Jonathan Silverman

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Jonathan Silverman
Born Jonathan Elihu Silverman
(1966-08-05) August 5, 1966 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Finnigan (2007-present)

Jonathan E. Silverman (born August 5, 1966) is an American actor.[1] He is perhaps best known for his role in Weekend at Bernie's and its sequel Weekend at Bernie's II.

Personal life[edit]

Silverman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Devora (née Halaban) and Hillel Emanuel Silverman, a rabbi. He is the grandson of famous Conservative Rabbi Morris Silverman. David Schwimmer was his best friend in high school, and still is to this day.[citation needed] He is married to actress Jennifer Finnigan, whom he met when he briefly co-starred on the series The Bold and the Beautiful.[2]


Silverman is known for his roles in the TV series Gimme A Break!, as well as in the films Brighton Beach Memoirs (a film version of the first play of Neil Simon's Eugene Trilogy), Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Caddyshack II, Little Big League, and Weekend at Bernie's.

Silverman played the title role in the mid-1990s television sitcom The Single Guy (which aired on NBC), as well as the lead role in the early 1990s movie Little Sister. He has also 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 last starred in the short-lived sitcom In Case of Emergency, which was a mid-season replacement on ABC for the 2006 season. He also 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 also in the movie Jam. 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.


In 2004, Silverman was a participant in the first-ever national 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.[3]


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