Ross and Monica are Jewish and see themselves as at least cultural Jews, with Ross taking a more active role in wanting to teach his son, Ben, about the faith. They tell the others that, as children, they used to take part in a football match for the Geller Cup every Thanksgiving.This ended in its sixth year after Monica "accidentally" broke Ross's nose.They also tell Rachel that they used to wrestle as children and had various complications in their relationship, such as Ross having a recurring nightmare that the then-overweight Monica would eat him.

In a "flashback" episode, they are alone at the bar and start kissing, but the moment quickly passes when Ross keeps bumping his head. In college, they were in a band called Way/No Way, and Ross blamed Chandler when he was caught smoking marijuana.

Chandler becomes Ross's brother-in-law after he marries Monica.

Ross is also close friends with Joey Tribbiani and helps him with movie and stage auditions.

Ross often comes into conflict with his close friend, Phoebe Buffay.

His rationality and Phoebe's eccentricity lead to conflict over evolution, gravity and whether Phoebe's mother was reincarnated as a cat.

It is also revealed that Phoebe once mugged Ross (stealing a copy of the comic book Science Boy that Ross had created) when they were teenagers.The two are roommates for a few weeks when a fire forces Phoebe to move into Chandler Bing and Monica's apartment and Phoebe wants to give the newly engaged couple some privacy. D., is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by David Schwimmer. from Columbia University, frequently referring to himself as "Dr.Ross is considered by many to be the smartest member of the group and is noted for his goofy, lovable demeanor. Ross Geller." He is noted for being charming, lovelorn, witty and shy.He has had a crush on Rachel Green since high school, and they have an on-again, off-again romantic relationship.Born on October 18, 1967, and raised on Long Island, Ross is the older brother of Monica Geller.