Nov. 2nd, 1966
Astoria, New York, USA
David Schwimmer's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Nothing But the Truth
2008 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
2006 - Big Nothing
2005 - Duane Hopwood
2005 - Madagascar
2001 - Hotel
2000 - Picking Up the Pieces
1998 - Apt Pupil
1998 - Six Days Seven Nights
1998 - Kissing a Fool
1997 - Breast Men
1996 - The Pallbearer
1994 - Wolf
1991 - Flight of the Intruder
1988 - Biloxi Blues
Guest TV Roles
City Atty. Dana Romney
Josh '4B' Goldstein
Newell L. Miller
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 Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company.
- He graduated Beverly Hills High School in 1984 and performed in stage productions there under the direction of John Ingle.
- Was originally going to direct _Persuaders, The (2009_ with 'George Clooney' (qv) and 'Hugh Grant (I)' (qv) in the lead roles but the movie got scrapped.
- Dated Australian singer/actress 'Natalie Imbruglia' (qv).
- Turned down 'Will Smith (I)' (qv)'s role in _Men in Black (1997)_ (qv).
- He is related to _"So You Think You Can Dance" (2005)_ (qv) contestants 'Benji Schwimmer' (qv), 'Lacey Schwimmer' (qv) & 'Heidi Groskreutz' (qv).
- Both his parents, 'Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer' (qv) and Authur Schwimmer, had small parts in _Since You've Been Gone (1998) (TV)_ (qv), which he directed.
- Born on his mother's birthday.
- Before _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv) Schwimmer competed against high-school friend 'Jonathan Silverman (I)' (qv) and actor 'Jon Cryer' (qv) for a role in the TV pilot _Couples (1994) (TV)_ (qv). Silverman won the role opposite 'Helen Slater (I)' (qv), but ABC passed on the show. The producers later reconceived the show for singles and sold it to NBC as _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv) in which Schwimmer was the first actor to be cast.