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Jack Giarraputo is an American film producer who co-founded Happy Madison Productions with Adam Sandler and has been involved in the creation of more than 30 films in a little over a decade generating more than $3.5 billion in the box office. Most of his work has been in the comedy genre, notably films starring Sandler a class-mate from NYU. He has produced movies at Disney, Paramount, Sony, Fox and Warner Brothers. Jack is the currently the founder of UrLife Media and is also an active venture capital investor whose investments include Scientist.com and greenfence among others.
Along with partner Adam Sandler, he has built Happy Madison with 14 different movies surpassing the $100 million mark each. The films include Grown Ups 1 & 2, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and The Longest Yard amongst others.
In 2016, Giarraputo retired from day to day film production after producing the Sandler comedy Blended and the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels, stating that he wants to focus more on raising his family.
Jack grew up in Patchogue, New York. He has a Bachelor of Arts from NYU's Stern School of Business and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. He lives in Malibu, California, with his wife, Michelle, and his two sons, Duke and Ace.
In the world of venture capital, Jack owns the firm Sweet Water Capital, which he runs with partner Keith Lehman.
- Happy Gilmore
- Billy Madison
- The Waterboy
- 50 First Dates
- Eight Crazy Nights
- Mr. Deeds
- Little Nicky
- Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
- Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
- The Benchwarmers
- Strange Wilderness
- Big Daddy
- I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
- Bedtime Stories
- Funny People
- Rules of Engagement (2007 - 2013 television series)
- Breaking In (2011 television series)
- The Goldbergs (2013 television series)
- Imaginary Mary (2017 television series)
- Schooled (2019 television series)
- That's My Boy
- Just Go with It
- Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
- Grown Ups
- Grown Ups 2
- Jack Giarraputo Biography
- http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/jack_giarraputo/biography.php Rotten Tomatoes, September 5, 2013
- Fleming Jr, Mike (November 12, 2013). Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Partner Jack Giarraputo Plots Retirement. Deadline Hollywood
- Jack Giarraputo on IMDb
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