DAVID SCHWIMMER

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Ensemble Member

Since 1988

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

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EDUCATION

B.S. in Speech/Theatre, Northwestern University

CREDITS AND AWARDS

  • THEATRE CREDITS


    ACTING
    Broadway/West End:

    • The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (Gerald Schoenfeld Theater, NYC)
    • Some Girls (Gielgud Theatre, London)

    Regional:

    • d-girl (Century City Playhouse, Dark Harbor Productions)
    • Turnaround (Coast Playhouse, Dark Harbor Productions)
    • Glimmer Brothers (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
    • Detroit (Playwrights Horizons)

    DIRECTING
    Off Broadway: 

    • Fault Lines (Cherry Lane Theatre)

    Regional:

    • Sex with Strangers (Second Stage Theater)
  • FILM CREDITS


    ACTING

    • The Iceman
    • Nothing But The Truth
    • Madagascar I, II, & III
    • Duane Hopwood
    • Big Nothing
    • Six Days Seven Nights
    • Apt Pupil
    • The Pallbearer

    DIRECTING

    • Trust
    • Since You’ve Been Gone
    • Run Fat Boy Run
  • TELEVISION CREDITS

    • American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
    • Friends (NBC)
    • Band of Brothers (HBO)
    • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • AWARDS

    • Primetime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie for American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
    • Primetime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Friends
    • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Friends
    • Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Band of Brothers