Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider
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About Rob Schneider
Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider is known the world over for histrademark blend of character and comedic acting.Schneider recently inked a deal with TRiCon Films and Televisionfor the international distribution of his new television comedy series,“Real Rob.” The self-financed, eight-episode, independently producedcomedy series was directed, co-written and stars Schneider with his reallife wife, Mexican television producer Patricia Azarcoya. “Real Rob”comes two years after “Rob,” the CBS sitcom that Schneider also wrote,produced, and starred in. CBS’s “Rob” premiered to an audience of 13.5million viewers and averaged 11 million viewers over the run of its 8episodes. When CBS chose not to pick up the show, Schneider said, “Elevenmillion viewers is not enough for them, it’s enough for me. I’ll do itmyself.” Schneider is the first actor to have written, produced, starred,directed and self-financed an entire season of a television show. Thesecond season of “Real Rob” will begin production in summer 2015.Schneider is currently filming The Ridiculous Six with AdamSandler. The Ridiculous Six will be the first feature film distributed byNetflix. This film marks the eighteenth collaboration between the Sandlerand Schneider. Their longtime friendship has spanned some twenty-fiveyears and produced comedic hits such as Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess WithThe Zohan, 50 First Dates, Big Daddy and The Waterboy. Sandler’sproduction company, Happy Madison, produced several films written by andstarring Schneider, including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which was thesecond highest grossing DVD in the US in 2000, The Hot Chick and TheAnimal. Schneider has appeared in 50 films. He has co-starred withSylvester Stallone, Rachael McAdams, Steve Buscemi, David Carradine, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kelsey Grammer, David Spade, Kevin James, ChrisRock and M. Emmet Walsh, among many others. Schneider’s films havegrossed over $2.6 billion in North America alone.In 2009, after a nearly twenty-year hiatus, Schneider made hisreturn to stand-up comedy. He has released two albums since then,Registered Offender and Soy Sauce and the Holocaust, and has receivedrave reviews for his international comedy tours.Schneider began writing jokes as a teenager, appearing at localcomedy clubs such as the “Holy City Zoo,” made famous by Robin Williams.Schneider made his major network television debut in 1987 performingstand-up on “The David Letterman Show.” In 1989 Lorne Michaels sawSchneider’s appearance on HBO’s “13th Annual Young Comedians Special” andhired him as a writer on “Saturday Night Live.” Schneider quickly becamea regular. During his four seasons at “SNL,” Schneider created charactersthat people around the country imitated and adored, including the “copymachine guy,” the “orgasm guy,” and the “put your weed in there guy.” Heperformed memorable sketches with Charlton Heston, John Malkovich,Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Joe Pesci and others.As part of the SNL writing staff, Schneider was nominated for three Emmysand won a Peabody Award.Schneider, born and raised in Northern California, has been alifelong San Francisco Giants baseball fan. In each of their three WorldSeries Championship runs, Rob was asked to come out onto the field andcheer the team and its fans to victory. Rob lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Patricia and theirdaughter Miranda.