David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer

  • Born on
    • November 2nd, 1966
David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor and director of television and film. He was born in New York, and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was two. He began his acting career performing in school plays at Beverly Hills High School. In 1988, he graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and speech. After graduation, Schwimmer co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company. For much of the late-1980s, he lived in Los Angeles as a struggling, unemployed actor. He appeared in the television movie A Deadly Silence in 1989. He then appeared in a number of television roles, including L.A. Law, The Wonder Years, NYPD Blue, and Monty in the early 1990s. Schwimmer later gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the situation comedy Friends. Aside from appearing in television, he starred in his first leading role in The Pallbearer (1996), which was followed by roles in Kissing a Fool (1998), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Apt Pupil, and Picking Up the Pieces (2000). He was then cast in the miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) as Herbert Sobel. Following the series finale of Friends in 2004, Schwimmer was cast as the titular character in the 2005 drama Duane Hopwood. Other film roles include the computer animated film Madagascar (2005), the dark comedy Big Nothing (2006), the thriller Nothing But the Truth (2008), and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008). Schwimmer made his London stage debut in the leading role in Some Girl(s) in 2005. In 2006, he made his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Schwimmer made his feature film directorial debut with the 2007 comedy Run Fatboy Run. The following year he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in the 2008 production Fault Lines. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Schwimmer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (31 Credits)

2020Intelligence (2020) as Jerry
2019The Laundromat as Matthew Quirk
2016Feed The Beast as Tommy Moran
2013Madly Madagascar as Melman (voice)
2012Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Melman (voice)
2012The Iceman as Josh Rosenthal
2012John Carter as Young Thark Warrior
2009Merry Madagascar as Melman
2009Merry Madagascar as Melman
2008Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Melman (voice)
2008Nothing But the Truth as Ray Armstrong
2006Big Nothing as Charlie
2005Duane Hopwood as Duane Hopwood
2005Madagascar as Melman (voice)
2001Uprising as Icchak 'Antek' Cukierman
2001Hotel as Jonathan Danderfine
2001Band of Brothers as Herbert Sobel
2000Picking Up the Pieces as Father Leo Jerome
2000Love & Sex as Jehovah's Witness
1999All the Rage as Chris
1998Kissing a Fool as Max Abbitt
1998Since You've Been Gone as Robert S. Levitt
1998Six Days Seven Nights as Frank Martin
1998Apt Pupil as Edward French
1997Breast Men as Dr. Kevin Saunders
1996The Pallbearer as Tom Thompson
1994Wolf as Cop
1994Friends as Ross Geller
1993Twenty Bucks as Neil Campbell
1992Crossing the Bridge as John Anderson
1991Flight of the Intruder as Duty Officer

Director (3 Credits)


Himself (1 Credits)



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