|Born:||January 14th, 1966|
|Occupation:||Actor, Writer, Producer|
Daniel James Schneider, usually known as Dan Schneider, is an actor, writer, and producer of movies and TV. He is the president of his own production company, Schneider's Bakery, Inc.
Dan Schneider is sometimes credited as Daniel Schneider, Daniel J. Schneider, or Daniel James Schneider. His wife, Lisa Lillien, is the author of the Hungry Girl cookbooks. He went to Memphis University School (MUS) for some of amount of years but graduated from White Station High School in 1982 and was the president of his senior class.
Schneider was discovered at the age of eighteen and began acting for a while before becoming the famous writer/producer that he is today.
Later, after becoming a writer/producer, Schneider began limiting his acting roles to ones he wrote for himself in his projects, produced, such as "Mr. Bailey" in Good Burger along with other Nickelodeon stars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell (a movie written and co-produced by Schneider).Schneider also appeared in a cameo of his show Zoey 101 where he played the crazy cab driver in the TV movie "Chasing Zoey". He has had a recurring role on The Amanda Show playing "Mr. Oldman" who was an old man being constantly prank called. Schneider also appeared in a cameo in the iCarly episode "iMeet the First Lady".
Schneider's career shifted directions in 1993 when he began writing and producing a string of highly successful television shows.
Schneider is the creative force behind the following hit TV series (All shows aired on Nickelodeon except as noted):
|Victorious||2010–2013||Starring Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas, Ariana Grande, Avan Jogia, Elizabeth Gillies, Matt Bennett, and Eric Lange. Victorious aired its pilot episode on March 27, 2010. The show revolves around Tori Vega, portrayed by Victoria Justice, an aspiring singer who attends a performing arts high school while getting into wacky, screwball situations on a daily basis. The premiere on March 27 was reported to be the highest-rated premiere for a live-action series in Nickelodeon history, and the second highest post-KCA premiere, after Penguins of Madagascar.|
|iCarly||2007–2012||Starring Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainor. iCarly launched in September 2007, and is a great success: the most popular live-action show Nickelodeon has ever aired. iCarly was nominated for a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Show in its first season, competing against Hannah Montana and Drake & Josh (another show by Dan Schneider). It won the award in its second and third years, 2009 and 2010, respectively. iCarly is about a girl who makes a web-show, and becomes famous because of it (www.iCarly.com). After its premiere, this series has cameo appearances in other TEENick Shows Schneider has created (Drake & Josh & Zoey 101). Schneider is currently working on this show. He has been requested to do 26 more episodes, which would be Season 4 and possibly Season 5 of iCarly. Miranda Cosgrove previously stared as Megan in Drake and Josh.|
|Zoey 101||2005–2008||One of Nick's most popular series as well, Zoey 101 was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2005. The series star, Jamie Lynn Spears, is the younger sister of singer Britney Spears. Jamie Lynn won the Kids Choice Award for "Favorite Actress" in 2006, for her starring role in Zoey 101. In 2005, Zoey 101 was the #2 television show in America with the young teen audience, second only to American Idol. Zoey 101 was Schneider's first single-camera format program. Schneider also guest-starred in a Zoey 101 movie "Chasing Zoey." He played Lola Martinez and Vince Blake's cab driver to the prom but never actually got them there. It is believed that the Zoey 101 character Jeremiah Trottman played by Creagen Dow is patterned after a high school friend of Dan's.|
|Drake & Josh||2004–2008||Drake & Josh has won multiple Kids Choice Awards, and is one of Nickelodeon's all-time most popular series. It starred three actors from The Amanda Show, Drake Bell, Josh Peck, and Nancy Sullivan and Miranda Cosgrove from iCarly|
|What I Like About You||WB: 2002-2006||What I Like About You starred Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth, formerly of Beverly Hills 90210. The show had a four-year successful run on the WB network, just before the WB and UPN merged into the "CW" network.|
|The Amanda Show||1999–2002||The Amanda Show won multiple Kids Choice Awards. Although the show ended production in 2001, it has continued to air in reruns on Nickelodeon through 2007. Schneider himself often appeared on The Amanda Show as a frustrated old man who was frequently the victim of strange prank phone calls.|
|Guys Like Us||UPN: 1998-1999||Guys Like Us was a short-lived sitcom on UPN that starred Bumper Robinson, Maestro Harrell, and Chris Hardwick.|
All That is a sketch comedy show, often referred to by the media as the "little brother" of Saturday Night Live. All That won Cable Ace Awards and multiple Kids Choice Awards. It was one of the longest-running live action series ever on Nickelodeon. The show featured a lot of different comedy sketches with a lot of different cast members. It also featured musical appearances by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Barenaked Ladies, Usher, Mandy Moore, Drake Bell 'N Sync, Avril Lavigne, etc. Schneider quit All That after the first 4 seasons to run The Amanda Show. The show's ratings soon declined and it was canceled in 2000-2001. Nickelodeon then asked Schneider to come back and revamp All That in 2001. Schneider agreed and All That then returned to Nickelodeon in 2002. The show was relaunched, and ran for another 4 successful seasons until Schneider left the show again in 2004 (after filming the 10th Anniversary & Season 10), bringing All That to the end of its 10 season run.
Also, Jennette Mccurdy announced in an interview that she is going to star in an upcoming show that is created by Dan Schneider. This show was later revealed to be Sam & Cat.
Schneider has also been involved in movies. He has written the movie Good Burger, based on the All That skit which starred Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell (and features Schneider himself in a supporting role). The film was a successful moneymaker for Paramount Studios, and has begun to enjoy "cult film" status over recent years.
Schneider also wrote and co-produced the movie Big Fat Liar which stared Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti, and Frankie Muniz. The film was a big success for Universal Studios, earning nearly $50 million in domestic box office alone.
As of 2007, Schneider has movies in development at both Warner Bros. Studios and Nickelodeon's movie division.
- Dan Schneider's official twitter. He puts many links, photos, videos, etc. on this site for his fans about his shows. He also announces contests and new episodes there.
- Dan Schneider's official blog. He holds contests, discussions, and exclusive news on this website. Many fans also go to this website to see his "Fun Facts" entries. Which explain recently aired episode's scene by scene.
- Dan Schneider's official Facebook page. He promotes new episodes and photos for his fans here.
Dan has confirmed on twitter that he is making two new shows; Gibby starring Noah Munck and Sam & Cat starring Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande.