David Schwimmer

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  • Birth Name: David Lawrence Schwimmer
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/02/1966, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Pilot Inspector: Befriending Friends Again, 20 Years Later

On Sept. 22, 1994, Friends premiered on NBC, and haircuts, coffeehouses, lobsters, trivia games, pivoting, Thanksgiving, pickup lines and break(-up) lines were never the same again. The sitcom phenom's cultural impact endures and its popularity remains unrivaled, but could we have foreseen all that by the time Chandler (Matthew Perry) shared his Liza Minnelli dream?

In honor of the series' 20th anniversary, Joyce Eng and Sadie Gennis decided to break out the pilot and look back at the one where it all began.

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"The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate": Having left her fiancé Barry at the altar ...
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VIDEO: Friends Turns 20! The One Where Gunther Looks Back and Plays Trivia

Central Perk may not be Gunther's last name, but the two unquestionably go hand-in-hand.

So naturally, that's where we found James Michael Tyler, who played the surly, deadpan, Rachel-obsessed barista with "hair brighter than the sun" on Friends for all of its 10-year run. In honor of the series' 20th anniversary on Monday, Central Perk is real and — not to mix our must Must-See TV sitcoms — spectacular. Located at 199 Lafayette Street in New York City and open through Oct. 18, the pop-up coffeehouse is a must-stop shop for all Friends fanatics. The iconic orange couch is there for photo ops, there are tons of memorabilia, props (including Pat the Dog), souvenirs and free cups of coffee (courtesy of Eight O'Clock Coffee). Gunther himself will make surprise visits.

The hardest Friends quiz you'll ever take

"I had no expectation and I don't think ...
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Jimmy Kimmel's Friends Reunion Was Everything We Hoped It Could Be

Jimmy Kimmel staged a (partial) Friends reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, debuting some of the fan fiction he wrote about the show in a set that's an exact replica of Monica's kitchen on the show.

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Videos

'Band of Brothers 10' Preview (HBO)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (I Like To
Uprising
Run Fatboy Run

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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Pilot
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Electile Dysfunction
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Stalk Therapy
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The Insanity Offense

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 The Iceman Movie, Actor - Josh Rosenthal
2012 Madagascar 3 Movie, Actor - Melman
2009 Merry Madagascar TV Show Series, Voice - Melman
2008 Madagascar Movie, Actor - Melman the Giraffe
2008 Little Britain USA TV Show Series, Director

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News

David Schwimmer Helps NYPD Investigate Stabbing Case

Friends star David Schwimmer helped the New York Police Department investigate an alleged stabbing that occurred outside his Manhattan townhouse, the New York Daily News reports.

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The crime took place early Monday morning when Schwimmer's neighbor and a hooker got into a fight with Robert Rainey, an alleged robber who was trying to steal the john's laptop. Before running off, the prostitute pepper-sprayed the 26-year-old victim in the face. The man also attempted to defend himself with a box cutter, only to have Rainey use the weapon to slash him in the face.

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Courteney Cox: A Friends Reunion Is "Not Gonna Happen"

Sorry, Friends fans. Courteney Cox says a reunion for the acclaimed NBC sitcom is "not gonna happen."

Since 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Friends' premiere and the 10th anniversary of the series finale, fans had hoped the cast would gather for some sort of reunion. Alas, the Cougar Town star broke hearts and crushed dreams when... read more

The Complete Pilot Report: Fox Has Batman Prequel Gotham, Tina Fey Comedy

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Friends' David Schwimmer, and from proven producers like How I Met Your Mother bosses Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are the Fox pilots: read more

The Complete Pilot Report: NBC Has Rob Lowe, Katherine Heigl and Casey Wilson

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Friends' David Schwimmer, and from proven producers like How I Met Your Mother bosses Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are the NBC pilots: read more

The Complete Pilot Report: The CW Has The Flash and a Supernatural Spin-Off

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Friends' David Schwimmer, and from proven producers like How I Met Your Mother bosses Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are The CW pilots: read more

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