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David Schwimmer

1966-11-02 Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

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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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Friends: The Reunion Self 2021-05-27
The Laundromat Matthew Quirk 2019-09-27
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Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows Self 2016-02-21
Madly Madagascar Melman (voice) 2013-01-29
John Carter Young Thark Warrior 2012-03-07
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Melman (voice) 2012-06-06
Another Dirty Movie Self (uncredited) 2012-04-25
The Iceman Josh Rosenthal 2012-09-01
Merry Madagascar Melman (voice) 2009-11-16
Nothing But the Truth Ray Armstrong 2008-12-19
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Melman (voice) 2008-10-30
Big Nothing Charlie 2006-12-01
Duane Hopwood Duane Hopwood 2005-11-11
Madagascar Melman (voice) 2005-05-25
NBC 75th Anniversary Special Self 2002-05-05
Hotel Jonathan Danderfine 2001-09-12
Uprising Icchak 'Antek' Cukierman 2001-11-04
Love & Sex Jehovah's Witness 2000-07-26
Picking Up the Pieces Father Leo Jerome 2000-05-26
It's the Rage Chris 1999-09-11
Since You've Been Gone Robert S. Levitt 1998-06-06
Apt Pupil Edward French 1998-10-23
Six Days Seven Nights Frank Martin 1998-06-12
The Thin Pink Line Kelly Goodich / J.T. 1998-10-07
Kissing a Fool Max Abbitt 1998-02-27
Breast Men Dr. Kevin Saunders 1997-12-13
The Pallbearer Tom Thompson 1996-05-03
Wolf Cop 1994-06-17
Twenty Bucks Neil Campbell 1993-10-21
Crossing the Bridge John Anderson 1992-09-11
Flight of the Intruder Duty Officer 1991-01-18
A Deadly Silence Rob Cuccio 1989-04-16
The Waiter Evil Waiter