Dan Schneider is an American actor, writer and a television producer who is known as the founder of the television company Schneider’s Bakery. Schneider initially started his career as an actor appearing in small roles in films and TV shows and later became a creator by writing and producing TV shows. He is popular for creating successful shows such as All That, The Amanda Show, Game Shakers and The Adventures of Kid Danger in association with Nickelodeon and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 at the Kid’s Choice Awards. Keep reading to know more about the career and net worth of Dan Schneider in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Dan Schneider was born on January 14th in the year 1966, in Memphis, Tennessee, the United States to Carol Schneider and Harry Schneider. He spent most of his childhood and adulthood in Memphis and later attended the Harvard University but only for a single semester. He returned to Memphis and took up the work of repairing computers before moving to Los Angeles to join the entertainment industry.
Dan Schneider is married to Lisa Lillien, a writer and a TV producer who is known as the creator of the Hungry Girls Empire. The couple became close after meeting each other at Nickelodeon during the 1990s and decided to tie a knot in 2002. They currently reside in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.
Career, Awards & Nomination
Dan Schneider started his career as an actor in the 1980s appearing in supporting roles in films such as Making the Grade, Better Off Dead, and The Big Picture. He ventured into television in 1986 through the sitcom Head of the Class in which he played the character Dennis Blunden, and the series ran until 1991. He became popular for appearing in the 1993 series Home Free and was hired by Hecht, Nickelodeon’s production head to work on the sketch comedy All That.
Schneider worked as the writer and executive producer of the show for four seasons and left it after that to run The Amanda Show which did not do well and was eventually canceled in 2001 forcing Schneider to move back to All That. In 1996, he became the writer and producer of Kenan & Kel and later became its consultant. In 1998, he created the sitcom Guys Like Us which was canceled after its first season as it was unsuccessful.
In 2002, he created What I Like About You with Will Calhoun for WB which ran successfully for four years. In 2004, he returned back to Nickelodeon through Drake & Josh and in 2005 he created Zoey 101starring James Lynn Spears.
In 2014, he created Henry Danger along with Dana Olsen who was highly successful and in 2015 he came up with Game Shakers. He also co-produced and wrote the film Big Fat Liar in 2002 which was a huge commercial success. He won the Burbank International Children’s Film Festival Award in 2000 for The Amanda Show and had received nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards and BAFTA Children’s Award. In 2014, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kid’s Choice Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The successful writer and producer is one of the most wanted creators in the television industry and his association with Nickelodeon for decades has amassed him a good fortune. The values of the houses he owns in Hidden Hills and Los Angeles are said to be $9 million and $4.7 million respectively, and in 2018, he left Nickelodeon, and his payout clause is reported to be $7 million. His net worth is $35 million.
Dan Schneider is one of the prominent figures at Nickelodeon and has written and produced many highly successful shows and series so far. He is presently the most wanted television producer by many channels, and his demand will play a key role in altering his net worth the following year.