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Also Known As: Died: January 24, 1972
Born: October 6, 1897 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, vaudevillian

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Allen Covert is a writer, producer, actor, and constant collaborator with Adam Sandler. He has played small character roles in almost all of Sandler's movies since "Going Overboard" in 1989, which was both actors' first major film. Covert met Sandler while attending NYU. His entry into professional comedy came with a job at the Improv comedy club in Los Angeles, as a doorman. It wasn't until some friends pushed him up on stage one night that his comedy career was born. Covert set out on the stand-up circuit shortly afterwards to hone his skills. Some of his more memorable roles in Sandler films have been the homeless caddy, Otto, in "Happy Gilmore," Sandler's best friend in "The Wedding Singer," and the stoned-out game tester, Alex, in "Grandma's Boy." Covert has also co-written comedy material for Sandler, collaborated on most of the songs on Sandler's album "What's Your Name?," and was one of the screenwriters for "The Benchwarmers." As a key player in Sandler's Happy Madison production company, he has served as producer on 13 films. Covert has also occasionally worked with comedy mogul Judd Apatow, appearing on episodes of "Undeclared" and "Freaks and Geeks."

Allen Covert is a writer, producer, actor, and constant collaborator with Adam Sandler. He has played small character roles in almost all of Sandler's movies since "Going Overboard" in 1989, which was both actors' first major film. Covert met Sandler while attending NYU. His entry into professional comedy came with a job at the Improv comedy club in Los Angeles, as a doorman. It wasn't until some friends pushed him up on stage one night that his comedy career was born. Covert set out on the stand-up circuit shortly afterwards to hone his skills. Some of his more memorable roles in Sandler films have been the homeless caddy, Otto, in "Happy Gilmore," Sandler's best friend in "The Wedding Singer," and the stoned-out game tester, Alex, in "Grandma's Boy." Covert has also co-written comedy material for Sandler, collaborated on most of the songs on Sandler's album "What's Your Name?," and was one of the screenwriters for "The Benchwarmers." As a key player in Sandler's Happy Madison production company, he has served as producer on 13 films. Covert has also occasionally worked with comedy mogul Judd Apatow, appearing on episodes of "Undeclared" and "Freaks and Geeks."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Comic (1969) Lawrence
2.
 The Gnome-Mobile (1967) Dr. Conrad Ramsey
3.
 Frankie and Johnny (1966) Wilbur
4.
 Penelope (1966) Bank manager
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 The Patsy (1964) Executive
7.
 Critic's Choice (1963) Joe Rosenfield
8.
 Black Zoo (1963) Jeffrey Stengel
9.
 Pocketful of Miracles (1961) Mayor
10.
 All in a Night's Work (1961) Sam Weaver
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Jerome Cowan (born October 6, 1897 in New York, New York; died January 24, 1972 in Encino, California) appeared in over 100 films but is probably best remembered for two roles in classic films: He played Miles Archer, the doomed private eye partner of Sam Spade, in The Maltese Falcon; he was also the hapless district attorney, Thomas Mara, who is forced to cross-examine his own son about the existence of Santa Claus, in Miracle on 34th Street. The New York-born actor also played Dagwood Bumstead's boss Mr. Radcliffe in several installments of Columbia Pictures' Blondie series. He also appeared in Deadline at Dawn, June Bride, and High Sierra.

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