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Rob Schneider

Highest Rated:   63% Muppets From Space (1999)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
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Birthplace:   San Francisco, California, USA
Another Saturday Night Live alumnus to make a bid for big screen stardom, Rob Schneider got his first chance to carry a film with Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (2000), a mistaken identity comedy that was as commercially popular as it was critically eviscerated. The diminutive Schneider, who was born to a Filipino mother and Jewish father in San Francisco on October 31, 1963, got his start in comedy in high school. He began writing sketches when he was 15 and also began appearing at local comedy venues. Inspired by such comics as Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Peter Sellars, and Monty Python, Schneider decided to try to make a career out of stand-up.Following high school graduation, the fledgling comedian set off for Europe, where he traveled for a few months until he was robbed in Paris. Scraping together enough cash to make it back to the U.S., Schneider returned to San Francisco and renewed his determination to make it as a comedian. He quickly became active on the comedy circuit, opening for such luminaries as Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dana Carvey. Schneider got his big break in 1990, when he was discovered by SNL producer Lorne Michaels while performing on an HBO comedy special. He was hired on as a writer for SNL in 1991, but he soon began performing his own material as well as writing it. He earned great popularity and lasting fame for his characterizations of "Richard "the Richmeister" Laymer" and "The Sensitive Naked Man," as well as various celebrity impersonations. Schneider stayed with the show until the end of the 1993-1994 season, when he decided to quit in order to pursue his film career.Following his departure from SNL, Schneider had a sizable supporting role in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Judge Dredd (1995), but his subsequent film work was limited almost solely to forgettable comedies. In 1996, the comedian returned to television as one of the stars of the short-lived sitcom Men Behaving Badly, but he continued to focus much of his energy on a film career. After appearing in The Waterboy (1998) and Big Daddy (1999), two wildly successful comedies starring fellow-SNL alum Adam Sandler, Schneider starred as the titular hero of Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, a fish tank cleaner who assumes the identity of a high-living gigolo. Panned by critics as immature and vulgar, Deuce Bigalow nevertheless did decent business in theaters and found a niche after it's subsequent release on home video, prompting Schneider to prepare a sophmore effort, The Animal. Co-starring Survivor contestant turned thespian Colleen Haskell, Schneider's tale of a car accident victim imbued with superhuman powers after being pieced back together with animal organs kept the low-brow rolling while marking his territory among the ranks of the more successful transitions from SNL player to big screen star.Later, in the 2000s, Schneider frequently alternated between starring in his own films (The Hot Chick, Duece Bigalow: European Gigolo), and supporting his old pal Sandler (The Longest Yard, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry), with few on either side truly managing to ignite the box office or his career momentum. Though 2012 found Schneider attempting to break back into television with Rob, a CBS sitcom centering on an OCD landscape architect who marries into a jovial Mexican-American family, the network cancelled the series after just one season.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
32% Sandy Wexler
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Adventures of Panda Warrior
  • Patrick
2016
No Score Yet Pups United
  • Benny
2015
0% The Ridiculous 6
  • Ramon
2015
No Score Yet Frog Kingdom
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Shelby
  • Shelby
2014
No Score Yet Ot vinta 3D (Wings)
  • Dodo
2014
No Score Yet Wings: Sky Force Heroes
  • Fred
2014
No Score Yet Top Cat: The Movie
  • Strikland
$1.5M 2013
0% InAPPropriate Comedy
  • Psychologist ('Psychology World'), J.D. ('The Porno Review')
$0.2M 2013
No Score Yet Wings
  • Dodo (English Version)
2013
No Score Yet Dino Time
  • Dodger
2012
0% You May Not Kiss the Bride
  • Ernesto
2012
No Score Yet The Reef 2: High Tide
  • Nerissa
2012
No Score Yet Outback
  • Johnny
2012
No Score Yet The Chosen One
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Paul
2011
15% Top Cat:The Movie (UK)
  • Police Chief Strickland
2011
10% Grown Ups
  • Rob Hilliard
$162.1M 2010
No Score Yet Dino Mom
  • Dodger
2010
No Score Yet American Virgin
  • Crazy Ed Curtzman
2009
11% Big Stan
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Stan Minton
2009
No Score Yet Wild Cherry
  • Dad
2009
38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan
  • Salim
$100.1M 2008
No Score Yet American Crude
  • Bill
2008
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Asian Minister
$119.8M 2007
No Score Yet Juliana and the Medicine Fish
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Legend Of The Sea
  • Actor
2007
12% Little Man
  • Dinosaur Rex
$58.3M 2006
No Score Yet Shark Bait
  • Nerissa
2006
11% The Benchwarmers
  • Gus
$57.7M 2006
16% Grandma's Boy
  • Yuri
$6M 2006
No Score Yet The Last Guy on Earth
  • Actor
2006
9% Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
  • Deuce Bigalow
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
$22.3M 2005
31% The Longest Yard
  • Punky
$157.9M 2005
No Score Yet Hollywood Stories
  • Actor
2005
31% Around the World in 80 Days
  • San Francisco Hobo
2004
44% 50 First Dates
  • Ula
$120.8M 2004
22% The Hot Chick
  • Screenwriter
  • Clive/Jessica
2002
12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
  • Chinese Waiter/Narrator
$23.4M 2002
30% The Animal
  • Screenwriter
  • Marvin Mange
2001
22% Little Nicky
  • Townie
$38.6M 2000
No Score Yet Susan's Plan
  • Steve
2000
23% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
  • Deuce Bigalow
  • Screenwriter
1999
63% Muppets From Space
  • The Producer
1999
40% Big Daddy
  • Nazo
1999
35% The Waterboy
  • Townie
1998
8% Knock Off
  • Tommy Hendricks
1998
27% Les Aventures de Pinocchio
  • J. Worthington Foulfellow
1996
12% Down Periscope
  • Marty Pascal
1996
18% Judge Dredd
  • Fergie
1995
23% The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Tyler
  • Screenwriter
1993
62% Demolition Man
  • Erwin (uncredited)
1993
12% Surf Ninjas
  • Iggy
1993
27% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Bellman
1992
31% Necessary Roughness
  • Chuck Neiderman
1991
No Score Yet Martians Go Home
  • Voyeur Martian
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
0% Real Rob
2015
  • Rob
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Creator
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Chill
  • 2014
No Score Yet Betty White's Off Their Rockers
2012-2014
  • Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
11% Rob
2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Rob
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Host
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Performer
  • 2005
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • 2004
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Actor
  • 1998
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Bob
  • 1996

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