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.

Career[edit]

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]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Sneakers Centurion S&L Night Guard
1993 Stepmonster Photo Cashier Direct to video film
1994 Shrunken Heads Booger Martin
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare TV Studio P.A.
1995 Ripple Short
1996 A Very Brady Sequel Coffee Customer (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1996 Going Home Daniel Short
1997 The Others Douglas 'Sluggo' Zelov
1998 Slappy and the Stinkers Tag (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1998 Mercury Rising Leo Pedranski (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1998 Girl Derek
1998 Godzilla Freddie
1998 Armageddon Math Guy
1998 Enemy of the State Van (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1999 The Mod Squad Gilbert - Skinny Freak (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1999 Rituals and Resolutions Arno Short
2000 Keeping the Faith Howard the Casanova
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Fuzzy Frizzel
2000 Almost Famous Alice's Manager (director's cut only) (uncredited)
2000 Sand Max
2001 The Shrink Is In Charley
2002 Lost Hugh Short
2002 Hip, Edgy, Sexy, Cool opening film at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
2004 Collateral Young Professional Man
2004 Funky Monkey Drummond
2006 Love Hollywood Style James
2006 Love Comes to the Executioner Krist Skolnik
2008 Struck Joel (lead) Short
2009 Tomorrow Nick Short
2011 Angela Wright Mr. Taylor Short
2012 Desperate Measures He Short
2014 Lennon Greg Mayburn Short
2015 Medicine Men Baker

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Life Goes On Mark Episodes: "Life After Death" & "Out of the Mainstream"
1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive Joe TV Movie
1992 Melrose Place Messenger Episode: "Picture Imperfect"
1993 Double Deception Burglar 1 TV Movie
1993 Phenom Burt Episode: "Angela's Wild Ride"
1993 Sisters Busboy Episode: "The Best Intentions"
1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Sean Episode: "Confronting Brandon: The Intervention of an Addict"
1994 Married... with Children Clerk Episode: "Dial B for Virgin" (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1994 Step by Step Garry Episodes: "I'll Be Home for Christmas", "Something Wild", & "Great Expectations" (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1995 Clerks. Ray TV Movie (also known as "Clerks: The TV Show" and inspired by the film Clerks)
1996 Ellen Surfer Dude Episode: "Too Hip for the Room" (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1996 The Faculty Episode: "The Brain Teaser"
1996 Hang Time Bob Episode: "Fake ID-ology"
1996-97 3rd Rock from the Sun Clerk/Orderly Episodes: "My Mother the Alien" & "I Brake for Dick" (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1997 Ink Kevin 3 episodes
1997 Hiller and Diller
1997 George & Leo Bellboy Episode: "The Halloween Show"
1998 Sliders Trevor Blue Episode: "Genesis" (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1998 Party of Five Episode: "Separation Anxiety" (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1998 Hollyweird Trey TV Movie
1998-2001 Dharma & Greg Terry / Survivor / Ted 3 episodes
1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley John Gilmore Original TNT Television Movie (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
2000 The Huntress Toby Anders Episode: "The Kid"
2000 Veronica's Closet Neil Episodes: "Veronica Loses Her Olive Again" & "Veronica's Clips"
2000-01 Freedom Londo Pearl Main Cast; 11 episodes
2001 Providence Suspicious Guy Episode: "Falling"
2003 ER Nicky Episode: "Finders Keepers"
2003 Without a Trace Chris Roland Episode: "No Mas"
2003 Dragnet Kevin O'Malley Episode: "Daddy's Girl" - aka The 2003 series: L.A. Dragnet as part of the Dragnet (franchise)
2003 Las Vegas Steven Episode: "Donny, We Hardly Knew Ye"
2003 Karen Sisco Fred Episode: "Nobody's Perfect"
2003 Coyote Waits Odell Redd Adapted novel Coyote Waits for television - aired on PBS
2004 Charmed Kyle Donie Episode: "Witch Wars"
2005 Fielder's Choice Lou TV Movie
2005 Misadventures in Matchmaking Andy 5 episodes
2009 The Mentalist Rick Tiegler Episode: "Russet Potatoes"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Rylan Gauss Episode: "418/427"
2011 Handsome Sportz Klub Leopold Von Gugenstein 3 episodes
2011 Prime Suspect Paul Robie Episode: "The Great Wall of Silence"
2012-13 Touch Avram Hadar 10 episodes
2014 Growing Up Fisher Episode: "Katie You Can Drive My Car"

References[edit]

  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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