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David Schwimmer

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David Schwimmer

American actor and director of television and film add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1966.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (19%), (6%)

Main connections: Run Fatboy Run, Friends, Simon Pegg

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, HBO, Beverly Hills High School

 

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Critics dismissed "The Pallbearer" as a poor imitation of the 1967 film "The Graduate" add something


1979

In 1979, Schwimmer went to a Shakespeare workshop given by English actor Ian McKellen in Los Angeles add something


1984

In 1984, Schwimmer graduated from Beverly Hills High, and wanted to go straight into acting, but his parents insisted he go to college first so he would have something to fall back on, in case his acting career did not work out add something


1986

Schwimmer based Ross on Nicolas Cage's role of Charlie from the 1986 film Peggy Sue Got Married add something


1988

After graduating in 1988, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and speech, Schwimmer co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company add something

 

In 1988, he graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater and speech add something


1989

He appeared in the television movie "A Deadly Silence" in 1989 add something

 

In 1989, Schwimmer made his television debut in the ABC movie "A Deadly Silence", where he was cast in a supporting role add something


1990

He appeared in a number of television roles, including "L.A. Law", "The Wonder Years", "NYPD Blue", and "Monty" in the early 1990s add something


1992

He followed this with roles on the legal drama "L.A. Law" in 1992, and the comedy-drama series "The Wonder Years" add something


1993

Schwimmer had a recurring role as a lawyer-turned-vigilante in "NYPD Blue" and appeared briefly in "ER" in 1993, before auditioning, unsuccessfully, for a series pilot called "Couples" add something


1994

Schwimmer received his first acting role in 1994 when he was cast as Ross Geller in NBC's situation comedy "Friends", a series that revolved around a group of friends who live together in Manhattan, New York City add something

 

The show debuted on September 22, 1994 and was watched by almost 22 million American viewers add something

 

Mili Avital - She moved to New York in 1994, and later dated David Schwimmer in the early 2000s


 

For this performance, he earned an Emmy award nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995 add something


1996

Schwimmer starred in his first leading film role in the 1996 dark comedy "The Pallbearer", opposite Gwyneth Paltrow add something

 

Jason Katims - He has worked on "Relativity", which he created and wrote for; "Roswell", which he developed, produced and wrote for; "Boston Public", which he co-wrote; "Pepper Dennis"; "About a Boy"; and the 1996 movie "The Pallbearer", starring David Schwimmer and Gwyneth Paltrow


1997

He was offered a role to star alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the 1997 science-fiction comedy "Men in Black", but turned it down in favor of starring in "The Pallbearer", explaining, "This is an opportunity to grow rather than go for the quick cash add something


1998

His next film roles in 1998 were "Kissing a Fool", "Six Days Seven Nights", and "Apt Pupil" add something

 

Jane Hamsher - Subsequently, Hamsher and Murphy co-produced two 1998 films, Brandon Boyce's screen adaptation "Apt Pupil", from the Stephen King "novella", directed by Bryan Singer and starring Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, and David Schwimmer, and "Permanent Midnight", adapted by Jerry Stahl and David Veloz from Stahl's autobiographical novel and starring Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, and Elizabeth Hurley; and the 2001 thriller "From Hell", based on Terry Hayes and Rafael Yglesias' adaptation of the graphic novel "From Hell", by Alan Moore and


1999

Vanessa Angel - She played roles in "Kissing a Fool" with David Schwimmer, followed by a role in the 1999 film, "Made Men"


2001

In 2001, Schwimmer played Captain Herbert M. Sobel in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks' HBO World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers" add something


2003

Roger Kumble - In 2003, Kumble completed his Hollywood trilogy with the critically acclaimed "Turnaround", again starring David Schwimmer, which sold out its entire run in Los Angeles

 

Jaime Ray Newman - In January 2003 Newman starred with David Schwimmer, Jonathan_Silverman and Tom Everett Scott in the play "Turnaround", Roger Kumble's dark Hollywood satire


2004

After the series finale of "Friends" in 2004, Schwimmer was cast as the titular character in the 2005 drama "Duane Hopwood" add something

 

In March 2004, Schwimmer appeared as himself on HBO's comedy series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" add something

 

The show's tenth and final season ended on May 6, 2004 add something

 

Courteney Cox - At first the most famous cast member of the new show, Cox joined fellow castmates Jennifer Aniston , Lisa Kudrow , Matt LeBlanc , Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer for what would become her most famous role, lasting for 10 seasons until 2004


