Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966. was born with a speech-impediment that causes his jaw to move diagonally when he talks. It went away after speech therapy, but can be spotted when he gets emotional. In most of his films his characters have a short temper or fuse.
Adam's first brush with comedy was at age 17 when his brother encouraged him to go on stage spontaneously at a Boston comedy club, Until then comedy had never entered his mind as a profession, but after his first appereance, he was hooked. While still in college, he continued to perform regularly in comedy clubs and universities througout New York.
During freshman year, Adam Sandler snagged a recurring role as Theo Huxtable's friend Smitty on THE COSBY SHOW. Before his first year was up, Sandler became a regular player of enormous popularity. With characters such as Cajun man, Iraqi Pete, Canteen Boy and Operaman. Herlihy Boy and the host of the Denise Show.
In 1993, Adam Sandler released his first album of comedy material,called "They're All Gonna Laugh At You!" Sandler immediatley went on to receive a Grammy Nomination. The album spawned the hit single "Lunchlady Land" as well as the popular "Buddy" while bringing back the "Thanksgiving Song" and showing the world "The Buffoon." Sandler's film career kicked into high gear, starting with small cameos in Shakes the Clown and in ConeHeads. Next up in the film arena for Sandler was his second Universal comedy, Happy Gilmore. Soon after, he co-starred with Damon Wayons in the action/ comedy BulletProof. Next up was the romantic comedy "The Wedding Singer" with Drew Barrymore set in 1998. Sandler has co-starred many times with Drew Barrymore: The Wedding Singer (1998), 50 First Dates (2004), and Blended (2014).
People's Choice Awards - Favorite Funny Male Star: 2009
People's Choice Awards - Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Teen Choice Awards - Choice Movie Actor - Comedy(Movie- 50 First Dates): 2004
Teen Choice Awards - Choice Movie: Chemistry(Just Go with It): 2011
MTV Movie Awards - Favorite Movie Actor: 2012(Jack and Jill), 2014(Grown Ups 2)
CinemaCon Awards - Male Star of the Year Award: 2014