Rob Schneider

Schneider in 2005, image via Michelle Cop/

Birth Name: Robert Michael Schneider

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 31, 1963

*50% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% British Isles [English, small amount of Scottish]
*25% Filipino

Rob Schneider is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. His roles include Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Demolition Man, Judge Dredd, The Waterboy, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Animal, The Hot Chick, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, The Benchwarmers, Click, Big Stan, Grown Ups, and Hubie Halloween, and Saturday Night Live. He has often had cameo/bit parts as characters of a multiracial smörgåsbord of ethnicities.

Rob is the son of Pilar M. (Monroe) and Marvin Schneider. His father was Ashkenazi Jewish, from a family from Poland and Russia. His mother was Catholic. She was born in the Philippines, to an American father, who had English, and distant Scottish, ancestry, and to a Filipino mother. Rob’s mother, along with her own mother and sisters, was interred in a Japanese concentration camp during WWII.

Rob is married to television producer Patricia Azarcoya Arce. He has a daughter, musician and actress Elle King, with his former wife, model London King; and two children with Patricia. His brother is producer John Schneider.

Rob’s paternal grandfather was named Sigmund Solomon Schneider. Solomon was a Jewish emigrant, from Galicia, most of which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire.

Rob’s paternal grandmother was named Molly Hoffman (the daughter of Harry Hoffman). Molly was a Jewish emigrant, from Russia.

Rob’s maternal grandfather was Ulysses Stanley Monroe (the son of Oscar Wood Monroe and Ada Fuller). Ulysses was born in Berlin, Ottawa, Michigan, and had English, and distant Scottish, ancestry. Many of his lines trace to Colonial America in New England. Oscar was the son of William Monroe and Mary A. Stanley, who was Canadian. Ada was the daughter of Lafayette Fuller, from New York, and of Harriet Keel/Keal, whose parents were English.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Victoria Estacio (the daughter of Agapito Estacio and Agatuna Calub). Victoria was Filipino.

Sources: Interview with Rob Schneider –

Genealogy of Rob Schneider –

Genealogy of Rob Schneider (focusing on his father’s side) –

Rob’s maternal grandfather, Ulysses Stanley Monroe, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Rob’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Isaac W. Stanley (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Rob’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Lafayette Fuller (focusing on his own mother’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

21 Responses

  1. Ardor says:

    Yeah, Central Asian or an Argentinian with distant native ancestry.

  2. phaedra says:

    He looks very Hispanic.

  3. ethnic says:

    Here’s a link to more of Rob Schneider’s ancestry through his
    great-great-grandfather Lafayette Fuller (father of Ada Fuller):

    And through his great-great-great-grandfather Isaac W. Stanley
    (grandfather of Oscar Wood Monroe):

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