Like a lot of comedy actors, Adam Sandler started his career on the stand-up circuit, but he quickly transitioned into television.
His first role was on The Cosby Show, where he played Theo Huxtable’s friend Smitty. He first appeared on the show in an early episode and worked his way into a recurring role.
The young Sandler seems to be working on his timing, and it’s sort of awkward, but already there’s a clear indication that he has a future in the movie business.
After “The Cosby Show,” the Brooklyn-born actor joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” then had a small appearance in Coneheads in 1993. His career really took off with the 1995 classic Billy Madison.
The rest of his exploits are numerous to name, though you know that.