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Portrayer Hank Azaria
First seen The One With The Monkey
Last seen The One In Barbados - Part 1
Duration 1994-2003
Date of birth {{{DOB}}}
Occupation Scientist
Family {{{Family}}}

David, "the Scientist Guy" (Hank Azaria) - A physicist whom Phoebe falls in love with in "The One with the Monkey".[e 13] After a fight with his research partner Max (Wayne Pére), David decides to go on a research trip to Minsk with him, breaking Phoebe's heart. He returns to New York for a brief visit in "The One with the Cheesecakes"[e 34] and shares an evening with Phoebe. He returns permanently in "The One with the Male Nanny"[e 35] and he and Phoebe resume their relationship in "The One with the Donor".[e 36] In The One in Barbados - Part 1,[e 37] David proposes to Phoebe. She turns him down and gets back together with Mike, and David leaves.

In 2003, Azaria was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series for his performance.