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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 »

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Friends Dr. Ross Geller / Russ
Madagascar Melman


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 2015 Episodes (TV Series)
David Schwimmer
 2014 Irreversible (TV Movie)
 2012 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Newell L. Miller
- Electile Dysfunction (2012) ... Newell L. Miller
- Stalk Therapy (2012) ... Newell L. Miller
- The Insanity Offense (2012) ... Newell L. Miller
- Man-Cave Man (2012) ... Newell L. Miller
 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)
- 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)
- A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) (1982) ... Patient (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Release of The Rembrandts' music video of the Friends (1994) theme song, "I'll Be There For You," with appearances by Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc. See more »

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6 Interviews | 7 Articles | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

David Schwimmer Arquette


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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I've made a good amount of money. I'm very happy that I can now support my theatre company and support friends and family, and I'm ready to maybe go back to school and change careers. See more »


Graduated from Northwestern University. His classmate was his friend, Roger Kumble. See more »



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