Adam Sandler Biography (1966?-)

Full name, Adam Richard Sandler; born September 9, 1966 (some sources cite 1964), Brooklyn, New York, NY; raised in Manchester, NH; son of Stanley (an electrical engineer) and Judy (a nursery school teacher) Sandler; married JackieTitone (an actress and model), June, 2003. Addresses: Office: Happy Madison Productions, 10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.; Agent: Adam Venit, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA90210.; Manager: Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Cindy Guagenti, Baker Winokur Ryder,9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor, West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Web.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer, producer, singer, songwriter
Birth Details
September 9, 1966?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Shecky Moskowitz, Going Overboard (also known as Babes Ahoyand The Unsinkable Shecky Moskowitz), 1989
  • Dink the Clown, Shakes the Clown, IRS Releasing, 1992
  • Carmine, Coneheads, Paramount, 1993
  • Louie, Mixed Nuts (also known as Lifesavers), TriStar, 1994
  • Pip, Airheads, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Title role, Billy Madison, Universal, 1995
  • Archie Moses, Bulletproof, Universal, 1996
  • Title role, Happy Gilmore, Universal, 1996
  • Bobby Boucher, The Waterboy, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Robbie Hart (title role), The Wedding Singer, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Satan, Dirty Work (also known as Sale boulot),Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Sonny Koufax, Big Daddy, Columbia, 1999
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Buena Vista, 1999
  • The Peeper (short Internet film), 1999
  • Title role, Little Nicky, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Townie, The Animal, Columbia, 2001
  • Himself, A Day with the Meatball (short film), Columbia, 2002
  • Barry Egan, Punch-Drunk Love, Columbia, 2002
  • (Uncredited) Bongo player, The Hot Chick, Buena Vista, 2002
  • Longfellow Deeds (title role), Mr. Deeds, Columbia, 2002
  • Voices of Davey Stone, Whitey Duvall, Eleanore Duvall, and deer, EightCrazy Nights (animated; also known as Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Nights"), Columbia/TriStar, 2002
  • Himself, Stupidity (documentary), Trailervision, 2003
  • Barry Egan, Blossoms & Blood (short film), Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Dave Buznik, Anger Management, Columbia, 2003
  • Voice of himself, Pauly Shore Is Dead (also known as You'll Never Wiez in This Town Again), Regent Releasing, 2003, CKrush Entertainment, 2004
  • Henry Roth, 50 First Dates, Columbia, 2004
  • John Clasky, Spanglish, Columbia, 2004
  • Paul "Wrecking" Crewe, The Longest Yard, Paramount, 2005
  • Click, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005
  • Bench Warmers, Revolution Studios, 2006
  • Film Executive Producer
  • The Waterboy, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Big Daddy, Columbia, 1999
  • Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Little Nicky, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • The Animal, Columbia, 2001
  • Joe Dirt (also known as The Adventures of Joe Dirt), Columbia, 2001
  • The Hot Chick, Buena Vista, 2002
  • The Master of Disguise, Columbia, 2002
  • Mr. Deeds, Columbia, 2002
  • Anger Management, Columbia, 2003
  • Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo (also known as Deuce Bigelow: Electric Gigolo), Columbia, 2005
  • Grandma's Boy, 2005
  • Film Producer
  • Eight Crazy Nights (animated; also known as Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Nights"), Columbia/TriStar, 2002
  • Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (also known as Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star), Paramount, 2003
  • Scared Guys, c. 2004
  • Click, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005
  • The Longest Yard, Paramount, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Stick Pin Quinn, the stud boy, and other characters, Remote Control, MTV, c. 1987-90, syndicated, 1989-90
  • Member of ensemble, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1991-95
  • Miniseries
  • (In archive footage) Himself, 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,Comedy Central, 2004
  • Specials
  • "Testing Dirty" (also known as "Drug Busters"), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1990
  • Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special (also known as Saturday Night Live: All the Best for Mother's Day), NBC, 1992
  • The Second Annual Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special, NBC, 1993
  • Opera man, Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All-Time Favorites, NBC, 1994
  • "Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me?," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1996
  • Himself, The Making of Adam Sandler's Video (also known as Comedy Central Spotlight: Adam Sandler), Comedy Central, 1996
  • Himself, Canned Ham: The Waterboy, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Himself, Canned Ham: The Wedding Singer, Comedy Central, 1998
  • The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (also known as Saturday Night Live: Bad Boys), NBC, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley, NBC, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman, NBC, 1998
  • Himself, Canned Ham: Big Daddy, Comedy Central, 1999
  • The Making of "Big Daddy" (also known as HBO Look: The Making of "Big Daddy"), HBO, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler, NBC, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock,NBC, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey,NBC, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies, NBC, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (also known as Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special), NBC, 1999
  • Himself, Reel Comedy: The Animal, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Himself, Reel Comedy: Joe Dirt, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Opera man, The Concert for New York City, VH1, 2001
