Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$14 million
Date Of BirthOctober 13, 1964
SpouseKathryn Covert
FactHas worked with Adam Sandler in 12 of his 15 feature films.


Who is Allen Covert? What is his age?

Born Allen Stephen Covert under the sign of Libra on the 13th of October 1964, in Palm Beach, Florida USA, of German-Jewish, Irish, Danish and English origins, Allen is a 55 year-old Caucasian comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is probably best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen and across other media outlets, owing to the numerous projects he has worked on throughout three decades. He has had an enviable number of successes over the course of his often lucrative career in entertainment since 1989.

Early life, family and education: Coming up in a god-fearing home

Allen was raised where he was born, by his pious German-Jewish father Stephen Covert, and his devout Southern Baptist mother Elizabeth Ann Covert (née Duhy), of English, Irish and Danish roots.

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In spite of the fact that he was raised under the heavy influence of two religions, Allen doesn’t seem to subscribe to either of them today. His childhood interests mostly involved anything that had to do with the entertainment industry, though this is yet to be confirmed by the celebrity himself. As for his education, he attended an unspecified high school in his birth place, from where he matriculated in 1982. Afterwards, he relocated and enrolled into New York University, from where he graduated with an unknown degree in theater supposedly in 1986.

Career: Uncertain beginnings and acting

When it comes to his earliest professional engagements, Allen is known to have worked as a doorman at the Los Angeles Improv right after finishing college, at the time alongside actor Jonathan Loughran.

He finally got into film three years later, portraying a bartender in his debut screen movie entitled “Going Overboard” in 1989. Two years later Allen had his TV series debut as well, in the episode of “Roseanne” entitled “Vegas Interruptus”. He also portrayed Steve in “Ferris Bueller” in the same year.

Covert then took another break, and in 1993 came back on screen in “The Ben Stiller Show”, and entering 1994 with a role in “Airheads”. In 1995 he played Kenny in “Heavyweights”, in 1996 he was Otto in “Happy Gilmore”, and two years later he obtained two roles in the same year – Sammy in “The Wedding Singer” and Walter in “The Waterboy”.

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Finally, his acting career took a great turn in 1999, at which point he starred in six titles, the most notable role being Phil D’Amato in “Big Daddy”. In 2000 he portrayed Todd in “Little Nicky”, and gave his voice to the eponymous video game.

Beyond the 2000’s

Allen had a two year-break from acting, resuming this part of his career in 2002 as Marty in “Mr Deeds”. In 2003 he was seen in “Anger Management”, while in 2004 he played Ten Second Tom in “50 First Dates” and Matthew Klein in “The King of Queens” (and one more episode in 2007).

The year 2005 showed him as a referee in “The Longest Yard”, and in 2006 he portrayed Alex in “Grandma’s Boy” – his first and thus far only lead role, which of course greatly contributed to his fame. After two more roles in 2007, and another three in 2008, Allen had only one role in 2009 and 2010 each, entering 2011 with four additional ones. In 2012 he gave his voice to the highly esteemed “Hotel Transylvania” franchise, portraying Hippie Teacher in “Grown Ups 2” in 2013, and 220 Tom in “Blended” in 2014. He had another two roles in 2015, lending his voice again to the same franchise, this time “Hotel Transylvania 2”.

He took another break in 2016, then in 2017 played Gurvy in “Sandy Wexler”. He portrayed Trey’s Dad in “Father of the Year” in 2018, and had a role in 2019’s “Murder Mystery”.

His producing career

Allen has been in the production business since 1999, starting with his associate producer credit for “Big Daddy”, continuing a steady streak over the following years, almost interrupted to present-day. He produced another video in the said year, one in 2000, three in 2002, one in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. In 2011 he produced three films, the most popular of which was “Jack and Jill”. In 2012 he produced another two films, one of them being the mentioned “Hotel Transylvania”. Covert was the executive producer of “Grown Ups 2” in 2013, and the same position in the production of “Blended” in 2014.

In 2015 he realized another three productions, the most notable being “Hotel Transylvania 2”. In 2016 he produced “The Do-Over”, and “Sandy Wexler” in 2017. With three more such successes in 2018, most famously “Father of the Year”, his 2019 project is “Murder Mystery”, while the title set for release later is “The Wrong Missy”. It is believed that this part of Covert’s career is his greatest source of income, as he has 30 production credits in total.

