Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live, Schneider went on to a career in feature films, including starring roles in the comedies Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and The Hot Chick.
Schneider was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in the nearby suburb of Pacifica. He is the son of Pilar (née Monroe) Schneider, a former kindergarten teacher and ex-school board president, and Marvin Schneider, a real estate broker. Schneider’s father was a secular Jew, while his maternal grandmother was a Filipina who met and married Schneider’s maternal grandfather, an American army private, while he was stationed in the Philippines. Schneider graduated from Terra Nova High School in 1982.