Rob Schneider biography
Date of Birth: October 31, 1963
A native of San Francisco, Rob was the youngest of five children and was brought up by his Filipino mother and Jewish father. He began writing jokes at age 15 in addition to appearing at local comedy club venues. He was inspired through the albums and films of Monty Python, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder and Peter Sellers.
After graduating from Pacifica's Terra Nova High School, he got his first break when he appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman." While trying to make a name for himself, he honed his act at San Francisco comedy clubs opening for the likes of Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and Dana Carvey.
In 1988, he married former model London King and although they had a child together, the marriage only lasted two years.
"Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels spotted Rob on HBO's "13th Annual Young Comedians Special" in 1990 and signed him up as a writer on SNL. While on the show, he dated fellow actress/comedian Julia Sweeney.
He began his movie career in 1990 with Martians Go Home, and continued to play small roles in largely mediocre films. His first big hit was playing the annoying Executive Officer Martin T. "Marty" Pascal alongside Kelsey Grammer in Down Periscope (1996). Rob often plays supporting roles in his good friend Adam Sandler's films, including Big Daddy (1999), Mr. Deeds (2002) and 50 First Dates (2004). With Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Schneider co-wrote the screenplay and took on his first starring role. His next starring role was playing a teenage girl who lands in a man's body in the comedy The Hot Chick (2002), which he also co-wrote. Subsequent screen credits include The Benchwarmers (2006), You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) and Grown Ups (2010).
In his spare time, Rob collects old and odd items. His apartment in San Francisco is filled with 50's rattan furniture, a tiki lamp and a pair of Eskimo snowshoes. He prefers '70s clothing to today's fashions and enjoys smoking cigars and spending evenings with his friends working on scripts. He also co-owns the Eleven restaurant in San Francisco.
Rob Schneider Filmography