David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, producer, comedian and director, who is best known for playing Ross Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends from 1994 - 2004, and the voice of Melman the giraffe in the Dreamworks animated series, Madagascar.

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