Knowledge Identifier: +David_Schwimmer
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1966.
Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (19%), (6%)
Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, HBO, Beverly Hills High School
In 1979, Schwimmer went to a Shakespeare workshop given by English actor Ian McKellen in Los Angeles
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
Schwimmer based Ross on Nicolas Cage's role of Charlie from the 1986 film Peggy Sue Got Married
After graduating in 1988, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and speech, Schwimmer co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company
Schwimmer starred in his first leading film role in the 1996 dark comedy "The Pallbearer", opposite Gwyneth Paltrow
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
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
Vanessa Angel - She played roles in "Kissing a Fool" with David Schwimmer, followed by a role in the 1999 film, "Made Men"
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
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"
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
In April 2017 Schwimmer helped adapt the films of Sigal Avin for a US audience
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