Comedian/actor Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1966 but raised in Manchester, NH. Though goofy as a child, Sandler never aspired to be a comedian until age 17 when his brother encouraged him to perform at a Boston comedy club.
He continued to perform after he left Boston to attend New York University and after graduation became a regular on MTV's humorous game show, "Remote Control". He starred in his first film, Going Overboard, in 1989, and later became a Saturday Night Live cast member during the 1990-91 season, creating such characters as "Cajun Man," "Opera Man" and "Canteen Boy".
His first comedy album, the Grammy-nominated They're All Gonna Laugh At You, became an instant hit and expanded his fan base among young people through offensive songs and sketches (like the infamous "Thanksgiving Song").
Throughout the '90s, Sandler enjoyed great success and became a ubiquitous presence on screen (in films like Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy), and on record (What The Hell Happened To Me, <