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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

Friday
July 10
6:00pm
The One Where Rachel Finds Out
Rachel finds out about Ross' secret love for her -- but another surprise awaits her.
TV-14
6:30pm
The One Where Ross Finds Out
Dramatic developments occur in Ross and Rachel's relationship. Chandler regrets asking Monica to help him lose weight.
TV-PG
7:00pm
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
7:36pm
The One Where No One's Ready
Ross becomes frantic trying to get everyone ready to leave to hear his speech at the museum.
TV-PG
8:12pm
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
8:48pm
The One With the Embryos
Phoebe finds out whether she is pregnant or not. A simple challenge escalates into a full-blown contest between the guys and the women.
TV-PG
9:24pm
The One With all the Thanksgivings
The friends find out about Monica's worst Thanksgiving ever. Guest Star: Morgan Fairchild
TV-14
10:00pm
The One Where Everybody Finds Out
Chandler and Monica's relationship becomes less of a secret. Ross must prove to his boss that he's sane in order to return to work.
TV-14
10:30pm
The One Where Ross Got High
On Thanksgiving, Chandler tries to gain favor with Monica's parents – but an old secret involving Ross causes problems. Undomestic Rachel's dessert proves intriguing.
TV-PG
11:00pm
The One Where Paul's the Man
Ross is nervous about meeting Paul, Elizabeth's dad, and invites the gang to the coffeehouse for moral support. Guest Stars: Bruce Willis, Alexandra Holden
TV-PG
11:40pm
The Last One, Pt 1
Filled with humor and bittersweet emotion, the series finale finds the gang embarking on the next chapters in their lives.
TV-PG
Saturday
July 11
12:20am
The Last One, Pt 2
Now it's their last day together, and it's one of momentous events and last-minute surprises. Even as the friends make major decisions about their futures, they share a bond that will last forever.
TV-PG
1:00am
The One Where Rachel Finds Out
Rachel finds out about Ross' secret love for her -- but another surprise awaits her.
TV-14
1:30am
The One Where Ross Finds Out
Dramatic developments occur in Ross and Rachel's relationship. Chandler regrets asking Monica to help him lose weight.
TV-PG
2:00am
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
2:30am
The One Where No One's Ready
Ross becomes frantic trying to get everyone ready to leave to hear his speech at the museum.
TV-PG
3:00am
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
3:30am
The One With the Embryos
Phoebe finds out whether she is pregnant or not. A simple challenge escalates into a full-blown contest between the guys and the women.
TV-PG
4:00am
The One With all the Thanksgivings
The friends find out about Monica's worst Thanksgiving ever. Guest Star: Morgan Fairchild
TV-14
4:30am
The One Where Everybody Finds Out
Chandler and Monica's relationship becomes less of a secret. Ross must prove to his boss that he's sane in order to return to work.
TV-14
Friday
July 17
6:00pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
6:30pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
7:00pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
7:36pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
8:12pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
8:48pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
9:24pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
10:00pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
10:30pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
11:00pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
11:30pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.