Jonathan Silverman

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Jonathan Silverman
BornJonathan Elihu Silverman
(1966-08-05) August 5, 1966 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Finnigan (2007-present)
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Jonathan Silverman
BornJonathan Elihu Silverman
(1966-08-05) August 5, 1966 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active1984–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 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]


1984E/RDavid SheinfeldTV series
Episode: "Son of Sheinfeld"
1984-1986Gimme a Break!Jonathan MaxwellTV series
16 episodes
1985Challenge of a LifetimeSteven SchoonoverTV movie
Girls Just Want to Have FunDrew Boreman
1986Brighton Beach MemoirsEugene Morris Jerome
1988Caddyshack IIHarry
Stealing HomeTeenage Alan Appleby
1989Traveling ManBilly FoxTV movie
Weekend at Bernie'sRichard Parker
1991Class ActionBrian
Age Isn't EverythingSeymour
1992For Richer, For PoorerMichael KatourianTV movie
Broadway BoundStanley JeromeTV movie
Death Becomes HerJay Norman
Little SisterBobby / Roberta
Breaking the RulesRob Konigsberg
Blue ChampagneBobVideo
199312:01Barry ThomasTV movie
Weekend at Bernie's IIRichard Parker
The PitchGaryShort
1994Teresa's TattooRick
Little Big LeagueJim Bowers
CouplesJamieTV movie
Aaahh!!! Real MonstersPugh (voice)Animated series
Episode: "Don't Just Do It"/"Joined at the Hip"
1995Sketch Artist II: Hands That SeeGlennTV movie
FriendsDr. FranzblauTV series
Episode: "The One with the Birth"
French ExitDavis
Caroline in the CityJonathan EliotTV series
Episode: "Caroline and the Folks"
1995-1997The Single GuyJonathan EliotTV series
40 episodes
1996Two Guys Talkin' About GirlsLenny KaminskiVideo
London SuitePaul DolbyUncredited
TV movie
ArlissJonathan SilvermanTV series
Episode: "The Client's Best Interest"
1998The Odd Couple IIBrucey Madison
Border to BorderSuicide Guy
The InspectorsInspector Alex UrbinaTV movie
Just a Little Harmless SexDanny
12 BucksHyper
1999Freak CityLenny Stanapolous
2000Dirk and BettyTow Truck Guy
Men Named Milo, Women Named GretaThe Voice of ReasonShort
The Inspectors 2: A Shred of EvidenceAlex UrbinaAlso co-executive producer
TV movie
Good as GoldTV movie
2001These Old BroadsWesley WestbourneTV movie
Lip ServiceBobby
It is What it IsBenjamin Malvern
The Medicine ShowTaylor Darcy
2002Bobbie's GirlDavid LewisTV movie
Miss MiamiTV movie
2003Miss MatchBarryTV series
Episode: "The Price of Love"
Deacons for DefenseMichael DeaneTV movie
Free for AllJohnny JenkinsTV series
7 episodes
Crazy LoveTV movie
2004The CookoutWes
CSI: MiamiJay SeaverTV series
Episode: "Under the Influence"
Pryor OffensesIanTV movie
DeMarco AffairsEddie RosenTV movie
2004-2005Kim PossibleJimmy Ding (voice)Animated series
Episodes: "Ron Millionaire" & "Dimension Twist"
2005Untitled Bruckheimer/McCall ProjectTV movie
RelatedBradTV series
Episode: "Sex and the Sisters"
The Life CoachJonny
2006Farce of the PenguinsSeal Critics (voice)
ShootJack PuigShort
Laura SmilesPaul
Coffee DateBarry
2007In Case of EmergencyHarry KennisonTV series
13 episodes
Close to HomePete DurkinTV series
3 episodes
2008Numb3rsKurt YoungTV series
Episode: "Blowback"
Beethoven's Big BreakEddieDirect-to-video
2009PsychLyin' RyanTV series
1 episode
Married Not DeadGordonTV movie
2010MediumMatt MulhearnTV series
Episode: "Sal"
Jack's Family AdventureJack VickeryTV movie
2011Paul the Male MatchmakerBrianTV series
Episode: "Don't Be a Meanie"
GreekLasker ParkesTV series
3 episodes
Swinging with the FinkelsPeter
White CollarGerald JamesonTV series
Episode: "Veiled Threat"
InkubusOffice Tech
National Lampoon's SnatchedJohnny
2012Hot in ClevelandDr. MintonTV series
Episode: "The Gateway Friend"
2013CrawlspaceTim Gates
Monday MorningsDr. John LiebermanTV series
5 episodes
G.B.F.Mr. Daniels
Another Dirty MovieUncle ErwinAlso executive producer and director
Self StorageJonahAlso producer
2014The Hungover GamesChineca Lame
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJosh GallowayTV series
Episode: "Comic Perversion"
Opposite SexTomAlso producer and director
Beethoven's Treasure TailEddieDirect-to-video
Diani & Devine Meet the ApocalypseShanePost-production
A Magic ChristmasRobert JonesPost-production
Significant MotherHarrison MarloweTV series
6 episodes
Icky: An American Dog StorySlibsPost-production
2015Baby, Baby, BabyActorPost-production


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