David Schwimmer apparently has more dance moves than just the ones he demonstrated by the water fountain in the famous intro for
The 46-year-old actor and director told Interview magazine last year that he was a "pretty good dancer" back in the day and reiterated that sentiment when I asked him about it Wednesday at the
"I'm not a trained dancer, but I'm a good dancer," said Schwimmer, who appears on the cover of the May/June issue of Michigan Avenue. "I enjoy dancing. People say I have good rhythm. My wife certainly enjoys it."
If you think Schwimmer is talking about the waltz or the fox trot simply because he is best known for playing the nerdy Ross Geller on
Schwimmer said he hasn't had much use for his dancing in his acting career, other than the "Friends" intro and when he appeared on HBO's
"It finally came in handy," Schwimmer said. "I think we pulled it off."
Speaking of theater, Schwimmer is directing Lookingglass Theatre's production of "Big Lake Big City," running June 19-Aug. 11 at the
"I have noticed that," said Schwimmer, who lives in New York. "I'm thrilled about it. I claim (Chicago), too, even though I wasn't born here. I always felt more at home here than where I was born. I was born in New York but only lived there two years (back then). I grew up in LA but never felt like Los Angeles was the right city for me. I thrive on a bigger-city environment. I came here for a summer program at Northwestern when I was 16 and just fell in love with the city and the energy.
"It's always special for me to come back to Chicago. I get as many compliments here just for Lookingglass as any other work I've done on TV or in film. That means a great deal to me."
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