Adam Sandler

Lowest Rated: 0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Birthday: Sep 9, 1966
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
One of the most endearing goofballs to ever grace the stages of Saturday Night Live, affectionately offensive funnyman Adam Sandler has often been cited as the writer/performer who almost single-handedly rescued the long-running late-night television staple when the chips were down and it appeared to have run its course. Though his polarizing antics have divided audiences and critics who often dismiss him as lowbrow and obnoxious, Sandler's films, as well as the films of his Happy Madison production company, have performed consistently well at the box office despite harsh and frequent critical lashings.Born in Brooklyn on September 9th, 1966, it may come as no surprise that Sandler was a shameless class clown who left his classmates in stitches and his teachers with a handful. Never considering to utilize his gift of humor to pursue a career, Sandler eventually realized his potential when at the age of 17 his brother encouraged him to take the stage at an amateur comedy competition. A natural at making the audience laugh, the aspiring comedian nurtured his talents while attending New York University and studying for a Fine Arts Degree. With early appearances on The Cosby Show and the MTV game show Remote Control providing the increasingly busy Sandler with a loyal following, an early feature role coincided with his "discovery" by SNL cast member Dennis Miller at an L.A. comedy club. As the unfortunately named Shecky Moskowitz, his role as a struggling comedian in Going Overboard (1989) served as an interesting parallel to his actual career trajectory but did little to display his true comic talents.It wasn't until SNL producers took Miller's praise to heart and hired the fledgling comic as writer on the program that Sandler's talents were truly set to shine. Frequent appearances as Opera Man and Canteen Boy soon elevated him to player status, and it wasn't long before Sandler was the toast of the SNL cast in the mid-'90s. While appearing in SNL and sharpening his feature skills in such efforts as Shakes the Clown (1991) and Coneheads (1993), Sandler signed a recording contract with Warner Bros., and the release of the Grammy-nominated They're All Gonna Laugh at You proved the most appropriate title imaginable as his career began to soar. Striking an odd balance between tasteless vulgarity and innocent charm, the album found Sandler gaining footing as an artist independent of the SNL universe and fueled his desire -- as numerous cast members had before him -- to strike out on his own. Though those who had attempted a departure for feature fame in the past had met with decidedly mixed results, Sandler's loyal and devoted fan base proved strong supporters of such early solo feature efforts as Billy Madison (1996) and, especially, Happy Gilmore (1996).His mixture of grandma-loving sweetness and pure, unfiltered comedic rage continued with his role as a slow-witted backwoods mama's boy turned football superstar in The Waterboy (1998), and that same year found Sandler expanding his persona to more sensitive territory in The Wedding Singer. Perhaps his most appealing character up to that point, The Wedding Singer's combination of '80s nostalgia and a warmer, more personable persona found increasing support among those who had previously distanced themselves from his polarizing performances. As the decade rolled on, Sandler also appeared in the action-oriented Bulletproof (1996) and the even more affectionate Big Daddy (1999). In 2002, Sandler starred in a re-imagining of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, titled simply Mr. Deeds.Beginning in the late nineties, Sandler's Happy Madison production company launched such efforts as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Little Nicky (2000), The Animal and Joe Dirt (both 2001). Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo appeared in (2005), and Grandma's Boy in (2006). Despite critical castigation for scraping the bottom of the barrel with these efforts, Sandler's commercial instinct remained intact.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Uncut Gems Actor 2019
61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Dracula 2018
89% Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh Actor 2018
27% The Week Of Producer Actor Screenwriter 2018