2005

Sundance Film Festival - "Duane Hopwood" was screened at a special presentation at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival add something

 

Following the end of "Friends", Schwimmer starred in the 2005 independent drama "Duane Hopwood", in which he plays the titular character add something

 

Schwimmer made his London stage debut in the leading role in "Some Girl" in 2005 add something

 

Schwimmer starred on the London stage in May 2005, with Catherine Tate, Lesley Manville, Sara Powell, and Saffron Burrows, in Neil LaBute's "Some Girl" at the Gielgud Theatre add something

 

Eric McCormack - Brantley went onto say that McCormack's interpretation of the character is "certainly a more slickly sustained performance" than the one delivered by David Schwimmer in 2005

 

Billy Frolick - "Madagascar" stars the voice talents of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer, and grossed over a half a billion dollars worldwide during its 2005 theatrical release


2006

His next film role was in the 2006 black comedy "Big Nothing", in which he played a bitter, unemployed scientist add something

 

In 2006, he made his Broadway debut in Herman Wouk's two-act play "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" add something

 

In 2006, he made his Broadway debut in "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" add something

 

Tim Daly - In 2006, Daly returned to Broadway when he appeared on stage opposite David Schwimmer and ?eljko Ivanek in the Broadway revival of "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial"

 

Simon Pegg - In 2006, he played Gus in "Big Nothing" alongside David Schwimmer


2007

Schwimmer made his directorial feature debut in the 2007 British comedy "Run Fatboy Run" add something

 

Schwimmer made his feature film directorial debut with the 2007 comedy "Run Fatboy Run" add something

 

On November 8, 2007, Schwimmer made a guest appearance in the second season of the television series "30 Rock", where he played Greenzo, an NBC environmental mascot add something

 

Simon Pegg - In 2007, Pegg starred in "The Good Night" and "Run Fatboy Run" directed by David Schwimmer and co-starring Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria

 

Run Fatboy Run - "'Run Fatboy Run"' is a 2007 British-American comedy film directed by David Schwimmer, written by Michael Ian Black and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Dylan Moran, Thandie Newton, Harish Patel, India de Beaufort, and Hank Azaria


2008

The following year he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in the 2008 production "Fault Lines" add something

 

In October 2008, Schwimmer made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in "Fault Lines" at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York add something


2009

In February 2009, he returned to theater in a Chicago production of Thornton Wilder's three-act play "Our Town" as George Gibbs at the Lookingglass Theatre add something


2010

John Krasinski - The couple married on July 10, 2010, in Italy with celebrity friends George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stanley Tucci, David Schwimmer, and Meryl Streep in attendance


2011

On January 1, 2011, Schwimmer guest-starred on the British comedy series "Come Fly With Me" starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams, whom he directed in "Little Britain USA" add something

 

On May 8, 2011, the couple had a daughter, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer add something

 

In November 2011, he gave the Scottish charity Children 1st permission to screen his film "Trust" to commemorate World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse and Violence against Children add something


2012

In 2012 he rebutted two longstanding rumors: one that he appeared as a soldier on a train in "Biloxi Blues" , saying, "No. I don't know why that's on IMDb, but I never was in that," and the other that he is related to dancer Lacey Schwimmer, saying, "No, not at all add something


2014

In 2014, David Schwimmer will be seen in new ABC comedy pilot Irreversible add something

 

In 2014, David Schwimmer will star in the new ABC comedy pilot Irreversible add something

 

In December 2014, it was announced that he will play Robert Kardashian in the first season of the FX miniseries "American Crime Story" add something

 

Anna Gunn - In 2014, Gunn starred Off-Broadway with Billy Magnussen in a in a critically acclaimed production of "Sex With Strangers" directed by David Schwimmer at Second Stage Theatre

 

Billy Magnussen - In 2014, he starred Off-Broadway with Anna Gunn in a critically acclaimed production of "Sex With Strangers" directed by David Schwimmer at Second Stage Theatre


2016

American Crime Story - As of January 2016, Schwimmer is playing Robert Kardashian in the first season of the FX anthology series "American Crime Story" add something

 

In January 2016, it was announced that Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess would be starring in the new AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) crime drama, "Feed the Beast" add something

 

The series premiered on June 5, 2016, and aired ten episodes until August add something


2017

In April 2017 Schwimmer helped adapt the films of Sigal Avin for a US audience add something


2018

John Challis - In August 2018 Challis embarked on tour with his one-man show 'Boycie and the Babes' which united him with former 'Friends' star, David Schwimmer