15 Times Rob Schneider Appeared in Adam Sandler's Movies
Outside of his unique comedy style and humble personality, Adam Sandler is known for frequently collaborating with those close to him on screen, whether it be his family, including his wife, Jackie Sandler, or many real-life friends, like David Spade, Kevin James, and Rob Schneider. Sandler and Schneider met in the late 1980s, as they were both living in Los Angeles and aspiring to become successful comedians and make it in Hollywood, per Screen Rant. By the 1990s, the comedy duo became close friends after starring on "Saturday Night Live" together, and they've since shared the screen in over a dozen films.
Schneider's roles in Sandler movies range from minor ones like Townie in "The Waterboy" to more significant ones, like the reckless, beach-going Ula in "50 First Dates." While Schneider has starred in his own movies (like "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo"), a majority of his films are in the Sandler movie universe. Schneider is arguably most known for starring in "Grown Ups" and "The Ridiculous 6." Despite Schneider facing backlash from some in recent years due to his public comments regarding COVID vaccine and mask mandates, among other things, he most recently starred alongside Sandler in 2020's "Hubie Halloween." He is credited with appearing in 15 movies with his fellow comedian over the years.
Since the "Grandma's Boy" actor does not make an appearance in Sandler's latest flick, "Murder Mystery 2," which premiered on Netflix on March 31, here's a refreshed on some of his classic performances in Sandler movies over the years.
Bobby Boucher Jr. (Sandler) lives a sheltered life with his overprotective mother, Helen. When he grows up, he starts working as a water boy for the University of Louisiana college football team, but is fired by the coach, who claims that Bobby's constant bullying from the team is hindering their success. When Bobby begins working for the less successful, rival team, he faces torment again and beats up the team bully, which inspires the coach to sign him to the team. In the film, Schneider has a small role as an angry "townie," aka a townsperson.
When 32-year-old Sonny Koufax (Sandler) is dumped by his girlfriend for being irresponsible, he tries to earn her love back by adopting the 5-year-old son of his roommate who was left on his doorstep. Sonny's efforts to prove he can be a serious adult backfire, and unfortunately for him, he gets stuck with a kid and no girlfriend. Schneider has the small role of Nazo in the film, a Cozy Soup 'n' Burger delivery guy.
Mild-mannered Nicky (Sandler) is the son of the devil, but has no plans of being evil. When his brothers escape from hell, Nicky is sent to bring them back before they wreak havoc on Earth. Throughout his journey to find them, Nicky is accompanied by his talking dog Mr. Beefy, and falls in love with Valerie, who he has to hide his identity from. Schneider reprises his small role as the "townie" in this movie and appears in a crowd of people that witness Nicky's battle with his brother Adrian.
“Eight Crazy Nights”
Schneider voices the character of Mr. Chang in "Eight Crazy Nights," an animated film that stars Sandler as the main character, Davey Stone (Sandler). Davey is a troublemaker that has a lengthy record with local law enforcement. When his rambunctious antics go too far, he is ordered to do community service and be a referee for the youth basketball team, or go to prison.
Longfellow Deeds (Sandler) lives a quiet life running a pizza place in Mandrake Falls, New Hampshire, and writing greeting cards. One day, Longfellow learns that he was left a hefty inheritance of $40 billion and the largest media company in the world by a long-lost relative. Naturally, the news draws a lot of attention from reporters, especially tabloid journalist Babe Bennett, who wants exclusive access to Longfellow to write a story. Schneider's role in "Mr. Deeds" is uncredited, but he appears in a few scenes as Nazo, his character from "Little Nicky."
“50 First Dates”
Henry Roth (Sandler) is a notorious womanizer that is afraid of commitment. He works as a veterinarian at Sea Life Park in Hawaii and enjoys life as a single man, but this all changes when he meets Lucy, who has short-term memory loss. As Henry falls for Lucy, he fights to get her to remember him but is scrutinized by her friends and family who want to protect her. He pushes to go on several dates with her and is supported by his friend Ula (Schneider) along the way.
“The Longest Yard”
NFL quarterback Paul Crewe (Sandler) is sentenced to three years in prison for violating his probation in a high-speed chase with the police. While in jail, he is recruited to the prison football team and coaches a crew of inmates to play in a game against prison guards. Schneider makes an appearance in the film as Punky, an inmate who cheers for the team during the big game.
Workaholic Michael Newman (Sandler) believes life is going smoothly, but his wife Donna feels disconnected from him and frustrated about his lack of attention to his family. When he purchases a universal remote control, Michael realizes he can control life using the remote buttons and essentially skip all the parts of his life he doesn't like, but this soon has big consequences. Schneider has an uncredited role as Prince Habeeboo in the film and can be seen during a negotiation scene between Michael and a group of businessmen.
“I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”
New York City firefighters Chuck Levine (Sandler) and Larry Valentine (Kevin James) are best friends that work and share their lives together. During an accident on the job, Chuck saves Larry's life. He attempts to increase his life insurance policy so his children are taken care of in the event of his death, but learns that they cannot be beneficiaries. Inspired by a newspaper story, Larry asks Chuck to enter into a civil union with him, and the two must avoid suspicion and scrutiny or watch their plan fall apart. Schneider's small role in the film as Morris Takechi is uncredited.
Skeeter Bronson (Sandler) works as a hotel repairman at the Sunny Vista Motel and is tasked by his sister Wendy to watch her children as she looks for a new job. At night, Skeeter reads the kids bedtime stories, which he soon discovers are all coming true. After learning of this phenomenon, Skeeter takes creative liberties to turn his life into a fun-filled story, but soon gets a hard dose of reality when things don't go as planned. Schneider has an uncredited role as a robber in the film.
“You Don't Mess With The Zohan”
Zohan Dvir (Sandler) is a specialized soldier in Israeli's military, and despite his position, he dreams of becoming a hairstylist in New York City. When Zohan battles his archnemesis, Phantom, in a military mission, he fakes his death to escape the military and flee to New York City, but Phantom learns that he is still alive and goes after him. In the film, Schneider plays the role of Salim, a taxi driver that holds a grudge against Zohan for stealing his goat.
After the death of their junior high school basketball coach, five former friends and teammates reunite for his funeral and spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together. Though it has been over 30 years since they've been together, the group bond and share wildly funny, outrageous memories together. In "Grown Ups," Schneider is Rob Hillard, a hippie friend of the guys known for his failed marriages and bad hair.
“The Ridiculous 6”
Tommy (Sandler), also known as White Knife, was raised by a Native American tribe in the Old West. When Tommy learns that his town's biggest outlaws are his half-brothers, they venture on a journey to find and subsequently save their long-lost father. Schneider is seen in the film as Ramon, one of Tommy's half-brothers.
In the 1990s, Sandy Wexler (Sandler) is a talent manager that takes on a number of eccentric clients in Los Angeles. Wexler is a dedicated businessman, but when he begins to work with a singer named Courtney Clark, his professionalism is put to the test. In "Sandy Wexler" Schneider plays Firuz, Sandy's landlord.
Deli worker Hubie Dubois (Sandler) is constantly bullied by the people of his town and takes on the role of official Halloween Helper to monitor the city on Oct. 31. During the spooky holiday, Hubie begins to find clues of a real murder that has taken place and takes it upon himself to solve it and save Halloween. Schneider plays Richie Hartman, Hubie's childhood friend, and a convicted criminal.