Ethan Sandler – Biography and Profile, Is He Related To Adam Sandler?

As an American actor, Ethan Sandler has been part of a handful of works that are quite popular. Yet, his name may fail to ring any bell when it’s mentioned, unlike that of his wife, Kathryn Hahn – the American comedian and actress popular for the vast range of roles she has played on both small and big screens. While it is pretty easy to find answers to most of the frequently asked questions about Kathryn, the same can’t be said for her husband even though he has been active in the entertainment industry since three decades ago.

He debuted as a professional actor in 1988, playing the role of David Caroni in The Chocolate War – an American drama film based on a novel of the same title authored by Robert Cormier. Irrespective of the fact that the film got fine reviews from critics, it didn’t aid Sandler’s career in any significant way. In fact, it joined the list of movies regarded as unprofitable as it only grossed $303,624 from a budget of $500,000. While this was depressing, it didn’t stop Sandler from featuring on other works.

Ethan Sandler’s Biography and Profile

Details of the upbringing of this American actor, his education, and family background are hard to come by. But it is no secret that he was born on the 3rd of December and in the year 1972. His place of birth was in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The actor is Jewish and there is no doubt that he went through high school, this made it possible for him to attended and graduate from the private research university in Evanston, Illinois – Northwestern University.

As stated earlier, the genesis of his professional acting career was in 1988. Thereafter, he played Eddie in She’ll Take Romance (1990) and then featured in 1992′ Adventures in Spying and 1999’s Flushed. The next year (2000), Ethan Sandler appeared as Dennis Fincher in Sex and the City and as Brad Green in The $treet.

2001 saw him featuring as a tour bus driver in Walt Disney’s teen comedy, The Princess Diaries. This was followed by roles as ADA Jeffrey Brandau and Docoter, respectively in 2002’s TV crime drama series, Crossing Jordan and the sitcom, Will & Grace. In 2003, Ethan portrayed Jerry in the Hallmark Channel TV movie, A Carol Christmas. He would then play Kurt in the American-German action thriller, The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and then Ernie Reynolds in 2006’s The Enigma with Stigma before voicing several characters in the animated science fiction comedy film, Meet the Robinsons (2007).

That’s not all, you will find Ethan as Mike in Psych, the detective comedy-drama TV series that aired on USA Network and as Barry in Transparent, the web television series Jill Soloway created for Amazon Studios. The actor also played Bert in the James Roday-directed comedy horror film, Gravy (2015).

His Wife and Family

Kathryn Hahn and Ethan Sandler
Kathryn Hahn and Ethan Sandler: Image Source

Ethan Sandler has been married to the Kathryn Hahn since 2002. It is said that the two met at Northwestern University where the actress earned her degree in theater. Their union has seen the birth of two kids – a son and a daughter respectively named Leonard and Mae Sandler. The latter was born in 2009 on July 27th and the former, sometime in October 2006.

The actor’s wife was born in Westchester, Illinois on the 23rd day of July 1973. She is of mixed Irish, German, and English heritage; loves horror movies and is probably best known for role as Lily Lebowski in Crossing Jordan and Jennifer Barkley in Parks and Recreation which earned her a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Television Award.

In December 2006, Ethan Sandler and his wife acquired a $2.55 million home in Los Feliz, Los Angeles where they reside.

See Also: 7 Lesser Known Facts About Jared Sandler (American Actor)

Is He Related To Adam Sandler?

Adam Sandler is one of the most popular names in Hollywood and the American actor and comedian who has also thrived as a film producer and screenwriter is Jewish, just like Ethan with whom he shares the same surname.

Owing to that, it is only natural for people to wonder if the two American actors are related. Well, they are not. To the best of our knowledge, the only thing they have in common apart from their surname is that they are both Jewish Americans working in the entertainment industry.

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