David Schwimmer has signed on to star and produce ABC’s, “Irreversible,” an American adaptation of the hit Israeli drama “Bilti Hafich.” The series will focus on an “eccentric, self-absorbed couple,” with Schwimmer as husband Andy.

Still in the early stages, there is no release date and female lead has not yet been cast. Original series’ co-creator Segahl Avin will write for Schwimmer’s incarnation as well.

“Irreversible” marks Schwimmers first full-time series since “Friends” went off the air in 2004. Schwimmer has tried his hand at directing as well as voiced the lovable giraffe, Melman in the animated feature “Madagascar” and its sequels.

Born David Lawrence Schwimmer, the actor is the son of Arthur and Arlene Colman-Schwimmer. Originally from Flushing, Queens of New York City, the family later moved to Los Angeles where Schwimmer began acting in small community roles. As a young adult, he entered the Southern California Shakespeare Festival, earning first place prizes for two of the three years he participated.

 

Jews Making News: Lewis Black Remembers His Roots

Lewis Black

Comedian Lewis Black recently starred in a benefit variety show alongside the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, pianist Anthony De Mare and an acrobatic dance ensemble in honor of playwright A.R. Gurney and philanthropists Nancy and Fred Poses. The event was held to recognize support for The Flea Theater of Lower Manhattan.

Black has also appeared for the second annual New York City Podcast Festival. He performed with fellow comedian, Gilbert Gottfried for a live recording of Tell Your Friends! The Podcast hosted by Liam McEneaney.

Born Lewis Niles Black, he is the son of Jeannette and Sam Black and was raised in a Jewish household. Black is originally from Maryland, although eventually moved to New York City, where he got his start was a playwright before pursuing stand-up.