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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 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 John Carter
Young Thark Warrior
 2007 Run, Fatboy, Run
Man Handing Dennis a Beer During Race (uncredited)
 2005 Madagascar
Melman (voice)
 2005 Duane Hopwood
Duane Hopwood
 2000 Love & Sex
Jehovah's Witness (uncredited)
 1995 The Party Favor (Short)
 1994 Wolf
Cop
 1993 The Pitch (Short)
Vinnie
 1993/I The Waiter
Evil Waiter
 1993 Twenty Bucks
Neil Campbell
 1992 Crossing the Bridge
John Anderson
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
Duty Officer
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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:

5 Interviews | 7 Articles | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

David Schwimmer Arquette | Snaro

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[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:

Before Friends (1994) Schwimmer competed against high-school friend Jonathan Silverman and actor Jon Cryer for a role in the TV pilot Couples (1994). Silverman won the role opposite Helen Slater, but ABC passed on the show. The producers later reconceived the show for singles and sold it to NBC as Friends (1994) in which Schwimmer was the first actor to be cast. See more »

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Scorpio

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