|A.K.A.||Jonathan E. Silverman|
|Is||Actor Television actor Film actor Film producer|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||5 August 1966, Los Angeles, USA|
Jonathan Elihu Silverman (born August 5, 1966) is an American actor, known for his roles in the comedy Weekend at Bernie's and its sequel Weekend at Bernie's II.
Early life and education
Silverman was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Jewish family. He is the son of Devora (née Halaban) and Hillel Emanuel Silverman, a rabbi. He is the grandson of famous Conservative Rabbi Morris Silverman. His mother is from Jerusalem, where her family has lived since the establishment of the Jewish state.
Silverman is known for his roles in the TV series Gimme A Break!, as well as in the films Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) (a film version of the first play of Neil Simon's Eugene Trilogy), Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), Caddyshack II (1988), Little Big League (1994), and Weekend at Bernie's (1989).
Silverman played the title role in the television sitcom The Single Guy (which aired on NBC starting in 1995), as well as the lead role in the 1992 movie Little Sister. He has appeared on CSI: Miami (in a third-season episode called "Under the Influence"). He made a guest appearance on Friends in the episode "The One with the Birth."
He appeared briefly on The Bold and the Beautiful in the early 2000s. He starred in the short-lived sitcom In Case of Emergency, which was a mid-season replacement on ABC for the 2006 season. He played the role of Eddie in Beethoven's Big Break. He later guest starred in Psych in February 2009 and in Hot in Cleveland in 2012. He was in the movie Jam (2006). He appeared in the television show White Collar in the episode "Veiled Threat" as a con artist. He has also been in Inkubus and the upcoming Self Stored by Wood Haven Productions. He guest starred as a controversial standup comedian in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2014. He also guest starred in Elementary in early 2016.
He has been married to actress Jennifer Finnigan since 2007; the two met at a barbecue in 2004. He and Finnigan have a daughter, Ella Jack, born in September 2017.
In 2004, Silverman was a participant in the first-ever US television advertising campaign supporting donations to Jewish federations. The program featured "film and television personalities celebrating their Jewish heritage and promoting charitable giving to the Jewish community" and included Greg Grunberg, Marlee Matlin, Joshua Malina, and Kevin Weisman.