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Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was encouraged by a high school instructor to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University. Inspired by that experience, he returned to Northwestern where he received a bachelor's degree in speech/theater. In 1988, along with seven other Northwestern graduates, he co-founded ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Friends
Friends Dr. Ross Geller / Russ
(1994-2004)
Madagascar
Madagascar Melman
(2005)

Filmography

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 2015 Episodes (TV Series)
David Schwimmer
 2014 Irreversible (TV Movie)
 2013 Madly Madagascar (Video short)
Melman (voice)
 2012 John Carter
Young Thark Warrior
 2009 Merry Madagascar (TV Short)
Melman (voice)
 2009 Entourage (TV Series)
David Schwimmer
 2007 30 Rock (TV Series)
Greenzo / Jared
- Greenzo (2007) ... Greenzo / Jared
 2007 Run, Fatboy, Run
Man Handing Dennis a Beer During Race (uncredited)
 2005 Madagascar
Melman (voice)
 2005 Duane Hopwood
Duane Hopwood
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series)
Herbert M. Sobel
- Points (2001) ... Herbert M. Sobel
- Currahee (2001) ... Herbert M. Sobel
 2001 Uprising (TV Movie)
Yitzhak Zuckerman
 2000 Love & Sex
Jehovah's Witness (uncredited)
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie)
Dr. Kevin Saunders
 1996 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Karubian
- Doctor Carter, I Presume (1996) ... Dr. Karubian (voice, uncredited)
 1995 The Party Favor (Short)
 1995 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Dr. Ross Geller
- Neighbors (1995) ... Dr. Ross Geller (uncredited)
 1994 Wolf
Cop
 1993 The Pitch (Short)
Vinnie
 1993/I The Waiter (Short)
Evil Waiter
 1993 Twenty Bucks
Neil Campbell
 1992 Crossing the Bridge
John Anderson
 1991-1992 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Michael
- The Wedding (1992) ... Michael
- Stormy Weather (1992) ... Michael
- Dinner Out (1991) ... Michael
- The House That Jack Built (1991) ... Michael
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
Duty Officer
 1989 A Deadly Silence (TV Movie)
Rob Cuccio
 1982 Police Squad! (TV Series)
Patient
- A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) (1982) ... Patient (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Joy Gregory and his adaptation of "Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About" was performed at the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 8 Articles | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

David Schwimmer Arquette

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his post-Friends (1994) activity in live theatre] The best thing about going back to drama was discovering how good I feel as a leader. I feel I'm a natural collaborator, but I'm also good at bringing people together..People really have to know their opinion matters. And I can remember the days when I was happiest as an actor were those days when my opinion seemed to make a difference. See more »

Trivia:

January 2003 - Premiered his play "Turnaround" at the 99-seat West Hollywood Coast theater. All of his "Friends" were in attendance. See more »

Nickname:

Schwimmer

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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