubs when he was 17. Sandler was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990 and became a featured player the following year, making a name for himself by performing amusing original songs on the show, including “The Thanksgiving Song” and “The Chanukah Song”.
In 1993, Sandler appeared in the film Coneheads . In 1994, he co-starred in Airheads with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi. He starred in Billy Madison (1995). He followed this film with Bulletproof (1996), and the financially successful comedies Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Wedding Singer (1998). He was initially cast in the bachelor party-themed comedy/thriller Very Bad Things (1998), but had to back out due to his involvement in The Waterboy (1998), one of his first hits.
This Hollywood celebrity is known for the best roles in the films the romantic comedy The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), and Mr. Deeds (2002), and voicing Dracula in Hotel Transylvania (2012) and Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015). He has ventured into more dramatic territory with his roles in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Spanglish (2004), Reign Over Me (2007), and Funny People (2009).
Sandler appeared in Grown Ups. Sandler starred with Jennifer Aniston in the 2011 romantic comedy film Just Go with It. Sandler also voiced a capuchin monkey in Kevin James’ Zookeeper, released on July 8, 2011. In 2012, he starred in That’s My Boy, as a man who fathered a son (Andy Samberg) with his teacher in high school.
Sandler starred in the Warner Bros. romantic comedy Blended, released on May 23, 2014. Sandler co-starred in the drama film Men, Women & Children (2014). In 2015, Sandler starred in the Western comedy film The Ridiculous 6.
Sandler formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999, first producing fellow SNL alumnus Rob Schneider’s film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. In 2014, Netflix announced a four-movie deal with Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Productions.
On June 22, 2003, Sandler married actress Jacqueline Titone. Titone converted to Sandler’s religion, Judaism, in 2000. The couple has two daughters: Sadie (born 2006) and Sunny (born 2008). In 2007, Sandler made a $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown, Manchester, New Hampshire. The same year, he donated $2,100 to former New York City Republican mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.