David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 02-11-1966
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Astoria, New York, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Ντέιβιντ Σουίμερ
    데이빗 쉼머

  • Popularity: 5.39
  • Homepage: N/A


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.




Year Movie Character
1996 The Pallbearer as Tom Thompson
2005 Duane Hopwood as Duane Hopwood
2006 Big Nothing as Charlie
1998 Kissing a Fool as Max Abbitt
1997 Breast Men as Dr. Kevin Saunders
2005 Madagascar as Melman (voice)
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Melman (voice)
1998 Six Days Seven Nights as Frank Martin
2009 Merry Madagascar as Melman
1998 Since You've Been Gone as Robert S. Levitt
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Melman (voice)
2013 Madly Madagascar as Melman (voice)
2016 Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows as Self
2001 Uprising as Icchak 'Antek' Cukierman
2021 Friends: The Reunion as Self
2018 That's Harassment as Boss
2012 The Iceman as Josh Rosenthal
2008 Nothing But the Truth as Ray Armstrong
2000 Picking Up the Pieces as Father Leo Jerome
2019 Friends 25th: The One with the Anniversary as Ross Geller
1999 It's the Rage as Chris
1993 Twenty Bucks as Neil Campbell
1989 A Deadly Silence as Rob Cuccio
2019 The Laundromat as Matthew Quirk
1998 The Thin Pink Line as Kelly Goodish / J.T.
1992 Crossing the Bridge as John Anderson
1998 Apt Pupil as Edward French
2001 Hotel as Jonathan Danderfine
2000 Love & Sex as Jehovah's Witness
1994 Wolf as Cop
1991 Flight of the Intruder as Duty Officer
2012 John Carter as Young Thark Warrior
2007 Run, Fatboy, Run
1998 Since You've Been Gone
2010 Trust
2010 Trust
2018 LOVE
2021 Friends: The Reunion
2018 That's Harassment

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