David Schwimmer

About David Schwimmer

David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, director, producer and comedian. Schwimmer gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the sitcom ‘Friends’, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995. While still acting in ‘Friends’, his first leading film role was in ‘The Pallbearer’, followed by roles in ‘Kissing a Fool’, ‘Six Days, Seven Nights’, ‘Apt Pupil’, and ‘Picking Up the Pieces’. He was then cast in the miniseries ‘Band of Brothers’ as Herbert Sobel.

After the series finale of ‘Friends’ in 2004, David Schwimmer branched out into film and stage work. He was cast as the title character in the 2005 drama film ‘Duane Hopwood’, and voiced Melman the Giraffe in the computer-animated ‘Madagascar’ film franchise, acted in the dark comedy ‘Big Nothing’, and the thriller ‘Nothing but the Truth’. Schwimmer made his West End stage debut in the leading role in 2005’s ‘Some Girl(s)’. He made his Broadway debut in ‘The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial’ in 2006. His feature film directorial debut followed in 2007 with the comedy ‘Run Fatboy Run’, and the following year he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in ‘Fault Lines’. Learn More….

David Schwimmer