|Born||Alvin Duane Schneider|
Schneider grew up in Detroit, Michigan, spent a year living in Denver, Colorado, but spent most of his life living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In there, sometime, he lived in Hollywood, California for a year and was a member of the Magic Castle. 
He started in magic 1960 in his senior high school days in Roseville, Michigan, a Detroit suburb. In 1967, after seven years of part time work and part time school, Schneider graduated from Wayne University with a BS in Physics. Magic continued to occupy his free moments during those years, and he worked toward his ambition of attaining a professional status in magic.
In 1969 he left his job as a mathematician for Uniroyal, Inc. and accepted a position as Systems Analyst for Univac, specialists in computers. A short time later, the firm transferred him to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he worked as a Systems Programmer in computer development.
In 1972, when the computer industry took a dive, he began writing and publishing magic books. He worked as a dealer from Goldshadow Industries and editor of house organ Goldshadow Newsletter.
Apart from magic, his hobbies include, but are not limited to, full contact Karate competition, two-handed sword fighting, golf, skiing, theoretical physics and study of Quantum Mechanics.
- Matrix (Book) (1974)
- Off (1975)
- Al Schneider on Coins (1975)
- Al Schneider on Close-Up (1980)
- Al Schneider on Zombie (1981)
- Al Schneider Magic (2011)
- ↑ Matrix Coin Trick by Al Schneider in Genii 1970 November, Vol. 35, No. 3, page 123.
- ↑ The Linking Ring, Vol. 52, No. 8, August 1972 “Our Cover, Al Schneider”, p.48
- Al Schneider Magic (2011), dust cover of the book