Rob Schneider was a Saturday Night Live cast member from
1990-1994, and appears in multiple films starring fellow alum
The characters Schneider normally plays in Sandler's films are
either a Cajun man who utters, "You can do it!", or a Middle
Eastern delivery boy. Schneider also portrays innocent goofballs
or generally harmless "funny" men in his films. He made
appearances on the TV series Coach as well.
In August 2005, Rob was criticized by well-known film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times over his film Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. After Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times had commented that Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo was overlooked for an Academy Award because "nobody had the foresight to invent a category for Best Running P---- Joke Delivered by a Third-Rate Comic", Rob Schneider responded with full-page ads in Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter in which he stated, "Well, Mr. Goldstein, I decided to do some research to find out what awards you have won. I went online and found that you have won nothing. Absolutely nothing. No journalistic awards of any kind ... Maybe you didn't win a Pulitzer Prize because they haven't invented a category for Best Third-Rate, Unfunny Pompous Reporter Who's Never Been Acknowledged by His Peers." Noting that an online search shows that Patrick Goldstein has won a National Headliner Award, a Los Angeles Press Club Award, a RockCritics.com award, and the Publicists' Guild award for lifetime achievement, Ebert responded by saying, "As chance would have it, I have won the Pulitzer Prize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Rob Schneider, your movie sucks."
During the ongoing war of words, Ebert brought up a section
of Rob's former SNL castmate Jay Mohr's autobiography, in which
Mohr said that Rob Schneider was condescending to him.
Both the reviews and the box office for Deuce Bigelow: European Gigalow were poor: the film fell out of the top ten in only its second week, though showing at over three thousand theaters across the US. It was nominated for five Razzies, with Schneider winning Worst Actor.
Besides movies and television, Rob Schneider made an appearance in the music video for country singer Neil McCoy's Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On. Schneider plays Billy, who is the focus of the song.
Grew up in Pacifica, CA, a small town south of San Francisco.
Attended Terra Nova High School in Pacifica. Contributes greatly
to the music programs at all schools in Pacifica. Schneider is
of mixed heritage. His father, Marvin Schneider, is a Jewish
American real estate broker; his mother, Pilar Monroe, a former
kindergarten teacher, is the daughter of an American soldier and
a Filipina mother. Pilar plays a cheerleading contest judge in
The Hot Chick and a restaurant patron in Deuce Bigalow: Male
He owns a home in San Francisco.
The films in which Rob Schneider is the main character often involve him either being a certain type of person or thing, e.g. a woman in The Hot Chick, or an animal in The Animal. In the South Park episode The Biggest Douche in the Universe a trailer is shown in which Schneider is a stapler, as well as one in which he is a carrot, and also starring in "Da Derp Dee Derp Da Teetley Derpee Derpee Dumb," and "Kenny". The trailers follow the predictable format of Schneider movie trailers:
Rob Schneider also appears in almost every movie in which Adam Sandler is the star and the other way around.
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