With over 30 films and countless television appearances, Adam Sandler is one of the most successful comedians of all time. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1966, Sandler began his television career on The Cosby Show as Theo Huxtable's friend, Smitty. But it wasn't until joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, that he really rose to fame and it was his comedic roles in feature films Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy and The Wedding Singer that solidified him as a major movie star and led to more dramatic roles like Punch Drunk Love and Spanglish. Sandler currently devotes his time in between movies to his wife and daughter as well as to a number of causes including The Republican Party and the Boys and Girls Club.
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Born in Brooklyn in 1966, Adam Sandler began his television career on The Cosby Show as Theo Huxtable's friend. He became a household name when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.
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