Dan Schneider

TV Producer, Writer, and Actor in Los Angeles, California

Dan Schneider

TV Producer, Writer, and Actor in Los Angeles, California

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Dan Schneider is the creator of many of the most successful children’s TV shows in history. With a career that spans four decades, he became a fixture on-camera and behind the scenes in many roles, including actor, producer and screenwriter.

You may know Dan Schneider from his five seasons as the wise-cracking computer whiz Dennis Blunden on the ABC sitcom Head of the Class. He also appeared in major feature films such as The Big Picture with Kevin Bacon and Better Off Dead starring John Cusack.

Dan’s screenplay credits include Big Fat Liar, starring Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes, and the film adaptation of All That’s classic sketch Good Burger,starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, two stars whose careers Schneider helped launch.

Dan Schneider’s dedication to producing quality programming and fostering budding careers earned him glowing reviews from his peers throughout the years. He has been called “the Norman Lear of children’s television” and “the Aaron Sorkin of teen sitcoms.” Forbes called him the “Willy Wonka of television.”Variety has cited his “Jedi master-like acumen for creating shows that appeal to kids in the awkward years of adolescence.”

Schneider is an avid supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. In 2010, Dan took the entire casts of his shows iCarly and Victorious to St. Jude for a fundraising event to benefit children battling cancer.

Schneider lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lisa Lillien— plus a dog, a cat and a few bunnies. Lillien, the founder of the popular Hungry Girl brand, is a multiple #1 New York Times best-selling author and created her own show on Food Network.

Dan Schneider’s Twitter is @DanWarp. 

  • Work
    • Nickelodeon, iCarly, Sam & Cat, Victorious