Allen Covert

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Allen Covert
Born Allen Stephen Covert
(1964-10-13) October 13, 1964 (age 50)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Comedian/Writer
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Kathryn Covert (present; 4 children)

Allen Stephen Covert[1] (born October 13, 1964) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer best known for his frequent collaborations with actor Adam Sandler.

Personal life[edit]

Covert was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, the son of Elizabeth Ann (née Duhy) and Stephen Covert.[2] He was educated at New York University, where he was a classmate and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brother of Adam Sandler.[citation needed] The two have remained friends since, and have also developed a professional partnership that has continued throughout both of their careers. Covert has served as a performer, writer, and/or producer for almost every film and comedy album Sandler has ever released. Covert currently resides in California.

Covert's father was Jewish and his mother was a Southern Baptist; Covert identifies as Jewish.[3][4][5] Covert is generally considered a political conservative.[6]

Career[edit]

Covert's first film role, as a bartender, was in Sandler's 1989 film Going Overboard. He had minor parts in several subsequent Sandler films before his first prominent role in 1998's The Wedding Singer alongside Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Covert would continue to have fairly large roles in Sandler's next four films, including one in Little Nicky for which he gained 40 pounds. He eventually settled back into smaller walk-on and single-scene appearances in Sandler's films beginning with 50 First Dates in 2004. However, in 2006 Covert starred in the comedy Grandma's Boy, his first (and only) role as the top-billed actor. Sandler didn't act in that film but served as an executive producer. Covert has also had small roles in two films that neither star or are produced by Sandler: Never Been Kissed and Late Last Night.

Although Covert's on-screen presence has been reduced in recent years, he has continued to serve an active role in Adam Sandler's movie production company, Happy Madison Productions, where Covert is an executive producer and sometimes co-writer on most of the company's films. In addition, Covert has contributed heavily to Sandler's many comedy albums, and frequently receives co-songwriting credits on the original songs that Sandler performs in many of his films.

Covert also appeared as himself, along with Adam Sandler, in an episode of the television series Undeclared. The show's creator, Judd Apatow, is another friend and former college classmate of Covert and Sandler.

Covert is also the founder of Cherry Tree Books where he makes children's books for the iPad and iPhone.[7][8]

Filmography[edit]

As producer

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