Adam Sandler hit the big time in the 1990s on Saturday Night Live by playing a variety of goofy characters.
Although he had a few roles before SNL (including a recurring spot on The Cosby Show), Sandler found his comedic sweet spot there, and he was able to leave the late-night show to take roles in Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy. Sandler established himself as the go-to goofball, where he ruled the throne for many years. He has often been referred to as "the $100 Million Man" because more than ten of his films have grossed, you guessed it, over $100 million.
Sandler also capitalized on his popularity, venturing into the music industry with five different comedy records. His first record, They're All Gonna Laugh At You (1993) went double platinum and even received a Grammy nomination.
Sandler attempted more dramatic roles with his films Punch Drunk Love, The Longest Yard and Click, but returned to comedy with I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and the Grown Ups films.
When he's not acting or producing movies, Sandler spends time with his wife, actress Jacqueline Titone (Sandler), and their two children, Sadie and Sunny.
Adam Sandler's Back for "Grown Ups 2"
It's a star-studded premiere as Adam, Salma Hayek, Taylor Lautner, Shaq and more hit the red carpet for the buddy comedy sequel.