Here's What Adam Sandler Studied In School

Grammy-nominated actor, comedian, and screenwriter Adam Sandler has become a comedy legend. For decades, Sandler has been featured in various movies, films, and television series, making him a staple in American comedy. According to Worthly, Sandler has "starred in over 30 major motion pictures that combined, have grossed over $2.4 billion at the worldwide box office."

Although known for his earlier roles in movies like "The Water Boy" and "50 First Dates," shockingly, his highest-grossing box office film was his 2012 animated children's film, "Hotel Transylvania."

His rise to fame started in the early '90s as one of the breakout comedic stars on "Saturday Night Live." Throughout his career, the award-winning actor has also received some high recognition from the music industry for his comedy albums. According to 52 Stories, Sandler released a total of five albums to date which have sold six million copies. His first and second comedy albums were certified double platinum, while two others have gone gold. 

But before Sandler became a comedic icon and award-winning actor, though, the Brooklyn native was a regular college guy.

Adam Sandler went to NYU

As noted by Marie Claire, Adam Sandler attended New York University. There, he began to hone his craft by obtaining a Bachelor's degree in acting. Although the comedian's big break didn't come till a couple of years later, during his time on "Saturday Night Live," Sandler did get his start in television on a hit TV show while he was still in college. During his freshman year at the university, Sandler made his television debut with a recurring role on "The Cosby Show." Sandler played Smitty, Theo Huxtable's friend from school, in four episodes of the classic sitcom. 

In an interview with The Grio, Sandler revealed the advice the show's star, Bill Cosby, gave him on set. This piece of advice Sandler took to heart still influences the roles he chooses to this day. "I was just a kid... he wouldn't remember," he said. "I was only like 18 or something. He told me 'you should try to keep it clean when you do you act, and think about if it's necessary to use that curse or not.'"

Years later, Sandler is still at the top of his game.