Jonathan Silverman is a good friend to David. He stars in one episode of Friends, the one when Ross is expecting his lesbian ex-wife Carol to give birth to his son Ben. Jonathan plays the doctor who delivers the baby.
Born on his mother's birthday.
Graduated from Northwestern University.
Along with best friend & fellow actor Joey Slotnick, he helped found the Looking Glass Theater Company, based in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
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)
Has worked extensively on the stage both as actor and director.
Is on the board of directors of the Rape Foundation for the Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica.
Member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
January 2003 - Premiered his play "Turnaround" at the 99-seat West Hollywood Coast theater. All of his "Friends" were in attendance.
He graduated Beverly Hills High School in 1984 and performed in stage productions there under the direction of John Ingle.
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.
Both his parents, Arlene Coleman-Schwimmer and Authur Schwimmer, had small parts in Since You've Been Gone (1998) (TV), which he directed.
David once said in an interview, he would like to become a public school teacher after Friends ended.
Has an older sister, Ellie Schwimmer (b. 1965).
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