Also a writer

After writing the song “Lunch Lady Land” for “Saturday Night Live” in 1994, Allen also became a writer and soundtrack producer. He has only eight soundtrack production credits to 2019, the biggest such contribution being his “Long Ago”, “Technical Foul”, “Intervention Song”, “Grand Finale/It’s Your Moment, Whitey!” and “Bum Biddy” lyrics for “Fight Crazy Nights in 2002.

His latest such credit is from 2010, when he wrote “Stan the Man” for “Grown Ups”. Covert holds another 10 writing credits as well, having written for “Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler” in 1999, and “Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley” in 2000. Most importantly, Allen wrote the filmscore he personally starred in – “Grandma’s Boy” in 2006. Besides one more film this year, he is yet to write another in the second half of the current decade.

Love life: Who is his wife? Do they have a family?

When it comes to Allen’s romantic involvements, in spite of the fact that he has chosen not to divulge such information with the media, a few things are still well-known.

No source can tell whether he dated anyone prior to Kathryn Ashley Hagstrom, but they are sure to have been in a relationship for at least three years before marrying on an unspecified date. The ceremony was most definitely private, with only invitees from the family, as no source has managed to pinpoint when it took place. They have one child together, whose identity is unknown. It seemed to everyone that their marriage was going strongly, but that now looks to be far from the truth, as they officiated divorce proceedings in July 2019 citing irreconcilable differences. There has been no controversy surrounding their past union, and thus far Allen is not known to be dating anyone else, nor has he been seen in particular female company. He resides supposedly alone at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, California.

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Allen and Adam Sandler

While actor, producer and writer Adam Sandler may have numerous fans, not many of them know that Allen Covert is actually his best college friend, and that they’ve been supporting each other’s careers since graduation. Hence, Allen has acted in 14 films created by Sandler, and produced six of them thus far. He has been seen in more than 23 starring vehicles of the popular actor, starting with “Going Overboard” from 1989. It can be said without a doubt that Allen owes a big portion of his career to Adam’s success, and vice-versa.

What is Allen Covert’s net worth?

Have you lately been wondering just how rich Allen could be, as of late 2019? Some of the most authoritative sources available have estimated his current wealth to be over $10 million, earned thanks to his numerous successes in the entertainment industry, owing in great part to his friendship with the celebrated actor Adam Sandler, and also Covert’s own undeniable talent.

Since he is still going strong in the business, it can be said for certain that the aforementioned amount will increase.

Social media presence

So, how dedicated do you think Allen could be to the internet browsing spectators? Being an actor, writer and producer, Covert is widely expected to be highly active on social media, so as to exponentially grow his profits over time through constant interactions with the curious audience, in which he’d share details about both his professional and personal life. The actor has been known to do exactly this for a while, proving he understands this business trend quite well. He can be found on two of the three most popular social media networks. His Twitter has over 25,000 fans, his Instagram just about 12,000 followers, and he doesn’t have Facebook.

General Info

Full NameAllen Covert
Net Worth$14 million
Date Of BirthOctober 13, 1964
Height1.75 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film Score Composer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Songwriter
EducationNew York University
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseKathryn Covert
ParentsStephen Covert, Elizabeth Ann Duhy

Accomplishments

MoviesGrandma's Boy, The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, Happy Gilmore, Just Go With It, Mr. Deeds, Jack and Jill, Pixels, Strange Wilderness, Anger Management, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, The Waterboy, That's My Boy, Hotel Transylvania, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Bed...

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1He is of German Jewish (from his paternal grandfather), English, Irish, Danish, and German descent. Allen's maternal grandfather was born in London, England.
2Worked with Drew Barrymore in three films; The Wedding Singer (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), and 50 First Dates (2004).
3Worked at the Improv in Los Angeles as a doorman, along with another Adam Sandler regular, Jonathan Loughran.
4Met Adam Sandler when they attended New York University together.
5Has acted with Adam Sandler in 14 films, and worked as a producer on 6 of Adam Sandler's films.
6Gained 60 pounds for his role as Marty in Mr. Deeds (2002).
7Has worked with Adam Sandler in 12 of his 15 feature films.
8Gained 40 pounds for his role in Little Nicky (2000).

