Bodhi Elfman

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Bodhi Elfman
Born Bodhi Pine Saboff
(1969-07-19) July 19, 1969 (age 45)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Spouse(s) Jenna Elfman (1995-present; 2 children)

Bodhi Pine Elfman (born Bodhi Pine Saboff on July 19, 1969)[1] is an American actor and the only child of Richard Elfman and Rhonda Joy Saboff.


Elfman has had film roles in Mercury Rising, Collateral, Godzilla and Armageddon, and smaller parts in The Mod Squad, Keeping the Faith, and Gone in 60 Seconds.[1][2][3][4][5]

Elfman starred in the UPN television series Freedom, alongside Holt McCallany, Scarlett Chorvat and Darius McCrary, and in Pirates of Silicon Valley alongside Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall.[6][7] He appeared in the short-lived ABC television series, Hiller and Diller; and guest-starred in an episode of Sliders,[8][9] and was part of recurring cast of Touch. Elfman also guest-starred in his wife's television show Dharma & Greg, playing a performance artist who asks Dharma to be a part of his living display gallery.[10]

In 2012, Elfman and his wife, Jenna, started their podcast, Kicking and Screaming by Jenna and Bodhi Elfman.[11]

In 2015, Elfman started His Directed, Produced & written His Film, A Dalmatian Story Starring Joseph Boyce & Alexander Gould

Personal life[edit]

Bodhi Pine Saboff (Elfman) was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of actor/director Richard Elfman and Rhonda Joy Saboff, grandson of author Blossom Elfman, and nephew of composer Danny Elfman.[12] In February 1991 he met actress Jennifer Mary Butala during an audition for a Sprite commercial.[13] Four years later they were married on February 18, 1995. Bodhi is of Jewish heritage and his actress wife, Jenna Elfman,[14] was raised Catholic. When they met he was a practicing Scientologist. Jenna became a Scientologist after her husband introduced her to its teachings. As of this date, both are active Scientologists.[15] Jenna Elfman credits Scientology with sustaining their marriage.[16]

In 2000, Bodhi and Jenna Elfman bought a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) home in the Hollywood Hills from Madonna, for $4 million.[17] Their first child, son Story Elias Elfman, was born on July 23, 2007.[14] Their second son, Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman, was born on March 2, 2010.


  1. ^ a b Feran, Tom (March 25, 1998). "Wes Craven to Produce TV Series". The Plain Dealer. p. 2G. 
  2. ^ Wirt, John (April 10, 1998). "Mercury Rising drags on and on with little going for it". The Advocate (Capital City Press). p. 19. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Malcolm (March 26, 1999). "The Odd Squad: Claire Danes Makes Wrong Move". The Hartford Courant (The Hartford Courant Co.). p. F3. 
  4. ^ "Guest spots keep star busy". Buffalo News. May 14, 2006. 
  5. ^ Ryon, Ruth (November 12, 2000). "'Dharma' Follows the Material Girl". Los Angeles Times. p. K.1. 
  6. ^ McDonough, Kevin (October 27, 2000). "'Level 9' should be promptly deep-sixed - 'Freedom' is just another fascistic future drama". Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston Newspapers). p. 5D. 
  7. ^ Jicha, Tom (June 20, 1999). "Pirates of Silicon Valley Does Not Compute". Sun-Sentinel (Sun-Sentinel Company). p. 4. 
  8. ^ Pergament, Alan (June 8, 1998). "Real Actors Help 'Sliders' Slip Ahead of Spielberg's - Animated 'Invasion America'". The Buffalo News. p. A11. 
  9. ^ "Q & A: Your Questions". The Dallas Morning News. February 1, 1998. 
  10. ^ Malleck, Bonnie (November 13, 2001). "Frasier Marathon runs a full two hours". The Hamilton Spectator. p. D08. 
  11. ^ "Rockin’ Libsyn Podcasts: Kicking and Screaming by Jenna and Bodhi Elfman". February 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ "'Dharma & Greg' Star: Latter-Day Flower Child". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 1, 1997. 
  13. ^ "Jenna Elfman's Winning Formula: Hard Work That's Fun". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. November 25, 1997. 
  14. ^ a b The Associated Press (July 30, 2007). "Jenna Elfman Gives Birth to a Son in LA: Jenna Elfman and Husband Welcome First Child, a Son Named Story Elias, Her Publicist Says". ABC News. Retrieved 2008-02-25. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Opposite Daffy - Jenna Elfman Ducks the Notion of Easy Laughs". Buffalo News. November 21, 2003. 
  16. ^ Strauss, Gary (July 4, 2005). "Stars unleash their passion: What happens when a Hollywood star spouts off about religion?". USA Today (Gannett Co. Inc.). Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  17. ^ Reuters (November 12, 2000). "Madonna sells Los Angeles home for $4 million". CNN (Time Warner). Retrieved 2008-02-25. 

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