Happy Gilmore’s caddy is now a neuroscientist at Stony Brook University


Actor Jared Van Snellenberg has lost the blonde coiffure he sported as a 14-year-old playing Adam Sandler’s caddy in Happy Gilmore.

He’s also since given up on acting.

But he seems happier in is new line of work, as a researcher.

Jared Van Snellenberg, PhD, went onto Stony Brook University, where he is now a neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Renaissance School of Medicine.

His research focuses on understanding the neural underpinnings of psychotic and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia and related disorders.

His old acting role alongside Sandler recently cropped up in Twitter memes during the Masters Tournament last week, with people comparing him to golfer Will Zalatoris.

Sandler even got in on the jokes.

Check out this interview with Dr. Van Snellenberg from SBU, above.