Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Sandler, an electrical engineer. His brother is an attorney. One sister is a dentist; the other sister is a waitress.
He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club. He found he was a natural comic.
While working at a comedy club in L.A., he was “discovered” by Dennis Miller, who recommended him to Saturday Night Live (1975) producer Lorne Michaels and told him that Sandler had a big talent. This led to his being cast in the show in 1990, which he also wrote for in addition to performing.
After Saturday Night Live (1975), Sandler went on to the movies, starring in such hit comedies as Airheads (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996), Billy Madison (1995) and Big Daddy (1999). He has also starred in Mr. Deeds (2002) alongside Winona Ryder; Eight Crazy Nights (2002), an animated movie about the Jewish festival of Chanukah; and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). He also writes and produces many of his own films and has composed songs for several of them, including The Wedding Singer (1998). Sandler has had several of his songs placed on the “Billboard” charts, including the classic “The Chanukah Song”.
Adam Sadler’s beloved dog called Meatball, who also has a section on Adam’s official website with photos and videos, passed away due to a heart attack, at 4 years old. He was the son of Mr. Beefy, the talking dog in Little Nicky (2000). Meatball was best “man” at Sandler’s wedding and was dressed in a tux, with a yarmulka on his head during his wedding on January 27, 2004.
Today’s YouTube video presentation shared by user name Ghost Heart from the movie called Little Nicky played by Adam Sadler is clip of him with the talking Bulldog named Mr. Beefy.
Adam Sandler actually was cast to play Max the taxi driver in “Collateral” (2004) but gave up the role to work on “Spanglish” (2004).
Adam Sandler started his own production company called, “Happy Madison,” derived from his two films, “Happy Gilmore,” and “Billy Madison.
As talented as Adam Sandler we wish him a happy birthday, as we celebrate his birthday today on September 9th on today’s days to remember.