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 businessperson.

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), with whom he has two daughters. Jackie is of Italian descent, and is a convert to Judaism.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Philip Sandler (the son of Joseph Sandler and Beckie/Rebecca/Rivka Zilberman/Silberman/Silverman). 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 paternal grandmother was Anna Eva Friedman.

Adam’s maternal grandparents were a man surnamed Levine and Mollie.

Sources: Jewish Journal article about Adam – http://www.jewishjournal.com

Russian interview with Adam – http://www.voanews.com

Genealogy of Adam Sandler (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Adam’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary record of Adam’s father – https://familysearch.org

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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: https://www.geni.com/people/Adam-Sandler/6000000014120835716?from_flash=1&fsession_id=1462711449492&through=6000000014120835716

Adam’s dad Stanley’s death record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRR-M3B2

Adam’s dad Stanley’s 1940 US Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ9Q-1PJ

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.
http://www.voanews.com/russian/news/hollywood-stars/Just-go-with-it-2011-03-21-118361894.html

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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