Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison, the sports comedies Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Waterboy (1998), the romantic comedy The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), and [[Mr. Deeds]], and voicing Dracula in Hotel Transylvania (2012) and Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015). He has ventured into more dramatic territory with his roles in Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish (2004), Reign Over Me (2007), and Funny People (2009). Sandler has released five comedy albums in his career – ”They’re All Gonna Laugh at You! and What the Hell Happened to Me?” (1996) are both certified double-platinum. His novelty song, „The Chanukah Song”, has been released in four different variations. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions, a film and television production company that has produced numerous films and developed the 2007 television sitcom series Rules of Engagement. He regularly collaborates with actors Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, Kevin James, and David Spade, as well as directors Dennis Dugan and Frank Coraci.