Schwimmer, David 1966– (Snaro)

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SCHWIMMER, David 1966


Full name, David L. Schwimmer; born November 2 (some sources cite November 12), 1966, in Astoria, Queens, New York, NY; son of Arthur Schwimmer (an attorney) and Arlene ColmanSchwimmer (an attorney). Education: Northwestern University, B.A., speech, 1988. Avocational Interests: Poker.

Addresses: Office Dark Harbor Productions, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 368, Burbank, CA 91505. Agent Leslie Siebert, The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, director, and producer. Lookingglass Theater Company, Chicago, IL, cofounder and member of company, beginning c. 1988; Dark Harbor Productions, Burbank, CA, principal. Appeared in "The More You Know," a series of public service announcements broadcast by NBC. Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica, member of board of directors of the Rape Foundation.

Member: Delta Tau Delta.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, 1995, Actor Award (with others), outstanding ensemble in a comedy series, 1995, American Comedy Award nomination (with Matthew Perry), funniest supporting actor in a television series, 1996, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and TV Guide Award (with others), editor's choice, 2000, all for Friends; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actorcomedy or romance, 1999, for Six Days, Seven Nights; Golden Satellite Award, International Press Academy, best supporting actor in a television series, miniseries, or movie, 2002, for Band of Brothers.


Television Appearances; Series:

Michael, The Wonder Years, ABC, 19911992.

Dana Romney, a recurring role, L.A. Law, NBC, 19921993.

Greg Richardson, Monty, Fox, 1994.

Ross Geller, Friends (also know as Friends Like Us ), NBC, 19942004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Captain Herbert M. Sobel, Band of Brothers, HBO, 2001.

Yitzhak "Antek" Zuckerman, Uprising, NBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Rob Cuccio, A Deadly Silence, ABC, 1989.

Dr. Christopher Saunders, Breast Men, HBO, 1997.

Robert S. Levitt, Since You've Been Gone, ABC, 1998.

Chris, All the Rage (also known as It's All the Rage ), Cinemax, 1999.

Father Leo Jerome, Picking Up the Pieces, Cinemax, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Just For Laughs (also known as Just For Laughs! The Montreal International Comedy Festival ), Fox, 1995.

Comic Relief VII, HBO, 1995.

Host, Your Favorites from the Montreal Comedy Festival, Fox, 1996.

Spotlight: David Schwimmer, Comedy Central, 1996.

Himself, Happy Birthday, Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life, ABC, 1997.

Himself, The Making of "Band of Brothers, " 2001.

(And in archive footage) Himself, Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen, NBC, 2001.

Himself, NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration ), NBC, 2002.

Himself, TV's Most Memorable Weddings, NBC, 2003.

Himself, A Farewell to Friends: A Dateline Special, NBC, 2004.

Himself, The One with All the Other Ones: A Friends Retrospective, NBC, 2004.

(In archive footage) 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1996.

Presenter, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

The American Film Institute Salute to Harrison Ford, CBS, 2000.

Himself, The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Presenter, The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Eddie, "Sis," Walter & Emily, NBC, 1992.

Josh "4B" Goldstein, "Brown Appetit," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Josh "4B" Goldstein, "4B or Not 4B," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Josh "4B" Goldstein, "True Confessions," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Sonny Catalano, "Blossom's Dilemma," Blossom, NBC, 1993.

Sonny Catalano, "Six and Sonny," Blossom, NBC, 1993.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL ), NBC, 1995.

Ross Geller, "Neighbors," The Single Guy, NBC, 1995.

Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, multiple appearances, beginning 1995.

(As Snaro) Russ, "The One with Russ," Friends, NBC, 1996.

(Uncredited) Dr. Karubian, "Doctor Carter, I Presume," ER (also known as Emergency Room ), NBC, 1996.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

(Uncredited) "Grandfather Clause," The Single Guy, NBC, 1997.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998.

Himself, Celebrity Profile: Henry Winkler, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Himself, "Friends," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2000.

Himself, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2000.

(And in archive footage) Himself, "Friends," TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Himself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET ), syndicated, 2003.

Himself, Extra, syndicated, 2003.

Himself, The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2003.

Himself, Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

"Meet Mr. Moreno," The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (also known as JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment ), The WB, 2003.

(In archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Contestant, Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2003, 2004.

Himself, "The 5 Wood," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2004.

Himself, "Opening Night," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2004.

Himself, "The Surrogate," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2004.

Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Josh "4B" Goldstein, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Ross Geller, Friends (also know as Friends Like Us ), NBC, 1994.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Nearly Nirvana (also known as Nevermind Nirvana ), NBC, beginning 2005.

Television Director; Movies:

Since You've Been Gone, ABC, 1998.

Television Director; Episodic:

Friends (also known as Friends Like Us ), NBC, multiple episodes, between 1999 and 2004.

The Tracy Morgan Show, NBC, c. 2004.

Joey, NBC, beginning 2004.

Nearly Nirvana (also known as Nevermind Nirvana ), NBC, beginning 2005.

Film Appearances:

Duty officer, Flight of the Intruder, Paramount, 1990.

John Henderson (some sources cite Anderson), Crossing the Bridge, Buena Vista, 1992.

Evil waiter, The Waiter (short film), 1993.

Neil Campbell, Twenty Bucks, 1993.

The Pitch, 1993.

Second police officer, Wolf, Columbia, 1994.

Tom Thompson, The Pallbearer, Miramax, 1996.

Edward French, Apt Pupil (also known as Golden Boy and Un eleve doueEte de corruption ), TriStar, 1998.

Frank Martin, Six Days, Seven Nights, Buena Vista, 1998.

Kelly Goodish/J. T., The Thin Pink Line, 1998.

Max Abbitt, Kissing a Fool, Universal, 1998.

(Uncredited) Rob the Jehovah's Witness, Love & Sex, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Jonathan Danderfine, Hotel, Innovative Film Group, 2003.

Title role, Duane Hopgood, Elevation Filmworks/Deep River Productions, 2004.

Voice of the giraffe, Madagascar (animated), Dream-Works, 2005.

Film Executive Producer:

Shoot the Moon (short film), Universal, 1996.

Kissing a Fool, Universal, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Jeff, D Girl, Century City Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1997.

Jeff, Turnaround, Coast Playhouse, West Hollywood, CA, 2003.

Also appeared in productions of In the Eye of the Beholder, The Master and Margarita, The Odyssey, Of One Blood, and The West.

Stage Director:

Directed productions of Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle, and The Serpent.


Music Videos:

"I'll Be There for You," by the Rembrandts, 1995.



Newsmakers, 1996 Cumulation, Gale, 1997.


Chicago, December, 2000, p. 30.

Entertainment Weekly, November 4, 1994, p. 56; April 26, 1996, p. 20; February 14, 2003, p. 24.

People Weekly, February 13, 1995, pp. 17980; April 19, 2004.

Playboy, April, 1999, pp. 13839, 170.

TV Guide, November 17, 2001, pp. 1216.

US Weekly, February, 1996, pp. 42, 9697.

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