David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer

Actor, producer, director
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  • Has a cousin named Lacey Schwimmer.
  • Has a cousin named Benji Schwimmer.
  • Split up from Mili Avital in November 2001
  • Has a third cousin named Heidi Groskreutz.
  • Dated Australian singer/actress Natalie Imbruglia.
  • Member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity
  • Is on the board of directors of the Rape Foundation for the Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica
  • Has worked extensively on the stage both as actor and director
  • He is related to So You Think You Can Dance contestants Benji Schwimmer, Lacey Schwimmer & Heidi Groskreutz.
  • Was originally going to direct Persuaders, The (2009) with George Clooney and Hugh Grant in the lead roles but the movie got scrapped.
  • Ate only locks and bagels from Cassels Market in Margate, during the filming of Duane Hopwood (2005).
  • He is related to "So You Think You Can Dance" (2005) contestants Benji Schwimmer, Lacey-Mae Schwimmer & Heidi Groskreutz.
  • Playing Michael in The Wonder Years, he rides a 500cc Triumph Daytona motorcycle. The same motorcycle, also seen in other episodes, is also seen mounted on the back of his character's Volkswagen van.
  • Has an older sister, Ellie Schwimmer (b. 1965).
  • David once said in an interview, he would like to become a public school teacher after Friends ended.
  • Both his parents, Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer and Authur Schwimmer, had small parts in Since You've Been Gone (1998) (TV), which he directed.
  • Went to the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Lenny Kravitz, Jonathan Silverman, Gina Gershon, Rhonda Fleming, Jackie Cooper, Rob Reiner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Pauly Shore, Michael Tolkin, Betty White, Corbin Bernsen, Elizabeth Daily, Albert Brooks and Crispin Glover.
  • He graduated Beverly Hills High School in 1984 and performed in stage productions there under the direction of John Ingle.
  • January 2003 - Premiered his play "Turnaround" at the 99-seat West Hollywood Coast theater. All of his "Friends" were in attendance.
  • Member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
  • Is on the board of directors of the Rape Foundation for the Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica.
  • Has worked extensively on the stage both as actor and director.
  • Called up a London talk show to deny false claims that cast members of "Friends" (1994) were demanding $1,000,000 each per episode. (April 2000)
  • Before "Friends" (1994) Schwimmer competed against high-school friend Jonathan Silverman and actor Jon Cryer for a role in the TV pilot Couples (1994) (TV). Silverman won the role opposite Helen Slater, but ABC passed on the show. The producers later reconceived the show for singles and sold it to NBC as "Friends" (1994) in which Schwimmer was the first actor to be cast.
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