Who is Jared Sandler?
Jared Sandler was born on 11 July 1993, in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, and is a stand-up comedian as well as an actor, but perhaps best known for being the nephew of actor Adam Sandler. He’s appeared in numerous Adam Sandler films during his career, including “Grown Ups 2”, “Blended”, and “Big Daddy”.
The Wealth of Jared Sandler
As of early-2020, Jared Sandler’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry. He’s traveled around the country doing stand-up comedy in circuits, and has also gained significant income from his work as an actor.
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Early Life and Career Beginnings
Jared fell in love with acting and comedy at a young age, inspired by his uncle Adam Sandler. He began approaching his uncle with his dream, and Adam responded positively, encouraging him to pursue this passion. As a child, he started appearing in several professional acting projects – one of his first was a small role in the 1999 film “Big Daddy” which was highly successful, reaching the top of the box office in its first weekend.
The film was Adam Sandler’s highest-grossing film for a long time, his last film before he started the production company Happy Madison Productions.
Jared’s next project would be Happy Madison’s first animated film called “Eighty Crazy Nights”, also his uncle’s first voice-acting role. The film achieved a cult following especially among Jews, due to its modern-day portrayal of Christmas and Hanukkah often celebrated in their culture. He also sought acting projects outside of his uncle’s company, with the first being in the television show “Shameless”, which aired on Showtime.
Education and Stand-Up Comedy
For many years, Jared decided to focus on his studies, although his direction remained fully towards acting.
After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC), taking a course in dramatic arts – he also played baseball, though he wasn’t a standout player. He began learning more about his uncle’s history too, and decided that he would try comedy which would help develop his skills as well as his overall acting potential.
He struggled for a bit like many comedians, as he wasn’t used to performing live on the stage for other people, but eventually built his routine and began performing regularly. Eventually, his tours led him across the US, performing in Los Angeles and New York, in theaters, arenas, and comedy clubs.
He’s also opened for high-profile stand-up acts such as Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider, and did hosting work which built his confidence further, for The Laugh Factory in both Hollywood and Las Vegas. He’s also worked consistently with the Eastville Comedy Club located in New York City.
Continued Film Work and Recent Projects
Upon his return to the big screen, Jared began collaborating with Adam Sandler once more, appearing in the comedy film “Grown Ups 2” alongside some of Sandler’s friends, including Chris Rock, Salma Hayek and David Spade; the film is a sequel to “Grown Ups” and grossed highly despite generally negative reviews.
He also had a small role in the film “Blended”, which featured a reuniting of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore since working together in “50 First Dates”. The film was produced by Warner Bros., but performed poorly both at the box office and was panned by critics.
Another Adam Sandler film he worked on was “The Cobbler”, but another bomb at the box office. The following year he had a small role in “Pixels”, which also featured other Adam Sandler family members.
The film follows the story of aliens misinterpreting video game footage as a declaration of war, leading them to invade using these classic games such as “Pac-Man” and “Space Invaders”. One of his latest film projects is “The Ridiculous 6”, also starring Terry Crews and Rob Schneider, however, it is one of the few films on the aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes to receive a 0% approval rating.
Jared is single and there have been no reports of any romantic relationships or connections in his career so far. He just recently completed his university degree, and is working to achieve his big break in acting.
He is a big fan of rock music, enjoying hits from acts such as Foo Fighters, Sum 41, and Avril Lavigne.
Uncle – Adam Sandler
After battling issues of anxiety for many years, Adam Sandler rose to fame by becoming an established comedian on “Saturday Night Live”. After leaving the show, he transitioned to acting, with the 1990s filled with memorable and notable performances that elevated him to star status. Some of the projects he worked on during this period included “The Waterboy”, “The Wedding Singer”, and “Billy Madison”.
Following the creation of his production company Happy Madison, Adam received mixed reviews of his films – projects such as “Grown Ups 2” and “Jack and Jill” didn’t fare well, and other projects have been heavily criticized, becoming the second most nominated for a Raspberry Award, often given to the worst-performing mainstream box office films. He received a resurgence of sorts after the release of the animated film “Hotel Transylvania”, which spawned a successful film and television franchise. He’s also ventured towards dramatic acting in his later career, which has earned him a lot of praise by critics. Some of his more serious films include “Funny People”, “Uncut Gems”, and “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”.