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]

Career[edit]

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.

Philanthropy[edit]

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.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1984 E/R David Sheinfeld TV series
Episode: "Son of Sheinfeld"
1984-1986 Gimme a Break! Jonathan Maxwell TV series
16 episodes
1985 Challenge of a Lifetime Steven Schoonover TV movie
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Drew Boreman
1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs Eugene Morris Jerome
1988 Caddyshack II Harry
Stealing Home Teenage Alan Appleby
1989 Traveling Man Billy Fox TV movie
Weekend at Bernie's Richard Parker
1991 Class Action Brian
Age Isn't Everything Seymour
1992 For Richer, For Poorer Michael Katourian TV movie
Broadway Bound Stanley Jerome TV movie
Death Becomes Her Jay Norman
Little Sister Bobby / Roberta
Breaking the Rules Rob Konigsberg
Blue Champagne Bob Video
1993 12:01 Barry Thomas TV movie
Weekend at Bernie's II Richard Parker
The Pitch Gary Short
1994 Teresa's Tattoo Rick
Little Big League Jim Bowers
Couples Jamie TV movie
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Pugh (voice) Animated series
Episode: "Don't Just Do It"/"Joined at the Hip"
1995 Sketch Artist II: Hands That See Glenn TV movie
Friends Dr. Franzblau TV series
Episode: "The One with the Birth"
French Exit Davis
Caroline in the City Jonathan Eliot TV series
Episode: "Caroline and the Folks"
1995-1997 The Single Guy Jonathan Eliot TV series
40 episodes
1996 Two Guys Talkin' About Girls Lenny Kaminski Video
London Suite Paul Dolby Uncredited
TV movie
Arliss Jonathan Silverman TV series
Episode: "The Client's Best Interest"
1998 The Odd Couple II Brucey Madison
Border to Border Suicide Guy
Denial Joel
The Inspectors Inspector Alex Urbina TV movie
Just a Little Harmless Sex Danny
12 Bucks Hyper
1999 Freak City Lenny Stanapolous
2000 Dirk and Betty Tow Truck Guy
Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta The Voice of Reason Short
The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence Alex Urbina Also co-executive producer
TV movie
Good as Gold TV movie
2001 These Old Broads Wesley Westbourne TV movie
Made Bachelor
Lip Service Bobby
It is What it Is Benjamin Malvern
The Medicine Show Taylor Darcy
2002 Bobbie's Girl David Lewis TV movie
Miss Miami TV movie
2003 Miss Match Barry TV series
Episode: "The Price of Love"
Deacons for Defense Michael Deane TV movie
Free for All Johnny Jenkins TV series
7 episodes
Crazy Love TV movie
2004 The Cookout Wes
CSI: Miami Jay Seaver TV series
Episode: "Under the Influence"
Pryor Offenses Ian TV movie
DeMarco Affairs Eddie Rosen TV movie
2004-2005 Kim Possible Jimmy Ding (voice) Animated series
Episodes: "Ron Millionaire" & "Dimension Twist"
2005 Untitled Bruckheimer/McCall Project TV movie
Related Brad TV series
Episode: "Sex and the Sisters"
The Life Coach Jonny
2006 Farce of the Penguins Seal Critics (voice)
Jam Gary
Shoot Jack Puig Short
Laura Smiles Paul
Coffee Date Barry
2007 In Case of Emergency Harry Kennison TV series
13 episodes
Close to Home Pete Durkin TV series
3 episodes
Jekyll Lanyon
2008 Numb3rs Kurt Young TV series
Episode: "Blowback"
Beethoven's Big Break Eddie Direct-to-video
2009 Psych Lyin' Ryan TV series
1 episode
Married Not Dead Gordon TV movie
2010 Medium Matt Mulhearn TV series
Episode: "Sal"
Jack's Family Adventure Jack Vickery TV movie
2011 Paul the Male Matchmaker Brian TV series
Episode: "Don't Be a Meanie"
Greek Lasker Parkes TV series
3 episodes
Conception Brad
Cookie Johnny Short
Swinging with the Finkels Peter
White Collar Gerald Jameson TV series
Episode: "Veiled Threat"
Inkubus Office Tech
National Lampoon's Snatched Johnny
2012 Hot in Cleveland Dr. Minton TV series
Episode: "The Gateway Friend"
2013 Crawlspace Tim Gates
Monday Mornings Dr. John Lieberman TV series
5 episodes
G.B.F. Mr. Daniels
Another Dirty Movie Uncle Erwin Also executive producer and director
Self Storage Jonah Also producer
2014 The Hungover Games Chineca Lame
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Josh Galloway TV series
Episode: "Comic Perversion"
Opposite Sex Tom Also producer and director
Post-production
Beethoven's Treasure Tail Eddie Direct-to-video
Post-production
Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse Shane Post-production
A Magic Christmas Robert Jones Post-production
Significant Mother Harrison Marlowe TV series
6 episodes
Icky: An American Dog Story Slibs Post-production
2015 Baby, Baby, Baby Actor Post-production

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