Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler


9/9/1966, Brooklyn, New York (USA)

Birth Name

Adam Richard Sandler


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Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a Jewish-American actor, comedian, producer. Adam was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. In the late 1980s, Sandler portrayed "Smitty" on The Cosby Show. He also was a performer for the MTV game show Remotemore


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Sandler was voted Teen Choice Awards' Choice Comedian of 2008.

    • On May 21, 2008, Adam announced that he and his wife, Jackie, were expecting their second child due in November.

    • Adam was listed at #45 in Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 of 2007.

    • Adam had his first girlfriend in the sixth grade, but sadly, he was dumped one night during dinner.

    • Adam donated gifts to young cancer sufferers in his home state of New Hampshire in Christmas 2006.

    • Adam's production company is called Happy Madison. It is named after two of his films, Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.

    • Adam has 2 dogs. Their names are Matzoball and Meatball.

    • Adam would rather work with friends than with new people. He has worked with his friends on most of his movies.

    • Adam was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    • In college, several of Adam's acting teachers wrote negative evaluations citing that his inattention gave them the great doubts he would ever succeed as an actor.

    • Adam never prepares for his comedy acts. He always does them on the spot.

    • In spite of being the class clown, Adam did well in school.

    • Adam belonged to the drama club throughout all four years of Manchester Central High.

    • When Adam was 12 years old, he sang the popular song, "You're Sixteen" at his sister's wedding.

    • When Adam was growing up, one of his more popular jokes was popping out his dental retainer.

    • Adam grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire. He attended Webster Elementary School.

    • Adam worked with Cole and Dylan Sprouse in Big Daddy, and in Eight Crazy Nights.

    • Eight Crazy Nights was Adam's first cartoon movie. He played the voice of four main characters in this movie. He played Davey Stone, Eleanore Duvall, Whitey Duvall, and the Deer.

    • While Adam's father encouraged his sense of humor, his mother helped establish his lifelong interest in music.

    • Adam is a writer, actor, producer, and musician. He often writes and produces his own movies.

    • Before he became and actor, Adam was a nightclub comedian.

    • Adam and his wife, Jackie, were married on June 22, 2003 at Dick Clark's oceanfront Malibu estate. On May 6, 2006 they welcomed their first child, Sadie Madisonon Sadler.

    • Adam was the executive soundtrack producer for The Wedding Singer. He also had the lead role playing heartbroken Robbie Hart.

    • Adam is a very big professional wrestling fan. The Longest Yard has appearances by Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Dalip Singh (The Great Khali), and Stone Cold Steve Austin, all former professional wrestlers. He also showed his love of wrestling by attending WWE's Wrestlemania 21 in April of 2005.

    • Adam's first comedy album They're All Gonna Laugh at You! was nominated for a Grammy and spent more than 100 weeks on Billboard's charts.

    • Adam performed at the Republican national conference in 2004.

    • Adam was originally cast for a role in Very Bad Things.

    • Adam is 5 foot 10 inches tall.

    • Adam is a Yankee fan.

    • Adam was parodied by Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night Live.

    • Adam has starred alongside Drew Barrymore in two movies: The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates.

    • Adam spoke at Manchester Central High School's 2003 Graduation. His nephew was one of the Valedictorians that year. This is the same school that Adam graduated from.

    • Adam was originally set to star opposite Tom Cruise as the taxi driver Max, in Collateral but backed out to work on Spanglish.

    • Adam shares a birthday with Hugh Grant.

    • Adam is a fan of Van Halen and Styx. Sometimes there is a reference to them in his movies.

    • Adam graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1991. During Adam's time there, he was a Resident Advisor in Brittany Hall. His dorm roommate was named Tim Herlihy.

    • Adam's nickname is Sandman.

    • 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.

    • Adam's father, Stan Sandler, passed away in late 2003.

    • Adam's best friend is Rob Schneider. Rob has made appearances in many of Adam's films such as The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, 8 Crazy Nights, and 50 First Dates. Adam has also made some appearances in Schneider's films such as The Animal and The Hot Chick.

    • Adam originally was set to produce a sitcom for NBC titled Leave Me Alone, but in the end he didn't agree to the contract.

    • In 1999 and 2000 Adam won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. In 2000 he also won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Comedy Star.

    • Adam once dated Alicia Silverstone.

  • Quotes

    • Adam: (Jokes about the timing of the birth of his daughter, Sadie) It's just weird that out of nowhere God said, 'May the three best-looking guys in Hollywood have babies - Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and me'. It was bizarre that God said, 'I want to make the planet more beautiful', and I got the call.

    • Adam: I'm filthy rich! It's good to be Adam Sandler!

    • Adam: (translated from Dutch to English, from the Dutch magazine Veronica, October 2006) I'm pretty hot, right? Very hot, if I may say so myself. Don't you feel the sex I'm radiating? (Laughs)

    • Adam Sandler: (After getting laser eye surgery) Now I realize how ugly I am.

    • Adam Sandler: I don't know who I touch and who I don't. I work hard trying to make people laugh. I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up. I don't have any secrets. I don't know the reasons I've been so well received.

    • Adam Sandler: You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not.

    • Adam Sandler: I do love the movies I've done in the past.

    • Adam Sandler: I'm not comfortable being around too many people. I don't like being out in public too much. I don't like going to bars. I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.

    • Adam Sandler: I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.

    • Adam Sandler: Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.