Rob Schneider Biography


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Rob Schneider Biography

ROB SCHNEIDER

Date of Birth: October 31, 1963

A native of San Francisco, Rob Schneider was the youngest of five children and was brought up by his Filipino mother and Jewish father. He began writing jokes at age 15, in addition to appearing at local comedy club venues. He was inspired through the albums and films of Monty Python, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder and Peter Sellers.

After graduating from Pacifica's Terra Nova High School, he got his first break when he appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman." While trying to make a name for himself, he honed his act at San Francisco comedy clubs opening for the likes of Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and Dana Carvey.

In 1988, he married former model London King and although they had a daughter together, the marriage only lasted two years.

Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels spotted Rob on HBO's 13th Annual Young Comedians Special in 1990 and signed him up as a writer on SNL. While on the show, he dated fellow actress/comedian Julia Sweeney.

Rob began his movie career in 1990 with Martians Go Home, and continued to play small roles in largely mediocre films. His first big hit was playing the annoying Executive Officer Martin T. "Marty" Pascal alongside Kelsey Grammer in Down Periscope (1996).

Rob often plays supporting roles in his good friend Adam Sandler's films, including Big Daddy (1999), Mr. Deeds (2002) and 50 First Dates (2004). With Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Rob co-wrote the screenplay and took on his first starring role.

His next starring role was playing a teenage girl who lands in a man's body in the comedy The Hot Chick (2002), which he also co-wrote. Subsequent screen credits include The Benchwarmers (2006), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Grown Ups (2010).

In 2015 and 2017, he joined his good friend in the Netflix productions The Ridiculous 6 and Sandy Wexler.

Also in 2015, he began work on the Netflix sitcom Real Rob, which is based on his life in Hollywood. The comedy series enjoyed two seasons.

In his spare time, Rob collects old and odd items. His apartment in San Francisco is filled with 50's rattan furniture, a tiki lamp and a pair of Eskimo snowshoes. He prefers '70s clothing to today's fashions and enjoys smoking cigars and spending evenings with his friends working on scripts. He also co-owns the Eleven restaurant in San Francisco.

Twice divorced, Rob has been married to producer Patricia Maya Schneider, the mother of two of his children, since 2011. His daughter from his first marriage, Elle King, is a famous singer.

Filmography:

Grown Ups (2010)
American Virgin (2009)
Wild Cherry (2009)
Old Scratch (2008)
The Chosen One (2008)
Noah's Ark: The New Beginning (2008) (voice)
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Big Stan (2007)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) (uncredited)
Juliana and the Medicine Fish (2007)
American Crude (2007)
Little Man (2006) (uncredited)
Shark Bait (2006) (voice)
Click (2006) (uncredited)
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Grandma's Boy (2006)
American Crude (2006)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
The Longest Yard (2005)
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
50 First Dates (2004)
The Hot Chick (2002)
Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights (voice) (2002)
The Animal (2001)
Little Nicky (2000)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
Muppets From Space (1999)
Big Daddy (1999)
The Waterboy (1998)
Knock Off (1998)
Susan's Plan (1998)
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Down Periscope (1996)
Judge Dredd (1995)
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
Demolition Man (1993) (uncredited)
Surf Ninjas (1993)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Martians Go Home (1990)


Filmography

Actor Norm of the North (2016)
Actor The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Actor Grown Ups (2010)
Actor Big Stan (2009)
Director Big Stan (2009)
Producer Big Stan (2009)
Actor Shark Bait (2007)
Actor The Benchwarmers (2006)
Actor Grandma's Boy (2006)
Actor The Longest Yard (2005)
Actor 50 First Dates (2004)
Actor The Hot Chick (2002)
Actor The Animal (2001)
Actor Big Daddy (1999) (1999)