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Moved to Manchester, NH at age six
Debuted as a stand-up comic at Boston's Stitches Comedy Club at age 17
Played recurring role of Theo's pal Smitty on NBC's "The Cosby Show"
Discovered by Dennis Miller while performing stand-up at The Improv in Los Angeles
Joined NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a writer and occasional performer; became a featured player the following year
Feature film debut, "Shakes the Clown"
Released first comedy album <i>They're All Gonna Laugh at You!</i>
Landed supporting role in the feature film "Airheads"
First starring role as "Billy Madison"; co-wrote with former NYU roommate and close friend Tim Herlihy
"The Chanukah Song" (debuted on "SNL") became surprise hit on the radio at holiday time
Reteamed with Herlihy to write second starring vehicle "Happy Gilmore"; first collaboration with director Dennis Dugan
First appearance as a romantic lead, opposite Drew Barrymore in "The Wedding Singer"; written by Herlihy and directed by former NYU undergraduate pal Frank Coraci
First film to score big at the box-office, "The Waterboy"; co-written with Herlihy and directed by Coraci
Re-teamed with director Dugan for "Big Daddy"; also contributed to screenplay with Herlihy and produced
Executive produced and made uncredited cameo in the Rob Schneider vehicle "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo"
Co-wrote, executive produced and played title role in "Little Nicky"
Served as executive producer on the Rob Schneider vehicle "The Animal"
Starred opposite Winona Ryder in "Mr. Deeds," a loose reworking of "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"
First dramatic starring role, opposite Emily Watson in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor
Wrote, produced and voiced many of the characters in the animated feature "Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights."
Starred opposite Jack Nicholson in "Anger Management"
Re-teamed with Drew Barrymore for the comedy "50 First Dates"; also executive produced
Co-starred with Téa Leoni and Paz Vega in the James L. Brooks comedy "Spanglish"
Produced and starred as jailed ex-pro quarterback in the remake of the 1974 film "The Longest Yard"
Re-teamed with director Frank Coraci to star in the comedy "Click"
Starred as a 9/11 widower suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Mike Binder's "Reign Over Me"
Co-starred with Kevin James in the comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"
Played a Mossad agent who becomes a hair stylist in "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"; also wrote and produced
Starred in the family film "Bedtime Stories"
Starred in Judd Apatow's "Funny People" as seasoned comedian George Simmons who learns he has a terminal illness
Starred in and co-wrote the comedy "Grown Ups," about five friends who reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend; film also starred Kevin James and former "Saturday Night Live" cast members Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider
Co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "Just Go With It"
Played dual starring roles in the family comedy "Jack and Jill"; seventh film collaboration with director Dennis Dugan
Co-starred with fellow "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) alum Andy Samberg as father and son in "That's My Boy"
Voiced Dracula in animated feature "Hotel Transylvania"
Starred in his first sequel, "Grown Ups 2"
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