Happy birthday today to American actor, comedian and screenwriter Rob Schneider (1963-). In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment saga, Schneider debunked the myth actors were not subjected to inappropriate advances. While acknowledging actresses were predominately the targets of industry abuse, the actor told his personal harassment story involving a now-deceased director who once made a sexual approach toward him. Schneider declined to name his ‘‘famous’’ attacker, instead using his account to highlight the issue. ‘‘It happens to actors, young actors who are in a position of no power,’’ he said. Born in the Californian city of San Francisco in 1963, Schneider turned to comedy while still at Terra Nova High School and started to perform on the club circuit after graduation. His slapstick comedy eventually caught the attention of the industry elite and he opened for the likes of Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. In 1990, Schneider was called up to the bright lights of network television as a writer on the long-running American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. After a guest appearance on Seinfeld in 1996, Schneider partnered with Adam Sandler in The Waterboy in 1998 and Big Daddy the following year. During the next decade, the actor played roles in at least a dozen Sandler-led productions, including Mr Deeds in 2002, 50 First Dates in 2004, Click in 2006 and Grown Ups in 2010. Schneider found his feet as a lead actor in 1999 film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which earned a sequel in 2005. In 2007 he made his directorial debut with Big Stan. Schneider married television producer Patricia Azarcoya Arce in 2011 and the pair has two daughters.