Rob Schneider has made quite the name for himself in Hollywood. Considering how competitive the industry is, he should be applauded. Schneider has created a name for himself as an actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian. He most notably came into recognition during his time on NBC’s hit show, Saturday Night Live. After his time at Saturday Night Live, he went on to star in several successful movies such as Grown Ups, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, and The Hot Chick.
His stardom only grew from there and he continues to impress.
Rob Schneider Bio & Early Career Beginnings
Rob Schneider got his start early by performing stand-up while still in high school. At this time, he was managed by his older brother. During this time, he opened for the San Francisco rock band – Heads Up. He continued performing after graduation, at nightclubs and radio programs. Later, he won a slot on HBO’s Annual Young Comedians special after opening a show for Dennis Miller. After this, his successful performance led to a writing position on the famed comedy sketch show – Saturday Night Live.
While writing on Saturday Night Live, he was promoted to a cast member where he played characters like ‘Orgasm Guy’, ‘The Richmeister’, ‘The Sensitive Naked Guy’ and ‘Tiny Elvis’. He later gained more recognition from his roles in Necessary Roughness, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, Judge Dredd, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, 50 First Dates, Around The World In 80 Days, and The Waterboy.
As an actor, he has shown incredible versatility in his works with his frequent collaborator – Adam Sandler. Most of Schneider’s movies either also feature Adam Sandler or were produced by Happy Madison (Adam Sandler’s production company). However, some of his movies that do not feature a collaboration between the two include Martians Go Home. Demolition Man, Beverly Hill Billies, Surf Ninjas, Down Periscope, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Knock Off, and Susan’s Plan.
In recent years, he has opted to spend more time away from the industry; which is something one can afford to do after having a string of successful movies as he has. His current net worth is $15 million.
Parents, Brother & Family
Rob Schneider grew up in San Francisco with his mother, Pilar Monroe – a kindergarten teacher – and his father, Marvin Schneider, a real estate broker. He has an older brother – John, who is a producer and who also managed him.
He grew up in a bi-religious household with his mom being Catholic and his father being Jewish. His family also has an interesting and mixed family heritage; his maternal grandmother is a Filipina who met his grandfather while he was stationed in the Philippines.
Rob Schneider Wife, Divorce, Kids & Daughter
Rob Schneider has had relationships with Julia Sweeney (who he dated from 1991-1994), Jill Barron (who he dated in 1995), and later, Nicola Tappenden in 2004.
However, he has been married to London King, Helena Schneider, and Patricia Maya Schneider. He was married to London, a model, from 1988 to 1990. From the marriage he had a daughter – Elle Schneider who is now an acclaimed musician going by the stage name, Elle King, adopting her mother’s maiden name.
Elle is now a Grammy-nominated musician thanks to her hit song Exes and Ohs. As a child, she also starred in some of her father’s movies including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Benchwarmers, and Wild Cherry.
From 2002-2005, he was married to Helena Schneider – an American singer and actress who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. However, she mostly works in Germany now.
From April 2011, he has been married to Patricia Maya Schneider who is an actress and a television producer. She is known for her role in Real Rob, CuentameLove, and Guerra De Chistes. They have two children together – daughters. Their first daughter – Miranda Scarlett was born in 2012; while the second girl – Madeline Robbie Schneider was born in 2016.
As a family, they support Patricia’s hometown soccer club – Tigres UANL.
Height, Weight & Facts
Full Name: Robert Michael Schneider
Profession: Actor, Comedian, Producer
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Date of Birth: 31 October 1963
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, USA
Eye Color: Blue
Education: Terra Nova High School, San Mateo County, California, United States
Marital status: Married
Astrological sign: Scorpio