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes, multiple networks, 2001
  • "The Super Bowl Halftime Film," Super Bowl XXXV, CBS, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Himself, The Cosby Show: A Look Back, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, Reel Comedy: Mr. Deeds, Comedy Central, 2002
  • Presenter, Comedy Central Presents: The Commies, Comedy Central, 2002
  • Before They Were Stars!, ABC, 2002
  • Diet Coke with Lemon Celebrates 40 Years of Laughter: At the Improv, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, Snoop to the Extreme, MTV, 2003
  • Night of Too Many Stars, NBC, 2003
  • Himself, New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004
  • Himself, 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Himself, Reel Comedy: 50 First Dates, Comedy Central, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken, NBC, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks, NBC, 2004
  • Himself, The Bad Boys of Spring Break, MTV, 2005
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, 1994 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1994
  • Presenter, The 37th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1995
  • Presenter, The 1996 ESPY Awards, ABC and ESPN, 1996
  • The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1997
  • The 1998 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1998
  • The Fifth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999
  • Presenter, The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000
  • Presenter, MTV VMAs, MTV, 2002
  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02, Nickelodeon, 2002
  • The Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2002
  • The 2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002
  • Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 2003, MTV, 2003
  • The Teen Choice Awards 2003, Fox, 2003
  • Presenter, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04 (also known as Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards), Nickelodeon, 2004
  • 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004
  • The 2004 Teen Choice Awards, 2004
  • Himself, The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2005
  • Presenter, The 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Smitty, "Dance Mania," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1987
  • Smitty, "The Locker Room," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1987
  • Showtime at the Apollo, 1987
  • Smitty, "The Prom," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1988
  • Smitty, "The Visit," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1988
  • Usher, "Brightman SATyricon," The Marshall Chronicles, ABC, 1990
  • Guest, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, andSNL 25), NBC, 1990, 1996, 2002
  • Himself, "Hank's Wedding," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993
  • Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, multiple appearances, beginning in 1993
  • Guest, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The TodayShow), NBC, 1995
  • Voice of himself, "A Comedy of Eras," The Mask (animated), CBS, 1996
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997, 1998
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Guest, Clive Anderson All Talk, BBC, 1999
  • WWF Smackdown, UPN, 2000
  • "The Assistant," Undeclared, Fox, 2001
  • Behind the Music, 2001
  • Making the Super Bowl Half-Time Special, MTV, 2001
  • Himself, "Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights," HBO First Look, HBO, 2002
  • Himself, "Daredevil," Movie House (also known as MTV's "Movie House"), MTV, 2002
  • Himself, "Mr. Deeds," Movie House (also known as MTV's "Movie House"), MTV, 2002
  • (In archive footage) "Saturday Night Live," TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • "Selfishness," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2002
  • Guest, RI:SE, 2002, 2003
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002, 2004
  • Guest, TRL (also known as Total Request Live), MTV, 2002, 2004
  • Himself, Banzai, Fox, 2003
  • Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2003
  • Himself, "Celebrity Weddings," VH1: All Access, VH1, 2004
  • Himself, "50 First Dates," HBO First Look, HBO, 2004
  • Himself, "Spanglish," HBO First Look, HBO, 2004
  • Guest, "Yksinoikeudella Lordi," 4Pop, 2004
  • Guest, Coming Attractions, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Guest, Corazon, corazon, 2004
  • Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellenand The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, McEnroe, CNBC, 2004
  • Guest, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, multiple appearances, 2004
  • Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, SportsCenter, ESPN, 2004
  • Guest, Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2004
  • Guest, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, U Pick Live, Nickelodeon, 2004
  • Guest, The View, ABC, 2004
  • Appeared as the voice of Zack, Ed, Edd n' Eddy (animated), CartoonNetwork; appeared in The Chris Rock Show, HBO; and MTV's Party Phone, MTV.
  • Television Associate Producer
  • Series
  • Kid-a-Littles, syndicated, beginning c. 1984
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • "Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me?," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1996
  • Pilots
  • Leave Me Alone, NBC, 2002
  • The Mayor, The WB, 2003
  • The Dana & Julia Show, The WB, 2004
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • They're All Gonna Laugh at You!, Warner Bros. Records, 1993
  • What the Hell Happened to Me?, Warner Bros. Records, 1996
  • (And producer) What's Your Name?, Warner Bros. Records, 1997
  • Stan & Judy's Kid, Warner Bros. Records, 1999
  • Shh ... Don't Tell, Warner Bros. Records, 2004
  • Singles
  • "Lunchlady Land," 1993
  • "The Chanukah Song," 1996
  • "The Lonesome Kicker," 1997
  • "Opera Man," 2001
  • "The Chanukah Song--Part 3," 2002
  • Other singles include "Buddy," "Cool Guy 1," "Cool Guy 2," "Cool Guy 3,""Cool Guy 4," "Cool Guy 5," "Hot Water Burn Baby," "Inner Voice," "Peeper," "Red Hooded Sweatshirt," and "Steve Polychronopolous."
