Dan Schneider


January 14,1966 (age 47)
Actor, Writer, Executive Producer
Lisa Lillien

Daniel James Schneider (born January 14, 1966) is an actor, writer, and producer of movies and television. He is the president of his own production company called Schneider's Bakery, Inc.

Dan Schneider is sometimes credited as Daniel Schneider, Daniel J. Schneider, or Daniel James Schneider. His wife, Lisa Lillien, is the author of the "Hungry Girl" cookbooks and the host for the show. He went to Memphis University School (MUS) for a few years, but graduated from White Station High School in 1982 and was the president of his senior class. He usually uses the name DanWarp in social media.


He has contributed to many movies when he started in the mid 1980s. He did Making the Grade, Better Off Dead, The Big Picture, Happy Together and Hot Resort.

He became popular when he starred as Denis Bludden on ABC's show Head of Class.

He then landed a role in Home Free in 1992. He played the best friend of Matthew Perry's character.

Writing/Producing Career


Schneider's career shifted directions in 1993, when he began writing and producing a string of highly successful television shows.

Schneider is the creative force behind the following hit TV series:

Series Run Description

Nickelodeon: not picked up

TeenNick: not picked up

Starring Noah Munck as Gibby Gibson, who gets a gig at a recreational center where he winds up as a mentor to four offbeat middle-school students. This show is going in production this summer and is a spin-off of iCarly.
Sam & Cat

Nickelodeon: 2013-2014

TeenNick: 2013-2014

Starring Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande as Sam Puckett and Cat Valentine, who move in together and start a babysit service. This show is  in production and it is a spin-off of iCarly and Victorious, in July 2014, Sam & Cat was cancelled and concluded it's run after 36 episodes.

Nickelodeon: 2010-2013

TeenNick: 2010-2013

Starring Victoria Justice, Daniella Monet, Leon Thomas, Ariana Grande, Avan Jogia, Elizabeth Gillies and Matt Bennett. Victorious aired its pilot episode on March 27, 2010. The show revolves around Tori Vega, portrayed by Victoria Justice, an aspiring singer who attends a performing arts high school, while getting into wacky, screwball situations on a daily basis. The premiere on March 27 was reported to be the highest-rated premiere for a live-action series in Nickelodeon history, and the second highest post-KCA premiere, after Penguins of Madagascar. The show won the Kids Choice Award in 2012 for Favorite TV Show.

Nickelodeon: 2007-2012
The N: 2008-2008

TeenNick: 2009-2012

Starring, Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainor. iCarly launched in September 2007, and is a great success: the most popular live-action show Nickelodeon has ever aired. iCarly was nominated for a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Show in its first season, competing against Hannah Montana and Drake & Josh (another show by Dan Schneider). It won the award in its second , third, and forth,2009, 2010,and 2011 respectively. iCarly is about a girl and her two friends who makes a web-show, and become famous because of it ( After its premiere, this series has cameo appearances in other TEENick Shows Schneider has created (Drake & Josh & Zoey 101). Schneider is currently working on this show. He has been requested to do 26 more episodes which is Season 4 for iCarly, and now another 13 episodes for Season 5, giving a total of at least 109 episodes for this series.[1] [2]
Zoey 101

Nickelodeon: 2005-2008
The N: 2008-2009

TeenNick: 2009-2008

Zoey 101 was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2005. The series star, Jamie Lynn Spears, is the younger sister of singer Britney Spears. Jamie Lynn won the Kids Choice Award for "Favorite Actress" in 2006, for her starring role in Zoey 101. In 2005, Zoey 101 was the #2 television show in America with the young teen audience, second only to American Idol. Zoey 101 was Schneider's first single-camera format program. Schneider also guest-starred in a Zoey 101 movie "Chasing Zoey." He played Lola Martinez and Vince Blake's cab driver to the prom but never actually got them there. It is believed that the Zoey 101 character Jeremiah Trottman played by Creagen Dow is patterned after a high school friend of Dan's.
Drake & Josh

Nickelodeon: 2004-2008 The N: 2008-2009

TeenNick: 2009;2010-2008

Drake & Josh has won multiple Kids Choice Awards, and is one of Nickelodeon's all-time most popular series. It starred three actors from The Amanda Show, Drake Bell, Josh Peck, and Nancy Sullivan.
What I Like About You (TV series)

WB: 2002-2006       The N:2008-2009- TeenNick:2009-2006 

What I Like About You starred Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth, formerly of Beverly Hills 90210. The show had a four-year successful run on the WB network, just before the WB and UPN merged into the "CW" network.
The Amanda Show

Nickelodeon: 1999-2002
The N: December 2008-August 2009

TeenNick: 2011-2002

Amanda Bynes have won multiple Kids' Choice Awards for The Amanda Show. Although the show ended production in 2001, it had continued to air in reruns on Nickelodeon through 2007. Schneider himself often appeared on The Amanda Show as Mr.Oldman who was frequently the victim of strange prank phone calls.
Kenan & Kel



The N: 2007-2009

TeenNick: 2011-present

Kenan & Kel was a show about two boys living in Chicago, Illinois. Kenan is a high school student while Kel is a clumsy, orange soda-loving friend. Schneider guest starred in an episode.

All That

Nickelodeon: 1994-2005
The N: 2008

TeenNick: 2011-present

All That is a sketch comedy show, often referred to by the media as the "little brother" of Saturday Night Live. All That won Cable Ace Awards and multiple Kids Choice Awards. It was one of the longest-running live action series ever on Nickelodeon. The show featured over a lot of diffrent comedy sketches. It also featured musical appearances by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Barenaked Ladies, Usher, Mandy Moore, Drake Bell, 'N Sync, Avril Lavigne, etc. Schneider quit All That after the first 4 seasons to run The Amanda Show. The show's ratings soon declined and it was canceled in 2000-2001. Nickelodeon then asked Schneider to come back and revamp All That in 2001. Schneider agreed and then returned to Nickelodeon in 2002. The show was relaunched, and ran for another 4 successful seasons until Schneider left the show again in 2004 (after filming the 10th Anniversary & Season 10), bringing All That to the end of it's 10th Season.
Joey: The Show

Nickelodeon: Not picked up

Teen Nick: Not picked up

Joey: The Show is an american television show, about a 9 year old boy who lives with his mother and has a father he also, has a half brother named Mikey who is 18 years old. Joey is an adventurous kid who loves to play soccer and other activites as well.


Schneider has also been involved in movies. He wrote the movie Good Burger which starred Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell (and featured Schneider himself in a supporting role). The film was a successful moneymaker for Paramount Studios, and has begun to enjoy "cult film" status over recent years. Good Burger (the movie) was spun off from a popular comedy sketch which Schneider produced on his Nickelodeon television show, All That.

Schneider also wrote and co-produced the movie Big Fat Liar which starred Paul Giamatti and Frankie Muniz. The film was a hit for Universal Studios, earning nearly $50 million in domestic box office alone.

As of 2007, Schneider has movies in development at both Warner Bros. Studios and Nickelodeon's movie division.


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  1. Nickelodeon Greenlights Fifth Season Of Hit Comedy 'iCarly', (Apr. 14, 2011)
  2. DanWarp, 'Tweet', (Apr. 14, 2011)