David Schwimmer to Play Robert Kardashian on FX’s ‘American Crime Story’

“Friends” star will assume the role of the O.J. Simpson attorney on the miniseries

Last Updated: December 19, 2014 @ 4:06 PM

David Schwimmer will play, ironically, the least famous Kardashian.

The “Friends” actor will play Robert Kardashian, friend and attorney to O.J. Simpson, on the FX miniseries “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

Best known for playing Ross on NBC’s “Friends” from 1994-2004, Schwimmer has since appeared in a recurring roles on Showtime’s “Web Therapy” and HBO’s “Band of Brothers” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He has also guest starred on an episode of NBC’s “30 Rock.”

His film credits include the voice role for Melman in the “Madagascar” movie franchise, as well as “The Palbearer.”

He joins already announced cast members Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark.

“American Crime” will be directed by Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story,” “Glee”), who will also executive produce along with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (“The Hunger Games”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story,” co-created with Murphy) and Dante Di Loreto.

The first two hours of the miniseries will be written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who will also earn exec producer credits.

Production begins early next year in Los Angeles. It is produced by FXP and Fox 21, the companies that co-produce “Sons of Anarchy.”

Gersh represents Schwimmer.