David Schwimmer, Then and Now: Photos of the ‘Friends’ Star Through the Years

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David Schwimmer Through The Years

This article originally appeared onHollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.


David Schwimmer, born November 2, 1966, is an American actor who got his big break on the sitcom ‘Friends.’ David originated the role of Ross Geller, and played the character for 10 seasons between 1994-2004 — more than 200 episodes! The role skyrocketed David to fame, along with co-stars Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow. 


The actor has remained close with his ‘Friends’ co-stars since their last trip to Central Perk in 2004. All of these years later, David has amassed a very eclectic career in both film and TV. He appeared in the lauded drama miniseries ‘Band of Brothers,’ provided the voice of Melman the giraffe in the ‘Madagascar’ films, and in 2016, he earned an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Robert Kardashian in the series ‘American Crime Story.’ 


Here, David Schwimmer poses for a 1994 promotional photo for the sitcom ‘Friends,’ which debuted that same year. To see more photos of the actor throughout his career, check out this gallery.

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David Schwimmer as Ross Geller

David Schwimmer played Ross Geller on ‘Friends’ for 10 seasons, more than 200 episodes between 1994-2004. He was one of the first cast members offered their role, and earned an Emmy nomination for Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995. 

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Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green and David Schwimmer as Ross Geller

Jennifer Aniston, as Rachel Green, and David Schwimmer, as Ross Geller, in a scene from the episode ‘The One Where No One Proposes,’ in season nine. This was the first episode of the ninth season, which premiered on September 26, 2002. 

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David Schwimmer Poses for a Photo

David Schwimmer poses for a promotional photo for ‘Friends.’ Here, he’s dress in a lovely suit.

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David Schwimmer at NBC Upfront

David Schwimmer at the NBC Upfront Presentation in New York on May 13, 2013. He smiled and pointed at photographers. 

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David Schwimmer With Zoe Buckman and Their Daughter Cleov

From left: Zoe Buckman, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer and David Schwimmer arrive at the 12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos Boutique, in West Hollywood, California. David was married to Zoe from 2010-2017. Their daughter was born in 2011. 

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David Schwimmer at the Rape Foundation Annual Brunch

David Schwimmer attends The Rape Foundation Annual Brunch in Los Angeles on October 8, 2017. He posed for photos before the event. 

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David Schwimmer and the Cast of ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’

Courtney B. Vance, John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., and David Schwimmer pose together for the ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ TV series special luncheon in New York on December 8, 2015. David played Robert Kardashian in the film. 

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David Schwimmer on ‘This Morning’

David Schwimmer at the ‘This Morning’ TV show in London on February 12, 2020. He chatted with the hosts.