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|Born||Jonathan Elihu Silverman
August 5, 1966
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Finnigan (2007-present)|
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. His mother is from Jerusalem, Israel, where her family has lived for generations. Actor David Schwimmer was his best friend in high school, and still is to this day. He has been married to actress Jennifer Finnigan since 2007; the two met at a barbecue in 2004.
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. He will also guest star in Elementary in early 2016.
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.
|1984||E/R||David Sheinfeld||TV series
Episode: "Son of Sheinfeld"
|1984-1986||Gimme a Break!||Jonathan Maxwell||TV series
|1985||Challenge of a Lifetime||Steven Schoonover||TV movie|
|Girls Just Want to Have Fun||Drew Boreman|
|1986||Brighton Beach Memoirs||Eugene Morris Jerome|
|Stealing Home||Teenage Alan Appleby|
|1989||Traveling Man||Billy Fox||TV movie|
|Weekend at Bernie's||Richard Parker|
|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|
|1993||12:01||Barry Thomas||TV movie|
|Weekend at Bernie's II||Richard Parker|
|Little Big League||Jim Bowers|
|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"
|Caroline in the City||Jonathan Eliot||TV series
Episode: "Caroline and the Folks"
|1995-1997||The Single Guy||Jonathan Eliot||TV series
|1996||Two Guys Talkin' About Girls||Lenny Kaminski||Video|
|London Suite||Paul Dolby||Uncredited
|Arliss||Jonathan Silverman||TV series
Episode: "The Client's Best Interest"
|1998||The Odd Couple II||Brucey Madison|
|Border to Border||Suicide Guy|
|The Inspectors||Inspector Alex Urbina||TV movie|
|Just a Little Harmless Sex||Danny|
|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
|Good as Gold||TV movie|
|2001||These Old Broads||Wesley Westbourne||TV movie|
|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
|Crazy Love||TV movie|
|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|
Episode: "Sex and the Sisters"
|The Life Coach||Jonny|
|2006||Farce of the Penguins||Seal Critics (voice)|
|2007||In Case of Emergency||Harry Kennison||TV series
|Close to Home||Pete Durkin||TV series
|2008||Numb3rs||Kurt Young||TV series
|Beethoven's Big Break||Eddie||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Psych||Lyin' Ryan||TV series
|Married Not Dead||Gordon||TV movie|
|2010||Medium||Matt Mulhearn||TV series
|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
|Swinging with the Finkels||Peter|
|White Collar||Gerald Jameson||TV series
Episode: "Veiled Threat"
|National Lampoon's Snatched||Johnny|
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||Dr. Minton||TV series
Episode: "The Gateway Friend"
|Monday Mornings||Dr. John Lieberman||TV series
|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
|Beethoven's Treasure Tail||Eddie||Direct-to-video
|Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse||Shane||Post-production|
|A Magic Christmas||Robert Jones||Post-production|
|Significant Mother||Harrison Marlowe||TV series
|Icky: An American Dog Story||Slibs||Post-production|
|2015||Baby, Baby, Baby||Actor||Post-production|
- Koven, Mikel J. (2008). Film, Folklore, and Urban Legends. Scarecrow Press. pp. 57–. ISBN 9780810860254. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- "OK! Exclusive: Jonathan Silverman & Jennifer Finnigan Married!". OK! Magazine. 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
- Jewish Federations of North America: "Film and Television Celebrities Promote Jewish Federations in First-Ever National Television Advertising Campaign - Jewish Stars Promote Federations' Initiatives and Mission" August 2, 2004