How Well Do You Really Know David Schwimmer's Career?
By: Ian Fortey
About This Quiz
Everybody knows David Schwimmer from his role on "Friends," but he's also had a pretty long and impressive career before and after the show that made him a household name. He started acting way back in 1989, and he even had a recurring role on "L.A. Law" before he got his gig on "Friends." Aside from his work on the screen, he also does a lot of work off-screen for good causes and charitable works. Does that make a difference to his acting talent? Not at all, but isn't it great to know?
Whether you only know David Schwimmer from his time on "Friends" or whether you've followed the rest of his TV career from "L.A. Law" to "Band of Brothers" to "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" and beyond, there's a lot of cool stuff to watch in the Schwimmer-verse, and a lot of cool things he was the creative force behind as a director, too. Did you know that he directed 10 episodes of "Friends?" He's even directed a movie, but we'll get into that later.
So now it's time to test your knowledge and see just how much you know about the career of David Schwimmer.
What's the name of the character Schwimmer voices in the "Madagascar" franchise?
In all three of the main features in the "Madagascar" franchise as well as a short film, Schwimmer voices the giraffe named Melman. It's the only animated feature series that he's added his voice to so far.
Do you know how much Schwimmer made per episode of "Friends" in the first season?
Though most people remember that the entire cast of "Friends" ended up negotiating contracts for $1 million per episode towards the end of the series, in the first season, Schwimmer was making the relatively small sum of $22,000 per episode.
Which play was Schwimmer's off-Broadway directorial debut back in 2008?
In 2008, Schwimmer directed a play called "Fault Lines" at the Chery Lane Theater in New York. The "LA Times" were not huge fans of the play, but the "NY Post" seemed to think Schwimmer showed potential as a director.