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Actor 2017
27% Sandy Wexler Screenwriter Sandy Wexler 2017
10% The Do-Over Max Kessler Producer 2016
55% Hotel Transylvania 2 Screenwriter Dracula Executive Producer 2015
71% I Am Chris Farley Actor 2015
17% Pixels Screenwriter Producer Sam Brenner $66.5M 2015
5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Producer 2015
9% The Cobbler Max Simkin 2015
0% The Ridiculous 6 Tommy 2015
86% Top Five Himself $17.1M 2014
32% Men, Women & Children Don Truby $0.6M 2014
14% Blended Jim Producer 2014
7% Grown Ups 2 Producer Screenwriter Lenny Feder $127.5M 2013
40% Here Comes the Boom Executive Producer $45.3M 2012
44% Hotel Transylvania Dracula Executive Producer $148.3M 2012
20% That's My Boy Donny Producer $37M 2012
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Singing with the Stars Actor 2012
3% Jack and Jill Jack Sadelstein/Jill Sadelstein Producer Screenwriter $74.2M 2011
0% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Screenwriter Producer $2.4M 2011
14% Zookeeper Producer Donald the Monkey $80.4M 2011
18% Just Go with It Danny Producer Screenwriter $103.1M 2011
10% Grown Ups Producer Screenwriter Lenny Feder $162.1M 2010
68% Funny People Executive Producer George Simmons $51.9M 2009
No Score Yet The Shortcut Executive Producer 2009
32% Paul Blart: Mall Cop Producer $146.4M 2009
25% Bedtime Stories Producer Skeeter $110M 2008
43% The House Bunny Producer $48.3M 2008
37% You Don't Mess With the Zohan Producer Screenwriter Zohan $100.1M 2008
2% Strange Wilderness Executive Producer $6.6M 2008
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Chuck Levine Producer $119.8M 2007
64% Reign Over Me Charlie Fineman $19.7M 2007
33% Click Michael Newman Producer $137.4M 2006
11% The Benchwarmers Executive Producer Producer $57.7M 2006
16% Grandma's Boy Executive Producer $6M 2006
9% Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Producer $22.3M 2005
31% The Longest Yard Paul `Wrecking' Crewe Executive Producer $158M 2005
53% Spanglish John Clasky $42.1M 2004
45% 50 First Dates Henry Roth $120.8M 2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien - 10th Anniversary Special Actor 2004
23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Executive Producer Producer $22.8M 2003
42% Anger Management Executive Producer Dave Buznik $133.8M 2003
57% Pauly Shore Is Dead Actor 2003
No Score Yet Couch Actor 2003
67% Stupidity Actor 2003
22% The Hot Chick Executive Producer Bongo Player 2002
12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights Davey/Whitey/Eleanore/Deer Producer $23.4M 2002
80% Punch-Drunk Love Barry Egan $17.9M 2002
1% The Master of Disguise Executive Producer $40.5M 2002
22% Mr. Deeds Executive Producer Longfellow Deeds $126.3M 2002
30% The Animal Executive Producer Townie 2001
11% Joe Dirt Executive Producer $27.1M 2001
22% Little Nicky Executive Producer Screenwriter Nicky $38.6M 2000
23% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Executive Producer Actor 1999
40% Big Daddy Executive Producer Sonny Koufax Screenwriter 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler Actor 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Game Show Parodies Actor 1999
35% The Waterboy Screenwriter Executive Producer Bobby Boucher 1998
17% Dirty Work Satan (uncredited) 1998
68% The Wedding Singer Robbie Hart 1998
8% Bulletproof Archie Moses 1996
61% Happy Gilmore Screenwriter Happy Gilmore 1996
45% Billy Madison Screenwriter Billy Madison 1995
10% Mixed Nuts Louie 1994
21% Airheads Pip 1994
33% Coneheads Carmine 1993
38% Shakes the Clown Dink 1992
No Score Yet Going Overboard Schecky Moskowitz 1989

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 2018
  • 2005
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2004
28% Kevin Can Wait
2016-2018
Jimmy
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2002
No Score Yet Jessie
2011-2015
Himself
  • 2013
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
56% Breaking In
2011-2012
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Jeff
  • 2007
93% Undeclared
2001-2002
Himself
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Chris Rock Show
1997-2000
Guest
  • 2000
  • 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Smitty
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Rules of Engagement
2007-2013
Executive Producer Producer

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