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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)

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 2015 Episodes (TV Series)
David Schwimmer
 2014 Irreversible (TV Movie)
 2009 Merry Madagascar (TV Short)
Melman (voice)
 2009 Entourage (TV Series)
David Schwimmer
 2007 30 Rock (TV Series)
Greenzo / Jared
- Greenzo (2007) ... Greenzo / Jared
 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
 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 Single Guy (TV Series)
Dr. Ross Geller
- Neighbors (1995) ... Dr. Ross Geller (uncredited)
 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
 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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Other Works:

: Played "Jeff" in "D Girl", a play by Roger Kumble (Century City Playhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA). 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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Personal Quote:

[on Friends (1994)] The miracle is the casting. Having been on the other side of it now in terms of directing and producing, to find one magical actor who is just right for the role is difficult enough, but to find six and then to have them actually have chemistry with each other is just kind of a miracle. I looked at the five of them. I watched their work and thought, Everyone is just so ... See more »

Trivia:

Has worked extensively on the stage both as actor and director. See more »

Nickname:

Schwimmer

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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