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David Schwimmer

Ross Geller

David Schwimmer was born in New York City, but at age two, he and his family moved across the country to Los Angeles, where he got into acting as a high-schooler, and attended Northwestern University, where he graduated with a degree in theater and speech. After college, Schwimmer and some of his fellow Northwestern graduates founded the award-winning, ensemble-based Lookingglass Theatre Company.

Schwimmer achieved huge fame in the 1990’s as Ross Geller on Friends, and starred in feature film hits including The Pallbearer, Kissing a Fool, Six Days Seven Nights, and Duane Hopwood, among others. If you missed his headlining chops back then, perhaps you caught David in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries on World War II, Band of Brothers, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Before playing Ross Geller, Schwimmer played guest roles on classics like Blossom, The Wonder Years, and L.A. Law. Since Friends, he’s lent his vocal talents to the Madagascar franchise, alongside Chris Rock and Ben Stiller, as Melman, the New York Zoo’s giraffe, and guest starred on former Friend Lisa Kudrow’s Showtime series, Web Therapy. Outside of television, Schwimmer has had turns on the stage, both on Broadway, in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, and in London, in Some Girl(s) .

Schwimmer has won a SAG Award, a TVLand Award and a Satellite Award, and was nominated for an Emmy, American Comedy Award, a British Independent Film Award. He was also nominated for two TVLand Awards: one for Most Memorable Kiss, and one for Breakup That Was So Bad It Was Good, sharing both with Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston.

Schwimmer’s latest project is a feature titled Pretenders, working with Stuck In Love director Josh Boone—and another Madagascar sequel, due out in 2015.

Until then, you can follow Ross Geller’s pursuits on Friends on TVLand Wednesdays at 9M/8C.

Get social! Follow David on Twitter at @DavidSchwimmer.

Character Bio

Ross Geller is the hottest paleontologist in New York City! …which is a polite way of saying that he’s pretty cute, for a dinosaur geek. He and younger sister Monica have an affectionate, if prickly, bond. They grew up competing, and they’ve never stopped! The only one of the Friends who’s been married, his wife Carol left him, for another woman! Now, Ross is on a determined search for love. His high-school crush, Rachel Green, moved in with Monica, across the hall from his college best friend, Chandler, so Ross spends a lot of time at their places. Ross can be overdramatic, arrogant and logical to a fault, but he’s got a heart of gold!

Friends TV Schedule

Sunday
March 29
6:00pm
The One With the Flashback
The friends recall secrets from their pasts.
TV-PG
6:33pm
The One With the Prom Video
Monica's old home video shows Ross' true feelings for Rachel. Joey gives a gaudy gift to Chandler.
TV-PG
7:05pm
The One Where Joey Moves Out
Monica's parents find out about her middle-aged boyfriend. Chandler and Joey argue --and it could mean the end of their living arrangement. Guest Star: Tom Selleck
TV-PG
7:43pm
The One Where Eddie Moves In
Joey wants to move back in with Chandler, but there's a new problem. Phoebe tapes a rock video. Ross upsets Monica.
TV-PG
8:21pm
The One Where Doctor Ramoray Dies
Monica and Richard experience the same romantic problems as Rachel and Ross. Joey's ill-advised comments to a fan magazine threaten his acting career.
TV-14
9:00pm
The One Where Eddie Won't Go
Chandler wants his annoying new roommate to move out. Joey's exorbitant bills come due. The women learn from a book about personal empowerment.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The One With Frank Jr.
Phoebe tries to be more friendly with her half-brother. Ross meets Isabella Rosselini. Guest Star: Isabella Rossellini
TV-PG
10:00pm
The One With the Cat
Phoebe thinks her adoptive mother's spirit inhabits a stray cat. Joey's attempt to sell his entertainment center proves hazardous. Guest Star: Dan Gauthier
TV-PG
10:30pm
The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line
Chandler is guilt-ridden after kissing Joey's girlfriend. Ross' musical talents are not as amazing as he and Phoebe think.
TV-PG
11:00pm
The One With Chandler in a Box
On Thanksgiving, Joey wants to punish Chandler for kissing Kathy. Monica gets a surprise when she visits an eye doctor.
TV-PG
11:30pm
The One With the Free Porn
Monica helps Ross tell his girlfriend that he loves her. Phoebe gets some surprising news about her pregnancy.
TV-14
Monday
March 30
12:05am
The One With all the Haste
Changes occur in Ross' relationship with Emily. Monica and Rachel will do anything to get their old apartment back from the guys.
TV-PG
12:38am
The One With the Flashback
The friends recall secrets from their pasts.
TV-PG
1:16am
The One With the Prom Video
Monica's old home video shows Ross' true feelings for Rachel. Joey gives a gaudy gift to Chandler.
TV-PG
1:54am
The One Where Joey Moves Out
Monica's parents find out about her middle-aged boyfriend. Chandler and Joey argue --and it could mean the end of their living arrangement. Guest Star: Tom Selleck
TV-PG
2:27am
The One Where Eddie Moves In
Joey wants to move back in with Chandler, but there's a new problem. Phoebe tapes a rock video. Ross upsets Monica.
TV-PG
3:00am
The One Where Doctor Ramoray Dies
Monica and Richard experience the same romantic problems as Rachel and Ross. Joey's ill-advised comments to a fan magazine threaten his acting career.
TV-14
3:30am
The One Where Eddie Won't Go
Chandler wants his annoying new roommate to move out. Joey's exorbitant bills come due. The women learn from a book about personal empowerment.
TV-PG
4:00am
The One With Frank Jr.
Phoebe tries to be more friendly with her half-brother. Ross meets Isabella Rosselini. Guest Star: Isabella Rossellini
TV-PG
4:30am
The One With the Cat
Phoebe thinks her adoptive mother's spirit inhabits a stray cat. Joey's attempt to sell his entertainment center proves hazardous. Guest Star: Dan Gauthier
TV-PG
Tuesday
March 31
12:00am
The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister
Rachel meets a handsome stranger who might help her career. Chandler gets into trouble with Joey's sisters. Guest Star: Steven Eckholdt
TV-14
12:40am
The One With all the Jealousy
Ross overreacts when Rachel starts working with a handsome guy. Monica becomes enamored with a sexy busboy.
TV-PG
8:00pm
The One With Joey's Porche
Rachel forces Ross to terminate their marriage. Phoebe's first triplet baby-sitting experience proves stressful. Joey pretends to own a sports car.
TV-PG
8:30pm
The One on the Last Night
The guys and the women prepare for big changes in their living arrangements.
TV-PG
9:00pm
The One With Ross's Teeth
The guys explore their femininity. Phoebe causes trouble when she kisses someone at Rachel's work.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The One Where Phoebe Runs
Chandler learns how obsessively neat Monica is when he attempts to do her a favor. Joey desperately tries not to flirt with his sexy new roommate.
TV-PG