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Rob Schneider at Levity Live
Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider is known the world over for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting.
Schneider recently inked a deal with TRiCon Films and Television for the
international distribution of his new television comedy series “Real
Rob.” The self-financed eight-episode independently produced comedy
series was directed co-written and stars Schneider with his real life
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 13.5 million
viewers and averaged 11 million viewers over the run of its 8 episodes.
When CBS chose not to pick up the show Schneider said “Eleven million
viewers is not enough for them it’s enough for me. I’ll do it myself.”
Schneider is the first actor to have written produced starred directed
and self-financed an entire season of a television show. The second
season of “Real Rob” will begin filming this summer.
Schneider recently completed filming The Ridiculous Six with Adam
Sandler. This is the first feature film from Netflix who hopes to have
the same success with feature films as they did with their first TV
series House of Cards. This film marks the eighteenth collaboration
between the Sandler and Schneider. Their longtime friendship has spanned
some twenty-five years and produced comedic hits such as Grown Ups You
Don’t Mess With The Zohan 50 First Dates Big Daddy and The Waterboy.
Sandler’s production company Happy Madison produced several films
written by and starring Schneider including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
which was the second highest grossing DVD in the US in 2000 The Hot
Chick and The Animal. Schneider has appeared in 50 films. He has
co-starred with Sylvester Stallone Rachael McAdams Steve Buscemi David
Carradine Jean-Claude Van Damme Kelsey Grammer David Spade Kevin James
Chris Rock and M. Emmet Walsh among many others. Schneider’s films have
grossed over $2.6 billion in North America alone.
In 2009 after a nearly twenty-year hiatus Schneider made his return to
stand-up comedy. He has released two albums since then Registered
Offender and Soy Sauce and the Holocaust and has received rave reviews
for his international comedy tours.
Schneider began writing jokes as a teenager appearing at local comedy
clubs such as the “Holy City Zoo ” which was made famous by Robin
Williams. Schneider made his major network television debut in 1987
performing stand-up on “The David Letterman Show.” In 1989 Lorne
Michaels saw Schneider’s appearance on HBO’s “13th Annual Young
Comedians Special” and hired him as a writer on “Saturday Night Live.”
Schneider quickly became a regular. During his four seasons at “SNL ”
Schneider created characters that people around the country imitated and
adored including the “copy machine guy ” the “orgasm guy ” and the “put
your weed in there guy.” He performed 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 Emmys and won a Peabody Award.
Schneider born and raised in Northern California has been a lifelong San
Francisco Giants baseball fan. In each of their three World Series
Championship runs Rob was asked to come out onto the field and cheer the
team and its fans to victory.
Rob lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Patricia and their daughter Miranda.