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Overview (3)

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameDaniel Schneider
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Daniel J. Schneider was born into a family with three older sisters in Memphis, Tennessee on January 14th, 1966. He became his Senior class president at White Station High School. After high school, he went to his father's alma mater, Harvard, for one semester. He decided to come back home to Memphis and get a job at a computer store. He also started classes at then-called Memphis State University where, one day, he was spotted by a movie producer and asked to audition for a part. He got the part. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a pizza delivery boy while auditioning for more parts. In 1985, he landed the part of "Ricky Smith" in Better Off Dead... (1985), a part which he says still gets him stopped on the streets at least once a week by fans to this day. After doing the TV show, Head of the Class (1986), from 1986-1991, Dan got into writing and producing. He has been involved in numerous shows including All That (1994), The Amanda Show (1999) and What I Like About You (2002) and the movie Big Fat Liar (2002). Although he lives in the Hollywood Hills, he still visits Memphis a few times a year where he still has family, which includes 9 nieces and nephews. He has also just created a production company called "Schneider's Bakery".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kerry H.

Spouse (1)

Lisa Lillien (3 January 2002 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

A character in disguise always fall through a ceiling
Often contains a scene where characters talk about food

Trivia (7)

Has a rare collection of Bakelite radios.
Buys and restores Chevy convertible muscle cars from the late 60s, early 70s.
Has a cat named Jackson and bunnies named Cookie, Tosie and Wolly.
Is a huge fan of John Belushi and loves being told he resembles the late comic-actor.
Keeps in touch with the stars of his past shows, including Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Josh Peck and Amanda Bynes.
There is an actual bakery that shares his production company's name of Schneider's Bakery in Ohio.
Is mentioned repeatedly in Filthy Frank's song "Nickelodeon Girls".

Personal Quotes (3)

On playing the character "Dennis Blunden" on Head of the Class (1986), "I'm basically playing myself, except Dennis is sort of a more immature version of me...I'm a much nicer guy!".
On writing movies that appeal to everyone, "My goal is to have the 10-year-olds and the 40-year-olds laughing together."
[Commenting on his high-school years] My mom had her own seat in the principal's office (because I kept getting into trouble). But they sent for my dad when I sneaked into school at night to use the library's computer.

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