Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, David Schwimmer trained at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is a co-founder of the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company, where he has acted in and directed many productions, including: The Jungle, Big Lake Big City, Trust, Our Town, West, The Master and Margarita, Eye of the Beholder, The Odyssey, The Idiot, Of One Blood, and his adaptation with Joy Gregory of Studs Terkel’s book Race. He starred in the premieres of d-girl (Century City Playhouse) and Turnaround (Coast Playhouse) in Los Angeles, Glimmer Brothers (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Some Girls (Gielgud Theatre) in London, the revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (Broadway), and Detroit (Playwrights Horizons). David last directed Sex with Strangers for the Second Stage Theatre in New York.
David starred as Robert Kardashian in Ryan Murphy’s new anthology miniseries, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, for which he received an Emmy Award Nomination and recently Produced Alexander Zeldin’s play Beyond Caring with Lookingglass.
David’s notable television and film credits include: The Iceman, Nothing But The Truth, Madagascar I, II, & III, Duane Hopwood, Big Nothing, Band of Brothers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Days Seven Nights, Apt Pupil, The Pallbearer, and the hit comedy series Friends, for which he received an Emmy Award Nomination. His film and television directing includes: Friends, Growing Up Fisher, Since You’ve Been Gone, Run Fat Boy Run, the HBO series Little Britain USA, and Trust starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, and Viola Davis.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Rape Foundation in Santa Monica, California.
Bio as of 2017