Actor, writer, comedian. Schneider got his big break in 1990, when Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels hired him on as a writer for the show. Soon, he was performing his own material and was a cast regular until 1994 when he left to pursue his film career. Schneider appeared in two successful Adam Sandler vehicles, The Waterboy (1998) and Big Daddy (1999). He then landed the lead role in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which was adored by audiences and panned by critics. It prompted a second film, The Animal, which met with equal success in 2001. Schneider made his directorial debut with Big Stan in 2007. Reuniting with Adam Sandler, Schneider had a small role in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (2008). The Chosen One marks his second directorial effort, and he also co-wrote the script and stars in the film.