ADAM SANDLER (voice of Donald/monkey; Producer) has enjoyed phenomenal success
as an actor, writer, producer and musician.
Sandler's films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. His most recent film,
Just Go With It, earned more than $214 million worldwide, and his previous film,
Grown Ups, is the highest-grossing of his career, taking in more than $271
million worldwide. Sandler also recently starred in Universal's Funny People,
written and directed by Judd Apatow starring with Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Erica
Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman, as well as the box office smashes
Bedtime Stories for Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures You Don't Mess with the
Zohan and Universal's comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.
Later this year, Sandler will star in both title roles in Jack and Jill, also
for Sony Pictures; Katie Holmes and Al Pacino also star in the film. He is
currently in production on I Hate You, Dad opposite Andy Samberg and Leighton
Meester, which will be released in summer 2012.
Previously, Sandler has been seen in the starring role opposite Don Cheadle in
Sony's Reign Over Me for director Mike Binder, the box-office hits Click,
starring with Kate Beckinsale, and The Longest Yard, starring with Chris Rock
and Burt Reynolds. He also starred in James L. Brooks' Spanglish, opposite Tea
Leoni; the romantic comedy 50 First Dates, with Drew Barrymore; Anger
Management, with Jack Nicholson; and Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love,
for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Sandler's
first brush with comedy came at age 17, with a performance at a Boston comedy
club. From then on he was hooked, performing regularly in comedy clubs
throughout the state, while earning a degree in Fine Arts from New York
Sandler's production company Happy Madison Productions was co-founded by Jack
Giarraputo and Sandler and has gone on to become an almost self-contained mini
studio, being involved in all aspects of film production. Happy Madison has
produced Click, The Benchwarmers, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Dickie
Roberts: Former Child Star, Strange Wilderness and the recent films The House
Bunny, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and the upcoming Zookeeper. Sandler has also
collaborated with writer Tim Herlihy on the screenplays for Happy Gilmore,
Little Nicky, Billy Madison, Big Daddy, and The Waterboy and executive produced
Grandma's Boy, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The Master of Disguise, The Hot Chick and
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
Happy Madison Productions also has a deal with Columbia Tri-Star Domestic
Television to develop shows for the studio including the current hit show "Rules
of Engagementâ€ť starring David Spade and Oliver Hudson.
Sandler's comedy albums on Warner Bros Records have gone multi-platinum.
Collectively, they have sold more than six million copies to date.
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