| Jamie Elman|
| Benjamin David Elman|
July 5, 1976 (age 39) (1976-07-05) New York City, New York, U.S.
Wreck‑It Ralph, Student Bodies, California Dreamin', When Nietzsche Wept, Shattered Glass
Ross Hull, Cristian Nemescu, Rich Moore, Billy Ray, Robert Longo
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.
Elman was born in New York City, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec. He attended Jewish day school in Montreal and has taught fourth-graders at a synagogue religious school in Southern California.
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. 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.
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