Why Rob Schneider Passed On Grown Ups 2 All of the original cast returned for Grown Ups 2 aside from Rob Schneider; here"s why he didn"t come back for the 2013 sequel.

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Here"s why Rob Schneider wasn"t a part of the 2013 sequel Grown Ups 2. Rob Schneider started his career as a writer/performer on Saturday Night Live, in addition to supporting roles in the likes of Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, Demolition Man and Judge Dredd. His first big solo success came with 1999"s bad taste comedy Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which he also wrote. The movie followed the slovenly title character as he"s forced to become a gigolo, and the movie was successful enough to spawn the 2005 sequel European Gigolo.

Rob Schneider is also well-known for his many, many collaborations with Adam Sandler. The pair first worked together on The Waterboy in 1998, and their movie careers started to take off around the same time. From that point forwards, Schneider tended to appear in most of Sandler"s output, even if it was only for a brief cameo, including 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, You Don"t Mess with the Zohan and more.

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He also played a role in 2010"s Grown Ups alongside Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Kevin James. The movie revolved around the reunion of five childhood friends which leads to assorted wacky hijinks. While the film wasn"t greeted with the warmest of reviews it was a solid box-office success. It didn"t take long for a sequel to roll around, but when it did, Rob Schneider was nowhere to be found.

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There have been various reasons cited for why he didn"t return for the sequel, with Rob Schneider himself explaining he wouldn"t be part of Grown Ups 2 due to availability issues with his 2012 sitcom Rob; he also cited money issues playing a part in his decision to pass. Vulture pointed out during their report about actor Nick Swardson taking Schneider"s place by playing his character"s brother that Rob had been cancelled by CBS before the production of Grown Ups 2 was set to begin. That said, Schneider had also just become a new father in 2012 and was refocusing on his stand-up career too, so it seems a mix of factors led to him passing on the sequel.

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Rob Schneider"s absence from Grown Ups 2 and several subsequent Adam Sandler movies caused reports of a falling out between the two, but they later reunited for The Ridiculous 6 in 2015, Sandy Wexler and once again for the upcoming Hubie Halloween. There are no reports of a Grown Ups 3 moving ahead and following the acclaim that greeted his performance in Uncut Gems, Sandler may choose to focus on more dramatic projects in the immediate future.