Rob Schneider may be a self-disparaging comedian but he is surely one of the funniest people alive. The comedian has shown his expertise in other fields such as acting, screenwriting as well as directing. His early attempts at making a career as a funny person got the perfect green light that saw him make a beeline to immense fame from the NBC comedy piece, Late Saturday Night Live. From thereon, he made several appearances in films, television series and did a few directorial films as well as wrote screenplays and scripts. He has thrice taken the forever vow and has 3 daughters but he is far from taking a bow from the spotlight. Read on for more details into the exciting life of the veteran comic act.
Rob Schneider’s Bio (Age & Ethnicity)
The master comedian was born Robert Michael Schneider on the 31st day of October 1963, parents to Pilar Monroe and Marvin Scheider, in San Francisco, California. His mother Pilar was in the education line as a former teacher and school board president while his father Marvin was a Real Estate Broker. He has an older brother John whom he grew up with in Pacifica, California.
Rob Schneider is reported to have a mixed ethnicity of American White, English, Scottish, Russia, Polish, Jewish, and Filipino respectively. His paternal grandpa Solomon Schneider was a Polish Jew and his grandma Ann Molly Hoffman, was Russian Jew while his maternal grandparent Ulysses Stanley Monroe and Victoria Estacio hailed from Scotland, England and Filipina respectively. This probably explains why he could easily adapt to roles of any nationality in portraying the characters quite well.
He is the last of 5 children birthed by his parents. Two of them are well-known as April and John. He had his high school education, in Terra Nova High School, Pacifica. Before his graduation, a Young Rob Schneider was already doing comedy shows and opening for a band his brother managed; Head On. They performed in various places such as clubs which gave him an easy avenue of making himself known to possible fans so that eventually, it was not so hard for him to get full-time gigs after his graduation.
Head On band was not the only opening slot Rob Schneider got, he equally opened for other notable persons like Jerry Seinfeld, Dana Carvey among others. The tireless young Rob Schneider performed even on radio stations and nightclubs before luck smiled on him with a slotted time on Home Box Office cable television (HBO) to perform on Comedian Dennis Miller’s show in 1987. This led him straight to his job with SNL; the show that brought him fame and exploded his value in the entertainment industry for the brand of humor that he bartered.
Gradually he started making appearances in the late SNL while Comedian David Letterman was the anchor. He soon became a writer on the show and he would later become one of the performers alongside other renown comedians like Chris Rock, David Spade and Adam Sandler, till the mid-1990s, when he proceeded to pursue a career in the film industry. His progress was slow with appearances in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992), Waterboy (1998), Big Daddy (1999), which starred bigger stars at the time like Adam Sandler and Joey Lauren Adams and the romantic comedy, 50 Hot Dates (2004) in the role of Ula.
Rob Schneider’s lead character finally came in the film directed by Mike Mitchell, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999). The success of the film brought about a sequel titled The Animal (2001) which received positive reviews for his role in it. From there onwards he featured in other television series and films like The Hot Chick (2002), Sandy Wexler (2017).
Having conquered acting, the relentless personality of Rob Schneider proceeded into directing of films, he dropped his first directed film in 2007, titled Big Stan. It was followed by his second directed film The Chosen One in 2010. He has also written a handful of screenplays and scripts. The talented comedian has been featured in about 16 voice over films like Eight Crazy Night (2002), Noah’s Ark: The Beginning (2011), Wings (2012 and 2014), Back to the Jurassic (2015) and Norm of The North (2016)
His Net Worth
The talented man has done very well for himself this past year with his films, sales of comedy DVDs and all his tours. Most importantly, his efforts have shown in his income as his network as given by celebrity net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Wife and Daughter?
The comic actor’s first marital attempt was in September 1988, with London King, a former model. They got married when he was anchoring the Saturday Night Live Show and their union was blessed with a lovely daughter in July 1989, whom they named Tanner Elle Schneider though she is better known as Elle King. She is doing great for herself as a musician playing for shows while working partly in a tattoo shop.
The couple went their separate ways in 1990. Rob Schneider later found love a second time, when he met and married Helena Schneider on October 2002 but sadly their marriage crumbled a few years later. He reconnected with an old girlfriend he had known for over of 6 years, Patricia Azarcoya Arce and by April 2011 they were wedded in a private ceremony in Beverly Hills. The event was not publicized, but it was attended by their close friends and family.
The Gorgeous Patricia Azarcoya Arce (Maya) Scheider hails from Mexico and is a television producer and an actress who has starred in films like Guerra De Chistes (2008) and Real Rob (2015). The happy couple welcomed their first daughter in November 2012, whom they called Miranda Scarlett Scheider. She was followed 4 years later in September 2016 by Madeline Robbie Scheider, yet another daughter.
Rob Schneider is not the tallest comedian out there but he stands at a decent height of 5 ft 7 inches (1.70 m), on a weight of about 65 kilograms (143 lb).