Adam Sandler's start

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Adam's career started while he was still at New York University. "My first TV shot was Showtime at the Apollo," Adam says. "I did standup on that show. I was on the second episode so they weren't booing yet! I handled that with grace and dignity."

Adam later ended up in a meeting with Bill Cosby and auditioned for a role on The Cosby Show as Theo's friend. "I was terrible," Adam says. "But I was on the show and I was going to NYU at the time. It was a big deal to my friends. It was a big deal to my family. I actually got a job."