David Schwimmer


Date Of Birth

November 2, 1966


American actor David Schwimmer was born Astoria, New York, on November 12, 1966. He studied as a theater major at the Northwestern University in Chicago, dabbling in acting and directing. He co-founded, along with seven other Northwestern graduates, the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago.

After an uncredited film debut in the 1988 film Biloxi Blues, he made guest appearances in different television programs such as The Wonder Years, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, and Monty. He also played roles in films such as Flight of the Intruder, Twenty Bucks, The Waiter and The Pitch.

He is best known, however, for his role as paleontologist Dr. Ross Geller in the successful NBC sitcom Friends.

Throughout Friends’ ten-year run, from 1994 to 2004, Schwimmer starred in other films, such as The Thin Pink Line, Kissing A Fool, All the Rage and Picking Up the Pieces. His most known performance outside of Friends, however, was the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers, as Captain Herbert Sopel. The performance earned him a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries.

In 2005, Schwimmer played the lead in the independent film Duane Hopwood, as an alcoholic seeking to turn his life around. His performance earned positive reviews from critics. He also provided his voice to the animated film Madagascar, and appeared as himself in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. After directing several television programs—notably 10 episodes of Friends and 2 episodes of its spin-off Joey—he made his film directorial debut through the 2007 film Run Fatboy Run, which starred British comedian Simon Pegg. In 2016, he was cast in AMC's Feed the Beast and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Place of Birth

Astoria, New York, U.S.

Birth Name

David Schwimmer




2016 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (TV Series)
2016 Feed the Beast (TV Series)
2015 Episodes (TV Series)
2014 Irreversible (TV Movie)
2013 Madly Madagascar (Video short)
2012 Web Therapy (TV Series)
2012 The Iceman
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
2012 John Carter
2009 Merry Madagascar (TV Short)
2009 Entourage (TV Series)
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
2008/I Nothing But the Truth
2007 30 Rock (TV Series)
2007 Run, Fatboy, Run
2006 Big Nothing
2005 Madagascar
2005 Duane Hopwood
1994-2004 Friends (TV Series)
2004 Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends (TV Movie)
2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series)
2001 Uprising (TV Movie)
2001 Hotel
2000 Picking Up the Pieces
2000 Love & Sex
1999 All the Rage
1998 The Thin Pink Line
1998 Apt Pupil
1998 Six Days Seven Nights
1998 Since You've Been Gone (TV Movie)
1998 Kissing a Fool
1997 Breast Men (TV Movie)
1996 ER (TV Series)
1996 The Pallbearer
1995 The Party Favor (Short)
1995 The Single Guy (TV Series)
1994 Wolf
1994 Monty (TV Series)
1993 The Pitch (Short)
1993/I The Waiter (Short)
1993 Blossom (TV Series)
1993 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
1992-1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
1993 Twenty Bucks
1992 Crossing the Bridge
1991-1992 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
1991 Flight of the Intruder
1989 A Deadly Silence (TV Movie)
1982 Police Squad! (TV Series)

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