Allen Stephen Covert
October 12, 1964
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer, producer|
Allen Stephen Covert (born October 12, 1964) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for his starring role in the 2006 comedy film Grandma's Boy, and his supporting actor role in the movie Strange Wilderness (2008). He is a frequent collaborator with actor and friend Adam Sandler with prominent roles in such films as Happy Gilmore (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), Little Nicky (2000), Mr. Deeds (2002), Anger Management (2003), 50 First Dates (2004) and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007).
Early and personal life
Covert was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, the son of Elizabeth Ann (née Duhy) and Stephen Covert. He studied theater at New York University, where he was a classmate of Adam Sandler. 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, whereas his mother was a Southern Baptist. Covert co-founded a young children's publishing company geared towards basic American history. He married Kathryn Ashley Hagstrom on February 14, 2006. In July 2019, Kathryn filed for divorce; it was finalized in November 2019.
He is a supporter of the Republican Party.
Covert's first film role was a cruise ship bartender in Sandler's 1989 film Going Overboard which also was Sandler's first cinematic appearance. Covert had minor parts in several subsequent Sandler films such as Otto the homeless caddy in Happy Gilmore, before his first prominent role in 1998's The Wedding Singer alongside Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Covert would continue to have roles in Sandler's next four films, including one in Little Nicky for which he gained 40 pounds. He eventually settled back into walk-on and single-scene appearances in Sandler's films beginning with 50 First Dates in 2004.
In 2006, Covert starred in the comedy film Grandma's Boy, his first (and only) lead role. Sandler served as an executive producer. Covert has also had small roles in four films that neither star nor are produced by Sandler: Never Been Kissed, Late Last Night, Heavyweights, and The Cable Guy.
Although Covert's on-screen presence has been reduced in recent years, he has continued to serve an active role in 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 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.
|1991||Roseanne||Yes||Man #1||"Vegas Interruptus"|
|1991||Ferris Bueller||Yes||Steve||"A Night in the Life"|
|1993||The Ben Stiller Show||Yes||Waiter #1||"A Few Good Scouts"|
|1994||Saturday Night Live||Yes||N/A||"Sara Gilbert / Counting Crows"|
|1996||Adam Sandler: "Steve Polychronopolous"||Yes||Yes||N/A||Music Video|
|1998||The Wedding Singer||Yes||Sammy|
|1999||Never Been Kissed||Yes||Roger in Op-Ed|
|1999||Big Daddy||Yes||Yes||Pil D'Amato||Associate Producer|
|1999||Late Last Night||Yes||Coked Guy||TV Movie|
Credited as Alan Coert
|1999||The Peeper||Yes||Yes||The Boyfriend (Voice Role)||Short Film|
|1999||Freaks and Geeks||Yes||Greasy Clerk||"Beers and Weirs"|
|1999||Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo||Yes||Vic|
|1999||The Peeper||Yes||N/A||Short Film|
|1999||Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler||Yes||N/A||Television Documentary|
|2000||Little Nicky||Yes||Yes||Todd||Associate Producer|
|2000||Little Nicky||Yes||Todd (Voice Role)||Video Game|
|2000||Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley||Yes||N/A||Television Documentary|
|2001||Undeclared||Yes||Allen Covert (Uncredited)||"The Assistant"|
|2002||Mr. Deeds||Yes||Yes||Marty||Associate Producer|
|2002||Eight Crazy Nights||Yes||Yes||Yes||Old Lady / Bus Driver / Mayor's Wife||Voice Role|
|2002||A Day with the Meatball||Yes||N/A||Short Film|
|2003||Anger Management||Yes||Yes||Andrew||Executive Producer|
|2004||50 First Dates||Yes||Ten Second Tom|
|2006–2007||The King of Queens||Yes||Matthew Klein / Towel Guy||2 episodes|
|2005||The Longest Yard||Yes||Yes||Referee||Executive Producer|
|2007||I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry||Yes||Yes||Steve||Co-Producer|
|2007–2009||Slacker Cats||Yes||Trevor Dagdale (Voice Role)||2 episodes|
|2008||The House Bunny||Yes||Yes||Waiter #2 (Uncredited)|
|2008||Bedtime Stories||Yes||Ferrari Guy|
|2009||Paul Blart: Mall Cop||Yes||Jerky Security Guy|
|2009||Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust||Yes||N/A||Video Game|
|2009||Funny People||Yes||Himself (Uncredited)||Archival Footage|
|2010||Pretend Time||Yes||Larry||"Blah Blah Blah Main Street"|
|2010||Grown Ups||Yes||N/A||Executive Producer|
|2011||Just Go with It||Yes||Yes||Soul Patch||Executive Producer|
|2011||Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star||Yes||Yes||Yes||Pornstore Clerk (Uncredited)|
|2011||Jack and Jill||Yes||Yes||Yes||Otto||Executive Producer|
Second Rewrite (Uncredited)
|2011||Mobsters||Yes||Harry||"Weed Like to Talk to You"|
|2012||Hotel Transylvania||Yes||Yes||Additional Voices (Voice Role)||Executive Producer|
|2012||That's My Boy||Yes||N/A|
|2013||Grown Ups 2||Yes||Yes||Hippie Teacher||Executive Producer|
|2014||Blended||Yes||Yes||220 Tom||Executive Producer|
|2015||The Ridiculous 6||Yes||N/A|
|2015||Hotel Transylvania 2||Yes||Yes||Candle Cake Monster (Voice Role)||Executive Producer|
|2018||Father of the Year||Yes||Yes||Trey's Dad|
|2018||The Week Of||Yes||N/A|
|2018||Adam Sandler's: 100% Fresh||Yes||N/A||TV Special|
|2019||Murder Mystery||Yes||Yes||Tourist Dad|
|2020||The Wrong Missy||Yes||Yes||Bank Employee|
|2020||Hubie Halloween||Yes||Yes||Zombie Movie Dad|
|2022||Home Team||Yes||Yes||Referee Covert|
|TBD||Murder Mystery 2||Yes|
- "LOS ANGELES, CA Political Contributions by Individuals". November 18, 2004. Archived from the original on November 18, 2004. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
- Google News
- Crawford, Bill (July 21, 2015). Adam Sandler: America's Comedian. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 9781250091307.
- "'Grandma's Boy' Star Allen Covert Gets Hit With Divorce from Longtime Wife". The Blast. July 18, 2019. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
- Covert, Allen [@THATAllenCovert] (November 22, 2019). "So I'm signing my final divorce papers on Monday and my ex has the kids next week. I'm thinking it's a Vegas Thanksgiving this year. They have to have a special buffet right" (Tweet). Archived from the original on November 13, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2020 – via Twitter.
- Howe, Ben (February 29, 2012). "Allen Covert Talks Kids Books, Politics, and Hollywood. | RedState". RedState. Retrieved January 6, 2017.