"Adam Richard Sandler" (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and musician (he sings, and plays the guitar). After becoming a successful stand-up comedian and ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member, he went on to become a major Hollywood actor and has starred in seven $100 million films.Spanglish'' and ''Punch-Drunk Love''.
Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York to Jewish American parents, Stan and Judy Sandler. He has three older siblings, Scott, Liz and Val. He also had a friend who played hocky and could outdrive most people, this was the basis for the character Happy Gilmore. Adam was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, attending Manchester Central High School.
In the mid to late 1980s, Sandler portrayed Theo Huxtable's friend Smitty on ''The Cosby Show'' (1985–1989). He also was a performer for the MTV game show ''Remote Control'', on which he made appearances as the characters "Trivia Delinquent" or "Stud Boy."
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 ...