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grown Ups 22013Hippie Teacher
Hotel Transylvania2012Additional Voices (voice)
Mobsters2011TV SeriesHarry
Jack and Jill2011/IOtto
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star2011Pornstore Clerk (uncredited)
Just Go with It2011Soul Patch
Pretend Time2010TV SeriesLarry
Paul Blart: Mall Cop2009Jerky Security Guy
Bedtime Stories2008Ferrari Guy
The House Bunny2008Waiter #2 (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Strange Wilderness2008Fred
Slacker Cats2007TV SeriesTrevor Dagdale
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007Steve
The King of Queens2004-2007TV SeriesMatthew Klein / Towel Guy
Grandma's Boy2006Alex
The Longest Yard2005Referee
50 First Dates2004Ten Second Tom
Anger Management2003Andrew
Eight Crazy Nights2002Old Lady / Bus Driver / Mayor's Wife (voice)
Mr. Deeds2002Marty
Little Nicky2000Todd
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo1999Vic
Freaks and Geeks1999TV SeriesGreasy Clerk
The Peeper1999Video shortThe Boyfriend (voice)
Late Last Night1999TV MovieCoked Guy (as Alan Coert)
Big Daddy1999Phil D'Amato
Never Been Kissed1999Roger in Op-Ed
The Waterboy1998Walter
The Wedding Singer1998Sammy
Bulletproof1996Detective Jones
Happy Gilmore1996Otto
Heavy Weights1995Kenny
Airheads1994Cop
The Ben Stiller Show1993TV SeriesWaiter #1
Ferris Bueller1991TV SeriesSteve
Roseanne1991TV SeriesMan #1
Going Overboard1989Bartender
Hotel Transylvania 22015Candle Cake Monster (voice)
Pixels2015Abusive Citizen
Blended2014220 Tom

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sandy Wexler2017producer post-production
The Do-Over2016producer
The Ridiculous 62015producer
Hotel Transylvania 22015executive producer
Pixels2015producer
Blended2014executive producer
Grown Ups 22013executive producer
That's My Boy2012producer
Jack and Jill2011/Iexecutive producer
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star2011producer
Just Go with It2011executive producer
Grown Ups2010executive producer
The House Bunny2008producer
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007co-producer
Grandma's Boy2006producer
The Longest Yard2005executive producer
Anger Management2003executive producer
A Day with the Meatball2002Short producer
Eight Crazy Nights2002producer
Mr. Deeds2002associate producer
Little Nicky2000associate producer
The Peeper1999Video short producer
Big Daddy1999associate producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack and Jill2011/Isecond rewrite - uncredited
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star2011written by
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust2009Video Game
The Benchwarmers2006written by
Grandma's Boy2006written by
Eight Crazy Nights2002written by
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler1999TV Special documentary uncredited
The Peeper1999Video short co-writer
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentary uncredited
Saturday Night Live1994TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grown Ups2010writer: "Stan the Man"
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentary writer: "Lunch Lady Land"
50 First Dates2004writer: "Forgetful Lucy"
Eight Crazy Nights2002producer: "Davey's Song", "Patch Song", "Long Ago", "Technical Foul", "Intervention Song", "Bum Biddy", "Grand Finale/It's Your Moment, Whitey!", "The Chanukah Song Part 3" / writer: "Long Ago", "Technical Foul", "Intervention Song", "Bum Biddy", "Grand Finale/It's Your Moment, Whitey!"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler1999TV Special documentary writer: "Lunch Lady Land"
Big Daddy1999producer: "The Kangaroo Song" / writer: "The Kangaroo Song"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentary writer: "Lunch Lady Land" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live1994TV Series writer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night of Too Many Stars2003TV Movie production consultant
Going Overboard1989production assistant

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talkin' Pidgin: Hawaiian Slang2004Video short special thanks
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management'2003Video documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Girls Next Door2008TV SeriesHimself - Producer
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
Deep Inside2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself
The Dating Scene2004Video documentary shortHimself
My Buddy Jack2003Video documentary shortHimself
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Reel Comedy2002TV SeriesHimself / Host
HBO First Look2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedy Central Canned Ham2000-2002TV SeriesHimself
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell2001Video documentary shortHimself
Satan's Top Forty2001Video documentary shortHimself
Undeclared2001TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall2013TV Movie documentaryHimself

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2012Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayBucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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