  • Album Work
  • Executive soundtrack producer, The Wedding Singer (soundtrack), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Videos
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live Christmas, 1999
  • Adam Sandler Goes to Hell, New Line Home Video, 2001
  • Satan's Top Forty, New Line Home Video, 2001
  • Wild Desk Ride (also known as Conan O'Brien's "Wild Desk Ride"), 2001
  • My Buddy Jack (also known as Spotlight on Jack Nicholson),Columbia, 2003
  • Skull Session: The Making of "Anger Management" (also known as The Making of "Anger Management"), Columbia, 2003
  • The Dating Scene, Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Music Videos
  • "Lunchlady Land," 1993
  • "The Chanukah Song," 1996
  • Aerosmith, "Hole in My Soul," 1997
  • "The Lonesome Kicker," 1997
  • "Opera Man," 2001
  • "The Chanukah Song--Part 3," 2002
  • Other singles include "Buddy," "Cool Guy 1," "Cool Guy 2," "Cool Guy 3,""Cool Guy 4," "Cool Guy 5," "Hot Water Burn Baby," "Inner Voice," "Peeper," "Red Hooded Sweatshirt," and "Steve Polychronopolous."
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Tim Herlihy) Billy Madison, Universal, 1995
  • (With Herlihy) Happy Gilmore, Universal, 1996
  • (With Herlihy) The Waterboy, Buena Vista, 1998
  • The Wedding Singer, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • (With others) Big Daddy, Columbia, 1999
  • (With others) Little Nicky, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Eight Crazy Nights (animated; also known as Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Nights"), Columbia/TriStar, 2002
  • Anger Management, Columbia, 2003
  • Film Music
  • Eight Crazy Nights (animated; also known as Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Nights"), Columbia/TriStar, 2002
  • Songs "Forgetful Lucy" and "Ula's Luau Song," 50 First Dates, Columbia, 2004
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • (With others) Remote Control, MTV, c. 1987-90, syndicated, 1989-90
  • (With others; and songs, including "The Chanukah Song") Saturday NightLive (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, between 1991 and 1995
  • Specials
  • (With others) Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special (also knownas Saturday Night Live: All the Best for Mother's Day), NBC, 1992
  • (With others) The Second Annual Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special, NBC, 1993
  • (With others) Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All-Time Favorites, NBC, 1994
  • "Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me?," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1996
  • The Making of Adam Sandler's Video (also known as Comedy Central Spotlight: Adam Sandler), Comedy Central, 1996
  • (With others) Saturday Night Live Remembers Chris Farley, NBC, 1998
  • Albums
  • They're All Gonna Laugh at You!, Warner Bros. Records, 1993
  • What the Hell Happened to Me?, Warner Bros. Records, 1996
  • What's Your Name?, Warner Bros. Records, 1997
  • Stan & Judy's Kid, Warner Bros. Records, 1999
  • Shh ... Don't Tell, Warner Bros. Records, 2004
  • Singles
  • "Lunchlady Land," 1993
  • "The Chanukah Song," 1996
  • "The Lonesome Kicker," 1997
  • "Opera Man," 2001
  • "The Chanukah Song--Part 3," 2002
  • Other singles include "Buddy," "Cool Guy 1," "Cool Guy 2," "Cool Guy 3,""Cool Guy 4," "Cool Guy 5," "Hot Water Burn Baby," "Inner Voice," "Peeper," "Red Hooded Sweatshirt," and "Steve Polychronopolous."
  • Videos
  • (With others) Saturday Night Live Christmas, 1999
  • Adam Sandler Goes to Hell, New Line Home Video, 2001
  • Satan's Top Forty, New Line Home Video, 2001
  • My Buddy Jack (also known as Spotlight on Jack Nicholson),Columbia, 2003
  • Skull Session: The Making of "Anger Management" (also known as The Making of "Anger Management"), Columbia, 2003
  • The Dating Scene, Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 17, Gale, 1997
    • Newsmakers 1999, Issue 2, Gale, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 25, 1998, pp. 26-27; April 2, 1999,p. 64; June 18, 1999, pp. 24-28
    • Heat, May 7, 1999, pp. 38-39
    • People Weekly, November 30, 1998, pp. 73-74, 76; December 28, 1998, p. 97
    • Playboy, February, 1999, p. 93
    • Seventeen, November, 1998, pp. 118, 120
    • USA Today, February 13, 1998
    • Variety, February 23, 2004, pp. 5-6

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