Rob Schneider is an actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian from the United States. Schneider, a great actor with an incredible sense of humor and insight, continues to outclass many of his comic peers with his self-deprecating laughs and silly actions. Unfortunately, Schneider did not have a magical start to his career, despite his current popularity as a comedian. Before obtaining a job as a writer for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ he did various odd jobs and performed at local bars and radio stations. He was then promoted to the featured player and eventually cast member.
But, being one to rest on his laurels, he went one step farther and made his big-screen debut. He earned the lead part in ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo’ after many supporting roles. The picture was well-received by critics and cemented his reputation as a comedic performer. He has appeared in various films during his career, including ‘The Hot Chick,’ ‘The Longest Yard,’ ’50 First Dates,’ ‘Eight Crazy Nights,’ ‘You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,’ and ‘Grown Ups.’ Rob Schneider has a net worth of $12 million.
Rob Schneider’s Early Life and Education
Schneider was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in Pacifica, a neighboring suburb. Pilar (née Monroe), a retired kindergarten teacher and former school board president, and Marvin Schneider, a real estate dealer, were his parents. His father was a devoted Jewish, while his mother was a devout Catholic. Schneider’s grandmother was a Filipina who met and married his grandpa (an American army private) when he was stationed in the Philippines. His diverse upbringing is a recurring topic in his stand-up routines. John, his older brother, is a producer. Schneider attended San Francisco State University after graduating from Terra Nova High School in 1982.
Rob Schneider’s Early Career
Schneider began his stand-up comedy career while still in high school, opening for Head On, a band managed by his elder brother John, in San Francisco. He performed at Bay Area nightclubs such as the Holy City Zoo and The Other Cafe after high school and was a frequent guest on local radio shows. Schneider secured a spot on HBO’s 13th Annual Young Comedians special, which was hosted by Miller, after opening a show by comic Dennis Miller in 1987. Schneider’s participation on the HBO special landed him a job as a writer for Saturday Night Live, the late-night NBC sketch comedy series.
Saturday Night Live
Schneider joined Saturday Night Live in 1988 as a writer. Schneider progressed quickly from writer to featured actor to full cast member. He played “Tiny Elvis” and “Orgasm Guy” on Saturday Night Live from 1990 until 1994. Richard Laymer, a worker whose desk was trapped next to the photocopier and who addressed each of his coworkers with a continuous stream of irritating nicknames, was his most well-known recurrent character. Schneider appears alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Chris Farley in the DVD release The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live.
Recurring SNL characters
- The Richmeister, a copy machine operator who irritates individuals by calling them by their nicknames.
- Carlo, as seen in the drawings for the Il Cantore Restaurant.
- The Sensitive Naked Man, a nudist who advises other characters.
Schneider went on to have minor roles in films such as Surf Ninjas, Judge Dredd, The Beverly Hillbillies, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Demolition Man, and Down Periscope after leaving SNL. In addition, he had a strong role on the television show Coach. Finally, he co-starred in the NBC sitcom Men acting up in 1996, which was an American adaptation of the successful British series of the same name. The American version lasted two seasons.
In 1999, in The feature film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Schneider appeared about a fish-tank cleaner who becomes a “man-whore” due to a large debt. The Animal, about a man who gives animal powers by a mad scientist; The Hot Chick, in which the body of a petty thief named Clive Maxtone (played by Schneider) is mystically switched with the body of a pretty but mean-spirited high school cheerleader named Jessica Spencer (presented by Rachel McAdams in her first film); and the second part of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo followed.
Big Stan, Schneider’s directorial debut, was released in several international countries in 2008, with a US release in early 2009. He played a real estate con artist who gets arrested for committing real estate fraud in the film. In addition, Schneider played the title role in the music video for country artist Neal McCoy’s “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On.” McCoy and Schneider met while on a USO tour supporting US troops two months after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Schneider featured in episodes of Seinfeld and Ally McBeal and the 2005 television special Back to Norm, in which he co-starred with another former SNL cast member, Norm Macdonald. In addition, Schneider was a regular guest on NBC’s late-night variety show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and hosted the Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit ’97 TV special and the 2005 Teen Choice Awards. Schneider published his debut comedy album, Registered Offender, in July 2010 in addition to his film and television work.
Schneider portrayed the title character in the CBS comedy Rob, which was based on his life. CBS canceled the show in May of 2012. Honest Rob, a sitcom about his life that includes his real-life wife Patricia and daughter Miranda, premiered in 2015, and he produced, directed, and starred in it. In 2017, Netflix launched an 8-episode first season and a second season.
Schneider is the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s and Taipei’s Ten Ren Tea company’s official celebrity representative. Schneider was a spokesman for State Farm Insurance until 2014 when he was fired due to his anti-vaccine beliefs. Schneider and his wife Patricia appeared as special guests on the Let’s Play web series Game Grumps in May 2016, commenting on Midway’s Mortal Kombat Trilogy. In November 2017, they returned to the show, this time commenting on Konami’s Contra.
Rob Schneider’s Personal Life
In Beverly Hills, California, he married Mexican television producer Patricia Azarcoya Arce. Miranda Scarlett Schneider, the couple’s first child, was born on November 16, 2012. The couple had their second daughter in September 2016. In addition, Schneider has a daughter with London King, a former model. Elle King, their daughter, was born in 1989.
Schneider founded the Rob Schneider Music Foundation in 1996. The charity paid the instructors’ wages and provided funding for instruments and other equipment, bringing music instruction back to Pacifica’s primary schools. For many years, the educational system lacked music instruction programs until Schneider’s initiatives.
He is a passionate environmentalist who works to protect the environment from threats such as global warming. He drives a hybrid automobile, which means he is less harmful to the environment. Even the 13th annual ‘Environmental Media Awards’ were presented by him. He despises and publicly opposes immunization procedures.
Rob Schneider’s Houses
Rob purchased a house in San Marino, California, for $1.922 million in 2003. In 2009, he advertised the house for $3.6 million, but it was eventually sold for $2.3 million in 2012. He sold his former LA house for $1.09 million in 2004.
Rob Schneider’s Net Worth and Salary
Rob Schneider has a net worth of $12 million as of 2021 as an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director in the United States. His net worth has grown by his successful playing career in films, television sitcoms, as a writer and actor for Saturday Night Live, and his stand-up comedy routines.