If you’ve ever shouted “HUG ME BROTHA” or sat in the bathtub pretending to be Pierre Escargot, you may know Dan Schneider more than you realize. Dan Schneider has been involved in some of the most iconic 90s shows, from All That to Kenan & Kel, and has created a slew of immensely popular kids programs since.
Dan Schneider’s creations include The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, Victorious, iCarly, Sam & Cat, Henry Danger, Game Shakers and more. In his four-decade career, Dan Schneider has become a fixture both on and off-camera, having worn many hats over the years including actor, writer, and producer. As a reigning Nickelodeon legend, the network would not be the same without his creativity and dedication.
Before All That and all that followed it, Dan entered our lives as the character Dennis Blunden on ABC’s Head of the Class, after which he appeared on the big screen in feature films like Better off Dead and the Big Picture. But it was really behind the camera that Dan Schneider found his calling, using his wit and attention to detail to shape numerous Nickelodeon classics. His extensive experience writing and producing defined generations of television shows and the lives of the kids that watch them.
Dan Schneider has also fostered young talent and launched countless careers, some of which have developed into successful adult actors, actresses and comedians. He’s worked alongside today’s rising singers and actresses including Ariana Grande, Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice, as well as seasoned comedians from the days of All That: Kenan Thompson, Taran Killam and Nick Cannon.
While his bread and butter is in TV, Dan Schneider has also penned screenplays including Big Fat Liar, starring Amanda Bynes from All That and The Amanda Show, and Good Burger, a film adaption of the popular All That sketch starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell.
For his decades of accomplishments, Dan Schneider was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kids’ Choice Awards on March 29, 2014. The award was presented by many of his former actors, including Kenan Thompson, now a Saturday Night Live veteran comedian. Thompson told the audience that Schneider’s comedy “has made more milk come out of more kids’ noses than anybody else.”
Dan Schneider continues to create, write and produce innovative children’s television to this day; his current projects, airing on Nickelodeon, are Henry Danger and Game Shakers.
You can follow Dan Schneider on Twitter at @DanWarp & Instagram at @Danwarp, or on his website, DanSchneider.com.