Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing. After a nearly twenty year break, Schneider recently made a return to standup. He is receiving rave reviews for his international comedy tour.Schneider will next voice the title role of Norm, in Norm of the North, an animated film for Lionsgate. He most recently starred in the summer hit Grown Ups for Sony. Schneider began writing jokes as a teenager, appearing at local venues. After opening for comedians such as Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, he made his major network television debut in 1987 on "The David Letterman Show." In 1990 Lorne Michaels saw Schneider's appearance on HBO's "13th Annual Young Comedians Special" and hired him to be a regular on "Saturday Night Live." During his four seasons at "SNL," Schneider was nominated for three Emmys and a Peabody Award.