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NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Actor Gabe Kaplan's character on "Welcome Back Kotter" has been named the Most Memorable Teacher on Television by Inside TV magazine.

DreamWorks sees profit in 'Madagascar'

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. movie studio DreamWorks Animation SKG, stung by complaints over a surprising profit shortfall, has lots riding on its new "Madagascar" film.

Stars turn out for 'Madagascar' premiere

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's brightest stars were on hand Sunday for the New York premiere of DreamWorks'latest computer-animated comedy, "Madagascar."

Schwimmer: Fatherhood will make me happy

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- David Schwimmer says he likes to keep his acting schedule full because he falls into depression when he's relaxing at his Los Angeles home.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2004 with 49 to follow.
By United Press International

David Schwimmer sues alleged con man

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- David Schwimmer has filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit in Los Angeles against a man the "Friends" actor calls a "scheming pathological liar."

David Schwimmer makes directorial debut

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Actor David Schwimmer will make his directorial debut with "Run, Fat Boy, Run," the former "Friends" star's first gig since the sitcom ended last season.

Ross and Rachel together at last!

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- The top-rated NBC sit-com "Friends" ended its 10-year run Thursday with happy endings for all of its main characters.

Analysis: 'Friends' to the end

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Relationships come and relationships go, and after 10 seasons NBC is preparing to say goodbye to "Friends" -- one of the best pals a TV network could ever hope
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Larry David does 'Producers' on HBO show

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- The season finale of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on HBO will feature star Larry David as Max Bialystock in a faux Broadway production of "The Producers."

'Friends' prepare for 'The Last One'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Friends," U.S. television's most popular sitcom for the past decade, will tape its final episode Friday on a closed set with a heavily guarded secret script.

NBC plans 'blowout' for 'Friends'

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The long-running and highly popular NBC series "Friends" will go off the air with a two-hour finale on May 16, the network announced Wednesday.

Natalie Imbruglia weds singer Daniel Johns

PORT DOUGLAS, Australia, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Pop singer Natalie Imbruglia married Silverchair singer Daniel Johns in a secret New Year's Eve wedding in Australia, e!online.com reported Wednesday.

HBO sets date for 'Enthusiam'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- HBO announced Friday that "Curb Your Enthusiasm" will begin its fourth season on Jan. 4, following the final season premiere of "Sex and the City."

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2003 with 49 to follow.
By United Press International
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David Schwimmer
TOR99091202 - 12 SEPTEMBER 1999 - TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Actor David Schwimmer stops to do interviews for television crews on his way into the Elgin Theatre for the premiere of his new film "All The Rage" at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 11, in Toronto, Canada. The festival runs till September 18. jr/cc/Christine Chew UPI

David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor and director of television and film. He was born in New York, and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was two. He began his acting career performing in school plays at Beverly Hills High School. In 1988, he graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and speech. After graduation, Schwimmer co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company. For much of the late-1980s, he lived in Los Angeles as a struggling, unemployed actor.

He appeared in the television movie A Deadly Silence in 1989. He then appeared in a number of television roles, including L.A. Law, The Wonder Years, NYPD Blue, and Monty in the early 1990s. Schwimmer later gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the situation comedy Friends. Aside from appearing in television, he starred in his first leading role in The Pallbearer (1996), which was followed by roles in Kissing a Fool (1998), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Apt Pupil, and Picking Up the Pieces (2000). He was then cast in the miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) as Herbert Sobel.

Following the series finale of Friends in 2004, Schwimmer was cast as the titular character in the 2005 drama Duane Hopwood. Other film roles include the computer animated film Madagascar (2005), the dark comedy Big Nothing (2006), the thriller Nothing But the Truth (2008), and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008). Schwimmer made his London stage debut in the leading role in Some Girl(s) in 2005, for which he received critical reviews. In 2006, he made his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Schwimmer made his feature film directorial debut with the 2007 comedy Run Fatboy Run. The following year he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in the 2008 production Fault Lines.

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