Adam Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, producer, musician and composer who was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.
In the late 1980s, Sandler portrayed "Smitty" on The Cosby Show (1985-1989).
Sandler started performing in comedy clubs by spontaneously taking the stage at a club in Boston. He was then discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who caught Sandler's act in Los Angeles. Miller immediately recommended Sandler to Saturday Night Live producer, Lorne Michaels. Sandler was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live in 1990 and became a featured player the following year. Sandler quickly made a name for himself by performing amusing original songs on the show, including The Chanukah Song.
Sandler graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991. On Sunday, June 22, 2003, he wed model Jackie Titone, whom he met on the set of Big Daddy.
The Cosby Show (1985-1989)
Going Overboard, (1989)
Shakes The Clown, (1991)
Billy Madison, (1995), also written by Sandler
Happy Gilmore, (1996), also written by Sandler
Dirty Work, (1998)
The Waterboy, (1998), also written and produced by Sandler
The Wedding Singer, (1998)
Big Daddy, (1999), also screenplay written by and produced by Sandler
Little Nicky, (2000), also written and produced by Sandler
Mr. Deeds, (2002) also produced by Sandler, a remake of the Frank Capra film. Described by The Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw as "like watching a chimp trying to fashion a scale model of Michelangelo's David out of its own steaming ordure."
Punch Drunk Love, (2002)
8 Crazy Nights, (2002), also written and produced by Sandler
Anger Management, (2003)
50 First Dates, (2004), also produced by Sandler