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.
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”.
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.
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.