Adam Sandler

by ethnic on January 1, 2008

Birth Name: Adam Richard Sandler

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 9, 1966

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, writer, musician, producer, and businessman.

Adam was raised in a Jewish family, the son of Judith (Levine) and Stanley Sandler. He said in a Russian interview that his parents’ families were both Russian Jewish. He also has Lithuanian Jewish ancestry.

Adam is married to model and actress Jackie Sandler (born Jacqueline Samantha Titone); Jackie is of Italian descent, and is a convert to Judaism.

Adam’s paternal grandparents were Philip Sandler (the son of Joseph Sandler and Beckie/Rebecca/Rivka Zilberman/Silberman/Silverman) and Anna Eva Friedman. Joseph was born in Lithuania, the son of Yehuda Yudel Sandler and Feige Polak. Beckie was born in Lithuania, the daughter of Eliyahu Zilberman/Silberman/Silverman and Mina Finklestein.

Adam’s maternal grandparents were ? Levine and Mollie.

Sources: Jewish Journal article –

Russian interview –

Genealogy of Adam Sandler (focusing on his father’s side) –

Adam’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary record of Adam’s father –

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lelo4 December 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Very Middle Eastern look.

Dstmnstr May 8, 2016 at 5:57 am

Hey I’ve found some more sources that has more information about Adam Sandler:

Genealogy of Adam Sandler:

Adam’s dad Stanley’s death record:

Adam’s dad Stanley’s 1940 US Census:

Thank you,
Dustin Schrull

christian March 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

i hate him , he is a fucking republican

typical stupid american idiot

nnnnn March 13, 2013 at 1:58 am

He’s not typical republican. I think, Obama hadn’t money
for him, he slept too long. And republicians need every
“supporter”, even this junkee Lindsey Lohan

bearboy June 23, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Adam Sandler is hilarious. I really could see him teaming up with neiltennant to make funny jokes

Maria January 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

He is so funny!

aps August 15, 2011 at 1:54 am

Adam said in russian interview what his ancestors by both sides were russians.
AS: You know, I recently learned that my ancestors were Russian, from both sides – from the maternal and paternal.
Q: And from what city they come from?
A.S: I do not know. The news fell on me like a bolt from the blue, and I asked my people to find out everything, so that at the next meeting, I hope I will have something to tell you.

Habe February 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

He is Jewish too. He sings his Chankkuah songs. He is a great comedian.

andrew March 11, 2013 at 10:38 am

Only the ethnic minorities like Jews left Russia to US, not the Russian Slavs.

nnnnn March 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm

So, he told he’s russian. Why not kalmyk?
I don’t think, russian people believe him

alexis March 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm

omg i didn’t know he was jewish… cool!

zeney July 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

love it!!adam sandler my fave..

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