He played Tag Brendanawicz in Parks and Entertainment, and played Gus in the Oscar-nominated film, Lars and the true Girl. His part in Bright Celebrity garnered him a Country wide Culture of Film Critics Award for Greatest Supporting Acting professional. He produced his debut in the 3rd party film, George Washington. He regarded as himself a redneck while developing up in NEW YORK. He grew up in Asheville, NEW YORK. He was influenced to pursue actions from the 1993 film, The Piano, which starred Holly Hunter.
Date Of Birth March 16, 1976
Place Of Birth Asheville, NC
Height 1.8 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Asheville High School, Carolina Day School
Awards National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film
Nominations Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
Movies Bright Star, Lars and the Real Girl, Goodbye to All That, The Babymakers, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, All the Real Girls, Water for Elephants, Café Society, The Daughter, The Family Stone, Pretty Bird, Elizabethtown, The Flowers of War, Away We Go, Hello Carter, The Beloved, George Washington, Live Free or Die, How to Lose Your Lover, Rules Don't Apply, Black-Eyed Dog, 1001 Arabian Nights, Kingpin, Straight Men, Same Bed, Security, Colorado
TV Shows Parks and Recreation, The Divide, Channel Zero, Chance
Star Sign Pisces
Left "Parks and Recreation" after its 2nd season by mutual agreement with the show's producers (it had been clear for a while that Schneider would not return for Season 3, leading to the full-time hiring of Adam Scott and a guest-star spot for Rob Lowe who would become a show regular for several years afterwards). While Mike Schur said that Schneider would return for guest spots himself, his character not only never returned to the show but was never mentioned again by any other characters. Before Season 7, Schur confirmed Schneider would not return and Schneider also said both that he hadn't been contacted to return and had zero interest in bringing his character back in any case.
A big fan of director Jane Campion. He says that The Piano (1993) is the film that inspired him to enrol into film school. He later worked with Campion on Bright Star (2009).
Was named one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" by Variety (2007).
Graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Water for Elephants
Parks and Recreation
Away We Go
Beach Dog Jogger (as Otto Peotomy)
William Henry Harrison
Lars and the Real Girl
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
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After we did All the Real Girls (2003), some guy asked me how I was going to go to Hollywood and hang on to my indie values. "Indie values"? There's like 18 things wrong with that phrase, but I understood what he meant. If your value system is external to you, then yeah, it can be hard to hold on to. Is it hard to hold on to this glass of water through a typhoon? It absolutely is. But if your value system is in you, like lungs, like blood..
I come from a really lovely, really smart family where the only stress was money and employment. It wasn't violence, it wasn't drink - it was money. I was a sensitive, runty, rednecky kid, and I absorbed my parents, stress about that. Now I find myself living in the epicenter of money, trying to define myself against it. I'm having a nice little swing here, but even if they come at me with a big paycheck - and they haven't, believe me - it won't fill the void that'll be created in me if I have to go out and lie to guys like you about loving a movie I'm in that I actually can't stand. That's gotta chip away at you.