Allen Covert is an actor, comedian, producer and writer best known for appearing in the 2006 comedy movie ‘Grandma's Boy’. He has been a frequent collaborator with fellow actor and best friend Adam Sandler in a number of films including ‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘Happy Gilmore’, ‘50 First Dates’, ‘Strange Wilderness’ and ‘Anger Management’, to name a few. Born in Palm Beach County to a Jewish father and a Southern Baptist mother, Covert studied theater at the New York University, where Sandler was a classmate. He is also a cofounder of a publishing company called Cherry Tree Books which releases eBooks for children. As a multitalented artiste, Covert has always been praised for both his film and television work. His natural acting proficiency and ability to play a variety of characters is admired by several young talents. Married to Kathryn Ashley Hagstrom, he is a father of four.
Allen Covert had his first movie role in 1989 as a bartender in ‘Going Overboard’. After this, he appeared in ‘Heavyweights’, a comedy flick about a group of fat kids who are taken over by a fitness guru. In 1996, he starred in the films ‘Happy Gilmore’ and ‘The Cable Guy’. Two years later, the actor played Sammy in the romantic comedy ‘The Wedding Singer’ which also starred Adam Sandler. The film was a huge success and grossed $123.3 million worldwide against a $18 million budget. Covert next had roles in the movies ‘Never Been Kissed’, ‘Late Last Night’ and ‘Big Daddy’, all of which were released in 1999. The following year, he starred as Todd in the unsuccessful film ‘Little Nicky’.
In the year 2002, Covert got the opportunity to star again with Sandler in the film ‘Mr. Deeds’. A year later, the duo once again appeared together in ‘Anger Management’. He next starred in ‘Grandma's Boy’, a comedy movie centering on a video game tester who is compelled to live with his grandmother after being driven out from his home. In 2008, the actor played the role of Fred in the comedy-adventure ‘Strange Wilderness’. His more recent works include ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ (2015) and ‘Sandy Wexler’ (2017).
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Allen Covert served as a soundtrack writer for a number of films, such as ‘Big Daddy,’ ‘Eight Crazy Nights,’ ‘50 First Dates,’ and ‘Grown Ups.’ He also wrote stories for a handful of movies including ‘Grandma's Boy’, ‘The Benchwarmers’ and ‘Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star’.
As a producer, Allen Covert has contributed to numerous movies including ‘That's My Boy’, ‘Grandma's Boy,’ ‘Father of the Year’ and ‘The Ridiculous Six.’ He has also worked as an associate producer on ‘Big Daddy’ and ‘Mr. Deeds,’ which released in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He has served as the executive producer on numerous films, such as ‘Anger Management,’ ‘Grown Ups,’ ‘Jack and Jill,’ ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Blended,’ to name a few.
Family & Personal Life
Allen Covert was born on October 13, 1964, in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, to Stephen Covert and Elizabeth Ann. He attended New York University with Adam Sandler and studied theater there.
On a personal note, Covert has been married to Kathryn Ashley Hagstrom for several years. He has four children.