Edit
Rob Schneider Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (3) | Trade Mark (3) | Trivia (37) | Personal Quotes (5) | Salary (1)

Overview (3)

Date of Birth 31 October 1963San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameRobert Michael Schneider
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1975), Schneider has gone on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the comedy films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), The Hot Chick (2002), and Grown Ups (2010).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Movie Guy

Spouse (3)

Patricia Schneider (23 April 2011 - present) (1 child)
Helena Schneider (1 October 2002 - ?) (divorced)
London King (25 September 1988 - 1 September 1990) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Known for his famous line "You can do it"
Frequently appears in Adam Sandler films either with a large role or a small cameo.
Often plays characters of different nationalities

Trivia (37)

Likes to wear 1970s clothes.
Rob's paternal grandfather, Solomon Schneider, was a Polish Jewish immigrant (from Galicia), while Rob's paternal grandmother, Ann Molly Hoffman, was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Rob's maternal grandfather, Ulysses Stanley Monroe, who was born in Michigan, had Scottish and English ancestry, while Rob's maternal grandmother, Victoria Estacio, was a Filipino (Rob's maternal grandparents had met when his grandfather was in the army). Rob grew up in the San Francisco suburb of Pacifica, in the area known as Park Pacifica, or "the back of the valley".
Graduated from Pacifica's Terra Nova High School.
Youngest of five children.
His mother, Pilar Schneider, is a former elementary school teacher who at one time served on Pacifica's school board.
His father, Marvin Schneider, was a real-estate broker.
Has a sister named April Schneider, born in 1959.
Got his first break with an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) in 1987.
Has a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco in Nob Hill.
Spends many of his evenings hanging out with his pals working on scripts.
Has a passion for collecting stuff.
His apartment is surrounded by 1950s rattan furniture, a tiki lamp, and a pair of Eskimo snowshoes.
He honed his act at San Francisco comedy clubs opening for the likes of Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dana Carvey.
Saturday Night Live (1975) producer Lorne Michaels spotted Rob on HBO's The 13th Annual Young Comedians Special (1989) in 1990 and signed him up as a writer on SNL.
Has nearly 50 celebrity impersonations and odd voices.
Inspired by the work of Monty Python, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, and Peter Sellers.
Has a treasured painting of Jack Lord of Hawaii Five-O (1968), whom he saw crossing a lobby while on a family vacation in Oahu when he was 8. He found the portrait in a vintage shop in San Francisco.
His brother, John Schneider, previously served as his manager.
Has a collection of Hawaiian shirts.
Has a daughter, Elle Tanner Schneider (Elle King) (born 1989) with ex-wife London King.
His mother, Pilar Schneider, is featured in a cameo role in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)--as the old woman at the restaurant Deuce goes to for his blind date with Kate (Arija Bareikis).
Drives a silver Porsche Carerra cabriolet identical to the one he drove in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999).
His mother, Pilar Schneider, appeared in his films The Hot Chick (2002), as the head judge at the cheerleading conference, and The Animal (2001), as Mrs. De La Rosa.
He and comedian Adam Sandler are close friends, appearing in one another's movies: The Hot Chick (2002), The Animal (2001), Little Nicky (2000), and Big Daddy (1999), among others.
Attended WWE's WrestleMania 21 (2005) in April 2005.
[1996] Was an emergency guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) when Charlie Sheen suddenly canceled on the day he was scheduled. Schneider was in the adjacent studio taping Men Behaving Badly (1996) when he gladly accepted the request to take Sheen's place on very short notice.
Daughter Elle Elle King appeared in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) as a Girl of America selling cookies.
Is a San Francisco Giants fan
Is good friends with actor Adam Sandler.
[July 24, 2007] Appeared in drag as actress Lindsay Lohan on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) when Lohan cancelled.
Featured in the song, "Original Prankster", by The Offspring, with his trademark line, "You can do it".
Schneider got into a vocal feud with film critic Patrick Goldstein for his derisive opinion of his films by questioning his fitness to comment because he didn't win any journalistic awards. Another film critic, Roger Ebert, entered the argument by noting that he himself won a Pulitizer Prize for his film criticism and thus felt entitled to say to Schneider, "Your film sucks." Despite the conflict, when Ebert fell seriously ill, Schneider sent a large bouquet of flowers with a note saying "Your least favorite actor, Rob Schneider." Ebert was deeply moved by his gesture and noted that Schneider was a good man despite the quality of his films and hoped to see him in a good film he could praise.
Republican.
Can often be seen in San Francisco having lunch with old friends in corner delis.
Huge fan of the San Fransisco 49ers.
(November 16, 2012) Has a daughter, Miranda Scarlett Schneider with his third wife, Patricia Schneider.
After securing Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern for Home Alone (1990), Chris Columbus felt confident enough to cast actors who were his heroes growing up like Catherine O'Hara after seeing her work on SCTV (1976), as well as John Heard and then Tim Curry and Schneider on Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) because they were all open to the films.

Personal Quotes (5)

The real reason I decided on show business was to avoid a day job.
(On why he chose to leave Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1994 after four seasons): "It was time to graduate".
"People don't ask Andre Agassi, 'You know you're the No. 1 tennis player in the world ... have you thought about polo?'" - When asked if he'd ever consider a dramatic role.
[on stand-up comedy] I'm still figuring it out. I delve into what's interesting to me. The fact that 400 people in America make more money combined than the 150 million people at the lower end of the tier is pretty outrageous. But where's the joke? People aren't going there to hear what I think about politics. They wanna laugh. I talk about my marriage, my family and stuff that people can, hopefully, relate to.
You know you're successful in show business when people start suing you. Now there's another level to it. When people start saying you're dead.

Salary (1)

The Animal (2001) $1,000,000 +

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page