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Child actor who was Adam Sandler’s son in Grown Ups no longer speaks to the star

Child actor who was Adam Sandler’s son in Grown Ups no longer speaks to the star

Former child actor Jake Goldberg answered questions on his TikTok account

A former child actor who appeared alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups has revealed that he no longer talks to the star.

Released in 2010, the movie had an all-star cast featuring Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Salma Hayek, Rob Schneider, Kevin James, and Chris Rock.

Jake Goldberg, who would have been 14-years-old when the movie was released, played Sandler's son Greg Feder, a role he reprised in the 2013 sequel.

The former child star was also known for voicing Pablo the Penguin in the children's television series The Backyardigans.

Jake Goldberg played Adam Sandler's son in both of the Grown Ups films.
Columbia Pictures

Goldberg has not acted much since doing the Grown Ups movies, the second of which was nominated for several 'Golden Raspberry' awards, the tongue-in-cheek foil to the Oscars which 'honours' the worst films of the year.

After the films, Jake left acting for a few years and attended the University of Colorado Boulder.

On TikTok, his page has over 323k followers. He uses the platform to answer some questions about his movie roles, as well as making a number of food videos.

In a recent TikTok, one of his followers asked him if he still speaks to Sandler.

Goldberg replied: "For those who don't know I was Greg Fader in Grown Ups 1 and Grown Ups 2, Adam Sandler's son.

Jake Goldberg took to TikTok to answer questions from users.

"The answer to your question is no I don't. He's had a lot of stuff, I was also super young. I stopped acting for five years, went to college and all that good stuff."

Nonetheless, Goldberg made it clear that this wasn't because there had been any bad blood, he'd just lost touch as sometimes happens.

He added: "It's been a while, I should reach out though, see how he's doing. Great guy."

Sandler's career has been marked by large commercial success despite frequent critical panning. Successes such The Wedding Singer (1998) and Happy Gilmore (1996) made the former SNL cast member a household name.

Adam Sandler in 2011.
dpa picture alliance archive / Alamy

Both Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 received poor reviews upon their release, but were commercially successful. The movies chart the adventures of five friends who reunite after winning their high school basketball tournament.

The comedian has spoken about how he has 'come to terms' with critics not liking his work.

In December 2022, he told the Happy Sad Confused podcast: “When the critics started hating me, I just felt bad for my family and I just felt bad for the people who worked really hard on the movies.

"I mean, I had so many great actors in the movies."

Featured Image Credit: Columbia Pictures

Topics: Adam Sandler, TV and Film, Celebrity