Comedy has always been a staple of Hollywood productions. Even as popular genres like sci-fi and actions films come and go, comedy films have always remained a viable project, produced to give audience reprieve from the stress of their daily lives. Through the 90s to the late 2000s, Rob Schneider was one of the topmost comedic actors who appeared in several of the top comedy films of the time. His career has spanned over 30 years, with an extensive filmography that includes the comedy series, Saturday Night Live, the Grown Ups films and Deuce Bigalow.
The conservative comedian as he is often referred to is also the father of the reputable singer, Elle King. Simply put, there is plenty to learn about the life and career of Rob Schneider and you can learn some of them by reading below.
Rob Schneider Biography
A lot of Hollywood personalities were born to military personnel or had a history with the profession. Rob Schneider is no different. Among the many things he is known for, is his Filipino origins and he got it through his maternal grandmother, who was married to his grandfather, a US Army personnel.
He was born on the 31st of October, 1963 in San Francisco and was raised in Pacifica. His parents are Pilar Schneider and Marvin Schneider who raised him in a very diverse family.
For his education, Rob Schneider attended Terra Nova High School where he began his career as a standup comedian. He graduated from the school in 1982 before heading to San Francisco State University. Despite the commitments of his education, Schneider nurtured his standup career by performing in several venues through the influence of his brother, John, who was a producer.
Among the early opportunities that came by him was a spot in the HBO Annual Young Comedians special. His performance on the show led to an opportunity of a lifetime to work on the NBC show, Saturday Night Live. He started out as a writer on the show before he was promoted as a cast member, working on the show between 1990 and 1994.
After he left Saturday Night Live, Rob Schneider focused on his film acting career that has seen him appear in over 50 films since he made his debut in 1990 in the film, Martians Go Home. His filmography consists of films like Judge Dredd, The Hot Chick, 50 First Dates and many more.
In television, he starred in shows like Coach, Seinfeld, Rob, Hot in Cleveland and Real Rob. Over time in his career, he has been nominated for several awards, including the Primetime Emmys.
Family – Wife, Kids, Daughter
Rob Schneider may be a funny man and may not possess some of the classic features you would expect from a Hollywood royalty, but that hasn’t stopped him from having the full Hollywood experience, which is, in this case, multiple marriages. He has been married three times; first to London King, then Helena Schneider and currently to Patricia Azarcoya Arce.
Schneider was married to the former model, London King between 1988 and 1990 during which they had one child, Elle King. He remarried for the second time in 2002 to Helena Schneider and the marriage, just like the first, hit the rocks within a short period of time. He got divorced from Helena in 2005.
His current marriage to Patricia Azarcoya Arce has been the longest of his marital life so far, having been married to the Mexican television producer since April 2011. Their marriage has so far produced two children – Madeline Robbie Schneider who was born in September 2016 and Miranda Scarlett Schneider who was born in 2012.
Of all the three children Rob Schneider has been able to father, Elle King, his first child is the most popular. She has gained her popularity not by being her father’s daughter but by creating her own path in music. She is the recipient of two Grammy Award nominations and has released multiple albums, including Love Stuff and Shake the Spirit. She is also an actress who has appeared in films like Wild Cherry and Legends of La La.
Rob Schneider’s Net Worth
As far as riches go, Rob Schneider has got some of it. According to reports, the comedian has a net worth in the region of $15 million. He can look to films like The Benchwarmers, Grown Ups, American Virgin, Around the World in 80 Days and his own stand-up career as sources of his wealth.
Schneider hasn’t opted to amass his wealth just for himself though. He has often regularly given back to environmentally conscious organizations and his own foundation, Rob Schneider Music Foundation which helps students in Pacifica Elementary School learn music through instrument provision and payment of teachers’ salaries.
Rob Schneider has a trademark look that makes him stand out as a comedian and a comic actor. He has a relatively short height of 5 feet 7 inches along with a body weight of 65 kg. He can often be spotted with blue eyes and black hair.