The entertainment industry is home to many talents, while a few have been lucky enough to get the recognition they merit for their endeavors thereof, a good number of people like Jared Sandler haven’t been that fortunate. This is not because they are less talented or skilled in the art as one may be tempted to think. If anything, this Sandler has proved his mettle in various facets of the industry, especially as an actor and a comedian.
As Jared is yet to get that major break that would take his career to the next level and propel him to superstardom, a lot of things one ought to know about the star has remained unknown. The following are the lesser known facts about the American actor.
Lesser Known Facts About Jared Sandler
1. His Age and Background Details
It was in Manchester, New Hampshire and on the 11th of July 1993 that this American was birthed and named Jared Stanley Richard Sandler.
While details about his upbringing and family life are hard to come by, we can tell he has a rich ancestry and cultural identity. Thanks to his parents, Denise Cohen-Sandler (mother) and Scott Sandler (Father). While his father is of Russian Jewish lineage, his mom’s ethnic descent has been traced to German, Austrian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and British Jewish heritage.
2. Jared is Adam Sandler’s Nephew
Even as the Sandler last name these fellas share is a pointer to the fact that the actors are relatives, many are not aware of this. Anyway, Adam Sandler is Jared’s uncle. It is widely held that the Hollywood superstar laid the foundation for Jared’s growth in the entertainment industry.
3. The Beginning of His Career
Jared Sandler kicked off his career as a child actor when he was only 6. Several reports have it that he made his acting debut in Big Daddy, a 1999 blockbuster comedy film wherein his uncle Adam Sandler is among the main cast.
Following the success of the Dennis Dugan-directed film and the many awards it brought Adam, it was difficult for Jared to not hold on to his dreams of building a career in the industry like his uncle. This was why he received training in the profession from the famous school of Dramatic Arts of the University of Southern California.
4. His Accomplishments In Acting
As an actor, those familiar with his works would agree he left an impression when he appeared in the Andy Fickman-directed sitcom series, Kevin Can Wait. This isn’t the only television show this bloke has featured in, he has acted in a handful of other shows including Shameless, the dramedy TV series developed by John Wells. You will find the American actor in the Showtime series as a skateboarder.
Nope, Jared hasn’t limited himself to television shows. In fact, he has done more work in films. With over 20 feature films to his credit, Jared appeared as a Frat Boy in 2013’s Grown Ups 2; voiced the Tourist Driver in 2015’s 3D computer-animated comedy film Hotel Transylvania 2; played Jared in Sandy Wexler – a 2017 comedy film which Steven Brill directed, and most recently, featured as Jared again in 2018’s The Week Of.
5. Jared Sandler Has Thrived in Comedy
It’s probable that this entertainer is mostly known for his comedic efforts. Granted that he’s only fairly regarded as a comedic genius in Los Angeles and New York where he has primarily been plying his trade as a comedian, Jared’s comicality has seen him tour the world quite a great deal. Over the years, he has been able to assert himself as a fascinating stand-up comedian – thanks to the practical knowledge he had garnered in improv, sketch comedy, and acting.
6. He is an Event Host
Although it is quite common to catch Jared performing in one of New York’s many comedy clubs or in a theater around Los Angeles, you are most likely to run into him at Comic Strip Live. Beyond this and opening for several notable comedians, he has equally fared well as an event host. He has served in this capacity for the Eastville Comedy Club of New York City and the Laugh Factory of Hollywood and Las Vegas.
7. He’s Equally into Directing
More than being an actor and a comedian, Jared Sandler has also been acknowledged on several quarters for his efforts as a screenwriter, director, and even a producer. His most remarkable work in this regard is the 2015 short comedy film Samezies. He partnered with Scott Drennen to write, direct, and produce the film.