Dan Schneider is a writer and occasional actor. He was strictly an actor at first, known for playing Dennis Blunden on Head of the Class, which ran for five seasons. Eventually, he decided to change directions and become a writer. This would prove to be a good decision, as he has since made and helped very successful shows for Nickelodeon, such as All That, Drake & Josh, iCarly and, of course, Kenan & Kel. In addition to this, he also occasionally acts as background characters on his shows.
Schneider has also worked for other channels; he created the short-lived Guys Like Us for UPN, and What I Like About You for The WB, which are notably more adult and serious in nature than the above series.
He now has his own production company, called Schneider's Bakery, which he founded in 2003.
He is a former student of Harvard and has been married to Hungry Girl founder Lisa Lillien since 2002.
On Kenan & Kel, he served as an executive producer andfor the first two seasons of the show, before settling as a creative consultant for the rest of the series.
- "Pilot" (teleplay, with Kim Bass; story by Kim Bass)
- "The Tainting of the Screw"
- "Diamonds Are for Roger"
- "Merry Christmas, Kenan"
- "Twizzles Fizzles" (with Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert)