David Lawrence Schwimmer is an American actor, comedian, producer, and director, who is best known for playing Ross Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends from 1994-2004, and voicing Melman the giraffe in the Madagascar franchise.

For Disney, he portrayed the young Thark Warrior in the 2012 film John Carter. He also played Frank Martin in Six Days Seven Nights and John Anderson in the 1992 Touchstone Pictures film Crossing the Bridge.