David Schwimmer

Biography

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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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1966-11-02

Place of Birth Astoria, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Feed the Beast(10 episodes) as Tommy Moran
2016 Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows as Himself
2016 American Crime Story(10 episodes) as Robert Kardashian
2013 Madly Madagascar as Melman
2012 The Iceman as Josh Rosenthal
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Melman
2009 Merry Madagascar(1 episode) as Melman (voice)
2009 Merry Madagascar as Melman
2008 Nothing But the Truth as Ray Armstrong
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Melman (voice)
2006 Big Nothing as Charlie
2006 30 Rock(1 episode)
2005 Madagascar as Melman
2005 Duane Hopwood as Duane Hopwood
2001 Band of Brothers(2 episodes) as Herbert M. Sobel
2001 Uprising
2001 Hotel as Jonathan Danderfine
2000 Picking Up the Pieces as Father Leo Jerome
1999 All the Rage as Chris
1998 Apt Pupil as Edward French
1998 The Thin Pink Line as Kelly Goodish / J.T.
1998 Six Days Seven Nights as Frank Martin
1998 Since You've Been Gone as Robert S. Levitt
1998 Kissing a Fool as Max Abbitt
1997 Breast Men as Dr. Kevin Saunders
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 The Pallbearer as Tom Thompson
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(2 episodes)
1995 The Single Guy(1 episode)
1994 Friends(236 episodes) as Ross Geller
1994 Wolf as Cop
1994 Monty(13 episodes)
1993 Twenty Bucks as Neil Campbell
1988 The Wonder Years(3 episodes)

Directing

2014 Growing Up Fisher(1 episode) … Director
2011 Trust … Director
2008 Little Britain USA(4 episodes) … Director
2007 Run, Fatboy, Run … Director
2004 Joey(2 episodes) … Director
1998 Since You've Been Gone … Director
1994 Friends(84 episodes) … Director

Production

2011 Trust … Producer

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