Rob Schneider has a net worth of $12 million as an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director in the United States. His net worth has grown as a result of his successful playing career in films, television sitcoms, as a writer and actor for Saturday Night Live, and his stand-up comedy routines.
Robert Michael Schneider, better known by his stage name Rob Schneider, was born on October 31, 1963, in San Francisco, California. His parents, Pilar (née Monroe) and Marvin Schneider reared him in the nearby community of Pacifica, California. His father was a real estate broker, while his mother was a former kindergarten teacher and school board president.
John, his older brother, works as a producer. Schneider is from a mixed-race family. His father is a Jew, his mother is a Catholic, and his maternal grandmother is a Filipina. He went to Terra Nova High School and completed his study at San Francisco State University after graduating in 1982.
Schneider began performing stand-up comedy while still in high school, and he would frequently open for local San Francisco band Head On, which his older brother managed. Schneider continued to sing at nightclubs around the Bay Area after high school, including the Holy City Zoo and The Other Café. He'd also appear on local radio shows as a guest star.
Schneider was invited to perform on HBO's 13th Annual Young Comedians special, presented by Miller, after opening for comic Dennis Miller in 1987. Schneider was hired as a writer on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) in 1988, thanks to the HBO special's exposure.
Schneider's stint as a writer for “Saturday Night Live” was brief. He soon rose through the ranks of the cast, from featured actor to full cast member. He played “Tiny Elvis” and “Orgasm Guy” from 1990 to 1994, as well as the obnoxious office worker Richard Laymer “The Richmeister,” “Carlo” from the Il Cantore Restaurant comedy, and “The Sensitive Naked Man.” He also starred in the video release “The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live,” alongside fellow SNL comedians Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Chris Farley, in addition to the live tapings of the show.
Schneider starred as a supporting character in several films after leaving SNL in 1994, including “Surf Ninjas,” “Judge Dredd,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Demolition Man,” and “Down Periscope.” He also had a regular role on the television series “Coach,” and he co-starred in the NBC sitcom “Men Behaving Badly” with Ron Eldard and Justine Bateman in 1996. Schneider starred in an American remake of “Men Behaving Badly,” which originated in the United Kingdom. It had a two-season run.
He then went on to star in films such as “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” (1999), which he co-wrote and grossed $92 million worldwide on a $17 million budget despite harsh critical reviews; its sequel “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” (2005), which failed to impress both critics and audiences and was nominated for Worst Picture at the 25th Golden Raspberry Awards; “The Animal” (2001), which he also co-wrote.
He also appeared in minor roles in films such as “Muppets from Space” (1999) and “Around the World in 80 Days” (2004); starred as the title character in the CBS comedy “Rob,” which was loosely based on events and circumstances in his life; and starred in the Netflix sitcom “Real Rob,” which follows the events of his life and includes his real-life wife Patricia.
Schneider's cooperation with fellow SNL alum Adam Sandler on “The Benchwarmers” isn't his only one. Many of Sandler's films have included him, including “The Waterboy” (1998), “Little Nicky” (2000), “50 First Dates” (2004), “The Longest Yard” (2005), “Bedtime Stories” (2008), “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” (2007), “You Don't Mess with the Zohan” (2008), and “Grown Ups” (2008). (2010). Sandler's animated feature “Eight Crazy Nights” was also narrated by him (2002).
Schneider has worked as a director in addition to acting and screenwriting. In 2009, he made his directorial debut in the comedy “Big Stan,” which was released in the United States. He not only directed but also starred in the film, which he co-produced with his brother, John Schneider.
His additional interests outside of acting and cinema include the release of his comedy CD “Registered Offender” (2010), as well as an accompanying international stand-up comedy tour and different endorsement activities.
He worked as a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance until 2014 when he was fired due to his anti-vaccine beliefs. In Taiwan, he also serves as the official celebrity ambassador for the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and the Ten Ren Tea Company.
Schneider's eldest daughter, Elle King, is a musician who was born in 1989. Schneider was previously in a relationship with her mother, former model London King. He married Patricia Azarcoya Arce, a television producer, in April 2011. Patricia was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. They have two kids together, born in 2012 and 2016.
Due to a lack of financing, there were no music education programs in his birthplace of Pacifica, California for a long time. Schneider established the Rob Schneider Music Foundation in 1996 to reintroduce music education to Pacifica's elementary schools. The foundation gave cash to cover the price of musical instruments and other equipment, as well as teacher wages.
Rob purchased a property in San Marino, California for $1.922 million in 2003. In 2009, he offered the house for $3.6 million, but it was eventually sold for $2.3 million in 2012. He sold his former LA home for $1.09 million in 2004.