Jamie Elman

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Jamie Elman
Jamie Elman.jpg
Elman at the 2004 Movieline Young Hollywood Awards
Born Benjamin David Elman
(1976-07-05) July 5, 1976 (age 42)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Benjamin David "Jamie" Elman (born July 5, 1976) is a Canadian American actor, best known for his leading roles of Cody Miller on YTV's Student Bodies and Luke Foley in NBC's American Dreams.

Life and career[edit]

Elman was born in New York City, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec. He attended Jewish day school in Montreal[citation needed] and has taught fourth-graders at a synagogue religious school in Southern California.[1]

In Montreal, Elman began performing in plays such as The Children's Hour and Annie Get Your Gun before landing his first roles in TV (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) and film (Johnny Mnemonic). Elman graduated from McGill University with a BA in English.

He was part of the ensemble cast of the film Shattered Glass opposite Hayden Christensen and Peter Sarsgaard, and has guest-starred on numerous popular series including Crossing Jordan, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, CSI: NY and The Closer. Recent roles include starring opposite Armand Assante in California Dreaming which won the Un Certain Regard award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival; portraying a young Sigmund Freud, again opposite Assante and Ben Cross, in When Nietzsche Wept; and on the small screen, where he improvised with Larry David in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In 2009, Elman began work on his first webseries titled Brainstorm for Dailymotion.com. In April 2010, Elman appeared on the soap opera The Young and the Restless as Jamie Peterson.

Elman and Eli Batalion direct and act in YidLife Crisis, a series of short comedy sketches about two 30-something Jewish friends.[2] Most of the dialog is in Yiddish, which the two use (with only moderate success) as a secret language, but subtitles are provided in English and French.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Johnny Mnemonic Toad
2000 Stardom
2001 Girl's Best Friend Lucas White
Rave Macbeth Troy
2003 Shattered Glass Aaron Bluth
2005 Mystery Woman: Game Time Randy Lawrence TV movie
2007 California Dreamin' Sg. David McLaren
Waking Dreams Colin
When Nietzsche Wept Sigmund Freud
2008 Squeegees Dmiti TV movie
2010 Crazy/Sexy/Awkward Ben Hoffman Short movie
The Scientist David Williams
Here and Now Sam Walters Short movie
2011 The Chicago 8 John Froines
2012 Crisis Point Adam Wills TV movie
A Night at the Office Henry Short movie
Wreck-It Ralph Rancis Fluggerbutter Voice
2013 Saving Lincoln General George McClellan
Random Encounters Zack Steiner
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Rancis Fluggerbutter Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1992–1993 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Friend / Student 2 episodes, uncredited
1996 My Hometown Dennis Thompson
1997–2000 Student Bodies Cody Anthony Miller 65 episodes
1999 Undressed Colin
2002–2005 American Dreams Luke Foley 26 episodes
2003 See Jane Date Larry Fishtail
Without a Trace Alex Durphy Episode: "Sons and Daughters"
2005 The Closer Dennis Burke Episode: "Standards and Practices"
CSI: NY Adam Sorenson Episode: "Summer in the City"
2006 Criminal Minds Kenneth Roberts Episode: "Empty Planet"
2007 What About Brian Max Episode: "What About Finding Your Place..."
Crossing Jordan Jonathan Episode: "D.O.A."
The Business The Writer Episode: "Field Trip to Hollywood: Part 2"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Jamie the Bartender Episode: "The Freak Book"
2009 Mad Men Howard Mann Episode: "Out of Town"
Brainstorm Ben Speilman 8 episodes
2010 The Young and the Restless Jamie Peterson
NCIS Realtor Episode: "Royals & Loyals"
2012 House Dr. Peter Treiber Episode: "Post Mortem"
Rizzoli & Isles Dan Hargrove Episode: "Throwing Down the Gauntlet"
Covert Affairs John Dexter Episode: "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)"
2014– YidLife Crisis Chaimie Nominated – Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media (2017)[3]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Theran Cedrax [4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "Irreverent Yiddish comedic web series back for season 'tsvey'". The Times of Israel. September 25, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  3. ^ "2017 Digital Media Nominees - Academy.ca". Academy.ca. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  4. ^ BioWare (2011-12-20). Star Wars: The Old Republic. Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast.

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