Adam Richard Sandler or is famously known by his celebrity name ‘Adam Sandler’ is an American Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Musician, Writer, and Producer.
Stage Name: Adam Sandler
Full Name: Adam Richard Sandler
Birthday: September 9, 1966
Place of Origin: NYC, United States
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Spouse: Jackie Sandler
Profession: Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Musician, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Film Producer, and Television Producer
Total Net Worth: $420 million
Adam Richard Sandler was born on September 9, 1966 in the City of Brooklyn, New York, United States.
His parents are Stanley Sandler, who is an electrical engineer and Judith Levine, who is a nursery school teacher. Adam and his family moved up to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he then spent his growing years from the age of six.
He is a descendant of Russian – Jewish ancestry. In his teen years, he was active in his church activities by being a part of a Jewish youth group called BBYO.
He had his education at Manchester Central High School and graduated in Tisch School of the Arts, New York, in 1988.
Adam has been married to Jacqueline Sandler since 2003. They both have two daughters namely Sadie and Sunny. You can see his wife and daughters making appearances in most of his films. Her wife also followed his belief in religion and converted to Judaism.
His charity works involve donations in Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where he gave $1 million Dollars.
His political insights are shown by his support to the Republican Party. He also donated $2,100 dollars to the former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his presidential campaign.
Adam in his career already made an image that is unique to himself and represents his career as an actor and comedian.
His character has been portrayed and referenced in several shows like ‘The Simpson’, ‘Family Guy’, ‘South Park’, ‘Animals’, and also in a video game ‘Half-Life: Opposing Force’.
Adam started his career in the early years of 1987, when he played as Theo Huxtable’s friend, named ‘Smitty, in The Cosby Show and also a stage role of Stud Boy in MTV’s game show Remote Control. His major film debut is with the show ‘Going Overboard’ in 1989.
In 1993, Adam made an appearance together with Chris Farley in the film Coneheads, and in 1994, he starred in his show production and film ‘Billy Madison’. Although the movie got some negative feedback, the overall film was a success at the box office.
His financially successful shows started with his comedy movies ‘Happy Gilmore’ in 1996, ‘The Wedding Singer’ in 1998, and ‘The Waterboy’ in 1998.
His career as an actor continued to rise up along with his comedy-romance genre films.
In 2016 to 2018, Adam released several of his major films on Netflix including The Week Of, Murder Mystery, Sandy Wexler, The Do-Over, and The Ridiculous 6, which is his original netflix show. It was admired that the movie has gained more views in a 30 day period than any other movies on Netflix.
After his film debut, Adam pursued his career in stand up comedy by performing in comedy clubs. Before he was exposed to the scene, Dennis Miller is the one who discovered his talent from attending one of his shows in Los Angeles, and made a recommendation for him to producer Lorne Michaels for Saturday Night Live.
He was hired in SNL and started to make a name for himself in the television scene in 1990, making several appearances and hosts to other celebrities and guests.
During his time with SNL, Adam was able to display one of his talents in music and singing, by playing his original Thanksgiving Song and The Chanukah Song on the side shows.
One of his successful compositions is ‘Grow Old With You’ from his film, The Wedding Singer.
Adam has made his own production company, known as ‘Happy Madison Productions’ back in 1999. The company’s first movie production starred one of his SNL colleagues Rob Schneider in a film called ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
Then after, the company produced most of Adam’s shows. Unexpectedly, most of the film produced by the company has received negative reviews and three of it was even considered as the worst movie ever. Yet, the film has performed well again at the box office.
You may have noticed that Adam loves to keep all of his good actors giving them support roles and appearances in most of his films, some of these actors are Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Peter Dante, John Turturro, Allen Covert, Jon Lovitz, and Jonathan Loughran.
It was in 2014, that Netflix collaborated on a four movie deal with Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Production. The movie will have an estimated production deal worth of $275 million US Dollars.
His company is located within the Sony/Columbia Pictures in Culver City, California, United States.
Awards and Nominations
All throughout his career, Adam has been recognized by 120 nominations and won 46 awards received. Here are some of his achievements.
He has received nominations in Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, Gotham Independent Film Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
He has won awards in Teen Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, National Board of Review, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, Gijon International Film Festival Golden Raspberry Awards, CinemaCon Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics, and Independent Spirit Awards.
Adam Sandler Total Net Worth
Adam Sandler is one of the most talented and successful people in the film industry. He is well appreciated by his community, fellow actors, celebrities, fans, and critics.
His film production is also a success having to deliver good quality and content worthy films. He has an estimated earning of $20 million per movie.
He has a total net worth of $420 million.