Adam Sandler has been a stand up comedian since age seventeen when he took the stage at the Boston comedy club. Since then he has been the star of several hit movies, as well as a regular for several seasons on Saturday Night Live, where his hilarious songs and antics won the hearts of America.
He found he was a natural born comedian. Adam nurtured his comedic talent while at New York University (graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991) by performing regularly in clubs and at universities; during his freshman year, he snagged a recurring role as The Huxtable's friend Smitty on The Cosby Show. While working at a comedy club in L.A, he was 'discovered' by Dennis Miller. Dennis caught Adam performing an act at the club one night and recommended him to "Saturday Night Live" producer, Lorne Michaels and told him that that Adam had a big talent. This led Adam on to a place on the show in 1990. As well as performing, Adam also wrote for the show. After Saturday Night Live, Adam went on to the movies, starring in many hit movies, including Airheads (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996), Billy Madison (1995) and Big Daddy (1999). Adam has most recently been seen in Mr. Deeds (2002), alongside Winona Ryder, 8 Crazy Nights (2002) an animated movie about the Jewish festival of Chanukah and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). Adam also writes and produces many of his own movies. He has also composed songs for many of his movies, including the songs in The Wedding Singer (1998). Adam has also had many of his songs go on the Billboard Charts, including the classic song, "The Chanukah Song".