Adam Sandler, who has made many of us laugh, roll our eyes, or rekindled the inner child in us, will turn 50 this year. And oh, boy, the once lanky comedian is still full of child’s-play, goofiness and boundless energy. Sandler was always considered a class clown in grade school. He recalled his time in sixth grade as being a fun time to explore the comedic world. “Sixth grade was a big time, in my childhood, of hoops and friendship, and coming up with funny things,” he said. The shenanigans didn’t stop when Sandler became older. While attending Manchester Central High School, he was still considered the prankster, and in college, too. Born in Brooklyn, New York and one of six children, the “Wedding Singer,” and “Happy Gilmore,” actor launched a career into comedy at 17 and remained steadfast through the years after his brother encouraged him to pursue his comedic gifts. Here are some factoids and quotes on one polarizing figure, Adam Sandler.