David Schwimmer – American Actor

David Schwimmer is an American Actor, Producer and Director. David Net Worth at this time is around $100 Million. Schwimmer is famous for his role as Ross Geller in the popular American Sitcom Friends, other than that he also did many other movies and was also did many stage and voice acting roles.

Early Life

David Schwimmer (full name: David Lawrence Schwimmer) was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City on November 2nd of 1966. David along with his family relocated to Los Angeles. David got fond of acting and developed a passion for Shakespeare.

After some time they moved to Beverly Hills, where David went to High School. Schwimmer went to summer acting programs and drama classes.

David Schwimmer attended Northwestern University after graduating from high school. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and speech in 1988. He went to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career and he also founded the Lookingglass Theater Company based in Chicago.


When David Schwimmer’s first started acting, his roles were mostly in TV Shows such as:

  • L.A. Law
  • The Wonder Years
  • NYPD Blue
  • Monty

David Schwimmer’s career-best was when he got a role as Ross Geller in Friends in 1994. The first episode of the Sitcom was viewed by 22 million Americans, and the show quickly became a Favorite. While David Was working on Friends, He got many other roles in movies like:

  • The Pallbearer
  • Kissing a Fool
  • Six Days
  • Seven Nights
  • Picking Up the Pieces
  • Apt Pupil

David Schwimmer was also in the World War II miniseries Band of Brothers which aired in 2001 and it was a notable moment of his career, in this series David played Captain Sobel, who was disliked officer and a neurotic in the United States Army.

David also worked as a voice as Melman the giraffe in the Madagascar film series which was in 2005.

David Schwimmer also directed some movies like Run Fatboy Run. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial was his Broadway debut.

David returned to TV in 2011 with the series Come Fly With Me. In 2016 he got a role as Robert Kardashian in American Crime Story which was based on OJ Simpson.

David Schwimmer also appeared in: 

  • Feed the Beast
  • Homecoming
  • Intelligence

Favorite Quotes from David Schwimmer 

“My parents from a very young age raised my sister and me under a pressure to achieve. They’re both attorneys. So good marks, getting through university, there was a huge emphasis and pressure to do well and keep going.” – David Schwimmer 

“When I was six years old, my parents took me to this farmers market with a petting zoo. They put me on a pony and, for some reason, it took off at a run and they had to chase it down. They tell me it was kind of traumatic.” – David Schwimmer 

“I think I’m a very very nice director. Very supportive, very nurturing. I definitely try to challenge my actors but I think I’m very supportive.” – David Schwimmer 

“I think the other honest attraction was that I just grew up loving watching TV and loving watching film, and there are so many directors and actors that I dreamed of working with, I just really wanted to take a crack at it and see if I could ever work with some of those.” – David Schwimmer 

“If I were given a choice between two films and one was dark and explored depraved, troubled or sick aspects of our culture, I would always opt for that over the next romantic comedy.” – David Schwimmer 

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